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Re: Mexico - a Failed State???

Posted by D on March 24, 2009, 11:02 am, in reply to "Mexico - a Failed State???"

I read one page speaking of the virtues of the state and another page
about "This may be the most serious crisis we have faced since the
1910 Mexican Revolution and its immediate aftermath…………..
The war against criminality (and especially the drug cartels) is no
conventional war. …………It is a war without ideology, rules or
a shred of nobility."

True, a failed country is pretty far from the truth, but the argument
could be made that there are failed states in existence now.

In Mexico's (and the world's) drug war, progress is defined by a slowing
(not stopping or decreasing) the rate of growth of the enemy who are using
more brutality and larger weapons. The writing has been on the wall since the failure
of prohibition. The policy of criminalizing the use of alterants creates an illusive
enemy which continues to grow in strength until it becomes stronger than the
suppressing force.

The real problem is a bit less apparent, once that opposing force is created
eliminating its source of income (drugs) leads to it finding another source
i.e. kidnapping and extortion. Stop the funding now, before its too late.

The war against criminality is waged in the minds of individuals. Each time
a person chooses to treat others as they would like to be treated the world
they end up living in is created. There will always be someone who is a bit
more ruthless, those who have been ruthless themselves have no platform
from which to criticize.



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