Sunday, January 09, 2011

Wake up call?

Perspective:  We Americans should remember, in this time of political tension and violence, that our neighbors to the south have been living through something quite similar, but worse, for the past several years, and collectively we bear some responsibility.

Mexico’s violence stems from 1) the U.S. drug habits; 2) the U.S. “war on drugs;” the proliferation of weapons manufacturing in the U.S.; the easy availability of guns which make their way to the Mexican drug cartels.

We do little to prevent violence in our own country; we do virtually nothing to help the Mexican authorities stop the violence there.

Everyone suffers; each democracy is threatened.

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