Instead of Mexicans, almost any nationality could be substituted: Vietnamese, Iraqi, Afghani – or of course, any of the mixed bunch we claim to be terrorists – who are human, after all. Our attitude is simply “Kill the whole damn bunch of them!”
What started me on this rant? An article on Truthout about the book Ciudad Juarez: The Global Economy’s New Killing Fields. The author, Charles Bowden, includes many pictures of dead bodies, many of them heavily mutilated. The reason for all this? The American drug market, that the Mexican cartels are literally killing each other for – and also quite a few innocent by-standers.
We could easily end this by making these drugs legal – but we don’t. Why? Because we like making people kill each other off – with some assistance from our military – or other militaries in our pay.