Saturday, March 27, 2010

Post Script on our trip to Mexico

As time goes by I continue to reflect on the situation. The more I think about it, the less convinced I become that the Mexican (and US) plan will work. The Zetas and other groups like them are Mexican versions of Al Qaeda: organic, self-organizing, constantly morphing. Cut off one head, ten more rise up.

I doubt few if any of the original members are alive and in charge of anything.

The body of consumers and addicts that have grown in Mexico over the last 20 years are not just going away. Not even when threatened with death. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose.

Poverty and inequality of wealth distribution and resources will continue to incubate new and more violent members of the resistance.

Mexico has a plan, not unlike the one I suggested.

The plan will fail.

The blood will continue to flow.

Lord have mercy on us.


  1. "The blood will continue to flow"

    No doubt about it Don. And not just in Mexico. I see Sean Paul linked to this Joe Bageant piece at The Agoonist already. But for different reaons. I think it backs you up perfectly. (And if you haven't already read, "Dear Hunting with Jesus"..., do so.)

    "Money, violence and politics, the three jackals that hunt together, and feast on society's craving for prohibited commodities, alcohol in the thirties and cocaine today. The politicians run the perimeter of the human herd, guiding it this way and that through speeches and legislation, providing distraction, the killers enforce the code of the pack, assuring that the money always flows in the direction of the jackal pack. The jackals are a permanent fixture of global life now, whether the commodity is crude oil under indigenous people's soil, or soil itself upon which to grow palm oil trees in Indonesia."

    By The Way..., who was milking those three cows while you were "vacationing" in Mexico? :)

    Hope the trip advanced the film project..., and how's the editing going on "Ruminations..."?

  2. Hey Don,

    Don't miss this Tom Russell concert..., wish I could be there. It's been a long, long time since I have been this taken by a singer-song writer. I rank him right up there with Springsteen, Browne & Buffett.

    New Braunfels, TX

    The Phoenix Saloon
    193 West San Antonio Street
    New Braunfels, TX
    @ 8pm