Mexican Drug Wars: it’s your fault America

.Drug Cartels and Islamic Terrorists working together

by Allan Erickson

3.26.09

 

“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians. I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility.”
                     Sec. of State Clinton, March 25, 2009

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HRC, traveling to Mexico, issues this statement to reporters yesterday, presumably paving the way toward convincing Mexican officials we’re sensitive to their plight, and willing to take responsibility for the criminal behavior of Mexican citizens and drug cartels from South America.

First, let’s just take the one statement at face value: American drug use and demand fuels the trade. How then did we become a nation of drug users?

Living through the 60s and 70s it is easy to recall how we got started. It was innocent enough to begin with. A few beers in college on the weekends. Then, a reefer or two. Then cocaine, followed by LSD, magic mushrooms, heroin and any number of other substances. It’s not a stretch to make the connections between increasing drug use, the promotion of secular humanism and Marxism on campus, the rise and encouragement of moral relativism, and the systemic repudiation of all traditional morality.

It appeared we went from Jimmy Stewart to Charles Manson in a few short years.

Saul Alinsky and Co., including people like Bill Ayers, were the prophets and purveyors of the ‘revolution’ ushering in Marxism, moral relativism, and a massive lowering of standards. Knowing HRC, Obama and Pelosi are all disciples of Alinsky, is it unfair to lay responsibility at their doors, to suggest these vanguards of the “new” morality are in large part responsible for what resulted in “our insatiable demand for illegal drugs”? The anti-American forces externally and internally focused for decades on demoralizing our people, knowing a military conquest was out of the question. Demoralizing goes beyond discouragement. It means removing morality, the basis of goodness and the life blood of American greatness. Hence, the gophers have chewed at the roots, demoralizing us for decades, working to corrupt our youth, convincing us there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’

HRC and her husband are among the chief agents of demoralization in our country. She now looks out upon the carnage wrought by her world view along the Mexican border and blames you and me. The drug trade is not the responsibility of Mexican and South American drug users. The drug trade is not the responsibility of drug pushers (who are only trying to make a living don’t you know, because they are poor, and they are poor thanks to American imperialism). No. The drug trade is America’s fault. (And let’s not dare point a finger at our own government, a government so weak and ineffective, it has allowed illegal immigration to cripple us, providing pathways into our country, such that Mexican drug lords now operate in 87 cities across the land. Who’s fault is that Hillary?)

Secondly, HRC said we are killing police, soldiers and civilians. Examine her statement. “Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled” is causing death.  HRC believes it’s not drug lords killing people. No. It’s American guns doing the killing, and since ‘we’ have been unwilling or unable to prevent gun smuggling, then ‘we’ are responsible.

It is debatable whether or not the bulk of drug lord weaponry comes from the U.S. That is virtually impossible to determine for obvious reasons. The drug cartels don’t fill out required paperwork when they buy guns. They don’t fill out questionnaires or reply to pollsters. All we have are indicators from law enforcement reports when weapons are confiscated.  Some officials say the bulk of weapons are supplied the cartel from the Far East and from the Middle East. 

Regardless, if  ‘we’ were willing and able to halt all guns flowing from the U.S. to Mexico, is there any doubt the cartels would simply purchase guns from elsewhere: China, North Korea, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Pakistan, Iran? The black market in weaponry is global.

Finally, it’s obvious HRC is still walking the Alinsky two-step, looking for ways to leverage crisis to promote an agenda. Does she talk about stronger measures to reduce drug use at home? Does she suggest a return to traditional morality which has always been the best defense against drug use and addiction? Does she call for international initiatives to fight illegal drugs and protect our children?

No.

She promotes the idea America is the problem, and she and her ideology are the solution. And what is that solution?

Gun control.

If America would only take all the guns away from people, people would not die.

The problem is two-fold Hillary. People will still use drugs and criminals will still get guns.

The only people left even more vulnerable are Americans who don’t use drugs, and can no longer defend themselves because they’ve been disarmed, you know, the good old traditional morality types who are the problem.

Moral relativism is the great plague in America today, not guns, not even drugs. The great force destroying us is the idea there are no absolutes, only situational moral choices, allowing people like HRC to blame Americans for the violence perpetrated by Mexican drug lords.

It’s akin to blaming heterosexuals for AIDS, capitalists for Fannie Mae, Christians for Jihad, or Rotarians for AIG. Alinskyites love the struggle more than anything, taking credit for perceived ‘progress,’ and blaming the opposition for every catastrophe.

It is called insidious infiltration America. When, if ever, will you recognize the enemy and fight back?

PS:  No doubt there’s a tax increase pending to fund the solution to the problem ‘we’ caused: thanks for the guilt trip Hillary.

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7 Responses to Mexican Drug Wars: it’s your fault America

  1. Rupert George says:

    You seem a little confused, HRC only said that the US was partially responsible for the problems due to your insatiable demand for cocaine. Which clearly puts a big hole in your argument? I hope that this is simply an error on your part rather than an attempt to manipulate the facts, strange since you where previously a journalist.

    I am also curious about your statement that the bulk of the arms used by the cartels are from Far East and the Middle East. Can you substantiate this claim in anyway?

    • Allan Erickson says:

      I would invite you to read the piece again, slowly. It may help clear up your confusion. I did not argue that the U.S. bears no responsibility. I simply picked her statements apart. Do you think it fair to link her world view to increased drug use laying the seed bed for the drug wars? As to weapons, I wrote it is hard to determine where these weapons are coming from altogether, but here, the L.A. Times shows us the best weaponry the thugs in Mexico use, and you cannot buy this stuff at the local sporting goods store, am I right?

      http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-031409-fg-2mexico_arms_race-g,0,2306703.graphic

      Grenades
      .50 sniper rifles
      M72 LAW (light anti-tank weapon) Made in Norway

      Here is more compelling information for your consideration:
      http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/political-view/110403-mexican-cartels-dont-buy-assault-weapons-u-s.html

      Otherwise:

      But what about Mexico?

      http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/03/26/lapierre.guns.mexico/

      by Wayne LaPierre has served as the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association of America since 1991

      Of course, everyone’s rooting for Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s government to crush the drug cartels’ stranglehold. But our rights are not what’s wrong.

      Nobody can substantiate claims that U.S. guns cross the border “by the thousands” or “account for 95% of weapons used by Mexican drug gangs.” Because it’s not true.

      Replying to Feinstein in subcommittee hearings last week, William Hoover, assistant director of field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said, “The investigations we have, that we see, for firearms flowing across the border don’t show us individuals taking thousands of guns a day or at a time flowing into Mexico.”

      Yet reporter after politician after news anchor parrot the lie as readily as high schoolers gossip, and with equal disregard for truth.

      That’s how gun abolitionists claim Mexican gun laws are so strict that our “weak laws” (read: freedoms) are to blame for “fueling the violence” in Mexico.

      Well, to believe that:

      • You have to believe these butchers and beheaders break every Mexican law they want except Mexican gun laws, which they honor — while they break America gun laws.

      • You have to believe that Mexico’s drug cartels, which possess the wealth and armies of nations, prefer American semiauto target and hunting rifles over fully automatic machine guns and any other military arms they want to crush opposition.

      • You have to believe Mexican drug lords — who make Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires — don’t get large lots of weaponry on the transnational black market but instead choose to trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores.

      • You have to believe that narco-terrorists who buy fragmentation grenades, grenade launchers, explosives, body armor, biometric security equipment, infrared surveillance technology and intelligence-grade reconnaissance gear will salute and obey a new American gun law — if only we’d pass one.

  2. ummm… funny… I don’t remember writing all this…

    Prohibition is the cause of Cartel violence, just as syndicates were the source of violence under… are you ready?… Alcohol Prohibition. We ended that madhouse and US violence declined for 10 straight years.

    Do we have Coors and Budweiser involved in drive-by shootings?

    And thanks Allan(1) for clarifying the weapons issue.

    It is also important to note that the Mexican cartels (Drug Trafficking Orgs -DTOs – in law enforcement parlance) gross an estimated S30 – 100 billion/year. We expect less than a billion $$ to Mexico to do what again?

  3. Allan Erickson says:

    Hello Allan. A stretch don’t you think, to compare Seagrams VO (ala Joe Kennedy) or barrels of beer (ala Al Capone) to global cocaine and heroin traffic via the SA cartels and jihadists? Do we really think it wise to legalize? Agreed, our paltry funding of border security (new to address the ‘situation’) is ridiculous posturing by an administration that has no interest in securing the border or dealing with illegal immigration or the drug trade. If we want to get serious we should 1) mount an all out effort to address the plague of drug abuse in our country, 2) close the borders north and south, and 3) beef up our aid to friendly regimes (money, manpower, weaponry) to go after the nexus the drug trade and destroy it.

  4. we cut cig smoking, what, in half in about ten years? And we did it w/o a shot being fired… there is a lesson there. A lesson seen if one compares Turkey and their opium problem 30 – 40 years ago to Afghanistan now.

    Perfection in humanity is an impossibility. The drug war, Prohibition II, has turned a nation once known as “the Land of the Free” into “the land of the Most Incarcerated.” Our sweet land of liberty has become the world’s new gulag. We can neither shoot nor imprison our way out of this… mess…

  5. Allan Erickson says:

    Can’t say I disagree much. Hard to imagine an America with drugs legalized. Very problematic. Yet, I spent five years visiting inmates at the county jail every week. Most were in for drugs. They needed rehab, not incarceration.

  6. Allan Erickson says:

    Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, in a December analysis, issued a dire warning:

    “The Obama Administration must immediately focus on the dangerous and worsening problems in Mexico, which fundamentally threaten U.S. national security. Before the next eight years are past, the violent, warring collection of criminal drug cartels could overwhelm the institutions of the state and establish de facto control over broad regions of northern Mexico.”

    “A failure by the Mexican political system to curtail lawlessness and violence could result [in] a surge of millions of refugees crossing the U.S. border to escape the domestic misery of violence, failed economic policy, poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the mindless cruelty and injustice of a criminal state.”

    Mexico is a disaster. The drug wars there have claimed more than 7,000 lives since President Calderón took office in late 2007. Police are being beheaded, politicians are being assassinated, and Mexico’s is becoming a “failed state.”

    Obama’s Solution Monitor the Situation and Send Money to Mexico

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