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