Some years ago, on my second sportfishing trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a pickup truck full of police with rifles and I played dodgem because the local piermaster mistakenly thought I’d made a rude gesture toward him. I did make a rude gesture but it was to a friend who was with me, was NOT the “bird”, and was only meant to describe my mood. I escaped my would-be captors and made it back to the resort, but that and the crappy treatment we Americans were all subjected to, at the airport, did it for me. I will never spend another dime in Mexico.
For making a gesture, I was going to be imprisoned. Think on that.
The local people, taxi drivers, shop keepers and resort workers, were all suffering pretty badly from the recession and guess who they blamed for their decreasing incomes? Yup, us here in the USA. It’s our fault that more of us aren’t going to Mexico and spending more money to support them. The fact that they drive us out and treat us like shit has nothing to do with anything, in their dull minds.
Right now, a young Marine named Jon Hammar is chained to his bed in CEDES Prison in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Nuevo Laredo lies just a few miles south of the US-Mexico border, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas, and it’s practically a suburb, yet it’s controlled not by the Mexican government but by drug lords. Just across our border.
Mr. Hammar is innocent of any crime and everyone knows it, but the thugs running the prison are holding him for ransom and trying to extort money for his release.
The president of Mexico is a gutless bastard who won’t make a move to get him out, because like most Mexicans he could care less about what goes on in his own country.
When drug cartels take over large areas directly adjacent to the border with the United States, control the towns and even run the prisons, it’s time to accept the clear fact that Mexico is an enemy of the United States and Mexicans are hostiles. Allowing them to freely cross over into our country is insanity, and failure to secure our border with them is criminal.
Not all Mexicans are the scum of the Earth, just most of them. Mexicans as a people are lawless and egocentric, violent and corrupt, and Mexico, which has always been a dangerous place to go, has become a vacation destination for idiots only. Outlaws, highwaymen, have always prowled the roads through Mexico to other Central American countries. Before it was mostly the police who robbed, raped and murdered tourists but now it’s anyone with a gun and a cartel affiliation.
Mexicans are like cockroaches. They breed until they’re crawling over each other, they keep shitting where they live until they have no choice but to move to a cleaner place or die, then they do it again. They come here looking for a better life without having the knowledge, ambition or morals to attain one, only the corrupt values of all Mexicans, to take everything they can get. It’s bad enough that so many of them are here, but to actually go where they come from and expect to be happy and safe is a dream that’s guaranteed to become a nightmare.