Back in March of 2009, President Obama put plans in motion to shift 500 federal agents to the Mexican border, directing $200 Million in military monies to combat the uncontrollable–and arguably unimaginable–amount of violence directly related to drug trafficking. Their primary concern was to keep the metaphorical Mexican sewage from seeping across the fences. On March 26th, the body of a U.S. Marshal was found in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua–shit.
We all love stories of Latin Drug Lords. Ever since Pablo Escobar tore shit up from 1989-1994, the millionaire drug lord has become the new Prince Fucking Charming…if Snow White were rescued by a psychopath wielding a Frag launcher and an AK.
In this age of International and Domestic Terrorism, a crippling economy, and the threat of “PALIN 2012,” the United States government still puts Mexican drug cartels at the top of the Security Risk ladder. While the currently enforced Drug Laws work hand-in-hand with the not-even-humorously clusterfucked War on Terror to discourage violent and terroristic drug lord activity, it leaves much to be desired.
The sad truth is that the activity of drug lords in Mexico can never accurately be represented due to the fact that none of the parties involved in its unraveling can agree on the methods or numbers. The ‘official’ number of illegal guns in Mexico coming from the U.S. is 90%, but many conservatives–namely FOX News and the NRA–claim that this number is invented by anti-gun enthusiasts and the liberal jew-run media.
Weapons aside, Mexico remains the top supplier of pot and meth to the U.S.–which essentially means that if you’ve ever been on a college campus or a small rural community where kids appear to be having a “good time,” you have to thank our buddies South of the Border.
The average income from the drug trade can range anywhere from $13-$50 billion per year–and that’s all wholesale. Mexican drug lords utilize people like your “hook-up” to peddle their shit…and you’re douching your way through business school thinking that some day you’ll match those numbers.
You know those social media sites that you watch videos of kittens getting scared, and dumbass kids falling off rooftops? Well, in the past year, Mexican cartels have been using YouTube to spread fear and panic by broadcasting executions. Beat that, Taliban!
It’s not enough for the cartels to be in control of the money and have members of the government paid off–they also need to control the populus. As any predominantly religious culture knows, the best way to keep the community from rising up and defending themselves is fear.
Fear of violence, dismemberment, and public humiliation keep those who could potentially rise up against this terrorist movement from doing so. Although an overwhelming percentage of Americans (both officials and laypeople) feel that the War on Drugs is an epic failure, many offer suggestions that would change the way the country feels about drugs as a whole.
The Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy urges President Obama to take definitive action against this overwhelming blight. The action they seek? Legalization of Marijuana and to treat drug use as a health issue rather than a criminal issue.
Many officials feel that the time to seriously discuss and evaluate the legalization of marijuana has been delayed for much to long.
But judging by Obama’s nonchalant attitude towards the issue at a youth town hall meeting, the discussion seems to be quite a few hops, skips, and jumps away. It doesn’t take a stoner or gutter punk to come to the realization that while those in Central and South America are suffering, our president can make fucking jokes about how those internet hippies are talking out of their high, naive asses.
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