Tuesday, March 31, 2009

And the Road Goes on Forever...

This from the Houston Chronicle.

Headline: Sen. Kerry makes push for tighter gun control.

The body of the story is a big boo-hoo about gang violence in Mexico. There are bad people down there who rob, rape, and murder! And do you know why? Well, obviously, because of those evil 'sault weapons easily available in the United States.

Quote: "Experts and members of Congress likewise said Mexico had not become a "failed state" despite corruption and intimidation that have weakened local control in some areas."

Interpretation: Failed State? NO! No, no, Mexico is just fine like it is. Don't look. Don't take note. Don't think. Mexico has its problems, but they are all YOUR FAULT! You are not SOCIALIST ENOUGH for Mexico to be a good country, and you are too well armed!

Quote: "Monday's hearings, the committee's first along the border, came amid a flurry of activity in Washington focusing on Mexico's struggle with drug cartels. The Obama administration last week announced it would send more money and agents to the border, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. will visit soon. President Barack Obama will visit Mexico on April 16."

Interpretation: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance." Hmmm, that one sounds familiar.

Quote: "Kerry called for a ban on the imports of assault rifles, such as the AK-47, into the United States. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., opposed the idea.

Assault rifles bought in the United States are favorites among cartel gunmen, who find them effective for the urban warfare, William McMahon, deputy assistant director of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, told the committee. ATF agents have traced many guns confiscated in Mexico to purchases in the United States, McMahon said."

Interpretation: Mr. Kerry calls for the ban of the importation of 'sault weapons, you know, like they did in 1989, and again in 1993, and again in 1994, and then again in 1997. Each change was a modification, to make the law "more effective", to make "police officers and children safe", you know, to close "loop holes". Those evil and stupid Senators from Wyoming and Mississippi oppose the common sense measures to make police officers and children safe.

(I have an idea! Lets corral all the police officers and the children together in a play grounds surrounded by chain-link fence. Then have armed citizens stand armed watch. That way the cops and kids will all be nice and safe.)

William McMahon, who's title is something like... Deputy Assistant Director of AFT, said that more than 60 guns have been traced back to gun shops in "...Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and Denver...". Isn't it amazing?

Lemme see if I get this correctly. Criminal gangs have been illegally smuggling firearms down to Mexico where they give or sell them illegally to gangs of outlaws, who then use them to fight police or each other, illegally. The brilliant logical deduction, in the Houston Chronicle, is that YOU have too much freedom! No, they don't actually say it that way, they imply it and leave it for YOU who have a guilty conscience to infer it.

Quote: "The visiting senators were particularly interested in how much violence was spilling into the United States. Cartel-related killings have occurred in Texas, and cities such as Phoenix are experiencing a rise in kidnappings for ransom, which authorities say are related to debt collection among drug dealers. Mexican cartels have extended their networks into as many as 230 U.S. cities, according to federal law enforcement agencies."

Interpretation: The Senators are very interested to see their handi-work up close. They simply want to control and direct the situation they have created.

This is a common technique used Control Freaks. They create chaos intentionally, then manipulate the people involved so it looks like only they (control freaks) know how to control it. If a situation arises over which they have no control, i.e., people are exercising too much freedom, their answer is to STOMP on everyone. Then they can benevolently lift their heel just a tad and declare how they are GRANTING YOU what freedom you exercise.

In all of this, the invasion of our country continues. The simplest and most logical thing to do is to deploy the Army to stop and repel the invasion. Politicians say that they do not want to "militarize the border". What they mean is that they do not want to stop the invasion.

In other words, the invasion of our country by a foreign nation is national policy!

Say your prayers. Do PT every day (a brisk walk works well, folks). Keep your basic load at hand. Go to the range and practice your martial skills.


tom said...

Dunno if you ever read Fred Reed, he actually LIVES in Mexico and is a good writer. Here's his take on it.


To show that utter futility can, if not be fun, at least serve to pass an idle hour, let me express the common Mexican and indeed South American view of the, oh god, War on Drugs. It goes thusly:

Latin America does not have a drug problem. It has a United States problem. The problem is that Americans want drugs. The US is a huge, voracious, insatiable market for drugs. Americans very much want their brain candy. They will pay whatever they need to pay to get it. All the world knows this.

Why, Mexicans wonder, is America’s drug habit Mexico’s problem? If Americans don’t want drugs, they can stop buying them. Nobody forces anyone to use the stuff.

Ah, the rub is that Washington doesn’t want Americans to have drugs. All right, say Mexicans, that is a problem between the American government and the American people. Let America solve it.

Why, Mexican’s ask—read this sentence carefully—should Mexico tear itself in pieces, lose thousands of dead annyally, and turn into a war zone to solve a problem that America refuses to solve?

Think. Why doesn’t the American government run sting operations at, say, Berkeley and Stanford, and Rice and George Washington U., and put those students caught using drugs in the slam for two years per? How about a sting at your daughter’s high school, with a year in some nasty reformatory, which is to say any reformatory, for those caught? It could be a family sort of thing. You could visit her and hear what fascinating things she had learned about compulsory Lesbian sex.

Mexicans know, drugs are about as illegal in the US as is the downloading of music. It is punished by very light sentences for first-time users (which of course means first-time caughters). High-school kids get a week of “community service,” perhaps, which they regard as both amusing and a badge of honor. In general, little real effort is made to apprehend respectable white transgressors.

In short, the WOD is a fraud. In America the drug racket is a mildly disreputable business, tightly integrated into the economy, running smoothly, employing countless federal cops, prison guards, ineffectual rehab centers and equally ineffectual psychotherapists, and providing bribes to officials and huge deposits of laundered money to banks. Narcos in the US do not engage in pitched battles with the army because they have no reason to. The government barely inconveniences them.

As a Texan, watching from the other side of the border, I heartily agree.

Longbow said...

I do also, Tom. The war on drugs (like the war on poverty or, for heaven's sake, the war on terror) is a control device on the American people.

I have no problem with the Mexican people, except the ones who are invading these United States.