Friday, July 24, 2015

Mexico, Poncho and Willie

As we watched the video of Mexico's biggest drug dealer, El Chapo, drop out of his cell into a man-made tunnel, I remembered a phrase from Willie Nelson in his song "Poncho and Lefty" which seemed to sum up the ability of the Mexican government to control their country.
The song goes: "All the Federales say they could have had him any day.
                              "We only let him slip away, out of kindness, I suppose."
The video that supposedly was monitored 24 hours a day clearly didn't do any good. I heard the warden was fired, but if anybody thinks he's the only one involved, I'd like to administer an IQ test to him.
How can we work together with the government as inapt as Mexico's.
But then again how can Mexico deal with a country like the United States which has so many addicts and people who want their product. Hollywood glamorizes the drug trade. Everyone who wants stricter drug controls is looked on as a loser with chronic bowel problems. And in the end, everyone is afraid to admit Mexico's problem is really our problem. If no one wanted it, people wouldn't kill each other to deliver it to us.

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