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Hope Elena -- and you -- are doing well this morning.
Your link from last night demonstrates yet again the appalling results of “exporting” America’s unwinnable War on Drugs; bad as the toll has been here regarding violence and severe infringements of both liberty and due process, it’s been far worse in Mexico and Central America.
Feeling a bit sore from yesterday’s fun-filled day at teh Ancestral Compound; BBL.
Good morning, Fatwa.
Agreed: the War on Drugs has been a huge failure by any measure. On the other hand, the media here in America tends to turn a blind eye to the atrocities that occur on a daily basis just to the south of us, while focusing on similar violent acts that happen 10,000 miles away. You don’t have to go to Iraq to find piles of severed heads and yet we want to pretend that the Mexicans that illegally cross our borders are just coming here to clean our toilets and cut our lawns.
We piss and moan that the Muslim community rarely publicly condemns murderous acts around the world carried out in the name of Islam, but when was the last time La Raza issued a statement condemning Mexican gang violence here in America? I’ll go out on a limb and suggest never.
… and yet we want to pretend that the Mexicans that illegally cross our borders are just coming here to clean our toilets and cut our lawns.
That polite fiction -- and many others -- makes it easier for those on the political left to live with the results of their policies.
La Raza seems to have one core goal: reconquesta…with the blancos footing the bill.
Came across this snippet from an HBO show I wasn’t even aware of; it’s about the horrors of “civil asset forfeiture”. Despite being presented in a sarcastic manner, I think host John Oliver and the writers actually did a pretty danged good job. [WARNING -- NSFW due to language.]
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!
Fatwa -- I saw that video yesterday. It’s good to know that some municipalities are starting to rein in the process.
Just in from Walmart aka The House of Corpulent Waddlebutts. (One of these days, I swear I’m going to deliberately T-bone some lardass on a store-furnished scooter -- talking on their phone and blocking an aisle -- with my freakin’ shopping cart. Followed by pointing and laughing at them as they flail on the concrete like an overturned turtle.)
As usual after seeing which items have jumped in price since last week, I would personally be happy to club nearly every single member of Congress like a fookin’ baby harp seal. (Justin Amash from MI possibly exempted.)
It’s good to know that some municipalities are starting to rein in the process.
Reining it in is not good enough; it should be ended the way ISIS “ends” kuffirs. Ditto every single legislator, lobbyist, bureaucrat and LEO who ever supported or participated in it. And every last g-ddamned penny of their assets -- homes, pensions, cars, bank accounts, investment portfolios…everything -- should be divvied-up among verifiable victims.
It should never, ever have been allowed to happen in the first place.
But we know why it was. Who could condemn taking the ill-gotten assets of those nefarious drug cartel kingpins (that’s a rhetorical question)? No one in their right mind would deny the police another tool in their arsenal to keep our children safe. Besides, we know this will only be applied to those high up in the drug world hierarchy. Honest citizens have nothing to worry about.
Whenever we defend liberties at the merest touch of government intrusion, we’re condemned as supporting whatever objectionable activity the intrusion is aimed at halting and ‘slippery slope’ arguments are derided as utter nonsense and conspiratorial thinking.
But we know why it was.
“For teh chiiiiildreeeeenz” liberals, stick-up-the-bum law-and-order conservatives, more than a century of propaganda about rape-crazed, unstoppable black, brown and yellow people sullying white wimmenz, control freak prohibitionists, endless opportunities to increase the scope of the nanny state, belt-notch hungry prosecutors and police, ignorant, moralistic judges, the prison-industrial complex and a general disregard for liberty, due process and constitutional rights.
Not to mention all of the legislators, bureaucrats and moral crusaders driving this fetid, pustulent bus for nearly a century-and-a-half. (See San Francisco’s 1875 Opium Den Ordinance.)
The best intro to the history and consequences of American drug prohibition (and other “consensual crimes”) I’ve read is Peter McWilliams’ “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do”. At more than 600 pages, it’s pretty comprehensive yet an engaging read. And it can be read free online right here.