Dec 2, 2008, 8:11 PM
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NIMBY...might be a particular salient point, revelant to this discussion.
Re: [Brian] America to blame for Mexico's violence?
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Several Mexicans of my friend/acquaintence have been acutely aware of the growing flow/manufacture/growing of illegal drugs in their country in recent years.
They tended at first, for some years, to blame the appetite for 'drugs' al Otro Lado for the 'problem'.
(Big 'overdue' discussion on that subject, however circumstances, being as they are constantly politically/socially changing) fast forward to December 2008.
In the 'past' drug abuse in Mexico(at least according to my friends/family in the country) was largely viewed as 'sinfull' yes, but to be forgiven, especially when alcohol, was concerned, if viewed more a 'binge' phenomena, rather than chronic alcoholism.
In other words, one drank too much, took too much marijuana, or other substances and did, harm first to oneself, then perhaps, friends/family or society in general, which, with God's help, family support, a stint in rehab, short term jail, long-term penitentiary(all remedios(at last report)nothing necessarily much what might be expected, culturally NOB)
However, said family/friends are now reporting a 'change'. Before many people managed to 'binge' alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, and then manage to kick said addiction for days, months, years...............by whatever means.
Now. More people are getting 'hooked'. Meth, cocaine, heroine etc. which just a few years ago, were not such a strong presence in said same, small communities. They can't get off...family networks fried, government programs meagre and underfunded, little prevention, poverty..'recruitment' efforts, cultural cues and rewards in music, 'machismo culture etc.
Am by no means, no expert on this subject, or any other subject. However, what is happening now, is well-rooted in past influences and situations. NOB/SOB
(This post was edited by wendy devlin on Dec 2, 2008, 8:21 PM)