Jul 15, 2009, 12:59 PM
Post #35 of 35
I’ve kind of backed off posting and just listened for awhile and what I’ve predominately heard for more time than not, unfortunately, is a whole lot of fear and concern about these fears. Honestly, if I were a newbie on this forum with aspirations of traveling to Mexico, “forget it” I’d either stay home or go someplace else not plagued with the around the clock tension of fear.
Fear, again, is a very powerful deterrent, which can stymie movement, and desires to venture out beyond ones comfort zone. So what does the current situation all mean? Well, not to diminish the state of alert violence, death, mayhem naturally produces just about anywhere but at least in the short term “hopefully” tourists lack of visiting Mexico will be short lived.
From what I’ve seen and heard thus far, the fear train is leading us directly into what many of us have dread for sometime, Mexico becoming a police state akin to the neighbors NOB. Is this a good or less than a good thing? Well, should tourism precipitously fall off causing the tourist industry dollars to be spent elsewhere, I’d imagine Mexico’s economy would continue to take a big hit.
With less expat, dollars/funds to continue elevating property values and more will this “eventually” deescalate Mexico’s property values in expat enclaves. Hypothetically, let’s go with this assumption and a scenario, should this happen, would this ongoing state of fear also cause such “collateral” (boy do I hate the word) damage, that eventually when the smoke of danger thins, or clears out, will this causality create a kick back to the days when it was “really” more affordable with an atmosphere more desirable for some to live in Mexico? Is this all a bad thing or is it a necessary evil to eventually bring about a better place to live…… as history has shown in other countries.
Again, not to diminish the current state of alarm, alert or step on sensitivities, but humans are extremely resilient. We have witnessed whole cities in other countries completed wiped out by the hundreds of thousands with the drop of a bomb and genocide wipe out millions. Yet look at the resiliency of the Japanese and the Jews. It’s my belief Mexico will survive and flourish as the human condition has dictated in our past. Please don’t call this Pollyannaish, let’s just call it what it is, the truth.
Mexico has always been close to my heart but it’s a living thing which like all living things, changes take place and that is a constant. I enjoy this forum and the people who make it come alive. Since we enjoy voicing opinions, this is just another dos centavos.