Sep 24, 2011, 7:14 PM
Post #5 of 19
Please, read Richmx2's post again. He is not planning on bailing on Mexico, he is pointing towards the real problems, which point to answers that have worked.
Read Richmx2's post to see that he does care - a lot - about what happens here. Just because Richmx2 describes a bigger picture for people to better understand the context of what is happening, does not mean he is wrong nor does it meant that he does not realize the losses or the risks. Just because he describes things differently than you does not mean he should leave Mexico or that he is planning to leave.
Richmx2's analogy with Italy's problem 10 years ago with the Mafia is a good one. The Italian mafia controlled about $260 billion USD a year of the Italian economy in 2000, making them about 7X larger than the Mexican cartels, and they had cash reserves of about $1.6 trillion USD. They were were more heavily embedded and entrenched in Italian business than the Mexican cartels, controlling about 20% of Italian businesses, and sadly the numbers of deaths of innocent civilians judges, prosecutors, police spiraled upward for a over a decade before the Italian public, government, businesses, and the Italian people said: enough.
Bennie, you speak with great passion about your personal connections to horrible blood and gore, but you are not seeing that people agree with your view that the internal war has gone way too far. You are identifying people here on mexconnect as enemies who basically agree with your view that things are very bad and need to change.
Bennie, it would be much more effective to offer solutions and to work with others toward solutions, rather than trying to manufacture verbal battles online and then imagine enemies in people, where there are none.
There is no competition over who's suffered the most, or who has lost the most, or who cares the most.
I really believe that everyone on Mexconnect agrees that the problems with the cartels are out of control, and the situation is unacceptable.
There are no winners in arguing about who cares the most; no winners in arguing about who can and can't leave Mexico; no winners in arguing about who knows the most people affected by the violence; and no winners in some imagined competition over who is the "real thing" when it comes to knowing about the violence.
Identify the problems, look for answers that work, and work to make things better.
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