Aug 28, 2012, 6:10 PM
Post #17 of 40
Bennie Bennie Bennie, you've been down here so long you've become "localized" and lost you ability to think things through. Let me hold your hand and take you through a possible scenario. Legalize pot and what happens, it almost instantly becomes worthless, anyone can grow it, anyone can buy it. It takes a big chunk out of cartel profits right? Being businessmen, they need to fill in the lost source of revenue as best they can, I think we can all agree on that, they certainly aren't going back to washing cars at WalMart.
As I proffer, we, the gringo community throughout MX, are a nice fat target and readily available for plucking. Of course we're no where near the value of the existing pot market, but the cartels have never been accused of being rocket scientists or thinking their way through things long term. Like any criminal they'll grab anything they can when they can before another cartel gets there first. Wealthy Mexicans already know how, and have their bases covered - we are totally exposed, gringos don't have a clue.
Oh, but that would bring in the US Government? - probably at some point, but the cartels have shown no compunction regarding killing or destroying complete swaths of Mexico for their own personal gain, by the time the US could, or would, react we'd be toast and whatever happens after we're gone won't really matter much will it?
Now, we've not really specified where it would be legalized, here? - or the US? Bennie, it's possible I could have something to say about it and I know this will distress you, but I'm giving serious consideration to making Mexico my permanent home. You see I'm approaching my 5 year point and so the path to citizenship isn't all that long. I realize it's a bit early to be sending out invitations to my citizenship party, but be assured you'll be right up there at the top.
So you see, it's the domino affect, really not that hard to imagine when you think it through - is it?