Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blaming Mexicans

Daily Beast senior editor Bryan Curtis blames Felipe Calderón for the Arizona immigration law.  I read the tortured argument and at the end was interested to see at the end that he wanted to highlight how he published the story of his grandfather's softball career (no, I am not making that up).  That pretty well sums up his expertise on the issue.  If you don't know much about a topic, then blame Mexicans!


pc 3:38 PM  

Wow, that's really, really bad. I love how he calls him an immigration failure and then spends basically the rest of the article talking about drugs, as though they were the same phenomenon. I've seen a lot of that bait and switch in the analysis of this law.

Vicente Duque 5:12 AM
The Arizona Republic
Phoenix loses 2012 GOP convention to Tampa
by Jahna Berry, Michael Ferraresi and Ginger Rough
May 12, 2010

Phoenix loses 2012 GOP convention to Tampa

CNN : Arizona Boycott gains Momentum - Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved the Boycott on Wednesday May 12 - Itemized lists of Cities in Boycott

In my site RACIALITY.COM I am keeping the scores of this game of the BOYCOTT.

I also keep track of all the Cities, City Councils, Education Boards, County Supervisors, etc ... that are boycotting Arizona.

And don't forget lost conventions and tourists.

Vicente Duque

Boli-Nica 3:20 PM  
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Boli-Nica 3:22 PM  

This is a really good article by ex-FMLN commander Joaquin Villalobos on the Twelve Myths of the War Against Narcos.

Boli-Nica 3:29 PM  

Among the stupidest things I have read in a while.....

Blaming Calderon because he "started a war" against the Cartels, which led to fears on the border states because of the violence, is silly

Baiscally, this is a conflict that exists, because strong criminal organizations are competing over who gets to send more drugs to people in the U.S. American customers who want to get high and pay major dollars to do so.

Whoever was in power would have cracked down on the violence that is localized in 6 of 32 Mexican states, that are main transit points for US-destined drugs. With their money and firepower, said gangs have challenged the authority of the Mexican State.

Basically: yes, it is a bad situation, us consumption creates market that dealers fight over, army/state intervention was inevitable and necessary. It is not Felipe Calderon's fault that he is forced to do what any Mexican leader would have done.

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