Thursday, July 19, 2012

Top 6 Lies about the U.S.-Mexico Border

Charles Bowden is a modern day prophet who knows and tells the truth about Mexico. A long-term border resident, he is currently one of my favorite people on earth--someone I've only met in person once.

Listen to this presentation, given in May 2011 at Utah Valley University.

The lies?

1) Mexico is currently experiencing a drug cartel war.

but U.S. drug availability and price are unaffected?

2) The Mexican army under the Merida Initiative is fighting the drug organizations.

but can we topple this drug industry? do we even want to?

3) The Mexican government wants to wipe out the drug industry.

but it's really a war for drugs!

4) The U.S.-Mexico border wall is a matter of U.S. national security.

it can't cure poverty or corruption.

5) Violence spills across the U.S.-Mexico border.

but crime is steadily decreasing in U.S. border communities.

6) 90% of the guns seized in Mexico originate from the United States.

but the Mexican government hides much information regarding gun data. No one really knows.

Why the lies? They make life easy and don't require anything from us.


Barbara Mcpherson said...

This is a tragedy. I'm not sure which is more tragic, the carnage happening to the Mexican people or the easy acceptance of lies by the American public. Demonizing the poor who seek a better life solves nothing.

Sherry Peyton said...

The biggest of all is that undocumented workers pose some serious threat to our security. As you point out, violence is down along the border in the US. And still the Republicans push for a wall. what a crock of crap.

Vicente Duque said...

VIDEO, Cenk Uygur : Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent an American Citizen Woman to jail for four months and a half - The Sheriff and Prosecutor did not believe that she was born in the USA, and the state of Arizona forbids Bail... The Judge was finally furious with Sheriff and Prosecutor

Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Prosecutor sent to jail for almost 5 monts a Woman born in the United States, because "she looked foreign" .... This is the Result of the Racists and Haters of Arizona and their bigotry that create laws to harass people and keep them in a Gulag without a fair and fast trial.

This is the topmost in Segregation, Apartheid, Racism and Bigotry of Haters.

These Tea Party guys are dressed up like in 1776 but they deny freedom to others because "This can not happen to me .... so I am safe" ...

Woman In Jail Because Authorities Thought She Was Illegal