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October 24, 2019

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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I read about this incident but didn't pay much attention. I assumed (wrongly) that it was some low-level altercation that was newsworthy only because of the high-profile relations to an American prisoner.

But it was much bigger than that, and this blog thinks it was a very big deal, and indicative of the collapse of Mexican institutions. The author has an inflated opinion of Mexico's love of liberty and freedom (especially the expats here), but his analysis is rational and chilling.

Here is the description of the battle, but go to the link for the rest...it is well worth a read.

On Mexican State Collapse

You may have read the news just a few days back: the Mexican military captured not one but two of El Chapo’s sons in the heart of Culiacán, the Sinaloan capital. One son freed himself—which is to say his entourage and retainers at hand overpowered and killed the soldiers at hand—and then, in a decisive riposte, seized the entire city center of Culiacán to compel the liberation of his brother.

The forces that emerged were in the literal sense awesome and awful. Heavy weaponry that would be familiar on any Iraqi, Syrian, or Yemeni battlefield was brought to bear. More and worse: custom-built armored vehicles, designed and built to make a Sahel-warfare technical look like an amateur’s weekend kit job, were rolled out for their combat debut. Most critically, all this hardware was manned by men with qualities the Mexican Army largely lacks: training, tactical proficiency, and motivation.

Then the coup de grace: as the Chapo sons’ forces engaged in direct combat with their own national military, kill squads went into action across Culiacán, slaughtering the families of soldiers engaged in the streets.

Cowed and overmatched—most crucially in the moral arena—the hapless band of soldiers still holding the second son finally received word from Mexico City, direct from President AMLO himself: surrender. Surrender and release the prisoner.

This does not bode well for America, but unsaid is the logical extrapolation to other countries with similar origins. There seems to be a toxic mix of Colonial Spain, indigenous people and socialism for two thousand miles south of us, and it doesn't seem to be improving. One might ask why are we importing the raw ingredients for societal breakdown and a return to a feudal state? Because that is exactly what we are doing when we do not control our borders to the south.

Is it racist to point out the failures of most Spanish colonies? Well of course it isn't. How can a fact be racist, other than in the fever-dreams of the Left?

We once kept communists and anarchists out of our country because we felt, rightly, that their brand of totalitarianism was anathema to the culture and values of The United States of America. I see nothing different in the political philosophy of much of South, Central, and a dash of North America.

Hat Tip: Clutch Cargo


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posted by CBD at 11:00 AM

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