Prompted by “US Cuts Off Some of Mexico’s Drug War Aid Due to Human Rights Abuses”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/us-cuts-some-mexico%E2%80%99s-drug-war-aid-due-human-rights-abuses
Since 2008, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $2.3 billion dollars to help Mexico in its battle against the drug cartels.
Now—following years of abuses committed by Mexico’s security forces—the U.S. State Department has announced that Mexico has not made the grade in terms of human rights goals, which will result in a portion of that aid being cut off. The most notorious case being the disappearance of 43 students last year, which the Mexican government has consistently whitewashed and covered up.
“I think they basically decided we cannot honestly or in good faith say there’s been enough progress made in Mexico,” Maureen Meyer from the Washington Office on Latin America told the Washington Post.
Due to human rights abuses? The war on some drugs is a mass-rights-infringing abuse nationally herein the U.S. that has ruined millions of non-violent lives for decades, so the Great Hypocrisy (great like the Great Depression) strikes hard again, while continuing fueling abusive law wildly with a major portion of that serious corruption entrenchment via (unacceptably politicized and irrational — unscientific) legal precedence.
The real drug scourge is the drug war scourge.
The real addiction worth priority remediation is drug prohibition addiction — the combination of outrageous reason abuse (lies, exaggerations, demonization, etc.) and effective taxpayer theft at least in light of the fact that we don’t even have a “drug free” prison system — the global macrocosm of a heroin addict lying and stealing to get a fix.
Enough progress? What progress? There’s not one shred of conclusive evidence proving Certain Drug Prohibition works at all (quite the contrary), so saying enough progress is an outright lie supposedly justifying the continued funding portion wasted against sanity.
Why just a portion cut? All sorts of horrifying collateral damage with no concretely proven success means just a portion cut?
Human rights (including the nationally obligatory but outrageously completely ignored unalienable right to liberty) have no meaning without judicial reinforcement (e.g. the illegally judicially disarmed ninth amendment — hideously trumped by the commerce clause in this case), and that reinforcement is non-existent by any consistently logical (so concrete) manner. Our “rule of law” is wildly out of control with no sign of restoration, and the war on some drugs exemplifies this mass destructive continuance. The risk against public safety is truly severe.
At least anyone struggling to make ends meet, while paying a hefty chunk of their earnings to our public servants, should be outraged by this application of blatantly selfish insanity to pretend to serve and protect the public (while demonstrably only serving and protecting oligarchical wallets corruptly without any mainstream media scrutiny on behalf of the people’s right to know for all intents and purposes).
The State Department’s 2014 annual report on human rights underscored numerous allegations that the “Mexican government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings, often with impunity.” The report also described the forced disappearance of thousands of people, torture, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment.
In the past, U.S. diplomats have been tolerant of Mexico’s miserable human rights record, presumably to keep them as partners in the War of Drugs.
Sick to your stomach yet? Our “leaders” uphold this mass disaster clearly for selfish reasons, and the public remains apathetic, while still too often angrily pointing their condescending finger at ‘druggies’.
As drug-related violence has continued to rage in recent years, Mexican soldiers and police have consistently been accused of killing innocent civilians, torturing witnesses and using disproportionate force in their battle against the drug cartels. In some parts of Mexico, the military has taken over for local police who disbanded because they had been infiltrated by drug gangs.
Although these issues have raised concerns in Washington, the money keeps flowing into Mexico and other Latin countries to continue the obviously failed War on Drugs.
When you see police militarization (even herein the U.S.), ask yourself how much of that comes from the war on some drugs? The answer is without that war, there’s no need for police militarization (sanctioned thuggery).
Military and police have very different purposes. To blend the two is pure evil, because the police are supposed to serve and protect the public, while the military fights to quickly kill the enemy — blending the two means public segments (e.g. millions of certain non-violent drug users in the “land of the free”) become the enemy, so prisons (privatized nonetheless to leverage profit incentive to ruin as many lives as the “sleeping giant” masses tolerate — i.e. a lot, thanks apparently mainly to unethical mainstream media silence) become a form of concentration camps without possibly sane doubt.
Law needs objectivity (which is needed for fairness, so justice). That’s a fact. Without meeting that need, mass corruption will continue to plague each generation until it finally kills off at least our species due to the always-present conflict of interest between selfish agendas and the public good.
In other words, there needs to be a vastly superior (including solid, so purely logical) law input threshold (one purely grounded in conclusive — never suggestive — science) to prevent the abuse of law itself — the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction and the form of abuse that our nation was established against (but now hypocritically embraces wholeheartedly, while way too many people passionately insist upon more liberty-infringing laws to supposedly “protect the children” with literally no respect for the serious risk of abusive law).
Where do you stand?
Think objectively defined law is impossible? Wrong.
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