Drug Violence on our Southern Border and Catcalls in New York City are Related – Societal Decay Responsible for Both
The drug cartel violence crosses the U.S. border. Beheaded body found in Phoenix, Arizona.
It’s getting a little violent on this side of the U.S. border. The latest? This from AP’s Amanda Lee Myers’ Arizona beheading raises fears of drug violence posted on apnews.myway.com:
The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
The police think the victim was stealing drugs from the cartel. And this was a message to others who might be thinking about doing likewise.
Decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been hanged from bridges by their feet, severed heads have been sent to victims’ family members and government officials, and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations.
The crime appears confined to members of the drug trade. It’s a little reassuring for the innocent bystanders close to the crime. ‘Little’ being the key word.
“I’m terrified,” said [a neighbor], a 47-year-old housekeeper who lives two doors down from the apartment. “I’ve lived here for 20 years and I’ve never heard of that (decapitation) happening, and it was so close to us … Maybe they’re copying what’s happening in Mexico.”
But it hasn’t been exactly restricted to the drug trade. There has been some collateral damage.
While extreme violence has stayed south of the border for the most part, some of it has spilled over into the U.S.
In March, Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was gunned down while checking water lines on his property near the border. Authorities believe – but have never produced substantive proof – that an illegal immigrant, likely a scout for drug smugglers, was to blame for his killing.
In May 2009, a Mexican drug cartel lieutenant who became an informant for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was shot eight times outside his pricey home in El Paso. The lieutenant, Jose Daniel Gonzalez Galeana, was living in Texas on a visa that ICE gave him, and is believed to be the first ranking cartel member killed in the U.S.
Payan described the spillover as minimal, but said it could increase.
And what is the federal government doing to address border security? Suing Arizona. And putting up some signs that warn Americans about unsafe American territory.
Whistles, catcalls and lewd come-ons on the rise in New York City. Young girls harassed near their schools.
In a serious news story about women being harassed on the streets of New York (see AP’s NYC Considers a No Catcall Zone posted on www.nbcnewyork.com on 10/29/2010), the article starts off with a most inappropriate photo. It shows a woman’s feet in what appears to be 6-inch stiletto heels. The kind of shoes you’d see a stripper wear on stage. Or so I’ve heard. One thing for certain, though, any man looking at the photo is going to imagine a smoking hot woman attached to those feet. The kind of a woman that burly construction workers would whistle at. And, to be fair, a woman dressed like THAT may be disappointed if they didn’t. So it’s a rather poor choice of a photo to use with this article. For although we know:
Whistles, catcalls and lewd come-ons from strangers are all too familiar to New York City women, who say they are harassed multiple times a day as they walk down the street.
Some men are clearly crossing the line.
A City Council committee heard testimony Thursday from women who said men regularly follow them, yell at them and make them feel unsafe and uncomfortable. Advocates told stories of preteens and teenagers being hounded by adult men outside city schools and pleaded for government to address the problem.
And what is the city of New York doing about this issue?
Hollaback [an organization formed five years ago to stand up to street harassment] is pushing the city to commission a study, a public awareness campaign and perhaps even legislation, including “no-harassment zones” around schools to protect young women.
Madonna, Brittany Spears and Glee go too far in sexualizing young girls?
Now, what do these two stories have in common? Although the victims aren’t responsible for the crime/harassment against them, the society that they are a part of is.
The Left wants to give condoms to our kids. And make abortions available when a pregnancy happens. We need to be progressive. Kids are having sex. We need to stop being so puritan and treat our kids as adults. Like the television show Glee does. In that show adults play high school kids. And their audience is primarily high school kids and younger. They’ve had some pretty questionable content on that show. Madonna and Brittany Spears video parodies. And they’ve appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, dressed as high school kids. But you could look up one of the girls’ skirt and see her little white panties. And the same ‘girl’ just did a GQ photo shoot, posing inside a high school. Again, showing her little white panties. Of course, these kids are really adults. But they play kids.
The Left attacks the world of Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best & Ozzie and Harriet. But you gotta admit this; they didn’t objectify women. You didn’t see any of them sexualizing young girls. And New York City didn’t have council meetings discussing possible legislation banning catcalls around schools.
Marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crystal meth supplied by Mexico to meet demand in the United States.
They’re trying to legalize marijuana again in California. They say it’s no big deal. It’s no worse than drinking. And all that talk about it being a gateway drug to the stronger stuff? That’s just ridiculous. Then again, that stronger stuff is crossing the border along with the marijuana. Which begs the question, why? Who’s using the harder stuff? People who’ve moved on from marijuana?
The vast majority of drugs coming in from Mexico and causing all that trouble on the border is marijuana. There’s big money in Mexican marijuana. And it will get bigger and bloodier if California legalizes it. More customers. And lower prices (legal things tend to be cheaper than illegal things). The drug gangs will fight to expand their territory. And fight to not lose any of their territory. So there’s marijuana. Also coming in from Mexico is cocaine, black tar heroin and, of course, crystal meth. Meth is a booming business since they restricted the sale of decongestants in the states. They have factories in Mexico creating this stuff wholesale. And shipping it to the United States. Why? Because we keep saying drugs are no big deal.
Sex and drugs responsible for societal decay?
Sex and drugs. Everybody does it/them. We need to accept it. Treat kids as adults. And when there are consequences to this behavior, we play the blame game. It’s not school condoms and abortion on demand that is making people look at girls/women as sexual objects. It’s men acting as animals. For girls/women it’s empowering and liberating. But it’s primitive animal behavior for men. Of course, women can’t be empowering or liberating sexually without men. So men are obliging. And they’re apparently thinking about it all of the time. Even when working on a construction site.
And when it comes down to pointing the finger of blame for the border violence, I don’t know if we can point it at just the drug gangs. I mean, they wouldn’t be doing what they are doing if it wasn’t for all those Americans eagerly looking to buy what they are selling.
So, when men whistle at a girl/woman, or there is a drug-gang murder on the border, society’s to blame. And it’s important to emphasize that the individual victims themselves are not responsible. It is the societal decay that has preconditioned the predator. They think it’s all right. Because everyone is having sex. And doing drugs.
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