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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, it is very complex, which is why we can't fix Mexico's problems. The corruption is so culturally ingrained that you and I wouldn't recognize Mexico as a legitimate and stable country. The Mexican culture shared with our border states is shallow and on the surface. The real culture runs deep and is at odds with our own, in the sense of politics.
    We need realistic solutions, and we need to deal with this problem. We also need to remember that there are good people down there and there are good guys up to their necks in a desperate and bitter fight. They deserve our respect.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, it is very complex, which is why we can't fix Mexico's problems. The corruption is so culturally ingrained that you and I wouldn't recognize Mexico as a legitimate and stable country. The Mexican culture shared with our border states is shallow and on the surface. The real culture runs deep and is at odds with our own, in the sense of politics.
    Brava, brava, fair lady! Well done.

    As I mentioned earlier, I don't have the impression that many here have been to Mexico other than a week at an all inclusive resort. How can you know a country or a people if you haven't spent time with the people, as opposed to anglo compounds, where the water is drinkable and the food is just like Taco Bell?

    I am not about to suggest that I know Mexico and its culture and history and its people. I would suggest that I know enough not to judge their culture through my own culture. I know you agree. The Mexican culture is as complex as any. It has a rich history with many surprises for those who care enough to learn about it. Mexicans are justifiably proud of their country. Our best times - and it has all been good - have been when we have gotten off the touristed paths and met the people and learned about the local history.

    I'm not particularly fond of Mexican beer and Mexican gin is gawdawful. Menudo ain't my cup of soup. I've tried several times here and there. Can't get it down.










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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I´m in Mexico right now. The hype is just that. Hype. The Northern part of the country is in trouble mostly because of US pressure on Mexico to fight it´s own War on Drugs. The Mid and Southern parts of the country are absolute havens for tourists and American retirees. This nonsense about fixing Mexico´s problem is just that, nonsense. End the war on drugs and we´ll end the problem WE created FOR Mexico.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Brava, brava, fair lady! Well done.

    As I mentioned earlier, I don't have the impression that many here have been to Mexico other than a week at an all inclusive resort. How can you know a country or a people if you haven't spent time with the people, as opposed to anglo compounds, where the water is drinkable and the food is just like Taco Bell?

    I am not about to suggest that I know Mexico and its culture and history and its people. I would suggest that I know enough not to judge their culture through my own culture. I know you agree. The Mexican culture is as complex as any. It has a rich history with many surprises for those who care enough to learn about it. Mexicans are justifiably proud of their country. Our best times - and it has all been good - have been when we have gotten off the touristed paths and met the people and learned about the local history.

    I'm not particularly fond of Mexican beer and Mexican gin is gawdawful. Menudo ain't my cup of soup. I've tried several times here and there. Can't get it down.
    I have many Mexican friends, having lived in Texas for 51 years, going to school here, working in the health care industry, and being closely involved with them, both professionally and personally. They are wonderful people. That being said, they really just don't have the heart to tackle the problems in Mexico, because it's been operating in the same manner for at least the past 500 years. The really powerful class is small. The vast majority of the people just work hard to survive, and they would rather go to a local festival and feed their families than to get actively involved in the politics. As I alluded to earlier, they are generally very congenial, good-natured, family-oriented, and have little interest in changing things based on ideology. They aren't like Americans in the sense that we want to change and shape the world, and we get incensed at corruption. We would never knowingly stand for the levels of corruption that is common south of the border. We have our corrupt politicians, but they are mild and harmless in comparison.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but they do have strict gun control

    why the problems?
    there must be more strict gun control
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