Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Mexico City is one of the biggest cities on the planet and one of the most polluted. The amount respiratory problems among the population is considerably higher in Mexico City than elsewhere, and since flue especially hits people with respiratory problems hard, and that the present flue vaccine given to said people is ineffective.. then you have the perfect cocktail for many deaths.
But keep up with you conspiracy theories and rampant latino hate, it is entertaining after all.
The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.
-- Gunnar Myrdal
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
-- Henry Kissinger
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no
account be allowed to do the job.
-- Douglas Adams
Swine flu is worse is Mexico because that's where it started. It's not severe elsewhere because the only cases are from people who came out of Mexico.
What on earth does the drug war have to do with this? And who is it that is claiming that Mexico is becoming a failed state? Is it the US government or is it right wing blogs and politicians trying to capitalize on the anti-Latino wave gripping certain parts of the US right wing? Why even mention it? What does a drug war have to do with the the fact that swine flu is "worse" in Mexico? Why did you mention this drug war (yes not directly) before other much more valid factors, like population density, pollution, social traditions and so on?Especially given the speculations of some (including myself) that Mexico could be on the verge of becoming a failed state, it is worth noting that they appear to be taking the influenza outbreak seriously.
So yes, you in your own words, either directly or inadvertently contributed to my claim of anti-latino comments on your side.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
...we honor leaders for what they achieve, but we often prefer to close our eyes to the way they achieve it...
In the real world, politics is compromise and democracy is politics. Anyone who would be a statesman has to be a successful politician first. Also, a leader has to deal with people and nations as they are, not as they should be. As a result, the qualities required for leadership are not necessary those that we would want our children to emulate - unless we wanted them to be leaders.