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Friday, June 14, 2019

Mexico kills reporters. Trump tweets. Who does media call the enemy?



Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia became the seventh journalist killed in Mexico so far this year.

Meanwhile, American journalists are up in arms because he tweeted something mean after they reported Fake News again.

Gee, we all make mistakes, they say.

The Guardian reported, "Norma Sarabia, a 46-year-old journalist who had reportedly received threats for denouncing police corruption, was gunned down on Tuesday night as she returned home in Huimanguillo, a city in the south-eastern state of Tabasco.

"'She was such a hard worker … she always liked to get to the news first,' one close friend, Laurencio Palma, told the news website Animal PolĂ­tico.

"Mexico’s national human rights commission said Sarabia was the 149th Mexican journalist to be killed since 2000, making it one of the most dangerous countries on earth to be a journalist."

Her blood is on the hands of American potheads. meth heads, and other users of illegal drugs. They supply the money that pays off the judges and pays the hitmen.

Many American publications support legalizing pot and decriminalizing other drug use. They do not seem concerned about the murder of their colleagues by those who supply America drugs.

But the Orange Man said something mean about the continual errors by American journalists.

First Amendment. Waaaaaaaaaah.

10 comments:

  1. OK. This is actually a great point, in the larger sense of trying to explain Mr. T’s foreign policy philosophy.

    I won’t lie: I was a big fan of NAFTA when the deal was signed. It made sense GEOPOLITICALLY for the U.S. to have a larger “home base” to conduct its trade while welcoming Canada and Mexico into an American-style capitalism.

    The problem was (and is), Were those countries becoming more free or less free?

    As Don documents, the continuing murders of journalists should have been a YUGE red flag that the rule of law was still not fully formed in Mexico. Canada, meanwhile, had already started its slide into statist socialism, also involving media repression - Mark Steyn’s travails being one example.

    I did once dream of Ford plants in Baghdad. I thought that given the chance, Iraqis (and eventually the rest of the Middle East) would jump at the chance to become capitalists. I was wrong. Very wrong. I imagined that free markets would transform or even transcend religious and political realities. It’s bassackwards. A rational, MORAL society must PRECEDE capitalism. The ancient Roman and Greek religions, filled with multiple Gods and subservient to whichever corrupt ruler was in charge, prove this out. You must build your house on The Rock, not shifting sands.

    Trump’s foreign policy realizes this things and acknowledges the eternal imperfection of the State. He parts ways with Dubya, I think, by evaluating a country’s TREND; I.e., Are they becoming more free or less free? Poland fits solidly into the former, as does the Czech Republic. Great. Build em up, buttercup. I would argue that BOTH Canada and Mexico are in the latter category. Ergo, treat them as approachable yet adversarial and don’t be afraid to piss em off if a deal is not advantageous. Which is what he’s doing with China right now also.

    Last but MOS DEF not least: The very real crimes of the Obama Administration moved OUR nation’s trendline downward, towards Less Free, which is why it’s CRUCIAL that the guilty parties be brought to justice. I still believe we will have a Second Civil War, before the end of Trump’s second term (it will be nasty, brutish, and short) but for now, evil must continue to confronted.

    Yes, LibCommies, I’m talking about you.

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    1. ''...A rational, MORAL society must PRECEDE capitalism. The ancient Roman and Greek religions, filled with multiple Gods and subservient to whichever corrupt ruler was in charge, prove this out. You must build your house on The Rock, not shifting sands...''

      That is why Greece and Rome imploded while the Jewish nation, conquered by both, continued on.
      The bible specifically divided kingship from religion, or separation of church and state, if you will. And that, too, is the reason Jews have been successful as capitalists.

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    2. Well stated, zregime and mackykam, and I fully agree!

      It has been very disconcerting to see Australia and NZ slip down in terms of freedom, but neither country has anything like a Bill of Rights; they each have "hate speech" laws which are not objective.

      So like Canada and Mexico, they are becoming less free, though most folks in those countries don't seem to realize it.

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  2. Actually its you moral busybodies who have blood on your hands with drugs. Just like the fundamentalists of a century ago enacted Prohibition which empowered the Mafia and Capone to make huge profits and gun down anyone in their way.

    At least they came to their senses after 12 years. After 50 years its clear drug control failed. Just like gun control would also fail if enacted.

    So when you try to blame people thousands of miles away for a murder, its clear your are projecting your own guilt upon them.

    The USSR couldn't even keep drugs out of their land yet you expect it to work in a free country? That's because you're a moral busybody kinda like the Jews 2 thousand years ago who persecuted the apostles for not following food laws and washing hands.

    We each own our own bodies according to property rights. That means we also determine what we ingest and what we don't. For two thousands years the churches never outlawed drugs as all these drugs come from nature.

    Its like when Adam was forbidden to eat of that one tree. Moral busybodies like to forbid people from ingesting plant life too. They act like they are gods of some sort.

    So find me one verse in scripture that forbids drugs and the plants they derives from. You can't of course. In fact we're told in Genesis 1 that all plant life is for our benefit. Only God can tell us what's good for us.

    So just remember all of you clowns here have blood on your hands if you support the war on drugs. Its you who give the power to the drug cartels to kill and get very, very rich.

    Legalizing drugs would destroy every cartel over night. Drug addiction is a health issue not a legal issue.

    Unless you're a moral busybody that is.

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    1. Reminds me of Goldwater long ago who described the moral busybody

      "Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. "

      "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice"

      Unless you're a moral busybody. CS Lewis wrote about his British moral busybodies of 80 years ago.

      "It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience"

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    2. the apostles weren't persecuted for their unsanitary washing habits. They were dismissed for their heretical beliefs of a god made manifest...and the Shema.

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    3. I have no solutions for the drug scourge, but common sense says drug users are responsible for the cartels' crimes, just as cable TV and newspaper subscribers are responsible for fake news.

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    4. "So when you try to blame people thousands of miles away for a murder, its clear your are projecting your own guilt upon them."

      No. No I'm not. Unknown you is trying to project stupidity by arrogantly ascribing guilt to readers who disagree with your moronic assumptions.

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  3. Love ya don,
    But medical cannabis is legal in many states now. Grown by Americans and consumed by Americans.
    Taxed and regulated.
    Thankfully, Americans are now given the choice of supporting the cartels or American businesses.
    The American medical association is its own cartel and have killed many Americans via their oxy heroin addiction.

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