Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sunday's podcast: Violence in Mexico......Population going red from blue.....and other stories

Violence in Mexico......Population going red from blue.....Hitler 1945.....President Washington 1789...and other stories....

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Sunday's video: Violence in Mexico......Population going red from blue.....and other stories...

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Violence in Mexico......Population going red from blue.....and other stories...

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The bad guys in Mexico are shooting, not hugging

 (My new American Thinker post)

Down in Mexico, President López-Obrador is committed to his "hugs, not bullets" policy.  He looks to the camera with a straight face and doubles down on the approach.  In the streets and neighborhoods, his citizens are hearing something like "shoot them, shoot them" as cartel gangs fight one another for territory.

According to Mark Lorenzana, the AMLO years will go down as the bloodiest in Mexican history:

In just over four years, and with still 17 months to go, the administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is on track to be the bloodiest six-year presidential term in the history of Mexico.

To date, there ha[ve] been 154,000 homicides under López Obrador's watch, practically the same number registered in the previous six-year term of former President Enrique Peña Nieto, which registered 157,158 murders between 2012 and 2018.

"During the government of Felipe Calderón, during the so-called Drug War, the country had experienced 121,613 homicides, then the bloodiest six-year term at that time," wrote journalist Héctor de Mauleón, in his Wednesday, April 26, opinion column for Mexican daily newspaper El Universal.

Needless to say, murders under López Obrador's watch have already exceeded Calderón's entire six-year term by a whopping 22 percent.

"The figures presented by the National Citizen Observatory (ONC) are devastating," continued De Mauleón. "According to Francisco Rivas, director of the ONC, in this six-year term 'all records were already broken for the majority of violent crimes.'"

The numbers are awful, but there is a larger question.  The bulk of this violence is cartel-oriented, and López-Obrador continues to avoid the problem.  His approach toward drug cartels leaves many Mexicans, and I assume many in Washington, asking questions about his intentions.  It's obvious that engaging criminal groups isn't reducing violence.  In other words, he is avoiding the subject and letting hundreds of Mexicans die.

And killing they are!

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A word about April 30

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We remember Robert Thomas Velline who was born in Fargo, South Dakota on this day in 1943.    We known him as Bobby Vee, one of the most popular pop vocalists of the early 1960's.   He died in 2016.

On this day in 1945, he was reported dead by the BBC.  Later, we learned that it was a suicide and that his ashes were allegedly found along Eva Braun, his wife.  
The European war ended a few weeks later when Germany surrendered.  
On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the US.  

Willie Mays had many big games in his glorious career, specially April 30, 1961.    
Mays hit 4 home runs at the old County Stadium in Milwaukee.   He went 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs.   The Giants beat the Braves, 14-4.     
Want to read a good book?   President Nixon wrote a wonderful book in '85 called "No more Vietnams".   It was a review of the war and the mistakes made along the way. 
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July 2013: A chat with Cástulo Gregorisch and the poetry of a Cuban immigrant

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We spoke with Cástulo Gregorisch about his poetry.  Castulo has written over 600 poems about Cuban his immigrant experience.  They are beautiful and emotional.

Let me share "Aquella triste manana":  

Aquella triste mañana de Cuba me despedía,

Aquella triste mañana de su regazo partía.

Aquella triste mañana mi alma se deshacía,

Aquella triste mañana de carbón y de cenizas.

Aquella triste mañana de mi tierra yo me iba,

Aquella triste mañana sin saber si volvería.
Aquella triste mañana una muy triste en mi vida,
Aquella triste mañana la que nunca olvidaría.
Aquella triste mañana a tierra extraña me iría,
Aquella triste mañana huyendo de la injusticia.
Aquella triste mañana con mi esposa y con mi hija,
Aquella triste mañana nuestros padres no venían.
Aquella triste mañana dolorosa en demasía,
Aquella triste mañana no creo la merecía.
Aquella triste mañana marcada quedó en mi vida,
Aquella triste mañana clavada como una espina.

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