Friday, January 1, 2010

Guanajuato, Mexico -- Lot's of things and More


Guys from our church came with their kids born on the planet Krypton and whose superior strength did the move in twenty minutes.

We spent our first night in our new place and slept like a pair of corpses.


I wanted to mention something I have written about before and not just before but extensively: Crime

The wife was cruising some forums and found yet another batch of posts in which "vacation tourists" and "checking out Mexico as a possible place to live tourists", were addressing the issue of CRIME IN MEXICO.

Once again, those Fakepats who responded to these forum-post inquiries dispensed the usual, "Mexico is Heaven on Earth" or, "Mexico is the Sinless Land of Milk and Honey" screed. One gomer from San Miguel de Allende even went so far as to say,

"I wouldn´t be living in Mexico if crime was an issue."

Well...surprise, surprise, surprise----> CRIME IS MOST CERTAINLY AN ISSUE!

Truly, I cannot begin to comprehend why Gringos make such sweeping generalizations that crime is mostly relegated to the border towns. I really don't get it.


And how do they begin to measure, "most crime"?

A salient fact of Gringolandia is that the vast majority do not speak a word of Spanish much less read it. Cultural anthropologist, ethnologists, and other academic researchers come here to study the Gringo populations and come away writing what I reported on years ago--Gringo are all but monolingual!

How then do they gather any facts at all to draw the conclusion that crime is mostly in the border towns and associated with the drug trade?

It's anyone's guess.

If these Gringos who claim to love Mexico would, for the first time in their lives, live in the culture and language they profess to love, perhaps they could see that crime is not isolated at the to borders but systemic!

All you have to do is watch any of the daily national Mexican news shows and read the newspapers (all in Spanish), to see that crime is everywhere, happens everyday, and is not "mostly in the border towns.

Go to my website
and read it and the links I have from other Gringos who had to have their eyes opened the hard way as to Crime in Mexico.

I am not the only one saying this stuff. I have been writing about it for years and had hell to pay for my willingness to be honest.

Does all this mean you should not visit Mexico or even live here? No, of course not. What it all means is that the Gringolandians have got to stop being dishonest. Stop being dishonest about at least two things:

1. Admit, fess up, that your lack of ability in Spanish predisposes you to reporting false information about crime in Mexico specifically and about the Mexican cultural generally.

2. Admit that you should stop giving opinions about how safe it is to live in Mexico until you are in possession of informed facts.

I lied. I thought of a third thing:

3. Admit you do not know what you are talking about.

And with that, I bid you good-bye until the next blog.



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