Cut From the Same Cloth

OK, ladies and gentlemen let’s look at the Presidents of Mexico in my lifetime. I was born in 1954. Let’s see where they went to school. It’s important to do this because many of these Presidents played the “gringo card” when they were President. The “gringo card” is where you talk tough about the United States of America as if it’s some oppressor, which it is – but you give the impression that you are against the gringo.

Are you?

Let’s see.

Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, 1952-58, Homeschooled, Instituto Veracruzano

Alfredo Lopez Mateos, 1958-64, Scientific and Literary Institute of Toluca, UNAM

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, 1964-70, University of Puebla

Luis Echeverría Álvarez, 1970-76, UNAM (Still Alive)

José López Portillo, 1976-1982, UNAM

Miguel de la Madrid, 1982-1988, Harvard

Carlos Salinas de Gortari: 1988-1994, Harvard

Ernesto Zedillo: 1994-2000, Yale

Vicente Fox: 2000-2006, Harvard

Felipe Calderon: 2006-12, Harvard

Enrique Pena Nieto, 2012-2018, Pan-American University

AMLO, 2018- , UNAM

For 30 years, from 1982 to 2012, you had a Mexican President who was trained in part at an “elite” US university. You had another President, Diaz Ordaz, who many feel was on the CIA payroll.

It is what it is.

Prior to the 1980s Mexico was more of its own country. Now, it’s run by the multi-national corporations who are run by the elite cabal. If this is increasingly the case, and it is, then why should Mexico have all this violence? It has all this violence because the corporations really couldn’t care less about the people, Mexicans and Americans, except as a substrate for greater profits. The drug trade in Mexico is the other end of the dipole that the elites have created. Mexico grows, packages and transports the drugs while the United States consumes the drugs.

Mexico receives violence, terror, increased mortality while the United States receives increased mortality, increased crime, and an increased incarceration rate that benefits the corporate prison racket.

Why, it’s a win-win.

Isn’t free trade beautiful?

Thank you, Presidents of Mexico. Thank you Presidents of the United States. Thank you, Harvard. Thank you, Yale. Thank you, Ivy League. Thank you, Corporate America. Thank you, elite cabal.

Thank you for setting up schools like Harvard and Yale as international schools for the purpose of educating future leaders of other countries’ governments so that you can safely outsource jobs so as to exploit and impoverish people of all nations.

When I lived in Mexico from 1977 to 1979 as a student, I could walk around Monterrey, Mexico anywhere I wanted, at any time, and I never felt any fear. I never had to worry about being kidnapped; I never had to worry about a gang of narcotraficantes gunning me down.

I felt totally safe.

That’s not the case now.

Today I live in McAllen, Texas, right on the border. I used to go to Reynosa, Mexico frequently to eat at various restaurants.

The last time I went over there was about 15 years ago. That’s when all the Mexican violence escalated to impossible to visit levels.

Just the other day 19 people were gunned down in a massacre in Reynosa.

Those people died as a result of NAFTA.

NAFTA fundamentally changed both Mexico and the United States economically and spiritually.

NAFTA permitted eco-pigs like Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland to dump cheap corn into Mexico. The dumping of cheap corn threw 800,000 to 1,000,000 Mexican workers off their farms because they were unable to compete.

What did those farmers do?

Some retrained, many came to the United States, many others joined El Chapo in the drug trade.

One crop is as good as another, they must have reasoned. If I can grow corn, why can’t I grow coca leaf? If I can grow corn why can’t I grow marijuana?

As United States citizens, we naturally looked at NAFTA from our perspective. We knew that United States citizens would lose jobs. We knew that people would become economically impoverished. What we never expected was that Mexico would be devastated as well.

Just as we tried to tell our leaders that NAFTA was a bad agreement for regular people, I have no doubt that regular Mexican citizens tried in vain to tell their leadership that NAFTA was a bad agreement for the Mexican people.

No matter. The elites in both countries, who are trained at so-called “elite” institutions like Harvard, had already decided.

They did it for money. Their money.

The elites made a fortune by destroying the welfare of both countries.

The losers, as usual, where the plebes, the regular people, the unwashed.

We paid the price.

The rich from the United States, and the rich from Mexico, cut from the same cloth, trained at the same institutions, teamed up against us.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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