For years now, Mexico endures a plague of violence, thanks to gangs, such as drug cartels, which have come together for no other reason than to cause harm to those around them. It disgusts me to know that such terrible things happen just south of the border and I am unable do anything about it. Mexico was and still is a beautiful place, with an few safe areas for tourists to visit, and even those sanctuaries are now being taken over by the violence.
Recently, there was a Mexican casino that was set on fire in Monterrey, a popular tourist spot. My question to you is this; how many deaths will it take to make you care enough about these problems to actually get up and do something about it? For me it only took one video, shown to me by a concerned Mexican woman; a man was slowly put to death for the mere enjoyment of a group of teenagers no older than myself. After that video I decided that I was not going to continue to sit around and ignore something this terrible. I’m taking the first step by writing this story to recruit people who are willing to work for the same cause; freeing Mexico from its deadly disease of violence and drugs.
Mexico is, in many places, a beautiful and peaceful place, but how much longer will it remain this way? Ten years? Ten days? Or will it be only ten minutes? At this point, it is nearly impossible to tell, and the fact that the Mexican government is corrupt doesn’t help at all. I believe that the U.S. government should get involved, more then just re-enforcing borders to fuel the thinking of out of sight, out of mind. We need to truly get involved both militarily and emotionally. To the rest of the world, the U.S. is selfish and cold-hearted to problems that do not directly affect them. We shouldn’t continue to support this thinking by letting our close neighbors suffer just south of the border.
Put your own problems aside and take a moment to look around you and realize that the world is so much bigger than where you go to school or where you live. Ignorance is not bliss, America.