50,000 Brown People Died Over the Last 6 Years Due to America’s Drug Addiction
I am shocked. I had no idea 50,000 — 50,000! — of our neighbors to the south have died in the last six years in the fight to supply the United States with the drugs it craves.
Here is a haunting photo essay from The Atlantic:
Where did those guns come from? The United States.
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More images here.
Instead of building bases (yes, we’re doing that too) and joining counternarcotics efforts in Honduras, killing civilians, pissing off the people and arming the Mexican government, we might want to take a look at why so many people in the U.S. feel the need to get high. Ya think? Unemployment comes to mind. Debt comes to mind. The cost of medical treatment comes to mind. Mental illness comes to mind. Over-stressed parents and families come to mind. Seniors who are freaked out about being able to live with dignity until they die come to mind. Hello!
But no. I guess the thinking is that 50,000 dead brown people (and counting) is preferable to the USA! USA! USA! facing what’s going on at home.