Friday, March 6, 2009


Seems that individuals in New Jersey and Atlanta are much more concerned about the drug cartel activities in Mexico than I am living here three miles from the border.

I realize the violence in Mexico is particularly palpable across the line in Texas and border towns such as Nogales and Douglas here in Arizona.

And easier to videotape.

But the view from my kitchen window nicely encompasses the high chaparral of the San Pedro Mountains and the lights of Cannana and Agua Verde are only in the distance at night.

I can also see the straight black line of the border wall erected to theoretically slow down drugs and illegal immigrants. Local opinion remains that the construction of a 12' tall wall only necessitates a 13' ladder to get over… literally.

We have more than our fair share of drug shipments that come through here. Vehicles packed with drugs get caught in Douglas and Naco almost daily, which to me only begs the observation of many more do get through undetected.

My son made an obvious observation today that drugs will continue to pour across the border as long as there is a market for it here.

Anybody wanna take a stab at that old war again before we occupy Mexico and attempt to repair their gruesome state of economy and corrupt government?


Cheri Block Sabraw said...

Your son is spot on in his observation about the drug market here in the US.

I enjoyed this post.

jaibone said...

Drugs will remain popular from now until our species is wiped out by some horrific plague that science cannot cure..... Modern medicine is only thing keeping us going....