“Complicated days are coming, I won’t lie to you. The wave of violence isn’t going to end."
-Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval
I just read three current articles about our Mexican neighbors to the South. I highly recommend that you take the time to do so as well.
"Three of the bodies were found on the road that to Larga beach and the airport, their feet and hands tied and bearing clear signs of torture. The three also presented bullet wounds."
"...the operation was connected to the discovery last week of eight bodies in an abandoned pickup truck in the Guadalajara neighborhood of Morelos."
"We already have 30 members in the self-defense group. It’s time for the criminals to clear off and steal from somewhere else."
This last article reminded me of a fantastic video from Vice News. I watched it a few years back. It is about a few Mormon farmers in Mexico standing up to the Mexican drug cartels.
I have many associates and friends that will no longer travel to Mexico, because it is too dangerous. These are people that know how to look after themselves. I also know several Mexicans that have moved their families to the USA to escape the violence and kidnappings. We hear Trump promoting the construction of a wall, but having spent a little time on the border, and over it, I don't think that it will be any more effective than The Maginot Line.
Will the societal collapse cross the border to the USA? I don't know. My crystal ball is only a novelty item. What I do know is that my entire life has occurred during a time of historically low violence in the world. Just a few generations ago, in most places, a father would be remiss if he didn't teach his sons how to fight for their lives...and win. The chances of them needing to do so, at least once, were quite high.
Teaching our sons how to really fight is not so common these days, I think you will agree. The closest many American boys get to fighting is first-person shooter video games, which actually teaches a child nothing about self defense, but much about mass murder. To be instructive, a fight needs to have real consequences. I learned something the first time I got punched in the nose. It hurts. These days we teach children to shelter in place and wait for the police to show up and save them, or the psychopath to show up and execute them, whichever happens first. How did that work out in Parkland, Florida? About the same result as in Mexico, yes?
All I really have to offer as a solution is more of my same ol' philosophy of disintermediation. Be your own first responder. Don't be a victim!
Be grateful if you are still legally able to exercise your Natural Right to self defense. Do exercise it, frequently, and teach you children to do the same, boys and girls. They will thank you for it. God forbid they ever need these skills, and you neglected to teach them. Shit happens.
Peace, prosperity, love, and liberty,