PREFATORY NOTE—Hemispheric issues
Mexico: «So far from God, So Close to the United States»
—Epigram credited to Porfirio Díaz, Mexican dictator (1830-1915).
As is the case in many parts of the world where poverty is widespread and institutionalized, a terrible status quo enforced by the government’s police and armed forces, representing the national and international bourgeoisie (the capitalist class), and normally assisted and bolstered in its repressive savagery by the United States, eventually sparks rebellions. These “insurgent” movements, sometimes led by socialists or communists and just as often simply by people driven to the limit of their endurance, are routinely pushed back by ”counterinsurgency” campaigns that often qualify as genocidal. The main object of such campaigns is to keep a profoundly unjust order going at any cost. It’s a damn shame but many of our highly trained special forces are engaged in this criminal task around the globe. Such men apparently never figured out what fighting for “the American Way” means in the global context. Equally bad, aside from these “in country” instructors and fighters, we also train foreign murderers and torturers in our own military establishments, to date the most notorious being the School of the Americas. (1)