Why America needs to think about their neighbors once in a while
I’m turning this reply into it’s own post because I am truly baffled by how many of my followers are coming out of the woodwork as Trump voters.
So to all those lovely people who voted for Trump, here is how you screwed the majority of Latin America over:
So, you looked at the stance on issues both major candidates had and decided Trump was better for your country.
Without once taking a moment to think about the 33 countries you are screwing over with your astoundingly selfish vote.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Maybe you should research a bit on the role the US plays when it comes to aiding all the goddamn drug cartels (including Mexican drug cartels like Cartel del Golfo and Colombian drug cartels like el Cartel de Medellin).
Let me explain how your ignorance has fucked all of us over.
Thanks to the US’s dumbfuck lax gun control laws, they easily became the #1 weapons suppliers of all our drug cartels. It’s extremely common, household knowledge in Mexico that if you need a gun, you can sweettalk the corrupt officials watching the US border and you’ll easily get one or fifteen.
If you looked at the issues as thoroughly as you claim to have, then I guess you know full well by now what Trump’s policies on gun control are, huh? Even better, many republicans share these same wonderful views on gun control and thus this means the supplies of guns to Latin American countries will keep on being steady and endless.
“But why should I care,” you say, “Why should I care about any of that if I’m voting for my own country, not South American ones?”
Well here’s the thing, my dear sweet, extremely sheltered and selfish American:
You share the goddamn American continent with us, us latino people who suffer every goddamn year from drug wars fueled by the US and primarily FOR the US as they also are our biggest clients in terms of drugs.
If your goddamn country ONLY affected Mexico negatively, then maybe I could let your selfishness pass as it would only affect one country.
However, it affects all fucking 33 countries south of your goddamn border.
I wonder, will you have the balls to say that the fucking United States is more important than the well-being of 33 countries?
And that’s even without getting on the fact that your newly-elected, brilliant president doesn’t even think global warming is an issue.
So thank you for your ignorance, thank you for having your head so far up your own ass that you fail to to take into consideration all the countries you’re affecting with your votes.
Thank you for contributing to our drug wars, our femicides, a possible nuclear war, the possible collapse of global economy, the lack of funding for environmental issues and the loss of funds for Nasa.
No wonder the rest of the world thinks Americans are nothing but ignorant fucks when we have such prime examples as these voters.
I wonder when these types of Americans will finally stop licking their own asses and realize how much their fuckups affect millions of others the world over?
When will you finally realize you share the planet with the rest of the world and thus owe it to all of us to think about everyone else once in a while?
Even more embarrassing, too many of you don’t even know truly how much you are fucking us all over and you’re often much too sheltered and scared to actually face the facts and understand the thousands upon thousands of deaths the US is responsible for down here south of your border but you choose to remain willfully ignorant for your own peace of mind.
You’re all “Oh no this is too horrible, I can’t read/watch this!” When this is the reality so many Latin Americans have to live with on a daily basis, you selfish, ACTUALLY privileged twats.
I can provide links and sources for all my claims as well but fair warning that they are in spanish and contain very graphic images, because both the US media and most Latino media censor these issues and thus we have to rely on conflict-zone journalists to risk their lives for us.
Also if any of you want more info on all of these, you can always shoot me a message! I do have to warn you that everything I will provide you with will be depressing as all fuck though.
really not here for the new netflix original series: narcos
look i get that it looks ~exciting
but as a colombian it’s really tiring to only see this image of my country in international tv, because it reinforces the stereotype that colombians equal drugs.
i’m really fucking tired of a lot of people from other countries only knowing about pablo escobar and café when i mention colombia. we are much more than that! MUCH MORE THAN THAT!
it’s also annoying that both colombian tv and international tv want to make money out of the suffering of our people. drug cartels and the guerrillas still exist in colombia and still fuck with politics and people’s everyday lives!
it may not be as bad as before. there aren’t bombs in bogotá anymore. there aren’t as many people being brutally murdered because of this conflict. but it’s definitely NOT over. people are still dying because of it. people are still paying fares to the guerrillas (who, even though they are smaller and not nearly as powerful as before, are now mixed with the drug cartels) in some of our rural areas so they can live there. people are still being kicked out of their lands because they won’t pay those fares.
it’s insensitive that so many of these tv shows created around colombian drug cartels only talk about the drugs and the assholes behind them instead of focusing on the terrible effects that’s this has had on our people and our economy and our everyday life.
just… it’d be better to watch a documentary that actually depicts all the terrible things that come from these people, the lack of humanity, the lack of remorse and compassion, and at the same time the strength of the colombian people who fight them, instead of watching novelas and tv shows ~glamorizing and glorifying~ the cartels.
maybe don’t watch it? but if u do, also read/watch documentaries so u know how bad it really was (and for some, still is).
The history of Colombia’s narco-submarine development, only God knows what they’re building now.
Fun fact: Back in the early 2000′s, colombian drug cartels actually attempted to buy a decommissioned ex-soviet diesel electric submarine that was in Ukrainian soil, but the deal fell through once colombian authorities caught wind of it and contacted both the Ukraine and the EU.
drug cartels continue to manage most aspects of the cocaine trade from
acquisition of cocaine base, to cocaine production in South America and
transportation, to wholesale distribution in the United States.
On the one hand, that people have the good sense to reject this fucking maniacal fascist is heartening. On the other, the “no one’s clapping for Jeb” meme shit is extremely insidious and belies other factors at work in the entire election spectacle.
In 1977, a short time after his father left the CIA as director, Jeb, fluent in Spanish as a result of his time as an exchange student in Guadalajara, was sent, along with his Mexican wife, Columba, to Caracas, Venezuela, to work as a “branch manager” and “vice president” at the young age of 24. But Jeb was no ordinary “branch manager.” He was, officially, Texas Commerce Bank’s top point man in the Venezuelan capital and, unofficially, the CIA’s main financial liaison to the Venezuelan oil industry and the Colombian narcotics cartels. Jeb would regularly report to his CIA “official cover” counterpart attached to the U.S. embassy in Caracas as a State Department “diplomat.”
Jeb helped lay the groundwork for the future Reagan-Bush administration’s 1980s covert war against Nicaragua and leftist guerrillas in El Salvador by establishing banking and money laundering links between the CIA and the Medellin and Cali drug cartels. Jeb’s friends in the Colombian cartels, particularly Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar, would helped finance the Nicaraguan contras in return for CIA-supplied weapons. While in Venezuela, Jeb cleverly managed to hide the Colombian cartel’s drug revenues as oil industry revenues of “front” companies. Texas Commerce Bank was the bank of choice for Latin American drug cartels. It was later discovered to have stashed $7 million in drug profits for the Gulf cartel of Mexico. […]
Jeb had no problems with the Venezuelan government in providing financial support for the Colombian cartels. For much of Jeb’s stay in Venezuela, the extremely corrupt Carlos Andres Perez, known as “CAP,” was president. His extravagant spending using Venezuela’s revenue from the recently-nationalized oil industry earned his government the nickname of “Saudi Venezuela.” Although CAP nationalized the oil industry and created the Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) state-owned oil firm, he also was generous to American firms bidding for work with PdVSA. One of them was Bechtel Corporation, the firm of future Reagan-Bush cabinet members George P. Shultz and Caspar Weinberger. With a number of Bechtel employees in Venezuela, Jeb was not the only CIA “NOC” (non-official cover) present in the country. But, he was the most influential.
During CAP’s second term as president from 1989 to 1993, a young army officer named Hugo Chavez attempted to overthrow the corrupt CAP in a coup. Many of Venezuela’s elite, whom Jeb befriended during his days as Langley’s main NOC in Caracas, later became involved with repeated CIA attempts to overthrow Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. Today, they and their progeny live in the Miami-Dade area, particularly in Doral, nicknamed “Doralzuela,” and are among Jeb’s strongest and most deep-pocketed political supporters. […]
After leaving Venezuela in 1980 to help with his father’s presidential and vice presidential campaigns, Jeb hooked up with Cuban-American Miami businessman Armando Codina, who had his own connections with CIA-supported anti-Castro Cuban exiles in south Florida. It was Codina who helped Jeb make millions of dollars in the real estate business and eventually help launch him on his political career that took him to the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee. Jeb, as a principal of the Codina Group, was able to arrange the sale of high-priced condos and mansions in the Miami area to his elite friends in Venezuela, with Jeb receiving handsome sales commissions.
One of Jeb’s close Miami associates was Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch. Bosch was a key figure in the CIA’s Operation Condor, which was an alliance of Latin American military dictatorships that targeted leftist leaders for assassination across international borders. Bosch helped carry out the October 1976 bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455, which was en route from Barbados to Jamaica. All 73 passengers and crew were killed in the attack, including children and the Cuban fencing team. […]
Codina, Bosch, and Posada Carriles were all part of Jeb’s inner circle of friends, which also included Cuban businessman Camilo Padreda, a former spy for Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and Hernandez Cartaya, both later indicted for systematically embezzling funds from the Jefferson Savings and Loan of McAllen, Texas. Padreda and Cartaya were also identified as CIA agents who helped skim funds from Jefferson and other S&Ls to fund the Nicaraguan contras. Jeb’s work for the CIA in Caracas in 1977 came a few months after the CIA’s worst terrorism spree in history, which also happened to coincide with George H. W. Bush’s single year as CIA director.
After his father became vice president, Jeb served as the liaison for the Nicaraguan contras and he arranged meetings between them and their supporters and the White House point man for covert assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels, one Marine Corps lieutenant colonel by the name of Oliver North. Another one of Jeb’s Cuban cronies, Miguel Recarey, owner of Miami-based International Medical Center, an HMO, was awash in ill-gotten Medicare funds. Recarey and his brother, who had close ties to the CIA, were also funded by Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., a co-conspirator in several CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and a suspected co-plotter in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.