Tell us how you feel about Pablo Escobar
Jesus Christ anon, he… he’s a complicated matter for me, on one hand, he’s the reason why we became cocaine country, why car bombs inside cities became a thing, he indoctrinated an entire generation of kids on both hating and killing cops (our cops are nothing like the american ones, hell by law they can only pull their weapons IF they’re getting shot at, otherwise they can, and have, end up in jail themselves), and to this day we still live the consequences he and his Medellin cartel brought to the country during the days of the bounties on cops and the cartel wars.
BUT he proved, SHOWED you could be a bottom-of-the-barrel loser and still rise to the very top, he also was so over-the-top evil, from bombing a newspaper that wouldn’t shut up about him, sending a hitman against a politician INSIDE a plane, to fucking making the Colombian government accept his surrender if they let him custom-build his own prison, with his personally hand-picked staff, and with the permission to allow any kind of visitor he wished for, that I can’t help but admire the shit he managed to pull off.
I was a baby when he was finally killed, and yet at times it seems the stuff he did was possible only in movies, like real life wouldn’t allow such an over the top guy to exist, and yet he did!
Cheeky bastard, your legacy will never die.