Thursday, January 5, 2012

Holding the United States Accountable

Holding the United States Accountable for the Rise in Violence in Honduras

Another great article about the rise in violence in Honduras.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not the best educated on this, but I have some thoughts that maybe you could clarify or comment on:

    I guess I only really see three points in this article despite his list of five. Three of them should really be lumped into one: Drugs, but were expanded for the sake of making a longer list.

    And, to be honest, a lot of the points made in the article I don't think are things a government need be "held accountable" for.

    I think the US's cocaine consumption is what it is, at this point, and there really is nothing you can do about it. People who have the money to get it are going to get it. I mean, it's not like the US is encouraging the sale and use of cocaine. I dunno... I just refuse to feel guilty or place blame on a country for a problem that comes hand in hand with being a rich country. Sure this problem is a consequence of (what I think is) an uncontrollable problem in the US. I'm sure the US has similar problems it has to deal with due to other countries, it sucks, but you have to deal with it. Not saying it's good for the US to just sit back and watch the country burn, but I don't think it's entirely their responsibility to solve their problems or to take personal accountability for the situation.

    #3 - I don't know what this guy wants, to not fight any drug wars? Or is he saying that the US is taking the stance "Not all drug wars are created equal"? If he is, then he might have a point. The US probably had to pick its wars for its own interest. Mexico is our neighbor, so that makes sense, Columbia probably has resources and money, probably best to not have a corrupt government in power. Honduras... the juice might just not be worth the squeeze... Anyway, I'm not saying I agree with it; but that's how I see it.

    I'm not sure what to think about #4. Another unintended consequence of probably a good program.

    I have absolutely no opinion on #5.