North South Dialog

mex-laughs-at-gringoI’m kind of old fashioned, along the lines that it might be handy to be on speaking terms with the neighbors, and Trump probably wouldn’t disagree, other than he doesn’t have the leisure to think about that just yet.   It does seem that there is little hope for any half-way solution for these guys; their immigrant and trade policies have a negative impact on business, at least in the short term, and it’s hard to see how they can touch the health care baby without digging everyone in deeper.    If you look at it with your Troskyite glasses on, then not only is this not a problem, it’s the whole point to grind things down to collapse.  The concern would be in having it all drag on too long, so if that’s what’s going on, I’d expect new outrageous policies to come. If they really intend to govern from the present, to improve things, as their base mostly reasonably expects, then things are off to a rough start, and if we actually have to go to Mexico to ask a favor, I suppose the way things are going, the negotiation might become protracted. What about AMLO?

patriota  My interface with Mexican society is extremely limited increasingly conditioned by my old jaripeo documentaries! I did a small survey this morning (one person) it seems that “amlo” HAS A GOOD REPUTATION AND IS TILL REGARDED AS LEADER BY LARGE PART OF THE prd BASE. There is some scandal right now about the Governor (?) of the State of Veracruz that is smearing him. My impression is that AMLO has retained the mass-appeal of a conditioned old veteran and the commercial I’ve seen show a white hair grandfather. Mexicans love to lend themselves to social fads, when the pig flue as about to hit (according to the major mass media) everybody went around with their kid in surgical masks, as if it were a scary birthday party or odd-saints’s day.

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Not much dialog going on North South on the official level, maybe conversation this will go down sort of along the lines of the UN sideline conversations, where history takes root.

patriota2 I don´t know. I never imagined México would be so ruined in this way, year after year, USA high caliber weapons have been pouring into the country. An insane situation has resulted. It seems like a permanent instability USA State Department plan goes back through the entire Obama administration? Would that policy make any business sense? Not much. Is it an evil self-learning artificial intelligence? is this terrible new wave of violence caused by a runaway computer program? One wonders: Who is in charge of all this craziness?