Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Socialist: GUATEMALA: Anatomy of a Misleading News Article

New Socialist: GUATEMALA: Anatomy of a Misleading News Article:
...the article makes no mention...
So? Neither the article nor the critique make any mention of a couple of other pivotal factors, which are religion and drug policy.

Emergent from the diversity of religion is a curious blend of social conservatism and soft-headed compassion that stifles what might be effective measures, while drug policy enables a disgusting, parasitic symbiosis that places the law enforcement/prison industry squarely in the same category as the companies the critique slams, while directly and indirectly causing much of the violence, corruption and impunity that plagues the place.

The problem is people, and I think Helen Mack is absolutely correct as quoted in the article:
As a result, she adds, “I don’t think there is any hope for Guatemala. The system is done for. People should be paying attention.”

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

I think you're right. The solution has to start here in the US. An information revolution is required. People need ways to distinguish the truth from the lies and to identify the deep streams of special interest that flow through the political power networks. Your Unity08 program addresses part of that.