Don’t Blame the Cartel

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is manufactured legally for pain and is prescribed by a licensed health care provider. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that also is illegally manufactured by criminal elements and is used to lace drugs that are sold to American users of illegal drugs.

The legally provided drug is manufactured under extremely high quality control standards while the illegally manufactured drugs have little or no quality control and this has consequences that are dire to the users, specifically, and America’s cult in general. Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Today over 150 Americans are killed from Fentanyl every day. That’s more Americans killed every year than were killed in the entire Vietname War.

Children and women crossing the southern borders are being coerced into human traffic narratives that bear no resemblance to the culture of America. Instead of protecting those that are vulnerable and in need of help and support, we are hearing of children being forced into prostitution, pornographic movies and forced labor.

Many times these people are working off a debt; a debt owed to the Mexican cartel for passage to the land of milk and honey.

We all have a tendency to look at someone else to blame for failures and shortcomings. In the case of illegal drugs and human trafficking coming from Mexico it is justified to look at the cartels and blame them for our problems, but let’s take off the rose-colored-glasses and look at the underlying cause of the problem.

While the supply is in Mexico the demand is in the United States. The cartels are huge organizations and actually represent a market economy.  If there is a demand for a certain goods or services, the cartel will provide it.

There was a movie called the Right Stuff.  In the movie Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier asked a group of pilots what it will take to get into space. He explained to his fellow pilots, “No bucks, no Buck Rogers. Funding is what it will take to get America into space”.

The same is true of the Cartel.  No demand for what the cartel is selling there is no money for the cartel and the supply will dry up and the cartel will become inconsequential.  If we want to look for the root cause of our problems in America with the Mexican cartel we need to look no further than our own back yard. It is time to do some soul searching and look inward into our own culture and what we are allowing to take place within our own borders.

If there is no demand for items that demean and corrupt the fabric of America, there will be no desire to sell illicit drugs that harm and kill  or use children and women that are nothing more than slaves. It is up to America to teach its children the values of truth, honor and respect. It is so very important to have a father figure in the home; a good father figure and if not a father then a male figure. 

Fiscal responsibility, paying bills and managing government budgets, will make the future for our children and grandchildren a much brighter world to live in. Respect for law and order and understanding that if you do the crime you will do the time will make for a much better and enjoyable life for the citizens of our great nation. 

As much as we think that government should be the great provider, the true teacher must be the family unit. When our children feel comfortable and protected within the home, then we will remove a reason for the cartel to exist and thus it will waste away. But, this will be a generational process. No easy or quick finish.

God Bless America and Pray for the Ukraine.

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