A video has emerged of the Zetas drug cartel sawing a man’s feet and then arms off while he is still alive and mocking him:
Blogdelnarco presents a video where they cut off his two feet, and when they cut his arm they make fun of him while they force him to say “Bye Bye Zetas”.
One of the most brutal videos I’ve seen, dismembering people is made so extreme by the mere fact of the victim’s suffering, brutal videos published by the Zetas where they mercilessly assassinate their ex member for treason , the man cries while they continue cutting their limbs and bleeding, “Morena” would be the victim’s nickname since the video is heard – “Are you sleeping yet Morena?” The video almost arriving at 3 minutes is cut.
The Zetas in 1999 began to work for Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, recruiting former soldiers to create the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel; eventually begins to recruit members in active service of the 15th Infantry Battalion in Tampico, belonging to the 8th Military Zone, located in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. (source)
These videos of heinous torture and violence from the drug cartels remind me- albeit without actual blood- of Heath Ledger’s charcter as the Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, in the scene where he is tormenting the fake Batman on video after he captured him:
Imagine if you had to live in Gotham City under the reign of terror from the Joker.
You would not want to.
Now, imagine how many people from Mexico, Guatemala, and other parts of Central America feel about their daily lives. They don’t just have one Joker, but entire militias of Jokers. Jokers torturing other Jokers, Jokers fighting each other in the streets, Jokers kidnapping and murdering people on video, and even Jokers in the government who allow the Jokers in the militias to act with license.
In depends on the point that one comes from, but one can say that if one considers a particularly long journey from Tegucigalpa- the capitol of Honduras- to Brownsville, TX, it is approximately 1600 miles. Most point in Mexico, Guatemala, and even parts of El Salvador are closer by several hundred miles.
This distance- from the capitol of Honduras to the US border- is approximately the same distance as it is from New York City to Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX.
Would you risk the journey if it meant getting away forever from a society overrun and controlled by men like the Joker?
I do not say there cannot be laws enforcing border controls. Countries have a right to regulate migration and laws exist for a reason. However, immigration policy in the US is currently unjust not because of the rule of law, but because the government intentionally breaks its own laws and then used the breaks it has allowed as a way to leverage social and political support for other policies while at the same time using illegal immigration to subsidize large sectors of the economy, in particular mass agriculture which is used as a tool of US domestic and foreign policy.
But also don’t forget what is happening in many parts of Central America, and remember to put yourself into another person’s shoes.