In a fine editorial, Narco News’ Al Giordano suggests that the people of Mexico have the power to start a revolution.
On Wednesday afternoon, thousands of Mexican citizens will take to the streets to demand â€œan end to the violenceâ€ wrought by the so-called â€œwar on drugs.â€
There might not be thousands, but tens of thousandsâ€¦ or more. […]
And I am left with just one question: If the people of the United States once rose up and demanded, and won, the end of a senseless, stupid, violent, corrupt, criminal prohibition against a â€œdrugâ€ that is, today and for the last 68 years, peacefully regulated and consumed and sold without violence between its sellers, without corrupting police, judges, politicians and presidents, without censoring newspapers and assassinating journalists and community organizers and defenders of human rightsâ€¦ If the gringos could repeal such a violent policy that caused such harm against themâ€¦ then why not Mexico?
See you in the streets on Wednesday at 5 p.m. We will be there to report it. What you decide to do is up to you. But if there is one thing I have learned in fourteen (really, 24, counting my first voyage) years since arriving in Mexico, it is this: The Mexican people have more power than you know. And one day you are going to use it. If Wednesday is not that day, it will be another day, maybe sooner than anyone thinks. But it also occurs to me that, like with Egypt on January 25, it is not so impossible that Wednesday could be the start of something bigâ€¦