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¡Dime su dinero!

26 February 2012

Not exactly seeking consolation, Sterling Bennett finds meaning — or rather, sense — in an otherwise stupid street robbery.

The Knives of Mexico:

This is the pattern of colonial extraction, both internal and foreign. It is a form of constant mugging which weakens youth’s chance of getting an education and finding a job. 60% of the population lives in poverty. The strong and bright flee north. The border gets tighter and tighter. There is nowhere to go. So why not pick off a few foreigners, and extract the cash they get with their debit and credit cards? Except that they also rob Mexicans: students, merchants, and tourists from South America. All this, while the wealthy, beautiful Mexicans send their children to Harvard.

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