Organized Crime In Mexico and Elsewhere

by Fly on the Wall, Friday, July 24, 2020, 06:45 (97 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I’m no expert on Mexico but one thing I’m pretty sure of is that the criminal gangs and the Mexican people are heading for a showdown .

In my ‘pie in the sky “ moment I often wonder if the old Roman Republic’ approach might work In Republican Rome , when faced with a threat to survival or war , the Senate and People of Rome ( really only the Senate) would sometimes appoint a dictator to handle the crisis . He was given absolute authority over life and death which would end once the the crisis had abated . At that time he was expected to relinquish his powers and turn them back to the Senate and people of Rome . It worked a few times and then fell into disuse as the evolution of Imperial Rome began

The problem of course would be to find an honourable man who could command the respect of the people and the armed services, then be willing to step aside as a long term solution to the crisis was implemented

Do I ever see this happening ....NO .


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