Taxis and tortillas

by Ironwood @, Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 15:10 (483 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Mexico News Daily has an article about the recent events:

Once again, a damn shame to see The Mexico News Daily use our local misfortunes to promote their publisher's political propaganda.

"Abrazos, no balazos" is a simple enough concept. It means that the government does not intend to continue fighting the USA's proxy war for them. It does NOT mean that force won't be used to capture criminals, repel attacks or to prevent violence. But that's the context in which AMLO's detractors and the politically unsavvy continue using it in the same fashion as Faux Snooze promotes all their absurd propaganda to an increasingly dumbed down viewership who blindly falls for and regurgitates it.

Who came up with "Abrazos, no balazos"? If it was the PRI or PAN, I suppose it's fair game in the nasty business of politics.
If, however, it was AMLO or one of his advisors, they've got to wear it.

Okay, so everything I just said apparently went right over your head. Never mind...

So every misconstrued statement anyone ever said must remain misconstrued and the folks who said them must embroider them on the clothing they wear. That's basically what you're saying.

Ah, so AMLO's the one who wears it. If he's going to use a catchphrase or sound bite to encapsulate his government's response to a huge mess like Mexico's organized crime, corruption and cartel activity, let it be clear enough that it doesn't require defensive statements that "it doesn't mean what it clearly says" every time it's mentioned. That's all.

Complete thread:

 RSS Feed of thread