For John, BLUF: This political year nothing is what it seems. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media we have Mr Roger L Simon's "Diary of a Mad Voter" and "Can Trump Save Mexico?"
I love Mexico. I have been there dozens of times from the border to the Chiapas jungle. I love almost everything about it.And, one wonders if the legalization of drugs will avoid this kind of corruption in the US, or bring it on.
But like so many, I detest their government. It has been a disaster longer than I have been alive. And glorious as the art and architecture may be, there's that other more depressing Mexico -- the land of El Chapo, mordidas and murder -- the desperate barrios you see from the cab if you accidentally stray from the Zona Rosa or Polanco or one of the other tony neighborhoods of the Distrito Federal. This is the world's capital of income inequality.
Mexico, wonderful as it is to visit, is intolerably corrupt. Corruption in Mexico even merits its own Wikipedia entry. Most of us who have been there on multiple occasions have experienced it. I have paid a mordida to their cops myself more than once for traffic infractions I didn't commit to avoid being hauled off to jail. It's just the price you pay for enjoying yourself down there, sort of like meeting the troll at the bridge.
What none of us want, I would think, is for 43 college students from one college to go missing. Apparently stopped by the police and turned over to a local crime syndicate to be dealt with. And, of course, the allegation of torture in last week. Torture of the suspects in the disappearance♠ of the college students.
And, there is the myth of Mr Trump vs the reality of Mexico, which many deny.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ You know you have hit the skids when the term "disappeared" enters your language as a verb.