Monday, October 30, 2006

Nothing sweeter

Im going to now make reference to another article i wrote several weeks back on another blog. I guess its just easiest if i cut and paste and then continue from with my new discoveries.

and I quote

Oct 12, 2006

than you do in a year.

Incredible.This is what Davinci wishes he could have done.

Brilliant, no?
Would you like for me to up the ante?
Ok, gladly.

At about 1 minute and 25 seconds, the caller Bruce, who loves juice (im guessing as much as our host), screams "Fuck MS Gang". Initially when i heard this, it went right over my head, however upon reflection (and with a small hint from Claudio) i realized that he was making reference to the Mara Salvatrucha

The Mara Salvatrucha, as mentioned in the wikipedia link, is one of the fastest growing gangs in the world as well as one of many American gangs flourishing in El Salvador.

As a result of commie related paranoia (both valid and invalid) the US was spreading its wings of freedom over much of the world throughout the 1950s to the 1990s. In South America military dictatorships sprouted like wild mushrooms with the aid of the US government and people became quite restless (random raids, assasinations and torture will do that to you).

It was not long after the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero (who Pope John Paul II refused to support, cuz he was scared he was a commie), that civil war broke out in El Salvador. It is estimated that 75 000 people died during the years of 1980 to 1992. It was also during this time that many people fled the country. One of the many destinations that these refugees fled to was the United States. It was in the US that the Mara Salvatrucha was born.

What happened next is that many of these kids who were born in El Salvador grow up in the US and join gangs, they get caught doing several crimes and then are deported back to El Salvador as they are not recognized as US citizens. Its kinda fucked up that alot of these dudes a) dont know the country they are returning to and b) are bringing alot of baggage with them. Please note that i am not sympathizing with them.

Another nifty fact is that El Salvador is in between Colombia AND the US which allows it to be used as a major drug vein.

Anyhoo, that brings us to El Salvador today where a major gang war fueled by poverty and crack cocaine rages on. Apparently its also reached public access cable in Los Angeles.

Yes that is his face


Blogger Larissa_T said...

he's got the eyes of a rapist...
hey... he kinda reminds me of you!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Larissa_T said...

i wish i would've written "he's got bette davis eyes". but now it's too late.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

I wouldn't be afraid of no MS Gang. With all those involuntary muscle contractions they wouldn't be able to keep their biscuit steady enough to bust a cap in my ass...

3:44 AM  

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