Random thoughts. Nine dead in Mexican teacher protests. What if it were Paris?


Since you read this blog you know about the assault on Mexican teachers and their union by the corrupt narco-connected government of  Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Last week government bullets left as many as nine dead in the state of Oaxaca.

Aside from Facebook and Twitter there has been little reporting of the events in Mexico.

Until massive protests yesterday in Mexico City the American media has been silent. That made the NY Times.


I couldn’t help but wonder how the media would react if it were nine dead teachers in Paris, Brussels or Chicago.

The issue is familiar. Mexican teachers oppose the government’s reforms that aim at privatization of the Mexican education system.

The reason it sounds familiar is because it is. We see it here.

Maybe that is why the American media doesn’t want to talk about protesting teachers killed by the government for resisting the reforms.

Oh. And it wasn’t Muslims.

4 Replies to “Random thoughts. Nine dead in Mexican teacher protests. What if it were Paris?”

  1. Did you see Kistoffs report from the Guatemalan border. Methinks there is a whole lot of stuff we are not hearing about.

    1. David, if you have RT (Russian Television), check it out. You’re right, there are a lot of things we are not hearing about. Our local channels: 2, 5, 7, 9, and whatever FOX comes on, are mostly entertainment. They provide minimal news of importance. RT is considerably more informative.

  2. Privatization such a harsh word.
    Competition, bringing out the best, choice, cream rising to the top, such nice calming words.

    1. Since you believe in the market driving all decisions, why would you object to the word, “privatization.” It means taking what is held in common and making it market driven. Why do you object to that?

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