Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stop Feeding The Fire

Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I know this will turn bad and people can post what they like but enough is enough. The fear mongers have hit there all time high. Our confident leader from the Kino Bay area has spoken and if you don't believe the expert you must be a nut. Only he knows Mexico better than anyone else and if you dare to defy him you will fall as his prey.


And now the Mara SalvaTrucha have infected the ranks of Mexico. Sure they have, just like they are operating alive and well within the prison gangs in the U.S., gangs within the Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago areas. Everyone knows the prisons in the U.S. have created alliances with the bad elements of other countries and are operating freely within their walls with support of prison guards. This is not news but it feeds the fire cutting off more and more tourism of which a great part of Mexico finds its livlihood.

As I have said before, anyone who purchases illegal drugs is directly responsible for the death of a Mexican. The same holds true for those that continue to weave the gossip and fear, for these same people are responsible for the demise of tourism within the country and the welfare of those that depend on the industry.

Have a wait and see attitude about rving in Mexico next year, that is a smart idea. If I were you I would do the same thing. But please, don't paint the country with a wide brush. Sightings of military and federal police. If we didn't see this the reaction would be that Mexico is doing nothing. A damned if you do and a damned if you don't. For some unknown reason people are digging in deep to extend the fear among travelers.

Millions of people are flying the skies and taking to the highways of Mexico. this Semana Santa. With precaution? Of course, but life goes on.

Don't dig your own grave regarding travel in Mexico. If you enjoy it, and want to continue, a greater presence of rver is necessary to reduce fears that are not based on fact. Our loyal leader insists that Kino and PeƱasco are safe but everywhere else in the country isn't. Okay, I will state the same for my area.

I am in Merida now. We drove two hours from Cancun. We weren't stopped harrassed, pointed at, robbed. Could it have happened? Just like anywhere else. Last night we drove around the avenues of Merida at 1 a.m. We saw plenty of police. Great, they are doing their jobs.

Remember one thing. They want us to be afraid, that's what terrorism is. I would be more afraid of flying in the U.S. than traveling the highways of Mexico.

Lighten up people, "Ignorance is the mother of fear."

1 comment:

  1. We are looking forward to rving in Mexico next year. We usually fly down but would like the freedom of an rv. We feel like you that Mexico is safe if you develop an awareness for certain things. I tried to join your site but can't find a follower button....