by Bishop Raúl Vera
Makes the army miss hit after hit, or worst, inflict on innocents
Judges absolving criminals and condemning innocents
It is clear to them that, for the vast majority, venal politicians are a minor evilness, necessary characters, indispensable for the national scenery.
We think they are part of the folklore and that their crimes do not provoke us nothing else that accesses of momentary rage.
Those that are easy to forget and do not leave a mark
The name of our illness is conformity, even worst, resignation.
That’s why the steal and steal and steal
The vast majority, however, feels and knows they will be unpunished.
Dozens or hundreds of thousands of innocents languish in jail
While those like Montiel, Marín, Moreira, Yarrington, Ruiz, Cavazos, Vicente Fox, García Luna, and many others are and will be free.
Unpunished, rich and influential
The system knows that, for many in this sick country, the enrichment of a ruler is never inexplicable and is almost never convicted.
They know that cancer has expanded, has formed metastasis.
Might it be that they are right?
And we have to change the system.
Note from Chivis: Posting this is difficult, it was sent to me by a reader and I admit that tears flowed when I read it. But it is México's truth. We can't hide from it, if change is to come. The evil of Mexico is not the narcos, quite simply they are its byproduct of evil. Narcos are opportunists, Each and every level of compromise and ill goes back to corruption. But corruption is promoted and developed by humans, and therein lies the greatest ill of México; apathy.
It is what I have learned working in México for a decade. The realization was stunning, almost incomprehensible that a culture and nation of good, honest, caring people are numbed to the evil, they accept the evil as status quo, even in some ways participate. They are concerned for the 'mine', not 'theirs', they await Superman, instead of leaning on the man in the mirror.
That is how the malevolent 1%, can entrap the 99%.
It is why I say Michoacana are the bravest people of México, it is because they are willing to die fighting for a better life for everyone. My heroes.
Translated by Perla