The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, August 25, 2014

Keep us safe... from guys like this

After the governor of Texas took off his smart glasses and patrolled the border armed with Sean Hannity, I mean, a really big gun, to protect El Norte from the invasion of children from Central America, he speculated that perhaps Mexico was infiltrated with ISIL jihadists.

from LAHT
There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that jihadists could enter the United States via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said.

It is very unfortunate that some people make foreign policy on the basis of beliefs, suppositions and completely unfounded and absurd analyses,” Meade said in a press conference on Saturday.

Perry said in an address last week that there was a “very real possibility” that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, terrorists may have entered the United States by crossing the southern border.

“Mexico makes its public policy on the basis of intelligence, founded on analysis, and it reproves those who make public policy on the basis of beliefs and unfounded speculation
,” Meade told reporters.

Texas and Mexico have “a relationship of communities, a relationship of societies, of very important business communities,” the foreign relations secretary said, adding that trade between his country and the U.S. state totaled $196 billion annually.

“To make foreign policy, you always have to have facts, it is always good to have information, it is always best to make it on the basis of the importance of the relationship,” Meade said. 
 But, but, but.... oops.  Not that it will change anything.  Facts just get in the way, doncha know.

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