When I go into a Walmart in Mexico City, I have never feared that some gunman is going to walk in and start shooting people. Nor have I had any fears when I go to a movie theater or an outdoor music performance in Mexico. I do not worry that there will be a mass shooting at the school which Alejandro's nephew Ezra attends.
So when I hear individuals or the media portray Mexico as a dangerous place I just want to scream! After the horrific events of last weekend, just the latest in a long, long line of senseless killings, I feel as if I am safer in Mexico than here in the U.S.
A Republican state representative from Ohio posted a list of causes for the mass shootings... among them drag queens and gay marriage. What an utterly idiotic comment! Again, I want to scream when I hear the lunacy of some people who are in our government.
The Republicans offer their "thoughts and prayers". Enough with the "thoughts and prayers". As many in the audience chanted when the Ohio governor spoke at a vigil for the Dayton victims, "DO SOMETHING!"
In the case of the El Paso massacre, the cause is clear. The shooter was a white supremacist. Now anyone who has studied U.S. history knows that racism is nothing new and that it has raised its ugly head time and time again in this country. The orange "Pendejo" made a statement decrying white supremacists. Sorry, "Pendejo", too little, too late. You have shown your true colors since long before the election. Your constant statements and tweets demeaning Hispanics, blacks and Muslims have clearly demonstrated the kind of person you are. You have emboldened the racists in this country to act out on their hatred.
I am truly ashamed of my nation.