Monday, March 16, 2009
It's all a matter of perspective.....
There are several types of people, some look at life as the water glass half empty and the other look at it as half full.
Perspective is important to communicate your ideas and emotions, and I am tired of being asked about the issues of Mexico and the crime.
That's all we hear about is the dead bodies......the drug cartels, and now the US State department is warning US travellers about travel into Mexico.
First I would say that they should warn their citizens about travel into Los Angeles, Oakland, Dallas, New York City and Miami.
Check out the graph on the left and see how Oakland compares to average US city Seattle.
So, why not ask about worrying about going to Oakland?
More media hype, and there is something the media likes to do is bash Mexico. After all it says the problems in the US are contributed by Mexico, Mexico says the drug problems are contributed by the US.
So here we are, caught in a media war between two media organizations both waging war on each others prosperity.
It my eyes, the more people quit listening to the media people the better off one would be. The TV talking heads have been spewing nonsense for decades and have conditioned the viewers who are glued to the set to believe anything they preach.
I quit listening and believing the US media long ago. I get a lot of my news from the BBC. It's interesting to find out what the Brits have to say about the US and Mexico.
Then you can pick up the local newspaper like LA Voz and read another completely different story.
And I use to be in the news biz...... That was in the 60's when things were different or at least they seemed to be.....