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It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by rufus, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    A Mexican rancher was threatened by a drug cartel, they wanted to run him off his property. He told them to come and take it if they could, sent all his ranch hands home, and shot it out against a bunch of men armed with machine guns and grenades.

    Link to the story about one brave hombre: Rest in Peace Don Alejo Garza Tamez
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks rufus. A good article. Sad story, but definitely one that needed to be told.
    Until the rest of Mexico and the U.S gets this message, we will continue to squabble over the cause of Mexican drug woes.
    The left says it's American's appetite for drugs.
    The Mexican gov says it's American guns and ammo.

    The reality is based in a culture that sees the "law of the jungle" as a viable alternative to civil society.
    Don Alejo obviously made his way in a civil society, and fought to preserve it.
    Now if only his values will find their way into the minds of those that promote multiculturalism, we, and the Mexicans that live with these horrors, may find a solution.
     
  3. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Wow, what a story. I got shivers down my back. Mexico has strong gun control laws that have effectively disarmed the honest part of the population, as an older large ranch owner, he must have found a way to have kept his.

    Wow!
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    That was a Real man.

    Keith
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    America fails this is what you have to look forward to.

    jim
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Kudos. Would love to have had the opportunity to shake this mans hand.
     
  7. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    May he rest in peace.

    -d
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    A strong statement in favor of the second amendment. If only this man had been allowed to arm himself with better weaponry then he may still be alive today.
     
  9. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Never see this stuff on the news, wonder why?? Can't wait for net neutrality, this will never be seen!
     
  10. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    Now there is a Mexican we should name a street after!
     
  11. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    +1, a BIG one. :thumbup:
     
  12. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Beaverton, OR Chief Cook/Bottle Washer

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    Add my vote to the street name.

    +2
     
  13. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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  14. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    That guy Had BALLS.....:D
     
  15. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    GUIZE.

    I know the solution to the Mexican drug wars. Clearly we should smuggle AR-15s into Mexico and give them to ranchers!
     
  16. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    No 'wonder' about it - Did anyone happen to catch the latest episode of 'Border Wars' ? Part of it was about the recent Jetski shooting incident. Heck you get better news coverage on the educational channels than conventional news. The cartels have already won and they know it. The Mexican government is losing their country and they know it. (officials being targeted and killed, cops not showing up or quitting out of fear) This is NOT going to get any better without massive, committed and decisive involvement by the United States.
     
  17. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Exactly...and until more Mexicans stand up for this tyrannical use of control, they will never be free.

    This is exactly why we will never win the war in Iraq or Afghanistan. Too many cowards that won't stand up and fight for themselves or their country...their so used to being controlled and so numb to violence that they've become accustomed to it. People get executed in the streets in broad daylight- nobody says a word or lifts a finger. Mexico is the new Middle East...blame it on anything you want, but they need more people like Don Alejo to fight for what is right.

    You have to EARN freedom.
     
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    BigCat Portland Member

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    This is not the same day and age where people can gather together and overthrow a system with just pitchforks and torches. These people are well armed, very wealthy, and have a very good understanding how to make sure they stay on top.

    The citizens would be slaughtered if they tried to stand up and fight.
     
  19. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    Tragedy. Nothing more to say.
     
  20. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Same could be said for us...if they cannot stand up against an obvious tyrant in unison, what makes everyone think that we can against one that does the tyranny behind closed doors?

    If Alejo would have stopped a bunch of armed, corrupt, Mexican Marines- this story would have been different. The press release would have been one with a criminal spin, not a heroic one.