Teens' thievery turns tragic for Honduran cop
Edwin Mejia didn't want to go out and steal that morning.
The $75 he and his buddy had made the day before from the stolen motorcycle felt like a fortune compared to the $5 a day he earned selling his mother's tortillas. The 15-year-old lay in bed inside the wooden one-room house he shared with his 10 brothers and sisters and told his partner, Eduardo Aguilera, that he wasn't in the mood.
"Hey, man, we have to go!" insisted Eduardo, also 15.
From yesterday's take, their first job, Edwin could buy a cellphone. If they did the same today, maybe Edwin could buy himself some sneakers. White Nikes were a favorite with the 18th Street gang members...
As the US obligingly imports the rest of the world's excess peasantry, this is the society toward which we are headed. Sam Francis called it anarcho-tyranny.
By the time things run their course, I bet all the libertarians out there won't be screeching about fascism any more.
And speaking of fascism, I'll take a society run by these guys over a society that produces Edwin Mejia and Eduardo Aguilera any day:
Though as I've said, fascism requires a traditional nation-state and more specifically, probably a European nation-state. I'm not sure Anglos could be fascists even if we wanted to be.
I'm going to edge out a little further on this limb and state that only groups with a sufficiently high median IQ (such as, but not exclusively or necessarily, Anglos and Europeans) can build a K-selected, high-trust society.
And when we're gone, it's gone.