Thursday, July 5, 2012

Positive Quiddity: Integrity

"A few years ago I met a young Mexican soldier manning a check point while searching vehicles for firearms.  We struck a conversation and he told me the drug war is NOT a drug war.  It is a civil war between Mexicans who believe in violence --as a way of life -- and those who still believe in the rule of law, flawed though it may be.  It was a war between right and wrong.  I asked him who thought would win this war.  He looked at me with the oldest eyes I'd seen on a 19 year old boy and said, "Senor, I am a son of Mexico."  That was all I needed to hear.  I don't believe in divine intervention, but if there are gods, I hope they keep this young man safe."

-- a personal friend on his Facebook blog

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