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14 December, 2012

Vice Presents: The Mexican-Mormon War

By Aaron
14 December, 2012

Embedded Video: Mitt Romney's Mexican family battles the drug cartels. 

For a person who uses no illegal drugs, I sure am interested in the damn Drug War (see these posts). Of course, I also have no children but find education policy to be of great import (see yesterday's post). Whether they directly impact you or not, certain issues simply matter and thus demand your attention. 

Fortunately, we're blessed to share an atmosphere with the daredevil journalists over at Vice Magazine, and specifically Shane Smith (profiled by the NYT back in 2010), who traveled to Mexico to explore what may be the most bizarre confluence of cultures wrought by the U.S. War on Drugs. The short synopsis of this video: small colonies of offshoot Mormons - including cousins of one Mitt Romney - have found themselves at war with Mexican drug cartels. The long synopsis: ah hell....just do yourself a favor and watch it.

It is, to say the least, quite a story and one that demands your attention.

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