December 31, 2019
As expected, guac is food by terrorists, for terrorists.
You know, growing food is pretty straightforward. Hard work for sure, but not complex.
You plow the land, plant seeds, add fertilizer and water, and wait for harvest.
Millions of farmers have done this reliably for thousands of years.
So my question is this: what part of this process involves mass murder, torture and intimidation?
You would think that it has nothing to do with agriculture.
And yet, when the Mexican cartels start getting involved in the food business, it begins to look like mass murder is a vital part of growing fruits and vegetables.
The 19 mutilated bodies, nine hanging semi-naked from a bridge in the Mexican city of Uruapan, were initially thought to be the result of a clash between rival drug gangs. But the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which claimed the murders in August, is believed to be fighting for more than drugs. It wants dominance over the local avocado trade.
Mexico is the world’s biggest producer of avocados. Exports of the “green gold” from the state of Michoacán, which produces most of Mexico’s avocados, were worth $2.4bn last year.
What a surprise: when these savages get into a new business, they retain the old operating procedures – which is to kill as many people as possible, until everyone is either dead or scared witless and submissive.
It’s the proven Mexican business model.
Good thing we’re letting all these people into our country and getting them more “yobs.”
Now, the risk analytics group Verisk Maplecroft has warned in a new analysis that Mexican avocados risk becoming the next “conflict commodity”, akin to “blood diamonds” in Angola and Sierra Leone and conflict minerals in the Democractic Republic of the Congo.
The analysis examines a range of factors contributing to the increasing risk profile of Mexican avocados, including the growing involvement of cartels and the associated violence, as well as the use of forced and child labour in farming.
It also examines illegal deforestation, illegal logging and forest-clearing for cultivation. The environmental situation has been exacerbated due to cartel activity, “as criminal groups clear protected woodlands to make room for their avocado groves”, according to the report.
“The exponential growth of the avocado’s popularity is a mixed blessing for Mexico’s communities and farmers,” Verisk Maplecroft’s Americas analyst, Christian Wagner, says in the report. “While most have benefited from record-breaking prices, many have attracted the attention of organised crime groups that are sinking their teeth into the profits.”
He adds: “From cultivation through to transportation, violence and corruption now pervade Mexico’s avocado supply chain – particularly in Michoacán, a long-standing hotbed for criminal violence. The similarities with conflict minerals are striking for companies that source avocados from the region. Association with killings, modern slavery, child labour and environmental degradation is becoming an increasing risk when dealing with Michoacán suppliers and growers, especially when establishing traceability is increasingly hard.”
In Mexico, the cartels have turned to other activities, most notably avocados, in the face of the government’s tightening war on drugs, Verisk Maplecroft’s Wagner said. They engage “in both extortion and direct cultivation, usually on lands taken over from local farmers or carved out from protected woodlands”.
The study notes that “2019 has seen the rise of criminal organisations that behave in every way as drug cartels but are not even engaged in drug trafficking. In Michoacán, the avocado industry is providing the diversified income that criminal groups obtain through fuel theft elsewhere in Mexico.”
Again, these savages are turning something which absolutely doesn’t need to be violent – or even illegal – into a sinister bloodbath.
This is because these brown people are comfortable with these nightmarish violent living conditions, and feel like something is missing when their lives are too peaceful.
They long to return to the good old days of uninhibited slaughter.
After all, you don’t need to use ultraviolence to “control the avocado market.”
Especially not if you’re a huge drug cartel with billions of dollars in cash. You can just, like, buy the farms. And pay the farmers.
But where would be the fun in that, huh?