Connect with us

The Low Down

Civil Unrest in Mexico, a World Trend?

Updated

on

gas protest in Mexico

Mainstream media many would argue, has become compromised, bought and paid for by corporate government to only broadcast a message in line with their agenda. Whether the former is true or it is simply because controversy converts to poor ratings, the fact remains that mainstream media simply doesn’t like to cover civil unrest, unless it turns violent, and is on our own streets.

A good example of this mum’s the word policy is the protests in Mexico occurring right now. Many are not only unaware of the protests, but of the general state and standard of living in Mexico.

Unapologetic Corruption

While some of the more established and what you might call, “bigger players’ in the world economy at least attempt to cover up corruption, (something that has become increasingly harder thanks in part to the internet) in Mexico this corruption is far more blatant and open.

Part of the cause of this civil unrest comes from the soaring gas prices, which due to internal corruption has risen over 20%.

As a result, according to Zero Hedge, it takes about “the equivalent of 12 days of a minimum wage to fill a tank of gas — compared to the U.S.’ seven hours.” While many think this is the root cause of the protests, it is only the tip of the iceberg.

The Dirty Underbelly

Mexican citizens have simply become tired of being bullied by their government, one that they have found has entered into formal agreements with drug cartels.

The Mexican government’s dirty underbelly only gets filthier the further you explore. Inflation is running rampant in Mexico as well, destroying the working class and economy via the fiat financial system that is basically a streamlined inflation device.

Another problem Mexico faces is its agricultural industry being completely undermined by U.S. Government farming subsidies on mainstay crops like corn. The border tensions of late certainly are not helping the issues bubbling up either.

Civil Unrest Everywhere

All these issues in Mexico have combined to create a volatile cocktail of civil unrest that is about to blow. With other countries having open protests as well such as Sweden, Spain, and Romania, one starts to wonder whether this dissatisfaction with government is contagious.

This is especially interesting when you consider all of the recent evidence of corruption surfacing in governments all over the world, largely including the United States.

So are all world governments in for a serious reform? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Continue Reading
Click to comment

The Low Down

“The Office” Cast Reunite For Fans’ Wedding

Fans of The Office can't believe it's been seven years since the final episode. For one couple, they chose to reenact Jim and Pam's engagement. After hearing this news, John Krasinski called up the rest of The Office cast for a special reunion. I've Seen This Before On his YouTube channel Some Good News, Krasinski showcased how quarantine couldn't stop love. In the...

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Low Down

Why Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart’s Relationship Really Came To An End

2008's Twilight became a box office bonanza that spawned a billion-dollar film franchise. While Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson played lovers onscreen, life imitated art when the cameras stopped rolling. Unfortunately, the two movie stars couldn't keep their relationship going for various reasons. Cameras At Every Turn When you're a celebrity, everything you do makes its way to the tabloids. Relationships are something...

Published

on

Continue Reading

The Low Down

Tom Holland Discovered He Was Spider-Man Through Social Media

For the introduction of Spider-Man in the MCU, Marvel Studios needed a fresh face. English actor Tom Holland made took the role and wowed audiences with his debut in Captain America: Civil War. When it came to finding out if he got the part, Holland learned alongside everyone else. Do It For The Gram In 2015, Holland made his way...

Published

on

Continue Reading