Vulliamy essay 2
21 October 2014
For Kudos and Other Reasons
I partially agree with the author of “Killing for Kudos” because on one hand, I agree that the violence in Mexico is absurd but on the other hand I disagree that there is no reason for the violence. I have family in Mexico and I am aware of the violence that is happening right on my back yard. All the violent massacres, I believe are uncalled for, but the cartels see it as a necessity in order to get a hold of territory. The ways they do their killings have gone too far and it’s disgusting how they consider it an entertainment.
The article “Killing for Kudos – the brutal face of Mexico’s 21st Century war” by Ed Vulliamy reports the violence, massacres …show more content…
Drugs and greed have existed for a very long time, all over the world, without having to escalate to the way Mexican cartels have. The cartels have gone too far with ridiculing the people they kill. It is treated as some sort of entertainment. In no way had any kind of war, ever been like this; it is disgusting and grotesque as Vulliamy put it. For example, I know little of the Mafia in Chicago, Illinois but decapitating people and parading it in public were not how they did their drug dealings and illegal activities. They were more secretive or dealt with their problems a lot less brazen. The cartels published YouTube videos of the beheadings and dismembering only prove how sick they have become. If they found it entertaining then I am concerned how the younger kids will react. Unfortunately, in Mexico there is a lack of decent jobs and teachers to educate the young kids who join the