Our Outrages in Nicaragua

Our Outrages in Nicaragua

Smuggle a thousand rifles, submachine guns, and grenade launchers into the 20 largest American cities, distribute them among known criminals, excops, the hard core of left- and right-wing lunatic sects, and assure a continuous supply of ammunition and tactical intelligence, leaving behind the simple order: Disorganize; disrupt; create chaos. What would the result be? Very quickly, life in our cities would become intolerable. Violent incidents would be the order of the day, on subways, in buses, or merely walking down the street. Citizens would begin routinely staying home from work. Many would complain about the inefficiency of the government. Most would still hope for its victory, and do what they could to assist it, but with some bafflement about their fate. The smugglers of arms (they would say to themselves) are so rich, so far away, so irresponsible. Why do they destroy us and then point to the effects and say we are destroying ourselves? How can they set about wrecking our society, and then call our society a wreckage?

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Lima