There was another attack between rival Mexican cartels recently, another battle between brutal killers over drug territories, on our border. We must warn you, however, that before you look at the images from this story, be forewarned that they are uncensored and gruesome.
The photos look like a scene out of a B -rated horror film, body parts strewn across a rocky dirt road with a random scattering of black trash bags in an adjacent field. In those bags, more parts. It looked like a scene cut straight out of a machete-wielding slasher flick, but this wasn’t a movie, this was real life.
Once more, if you have a weak stomach or especially if there are small children (or any children) around, don’t open the link to the source story. To appease your natural curiosity, this is a brief explanation of the photos the story used.
In one scene, the less graphic of the two is a photo of a man lying face down on the pavement. Aside from the pool of blood that had obviously poured from his face, there is evidence of facial indentation. Fortunately, much of the morbidity of that scene wasn’t captured.
In the other photo, however, there was nothing hidden or that wasn’t horrifically captured. In that single frame lies the torso, along with both dismembered legs, and arms, and what we can only assume is the head that was still concealed in a smaller black bag.
It is a scene that few if any of us can imagine, or will ever have the misfortune of witnessing. Yet, here, in Ciudad Victoria, the capital city of the border state Tamaulipas, it has happened again. The remains were left, according to the story, outside of a flea market.
Upon discovering the frightening scene, the authorities were called in. If you live in Laredo or McAllen, Texas then you are literally a stone’s throw away from Tamaulipas – but you know this don’t you. If you live in Corpus Christi, okay, you get it.
The point is clear and far too close for comfort as well. Maybe someone in Maine and other points a thousand miles away doesn’t get the point quite as clearly. Perhaps they can’t feel it, because those people in Southern Texas, can!
Ask someone who lives in Brownsville, Texas how much better they would feel if a wall stood between them and what lies on the other side. And what those folks who are hundreds and thousands of miles away don’t understand, is that the dangerous element that comes through Mexico rarely stops in Texas.
It is this level of crime, this type of raw and sheer horror, devoid of humanity that is reason number one for immigration reform. Yes, immigration reform will help the American worker and the economy. Yes, it will lessen the burden on the healthcare and educational system in the U.S., and make it better.
But it is a wall that separates us from and closes the door to the type of monsters that are capable of the most heinous of crimes. The wall is the part of the President’s immigration reform plan that focuses on public enemy number one and America’s most vile threat.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but these images might be worth more than that. On second thought, if there aren’t any children (of any age) around, maybe you should take a quick peek at those photos.
Yes, you might actually get physically sick. Yes, it might cause your stomach to turn and you will most definitely have to look away, but maybe that is what we need. Sometimes we need to experience something in order to understand it, or appreciate it.
Few of us will ever understand hunger and starvation until we have gone hungry or been to a region where starvation is a serious issue. So maybe we just don’t understand how important this wall is until we see what is on the other side, really see.
Go ahead, take a look… enough said?
Do we really need a wall? According to these images, the answer is hell yes!