I was just a regular guy who thought the world's problems belonged to the rest of the world...my world was untouchable. The thing is that once you start believing that fate has a way of slapping you in the face. My awakening happened when I divorced my first wife and began the process of drowning my problems with the usual vices. The only difference in mine and other people's stories is that I decided to do it in Mexico.
I would have probably never noticed the vile and horrific scene that was swelling around me had it not been for a young woman and her daughter who caught the worse end of the violence the drug gangs spawn. an end that left both of these innocent souls dead in the streets of juarez. As my eyes began to open and see what waas going on around me a world of heartache and violence erupted from the mouths of the people who told me the stories of how their tragic lives played out in the towns and barrios of both sides of the fence.
A long list of crimes that are plagued on the poor down there and not limited to murder, rape, kidnapping, ritual sacrifice, child slavery, and a number of other things i would rather not talk about that goes unseen by the public eye and the media basically because no one really cares. I know what you are thinking "Who cares that kind of thing only happens in third world countries". I used to think the same but the painful realization is that it can and is happening here and it could get much much worse.
That opened my eyes to what was going on in my own country. my own state, my own town. Drug dealers, gangs, crooked cops, and the ever present pedophile of which i hate more than anything i can think of.
Of course, it is against the law to pick your favorite gun out of the closet and take off on a quest to rid the world of these sorts(unfortunately) so the only way i could really think of how to stop these swirling thoughts in my head was to write about it.
It's really a shame that is all I can do, but the law is the law. But at the very least this story as well as others like it might open the eyes of others to the world around them. Maybe you.