Originally Posted by Horror Hotel
The free press is just that free press. and in the long run we are better off having 200 versions of what's going on, than having none.
This is why these type of discussions spiral out of control...who in the world was talking Censorship...or the Free Press...or the proper way to tie a nautical knott or the magna carta for heaven’s sake! 200 different stories and opinions is exactly what we have and why in the world would anyone want that mess? We also know EXACTLY what is going on in Mexico..we may not like it....but we know exactly what has happened.
Mexico rightfully wanted to inspect boats to make sure they had the correct paperwork, no problem.
The inspectors, most likely due to ignorance, didn't know what they were doing and put boats with correct paperwork on the "can't leave the port list" until the paperwork is checked and verified.
We now have to wait for Mexican Officialdom to go through the process of cleaning
up the paperwork mess, which will take longer than it should, be a pain in the ass, and piss people off.
Done...that's it in 3 sentences.
No bribes or attempted Mordida
No targeting of "bad Gringos"
No sending people to GITMO without trial or legal
No targeting of CF members that made fun of the Taco Bell Chawawa
It is just your classic case of Government
Which of course never happens in the USA, Canada
, or the EU....never.
The US DEA or IRS never “impounds” innocent people’s property
The Child Protective Services never takes kids
away from parents unjustly
The EPA never takes a farmer’s field over a muskrat.
Now calm down, I’m not saying this is no big deal…of course it is a big deal, but the way some are reacting to it is just as ridiculous.
Spreading rumors (Eyes open | Longhaul trihull
) or acting like this is the Cruiser’s fault because they disrespected Mexico in some way is crazy talk. In many ways this is the current
Mexican Administration’s, “you can keep your health insurance
if you like it” moment. Personally I would rather have the Mexican Government tell me I can’t leave my Marina Slip in La Paz
, Mexico and be trapped eating tacos and drinking Pacifico's than be forced to buy a health insurance
plan I don’t want for more money
than the plan I had and loved…but I’m just crazy that way.