The victory of Mexican liberals in 1861 led to a revolution against the debts incurred by the previous governments to the European banks. France invaded Mexico backed by the Roman Catholic clergy and the conservative upper class. The French installed an Austrian archduke to oversee the monetary and military rape of the nation. The debt was an unpayable amount and the common folk revolted against the foreign oppressors. The archduke was executed by a firing squad. The end of foreign adventure, however the ensuing dictator resumed the financial obligation. Portfiro Diaz later rued this decision and once said, "Poor Mexico so far from god, so close to the USA."
Worse than the USA in the present age are the international banks. Their financial mismanagement during the past decades have required scores of countries to save free-market capitalism from ruination. The burden of this salvation has been placed on the backs of their citizens, who are threatened a drastic reduction in services. $200 billion has been sacrificed from the common good to shore up banks in Ireland and Spain. Other European nations are close to joining the disaster train.
Students and labor unions are protesting the draconian measures of the fiscally conservative governments. The police are in the streets. Freedom of speech has been curtailed in favor of the wealthy elite's anti-Robin Hood tactics.
"Rob from the poor to give to the rich."
And everyone at the wheel in America says nothing other than to blame the poor for the crisis, but then their brain stems have been neutered by the media and fast food and corporate drugs.
Living zombies, but happy with big plates of fake food and crap TV.
If only I could be so lucky.
But then I was always a fan of Pancho Villa and Emilio Zapata.
Viva la revolucion.It is the future.