I am not a warmonger, on this subject I consider myself a philosopher. I am going to attempt to utilize the Hegelian Principle in a beneficial way, with our current situation on the border of Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, TX. Its a thought experiment to foresee a future possibility being played out by explaining the problem, and from there speculative reactions and solutions.
If you are unsure what Hegelian's Principle is, I provided an explanation to help you follow where I am going with this easier.
"Dialectic ....the Hegelian process of change in which a concept or its realization passes over into and is preserved and fulfilled by its opposite... development through the stages of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis in accordance with the laws of dialectical materialism ....any systematic reasoning, exposition, or argument that juxtaposes opposed or contradictory ideas and usually seeks to resolve their conflict ...
....the dialectical tension or opposition between two interacting forces or elements."
The Hegelian dialectical formula: A (thesis) versus B (anti-thesis) equals C (synthesis).
A: Thesis - United States
B: Antithesis - Drug Gangs in Mexico
C: Synthesis - Solving the problem with war
I am starting out with no wrongs, and two rights, so that would suggest that my possibilities could be correct, yet other possibilities are even limitless.
Recently in Mexico it has been reported in the news how car bombs have been the new weapon of choice of rivaling drug gangs. Killing each other for a piece of land next to our border to carry on their illegal activities. Everyone of them are killing indiscriminately, eyeballing the United States for more money and power.
It would seem that Mexico has a hard time financially, getting people to work, and maintaining the country while also spending millions having to deal with the warring drug gangs.
There are political assassinations, tainted politicians, military, and police on many, many levels of their government. Their is a real possibility that the government of Mexico being overtaken by a strong enough drug gang or have a puppet leader.
If they cant buy power, they kill for it. That is the way it is there.
Edit: This came out the day after I wrote this. Great example from good ol' MSM Texas-Mexico-border news: Ambassadors say-Mexico-is-not-a-failed-state/
If a civil war in Mexico was to happen, the United States would possibly end up having to accept Mexicans crossing the border as political refugees seeking asylum. Hopefully if that was to happen we would be unable to inhumanely reject them with machine gun fire and barbed wire fences. Yet that too could be a possibility.
El Paso, Texas is on the other side of this blood soaked land. Last year is was notably mentioned as the second safest city in the United States. The infighting of drug gangs on the other side of the bridge has not affected El Paso yet. I think the main reason why is Ft Bliss, We have a strong military presence there. So invasion from Mexico is not my concern. I would say the odds are good that probably its just a matter of time until something does happen there.
Combine the influx of Mexican political refugees, the growing tension between the United States and Mexico? The people who killed, and car bombed their way to power would be in control. They border us, and are still being funded by money off selling drugs to consumers here in the United States. We label them terrorists, and become afraid of what will happen if you visit Mexico. Mix in some disaster, blame on Mexico ensues.
Then folks, do you have a war, or terrorists as our neighbors on the border?
Beyond the war, well lets be honest, the United States would win and an occupation would occur.
Now that the United States occupies Mexico, new opportunities happen, and commerce is more evenly distributed throughout Mexico and the United States. Mexico becomes assimilated under the banner of the brave United States fighting terrorism.
Ok so I constructed how by using the Hegelian Principle how it could possibly be played out with the current situation between the United States and Mexico.
Seems pretty foreboding doesn't it? How many people would have to die or be displaced if it occurred? The possibility is real.
How about we take a step further back, it is still the present, but I am going to reconstruct a different way of applying Hegel's Principle. I will applying the problems, reactions, and solutions again for this scenario.
Thesis - United States
Antithesis - Drug Gangs in Mexico
Synthesis - Solving the problem without war.
I think I have demonstrated the problem thoroughly enough. (Drug Gangs Are Bad)
The reaction is Legalizing Cannabis.
The solution, is if the United States quits funding the drug gangs by consuming legal cannabis instead, the drug gangs stand to lose 75% of their income. By substantially reducing their income, the drug gangs are not going to become as powerful, and the Mexican government will be able to maintain their solidarity.
No one dies, or becomes displaced, and no one goes to war.
Like I said at the beginning, the possibilities are endless. We count on our elected officials to make the best decisions possible that represent our country in the proudest way. I hope they do.
There is nothing wrong at all, especially in the name of peace than to preemptively try to solve a major humanitarian issue between two neighboring countries before something bad happens, and at the same time decriminalizing cannabis so folks can utilize it in countless beneficial ways, and help rebuild our economy.