I believe that "Show Of Force"
was the title on this LA Times photo gallery
earlier today. I meant to blog on this unusual way of describing the Mexican marchers,
but they seem to have changed it to "Images Of Protest."
However, a lot of people i
n the media are using this phrase, and it should worry you. "Show Of Force"
is the phrase you use when you send a fleet around the world to remind potential enemies that you have
a fleet, and they should behave. It goes with "big stick"
It should worry you that Mexico is deploying a "show of force"
in American cities, and it should also worry you that the American media doesn`t think anything of it.Update:
a reader reports that before the May 1 protests, he saw President Fox in the media, addressing
his people in the United States. I don`t recall what the exact statement was but later when I thought about it, it seemed almost like a commander telling his troops to persevere or to do well. It was encouragement from the homelands leader. It seemed like something a commander would put out to an invading force.