Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thinking Like You Are Honduran!

When I was in the states there were so many things that happened here in Honduras that I just didn´t understand..well now that I am here I am beginning to get it and think like a Honduran..and as a result my American friends in the states think that my mind is being afflicted by too many bananas!

In Copan a thief decided to go into a man´s house...the man shot at the thief and the thief shot back.  Both were hurt and fell to the ground.  The thief´s friends waiting outside heard the gunfire and rescued their friend and ran to the clinic with him in their pickup. 

In the meantime neighbors alarmed at the events unfolding ran out to see what was occurring and some rescued the man taking him to the clinic where he expired later.  However, another group launched out in their vehicles guns in hand in hot persuit of the thieves and caught them on a curvy road on the way to the clinic...they opened fire on the thieves killing the one that was already injured and kidnapping the other to likely torture and kill elsewhere..he will appear in some sugar cane field dead as a doornail..and then the driver ran off and no one knows where he is.

I found myself happy that they got these fools...instead of thinking like an American and saying..why didn´t they call the police? Well folks..the police don´t do anything around here..and the only way to deal with them is just like happened in the community...what is unusual is that the community didn´t look the other way and pretend it didn´t involve them..horray for this community..if they keep this up they will not be terrorized by the corruption and crime taking hold of the country..if only more communities acted like this...I know, I know how in the heck can I think like that? Well, I guess I am finally a Honduran and if you really think the police are going to do something you still think like an American...in Honduras if you want justice quite simply you have to do it yourself.

2 comments:

La Gringa said...

That is so true. When I see in the news or read about those cases of vigilantism all I can think is "Good for them!" It is likely that is the ONLY way justice will occur. Sad, but true.

It all boils down to consequences. There generally are none for anything in Honduras so the criminals and corruptos have nothing to worry about.

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