"what these organizations share...is on the one hand a very clear understanding that institutions cannot be imposed from the top, but rather they are built from the bottom up, one interaction at a time. They have created extremely coherent structures that they use to show us the inconsistencies in gov't policies." "Drug Violence is actually the result of a huge market demand and an institutional setup that forces the servicing of this market to necessitate violence to guarantee delivery routes." "...these are sophisticated, coherent organizations, that are business organizations. And analyzing and treating them as such is probably a much more useful approach" "...even though we're more comfortable with this idea of "them." A setup of bad guys separated from "us." "We are actually accomplices to them." "Either through our direct consumption. Or through our acceptance of the inconsistency between our policies of prohibition and our actual behavior of tolerance or even encouragement of consumption." "These organizations service, recruit from, and operate within our communities." "So necessarily they're much more integrated with in them than we are comfortable acknowledging" "The Question is whether we are willing to continue to our support of a failed strategy based on our stubborn, blissful and voluntary ignorance. At the cost of thousands of deaths of our young"