Culture Conflict | Real Heroine | Maria Santos Gorrostieta

  • Posted December 3, 2012

Culture Conflict is evident everywhere you look. The mainstream media deserves much of the blame, but we are just as guilty. If we rejected their methods and so-called news, they would be cast into irrelevance. But instead, we enable their ruse and actually aid them in their quest to dumb down the masses. The Culture Conflict has ramped up this past week with several high profile deaths. Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher and former Tiquicheo mayor Dr. Maria Santos Gorrostieta.

NFLer murder-suicide

We begin with the tragedy of Jovan Belcher. He apparently shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his three month old child. Then, he drove to the Kansas City Chiefs facility and turned the gun on himself in front of his coach and manager. It’s an awful story and questions will be asked. Like questions about this being the result of blows to the head or somehow linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

But to illustrate the culture conflict, why is this such big news? Don’t misunderstand, surely this event will have an enormous effect on those involved. But why is the media making such a story out of someone who played a game for life? The answer is YOU.

Do you know how many military members have committed suicide? Do you know how many currently suffer with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Do you even care to know? These warriors have given their lives and well-being for your freedom. Yet, most of us can’t even name ONE of them. But we all know the name Jovan Belcher.

Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), about 11-20% of veterans of these conflicts suffer from PTSD. That leaves between 275,000 and 500,000 warriors with the invisible wound!

Sorry in advance to throw numbers around like this, especially when each one means so much, but let’s get an idea of how many suicides. Though exact suicide rates are hard to know, the DVA said that in 2005, the suicide rate for males was 23.19 per 100,000. Using a conservative estimate of 20 per 100,000, that means that between 55 and 100 veterans committed suicide. Again that’s a wide gap to just make estimates on people’s lives, but it’s important to put into perspective. Of the possible 55 to 100 warriors who fought for you and took their own life, how many of their names do you know? But as the culture conflict shows, we can name all the athletes who committed suicide. Something to think about.

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MARIA SANTOS GORROSTIETA

Maria Santos Gorrostieta is a heroine. A heroine who was stabbed, bound, tortured, burned, and murdered by a drug gang. SHE should be on your newspaper’s front page. SHE should be the opening story of your newscast. Another display of the culture conflict, since most people have never heard of her.

Maria Santos Gorrostieta was a former mayor of Tiquicheo in Mexico where she stood up for her people and AGAINST the drug cartels. She survived 2 previous assassination attempts, losing her husband in the first one, October 2009. The next one followed only three months later when the cartels riddled her vehicle with 30 bullets. 3 of the bullets reached their mark. The devout Catholic would live the rest of her days in constant pain.

The culture conflict is in full force as the scum of the Earth are glorified, and yet, real role models like Maria don’t get the press. The fake newsers over at Time magazine are a perfect example of this. Nominated for their ‘Person of the Year’ you will find some of the vilest people on the planet. But no Maria. Nor any of the other mayors killed in the Mexican drug war. However, you will find people like Sandra Fluke on the ‘Person of the Year’ list.

Sandra Fluke, of course, is that ‘precious’ woman who wants OTHER people to pay for HER birth control. So in this upside down world in which we live, it only makes sense that such a person would be regarded so highly. Meanwhile, when a true heroine like Maria is murdered by a drug gang, not a word from the sycophants in the mainstream media.

Well let them have their Flukes. For those who feel they have a higher calling, Maria serves as a role model. She paid the ultimate sacrifice for the vulnerable among her. She stood up to killers and left it up to God how long she would continue to do so. We can use her life as an example to live UP to.

Whatever trial you face in your own life, consider what others go through and maybe it won’t seem so bad. Could you function everyday knowing a hit was out for you? Could you imagine remarrying to ensure your children would not go to an orphanage? Could you imagine living every moment in pain, so others would not?

Most of us are allowed to stand up for what is right, without ever really being threatened, yet we do not. Too many times we bury our heads in the sand at the face of the Culture Conflict. While we are scared of feeling uncomfortable, this woman stared death in the face. Let us learn from the real heroes in our world, like Maria.

The DailyMail reports that witnesses described Maria begging that her child be left alone as she willingly went with her abductors. If we go back 1980 years ago, there was another who willingly laid down His life. Perhaps it is fitting that Maria emulated her King as her final work on Earth. She set an example for her kids, but her reward is obviously not of this world. If only we could be so blessed as to have her conviction.

Maria Santos Gorrostieta leaves behind her 3 children and second husband, but she joins her first husband in a better place.

Culture Conflict Closing

It’s appropriate to have Maria take it from here. May we draw from her story and stand up to the evils in our world. The culture conflict will not go away, but we shall not comply with the filth that perpetuates it. Quoted from DailyMail, after the 2nd assassination attempt against her, Maria said:

At another stage in my life, perhaps I would have resigned from what I have, my position, my responsibilities as the leader of my Tiquicheo.

But today, no. It is not possible for me to surrender when I have three children , whom I have to educate by setting an example, and also because of the memory of the man of my life, the father of my three little ones, the one who was able to teach me the value of things and to fight for them.

Although he is no longer with us, he continues to be the light that guides my decisions.

I struggle day to day to erase from my mind the images of the horror I lived, and that others who did not deserve or expect it also suffered.

I wanted to show them my wounded, mutilated, humiliated body, because I’m not ashamed of it, because it is the product of the great misfortunes that have scarred my life, that of my children and my family.

Despite my own safety and that of my family, what occupies my mind is my responsibility towards my people, the children, the women, the elderly and the men who break their souls every day without rest to find a piece of bread for their children.

Freedom brings with it responsibilities and I don’t dare fall behind. My long road is not yet finished – the footprint that we leave behind in our country depends on the battle that we choose and the loyalty we put into it.

CPLatin:

“I have had to bear losses that I would not wish on anyone, and have had to accept them with resignation and with the knowledge that it is our Lord’s will, and have gone on, even with a wounded soul…….
I will get up however many times God allows me to, to keep on searching, scratching, negotiating plans, projects and actions for the benefit of all of society, but in particular, for the vulnerable ones. This is who I am.”