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Opinion: If Being a Horrible, Murderous Drug-lord Is a Crime, Then Fine, El Chapo Is Guilty

Many people have recently seen in the news that the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, was recently found guilty in the US of various crimes including racketeering, drug smuggling and money laundering.

Reactions were overwhelmingly negative, with opinions and comments flooding in, berating the Mexican drug kingpin.

Personally, I believe this to be absolute baloney - let he who be without sin indict the first stone! And let's face it, who hasn't been charged with 10 convictions of money laundering, illegal firearm possession and large scale cocaine distribution?

While people continue the nauseatingly moralistic crusade to damn Joaquin, I looked at the crimes he is accused of committing and struggle to think of one that I myself haven't done regularly. Whilst we drone on about his 'evil' deeds, very few of us can honestly say we haven't bribed the Mexican president with $100 million or shot multiple men in the head after brutally torturing them.

It's time for the media to wake up, and quickly understand that no one is remotely affected by his large scale 'druglording', so all this conviction amounts to is another move in America's ridiculous ideological campaign against corruption and murder.

Shaun Penn shaking hands with El Chapo
"I can't say a bad word about El Chapo. Nor have I ever done so in the past, got it?" - Sean Penn for The Toot.


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