One of Fulano’s recurring themes is that Mexicans fail to take personal responsibility for their actions. It is always “somebody else” who has caused Mexico’s problems. They blame the drug war and violence in Mexico on America’s demand for drugs, as if somebody put a gun to the head of all these cartel bosses and made them export drugs to the US. It’s as if they had no choice but to follow the voices in their heads.
Well, now we have further proof of this national group think. The Archdiocese of Mexico City has prepared a training manual for priests that teaches Satan is considered responsible for the violence plaguing the country. Beheadings, multiple murders, torture and maiming of people are practices that appear frequently in Mexico, especially in areas disputed by the drug cartels. The Church is convinced that behind all these aberrations operate the evil forces of Satan.
With the consent of Cardinal Norberto Rivera, who in July 2008 said, “every priest is called to fight the evil in our land,” Father Fidel Pérez Rodríguez of the III Episcopal Vicariate, wrote a guide for exorcist priests. “I think today more than ever all the faithful of the Mexican Archdiocese should take more seriously the mandate of our Lord, who calls upon us to heal the sick and cast out demons and to not confuse people by saying that their sufferings are only the work of an overactive imagination,” said Father Fidel Pérez Gutiérrez to the Mexican daily La Vanguardia.
Well there you have it, the Devil made them do it.