The Dominican Republic Needs a Duterte

A self-genocidal vice in the wrong hands. CW
Prominent experts have come out in recent days to ascertain that authoritarianism was never excised from Dominican culture after the death of dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1961. 

Dominican parents, and society by extension, provide a lot of children in the country with an upbringing that prepares them to live in a very strict society where consequences are severe. These children grow up and realize that there are no beatings dished out by adult justice for reaching into the cookie jar, that Dominican law even forgives murderers after 20 years. 

We can't change the parenting culture of a heavily-Catholic country -- to attempt to do so would be to also try and erase the cult of El Chivo, as the dictator was known for his philandering. The only way that Dominican society can maintain order among its adult population is by treating the adults with the same severity with which children are treated. 

Just yesterday, a pair of degenerates on a motorcycle shot a security guard outside of a chicken joint in Santo Domingo. The killers made away with the guard's shotgun, and what was once a tool used to protect, will now be a weapon for delinquency.

Brígido Núñez, the security guard, was not the first person shot/killed on the job this month in the capital city of Santo Domingo. John Percival, the son of a high-ranking general, has been implicated in the murder of another security guard in what could possibly be a government cover-up. 

Security in the Dominican Republic is in such a precarious state these days that it is not possible to determine if a high-ranking individual accused of a violent crime is being framed by another high-ranking official trying to cover up his own involvement in an offense. 

At the center of this degeneracy which has overtaken the Dominican Republic is the rising use of newly-arrived substances. In less than a decade, the shisha went from being the fixture of Middle Eastern homes to something that many Dominican youths consider indispensable.

Although the Congress has sought to pass laws preventing something harmful and foreign to Dominican culture from quickly becoming ingrained in the society, even police officers can be seen on video flaunting regulation which prohibits them from smoking shisha. 

Edwin Alberto Rosario Novas, a police officer, was recently sentenced to 30 days in prison for smoking hookah, when the very act of engaging in something foreign to Dominican traditions should have prompted a full termination of the offending individual.

When young, unemployed males come together to smoke something foreign to Dominican culture, it creates fertile environment for tigueraje and other forms of criminality to flourish.

While the Dominican Republic is being passively invaded by undocumented immigrants, its youth remains pacified by foreign substances and customs. Police officers and soldiers should be treated as accessories to invasion, as traitors, for taking up dangerous foreign habits which break the bond of Dominican society. To treat them as anything less than traitors is to also serve as accessories to our culture being strangled before our very eyes.