SAN PEDRITO BEACH | FREE CAMPING AT EL PESCADARO
Before this season, you could see the rest of the beach outside of “Pura Playa” as rogue nations that were threatening Israel’s perfect order with suicide shitting dogs, trash spilling extremist and roaming beach bums. Some sort of conspiracy went on to transform the local paradigm. So, a regime change was instigated by clandestine means. The true power or owner of the San Pedrito Beach residing in La Paz allowed an intervention of foreign forces to stabilize the region and establish some basic rules.
Looking back on human history it is always a difficult task to bring “freedom and democracy” to savage territories. Just behold how the United States always (with only best intentions of course) try to bring some of their fine cultures to foreign countries. In the end, those countries become hell on earth and the resources somehow vanish into western enterprises.
Regime Change and Color Revolution at San Pedrito Beach
This tremendous endeavor to transform at least a part of San Pedrito Beach into a cultivated zone fell on the shoulders of my former travel mate Jens. I guess he didn’t have much choice than to accept this mission. He could be seen as a kind of UN occupation force with a very weak mandate. We have seen scenarios like that many times before. It sucks. When you promote a German engineer to become the new sheriff in a context of a Mexican “zero f**ks are given” scenario, skirmishes are predetermined. It’s like when the Americans tried to press their idea of law and order onto Iraqi citizen.
So, San Pedrito Beach ended up with a zone that I called Iraq occupied by German UN forces. The rules were vague and the service was low but still, you had to pay taxes. At least we got some proper outhouses now in San Pedrito. Still, the problem was the cultural clash, with a German technocrat ruling the domain. That created upheaval among the peasants of Iraq.