posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:01 PM
Originally posted by NEOAMADEUS
the man has got some Giant Cojones
often pointing out some of the uncomfortably egregious truths about the Good Ol' US of A
Dang right, if granted with a misguided socialist twist.
CIA shenanigans in Latin America ---which shows that the US is clearly "aint no Angel of Democracy", not by a longshot...
You needed Hugo Chavez to tell you that? I called problems in South America the minute Goss was named to head the CIA- the guy was a Latin America
spook for most of his life- especially during the period when he was officially a civilian running a newspaper in Florida.
'Course Empires never are,
So true that it scarcely even needs saying.
even WannaBe Empires like the US....
Opps, the agreement ends, but not because of the word empire. It's the word "wannabe" that throws me. We've been dragging a large portion of the
world around by the balls for 50 years and up until recently we've been able to convince them that it was for their own good.
Granted there is a bigger empire in the making as far as economics are concerned- China is stiff competition, and America's best hope is to team up
with India and go to town on East Africa, but that's not to say that America isn't an empire in almost every sense of the word.
The primary difference between the US and empires past is the informality of our control over certain nations. You won't see the US flag over most of
our "colonies" but nations on every inhabited continent are screwing their own people to suit the economic, military, or political interests of the
United States. The term wannabe is an odd double-deception. It attempts to be an unwarranted insult when it infact is an unwarranted mitigation of our
culpability for imperialistic behavior.
You gotta respect a man who'll point out the obvious in days like these where black is white and white is black, at least if you listen to the
corporate sponsored US Media....
[edit on 14-11-2005 by NEOAMADEUS]
I disapprove of his politics and frankly as a pragmatist who isn't against imperialism in all
cases I'm not sure that I'd disapprove of US
action against him under certain hypothetical circumstances. That being said the case against Chavez in the US media has been a big, hollow political
song and dance from day one. This has made it my kneejerk reaction to give the man the benefit of the doubt in many cases. I remember for example the
story of a police chief who was reported has being held as "a political prisoner" by Chavez. It turned out that it was that man's police department
which seized Chavez during the coup attempt- I guess one man's political prisoner is another man's US-backed peice of filth traitor.
I'm gonna have to check out the reason for his lambasting of Mexico before I can really have any sympathy for Fox, even though "you'll come out
pricked" does seem to be a threat against either Fox personally or against Mexico. Really that's exactly what America ought to be telling Fox about
continuing to leech off of our nation, so I suppose I've got to back Chavez on this one at least for now.