posted on Jan, 1 2004 @ 02:41 PM
Since Sep 11th, American isolationism is the political strategy en-vogue. Today, Brazil is complaining about our policy to fingerprint their visiting
citizens. In turn, they're doing the same to us. The Brazilian judge who decided to fingerprint American citizens traveling to Brazil said this of
"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed
by the Nazis," said Sebastiao da Silva in the court order released on Tuesday.
Although I'd disagree about the Nazi part, even the most politically un-savy have to realize that pissing off the world isn't going to get us
anywhere. In addition, our marketplace is Global - and America's economy is facing some fantastic competition. Our isolationist policies are causing
us very real economic hardships.
History tells us that isolationism is a temporary fix. It's interesting to note that other countries have had troubles with terrorism and have not
resorted to such radical xenophobic policies.
Is there another agenda at work? Is this part of a bigger, more sinister plot - to have other nations
view us with distrust?
(The link for the quoted story is story.news.yahoo.com...