posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by FritosBBQTwist
I suppose it's not entirely original. David Icke (in his more lucid moments) for example points out that left-wing radicals and right-wing radicals
are both manipulated into similar spectacles of violence, and that there was little difference between Stalinist and Facist militarism. In fact the
whole Cold War was arguably a construct with double agents swapping secret information on nuclear warfare in order to assure the ideological stand-off
with similar arsenals.
There is little doubt that most rogue states since World War Two were founded by CIA interventionism. That is one interpretaion of accepted
histiography by now, even if History 101 or below that is hardly taught in that way. Latin America for example is associated with corruption,
right-wing coups, drug running and left-wing militias. We still believe that this corruption is somehow endemic to the Latin American character. But
who initiated all those coups? Who started the drug running?
With Haiti in the news recently all kinds of religious and racist opinions varied on why the one "half" of the island (Haiti) was impoverished, and
the Dominican Republic prospered. Once again there was no insight in the MSM on CIA interventionism, and the bloody dictators on both sides - no
history or context was provided at all. So people who have examined this like Noam Chomsky have pointed out why these ruined countries are that way,
and they come up with conclusions bordering on mine.
However, I don't think it's ever been put into structuralist binaries. I would argue that if North Korea didn't exist - the West would have to
create it for ideological self-justification (well it does exist, and the West did create it).
PS. Just to add here, one can only hold the West directly responisble in a historic and limited sense. I just wanted to say that my thoughts on such
states and regions are not wholly new or original. The reports of labor camps and other atrocities are harrowing. So what does this tell us about our
own society? Why do we fear what we hear about those states? Is all that totally lacking in our democratic societies? Or is it just a matter of degree
How does NOT being as bad as North Korea placate us?
[edit on 1-4-2010 by halfoldman]