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Response to RegieRocker (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:34 PM

17. Is it to soon to think about what comes after that?

I agree with what you're saying and find it very hopeful. I'm around your age and have been marked very much by another arrogance. That is US power and domination in the third world. As you remember we grew up with the Vietnam war, then Central America, then the Middle East, and the idea of truly and deeply facing what that was, and how to never repeat it again has got to be the next task. It is improving but still - countries like Honduras and Cuba are suffering from our policies that are remnants of Manifest Destiny and the like. There is very little respect or interest in the Southern Hemisphere and a legacy of exploitation to that needs to be recognized, it hasn't even come that far, and then addressed. I think that is where we go next, and I'm not sure that Obama is up to it.

Hillary and Obama failed miserably in Honduras leaving in place a government that performed a coup on a democratically elected President who supported the workers, they did this because he was friends with Hugo Chavez among other reasons. A real failure in Cuba as well after a hopeful beginning things are mired in a policy controlled by the right wing in Miami. The powers that be are simply not that interested in Latin America and the result is that other countries have made inroads and respectful relations to fill the vacuum. Talk about breaking mindsets, most Americans don't care about what lies outside of our borders.

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