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Response to stevenleser (Reply #99)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:13 PM

101. What examples could you possibly offer?

Other than World War II, our country's foreign policy has never been progressive or humane.

We(by which I mean our gov't) never stood with the people against the patrons in Latin America-never stood against colonialism in Africa or Asia-never challenged the notion that the wealth of the world should be controlled solely by people of Northern European descent, and only the wealthiest of those at that.

When we committed to putting "private property" and "access to markets" first, we committed to destroying all hope for the world's poor(or insulting them with usurious proposals like "micro-credits", as if things like that help anybody in the global majority). When we made it clear we'd tolerate no alternatives to "market economics", we consigned the children of the Earth to eternal misery, since the markets are nothing but slave markets to most of them.

Even when we half-heartedly pretend to embrace the anti-apartheid movement, we sabotaged it(we being our government)by forcing the anti-apartheid movement to commit to austerity in government.

The "Good Neighbor Policy" and the "Alliance for Progress" were token handouts, when there were handouts at all.

And the "Marshall Plan" was pretty much tied to letting American corporations get control of European markets in exchange for the underfunded bailouts.

Those were pretty much the only examples you even had to offer, I'm guessing.

What tiny bits of tokenism were you going to mention?

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