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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:47 AM
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House Slave Syndrome
House Slave Syndrome
Posted by Linh Dinh at 8:59 PM


A recent article declares, Tired of war, thousands of Iraqis want to go to U.S. What it fails to mention is who triggered all the bloodshed. Who made conditions in Iraq so intolerable that these people must flee?

You know who. Over and over again, the U.S. has instigated mayhem or carnage overseas, generating thousands if not millions of refugees, many of whom longing to escape, paradoxically, it seems, to the source of their suffering. You beat and humiliate me, so can I move in?

But there is no paradox here, really. Lets call this phenomenon the House Slave Syndrome. With its vast military, petrodollar racket and control of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the U.S. dominates every single life on earth. It is a truly a full spectrum master. There is not a Panamanian, Nigerian, Georgian or Japanese, etc, whose life goes unmolested by American military or, more importantly, financial decisions. Each U.S. sneeze distorts the entire world. When its attention to your land includes a coup or a preemptive strike, then the plot just gets bloodier (and often oilier). No use hiding. Unless youre Bin Laden, Uncle Sam can always reach you!

The fact that many Iraqis want to come here means that our way of life is superior to theirs, many Americans will conclude, and what were doing over there is entirely justified, if a bit costly on our end, but were such good people, we give so much. Ignored is the fact that weve sold their oil and gas and kept 96% of the gross receipts. Our occupation is also not called We Will Bomb You, Strip You Naked and Smear Shit On Your Face, but Operation Iraqi Freedom. Were teaching them about civilization, even if they did start it five thousand years ago. A refresher course cant hurt. Between waterboarding lessons, well teach them about Angelina Jolie, and, for the more serious and advanced students, Megan Fox and Whoopie Goldberg. Well throw in easy to understand parables about Jesus. Turn the other cheek, you Satanist Terrorists!

There is nothing new here. Weve been messing with Iraq for half a century. In 1963, we orchestrated a coup there. We supported Saddam Hussein even before he became president. Before we turned against him, Saddam was our boy, just like Ngo Dinh Diem, Ferdinand Marco, Mohammad Pahlavi, Manuel Noriega and so many others. Its good that Uncle Sam is not a baseball executive, because his picks are always terrible, but just ask yourself, What sort of character, for cash or career advancement, collaborates with the C.I.A.?
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:50 AM
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1. So many people post that thought.
They are not my master, and there are many others that feel the same way, and do not live under domination.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:23 AM
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2. The coup was in 1953, not 1963. nt

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