Sunday, March 11, 2007

The tale of two travelers (and other stories)

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is touring South America, and by the sheerest coincidence United States’ president George «Dubya» Bush is doing it, too.

It’s a very good thing, in my opinion that Chavez and several other, newly elected presidents in the Americas challenge Bush and United States’ rule on the continent. Various US administrations and officials and corporations have, hand in hand fucked the people there for close to two hundred years. Is it any wonder that the current population there hate anything and anyone coming from the United States? Of course not. They would be insane not to. United States continues their aggression there, as well as in the rest of the world. The fact that they’re currently mostly occupied elsewhere doesn’t change that fact. The Americas has merely been given a pause, a reprieve, and not a very long one either, at that. The CIA and the might of US intelligence services are no doubt keeping up the good work there as well, though not as heavy handed as they usually are. When things cool down a bit in the east, as it usually does everywhere, any and all powerful parts of the United States will once more turn their eyes in full to their self-designated backyard.

That Chavez was first elected and then has been «allowed» to remain in power for as long as he has, and that Evi Morales and the others have also come to power, says a lot about that fact the US is slipping in South America. With their constant smear campaigns against Chavez and bunch they have certainly done their best with the tools currently at hand. With their assassins and best men busy in the Middle- and Far East they have stretched themselves way to thin. There are limits, even to the resources of the one, single Hyperpower in the world.

Under George Dubya Bush and his administration the United States has invaded two nations, Afghanistan and Iraq without provocation. This is very consistent with how the United States has behaved since the inception of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. Under the guise of keeping the European colonial powers off their possessions in the «new world», the US began their war of Hegemony, one that has continued to this day. It’s really aggressive capitalism and imperialism combined into something fairly unique in history. Either the US-army or the US-based corporations move in first, and then the other party follows, endlessly exploiting a given country’s resources.

One more thing: If you want me to say a few bad things about Hugo Chavez I easily could or would, but I find it fairly unnecessary, really. I don’t see it as my task at all. The US government and their allies, the multinational corporations, and their countless stooges in the western world, take care of that in quite the zealous way.

«We need to tell him North America is for North Americans and South America is for South Americans - this is our America.»
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

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