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The Pardu
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Showing posts with label El Salvador. Show all posts
Showing posts with label El Salvador. Show all posts

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Norway Vs Brown Countries; A Supremacist Dream (VIDEO)

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During a late week Oval Office discussion of a US immigration and related legal documents and laws, Trump is reported to have gone, pure racist.

Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” 
“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump is reported to have said, “Take them out.”
Trump's preference immigrants would be from "countries like Norway." 

Yes, of course, the Norwegian leader has just completed a visit with Trump.  Nonetheless, are his mental capacity so derided and shallow he couldn't find a better way to feed his base? 

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Make no mistake, Trump's words were based on a deep inner core of racism and yes, the words have exhilarated white supremacists.

The "go to" website for white supremacist, The Daily Stormer, is celebrating Trump's comments. 
"This is encouraging and refreshing, as it indicates Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration."

If you did not visit the website, do so. Caution, you will find every reason many Americans find the website abhorrent and an indication of the cesspool nature of racism, white supremacy et al.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Blood of Bain Has No Good Past!

The Eyes tell all!

Huffington Post's Ryan Grim and Cole Stangler have published an article that sheds additional light on the the "Ugly Americanism" of Bain Capital and Mitt Romney's background in the vulture capitalist company.   

Mitt Romney speaks about the good ventures from Bain. He frequently mentions Staples and a couple of other corporations that are so easy to forget, I cannot now bring them to mind.  I can recall companies Bain depicted in President Obama's Campaign ads. 

Yes, political ads are developed as a means of either portraying a candidate in a positive light, or portraying a candidate in a negative light.  Political ads also inform.  Bain's history appears far more negative than positive as I think about the middle class people (employees and families) who depended on jobs for sustaining life (food, shelter  medicare care).   

As reported by Grim and Stangler, Bain has a history rooted in Central American strife. Strife that included malfeasance from the Reagan Administration.  (See Alexander Haig comment in table below).

A  few words about El Salvador before the Huffington Post article.

Do you recall the horrors of US involvement in the El Salvador's Civil War?  Many of you have no idea of the Ronald Reagan's  misadventure in the civil war that was replete with death squads, murder of innocents and another example of misapplied Americanism. 

The comments below from the former Secy. of State, Alexander Haig, is as telling as any comment voiced by an American jingoist. 

WIKI (A quick snapshot of the El Salvador Civil war with the US in the periphery)

The Salvadoran Civil War (1979–1992) was a conflict in El Salvador between the military-led government of El Salvador backed by the United States government, and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or 'umbrella organization' of five left-wing guerrilla groups. Significant tensions and violence already existed in the 1970s, before the full-fledged official outbreak of the civil war—which lasted for twelve years. El Salvador's Civil War was the second longest civil war in Latin America after the Guatemalan Civil War.
The conflict ended in the early 1990s. An unknown number of people disappeared, and more than 70,000 were killed.[6]

El Salvador's Civil War

A reminder of one of many massacres that occurred during the Civil War in El Salvador, Central America
DateMay 9, 1979 – 16 January 1992
(12 years, 8 months and 1 week)
LocationCentral and Eastern El Salvador
ResultChapultepec Peace Accords of 1992; restructuring of Salvadorian Armed Forces, the National and Treasury Police are dissolved (new civilian-overseen police created); FMLN becomes a political party, its combatants are exonerated
El Salvador Salvadoran government forces
Supported by
United States United States
Supported by
Cuba Cuba[1]

The US

The [Reagan] administration approached the elections with two goals: ensuring that technically credible elections were held and that the Christian Democratic candidate, Jose Napoleon Duarte, won.[65] The administration could not conceive of an El Salvador in which the military was not the dominant actor, the economic elite no longer held the national economy in its hands, the left was incorporated into the political system, and all Salvadorans actually had both the formal and substantial possibility of political participation. In short, the US government had no real conception of democracy in El Salvador.[66]
The underlying U.S. goal is maintaining the basic societal orders of particular Latin American countries approximately as they are ensuring that the economics are not drastically rearranged and that the power relations of the various social sectors are not turned upside down..The underlying objective is to maintain the basic order of what, historically at least, are quite undemocratic societies. The deep fear in the United States government of populist-based change in Latin America with all its implications for upsetting established economic and political orders and heading off in a leftist direction leads to an emphasis on incremental change from the top down.[67]
The Reagan administration came to adopt pro-democracy policies as a means of relieving pressure for more radical change, but inevitably sought only limited, top-down forms of democratic change that did not risk upsetting the traditional structures of power with which the United States has long been allied.[68]
--Thomas Carothers, who is currently the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he is the founder and director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Program 
While serving in the State Department, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on "democracy enhancement" programs in Latin America from 1985-1988.
What we are watching is a four-phased operation of which phase one has already been completed — the seizure of Nicaragua, next is El Salvador, to be followed by Honduras and Guatemala. It's clear and explicit. I wouldn't call it necessarily a domino theory. I would call it a priority target list — a hit list, if you will — for the ultimate takeover of Central America.
--Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Mar 19, 1981[118][119]