Friday, January 19, 2007
What the hell is Neo Imperialism
Neo-Imperialism means exploitation of people everywhere, within the societies held by a government, for example the people of of the United States are not any different than the old world colonized inhabitants of Africa, South Asia and South America. Now it is possible to drive around any city on the continental United States and drive into enclaves of poverty stricken working class with conditions transcending international borders. Lets say, the inhabitants of a large parts of Detroit, Los Angeles, Mumbay, Tehran, Johannesburg or Manchester in the UK, have more sharing characteristics than anytime in the past century. While the legally sanctioned monopolies of the few is unfortunately growing. Corrupt politicians at the same time have more in common on the international stage, the Ayatollahs in Iran certainly have interests and links with politicians in Europe and the USA, they are in a dance of coexistence to exploit the masses in the age of neo-imperialism.
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I do not mean to generalize. There are some (but few) enclaves of true civilized society around the globe and through out history, but I do hold to this view due to the oblivious acceptance of the Machiavellian nature of politics, and now intertwined with favoritism and nepotism in the guise of laissez-faire. I hope you do not mistake me for a communist, socialist, my point is that the concept of freedom is not only a matter of individual rights and freedom as the centerpiece in western cultures and rightfully so. The individual is as important as the acceptance and coexistence of different communities. Although I am critical of the Iranian culture, there is a positive concept of enmeshed yet balanced community for the sake of peace and mutual development.
The mullahs certainly belong to the oligarchy which is part of the hyper-capitalist economic system of the world.Post a Comment
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