Ain’t Nuthin’ New Under the Sun
“The basic fact is that the United States has organized under its sponsorship and protection a neo-colonial system of client states ruled mainly by terror and serving the interests of a small local and foreign business and military elite. The fundamental belief, or ideological pretense, is that the United States is dedicated to furthering the cause of democracy and human rights throughout the world, though it may occasionally err in the pursuit of this objective.
Since 1960 over 18 Latin American regimes have been subjected to military takeovers – a “domino effect” neglected in the West. US has been crucial in this process, in some cases by means of deliberate subversion or even direct aggression, but invariably important given the substantial economic and military penetration and presence of the superpower.”
From “The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume I
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism”
Noam Chomsky & Edward S. Herman
Why do people act like the US and torture is a new thing? This government has been doing dirt for a looooong time! From its infancy, the bloody birth canal of America, a baby birthed, multiple civilizations butchered.
There is a history that most of us don’t know about which we would do well to learn. Noam Chomsky knows some of it, Howard Zinn knows, James Baldwin, Manning Marable, Ella Baker, John Henrick Clarke, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Its an underground history, carried on the Underground Railroad. You gotta put your ear to the ground, to your belly and listen real soft and you’ll hear it, hear it springing from your navel, from your nasal passages – a sense, a scent, a tone, a texture, a rumble.
Listen close. That train is a coming.