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American Imperialism │ Means TV

American Imperialism │ Means TV

Our goal must be to help them regain
their freedom, recover their country restore their democracy. – Oh, please! America is the bringer of democracy? Give me a break. What do people mean when they talk about “bringing democracy”? For one, it shows how effective the messaging has been, leading us to believe that we’re special and that we’re extra free in the US compared to everyone else in the world,
even though we have a relatively low life expectancy and precarious employment. The popular understanding of democracy is people having autonomy and control over their government, country and their own lives. However, there is a paradox. Whenever people truly get autonomy and democracy, they will always vote to stop American corporations from exploiting them. Soon afterwards, the US intelligence agencies try to overthrow that said government. For example, in 1954 in Iraq, Abd al-Karim Qasim was inaugurated as a populist leader. Soon, the Parliament voted to redistribute the land occupied by Standard Oil among the various indigenous populations in Iraq. The CIA responded by shooting him in the
head and paving the way for Saddam Hussein. In this manner the US has
brought democracy to Afghanistan, Argentina, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Grenada,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tuvalu,
Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Syria four more times. And that’s not all of them! So next time your racist uncle acts like the Middle East has always been chaotic and
riddled with right-wing reactionaries, remind them that it was the US, since
its inception, that has taken an active role to overthrow democratically elected
leaders, and that it was the US who led the slaughter of civilians and installed
brutal dictators all over the world. It was people we, for some odd reason, hold up as heroes, like Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, the other George Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump who kill innocent people all so that multinational corporations can continue to steal cheap minerals and fossil fuels for Western consumption. Always remember that, in the US, “bringing democracy” is code for crony capitalism, occupation and slaughter.

28 comments on “American Imperialism │ Means TV

  1. is your country sitting on highly profitable natural resources ?
    congratulations the US would like to bring you some """"""""DeMoCrAcy""""""""

  2. I'm confused as to why Esha used the phrase Crony Capitalism when this is the socialist network and it's just a right-wing talking point. Is this a purposeful switching of language to make it more accessible to those racist uncles? If so, it works

  3. Informative, but she seemed too nervous the whole time. Maybe have her do a voice over for videos like these with animations in the foreground showing the extent of the empire's grip.

  4. Next time I end up arguing with someone about america acting as a world police and bringer of democracy, I'm just going to count up the first 10 countries that come to mind where thats been tried and ask what they think US's popularity rate us im those countries

  5. Vulnerable countries with rich natural resources, but without markets open to the USA, keep getting invaded for some reason.

  6. There's nothing wrong with Imperialism in the first place though. So what's the point of all this?

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