View Poll Results: What type of "Democracy" does the USA support?

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  • CIA inspired "business as usual" takeovers.

    3 42.86%
  • Free and Fair elections.

    1 14.29%
  • Only "School of the Americas" graduates as leaders.

    1 14.29%
  • If it's good for business, it's the USA's huckleberry.

    2 28.57%
  • "Banana Republic" plantation politics, old money rules.

    3 42.86%
  • Making good environments for Corporate business.

    4 57.14%
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Thread: What's going on South of our Border?

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    What's going on South of our Border?

    Legacy of Honduran Coup Still Threatens Democracy in Latin America

    Fernando Lugo, recently ousted President of Paraguay, during a campaign rally in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Last week, Lugo was ousted in the kind of "civilian coup" that Argentine President Cristina Fernández warned about after the Honduran coup in 2009. (Photo: Joao Pina / The New York Times)
    It was three years ago that the Honduran military launched an assault on the home of President Mel Zelaya, kidnapped him, and flew him out of the country. The Obama Administration, according to its own conversations with the press, knew about the coup in advance. But the first statement from the White House – unlike those from the rest of the world – did not condemn the coup. That sent a message to the Honduran dictatorship, and to the diplomatic community: the U.S. government supported this coup and would do what it could to make sure it succeeded. And that is exactly what ensued.



    Why does the USA instigate or allow this?

    What policy does this represent?

    Is this how we build democracy?

    The Pledge of Allegiance says "with Liberty and Justice for all,"
    and is this how we interpret that?

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    This is nothing new, the US has supported dictatorships in South America and coups for decades. Any times a government tries to focus on their own people's interest rather than multinational corporations the US is more than happy to allow coups and dictatorships.

    Since when has the US government cared about democracy???

    profits come first.

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    This is nothing new, the US has supported dictatorships in South America and coups for decades. Any times a government tries to focus on their own people's interest rather than multinational corporations the US is more than happy to allow coups and dictatorships.

    Since when has the US government cared about democracy???

    profits come first.
    You're absolutely correct, but most USA Americans don't know that. The "Mighty Wurlitzer." that includes most major media, conveniently adjusts the news to make people think that we encourage liberty, freedom, democracy and other virtues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pretty soon the Corporatocracy, a.k.a., the New World Order will be making all the decisions. Check now to see which hand they want you to wipe with.

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    You're absolutely correct, but most USA Americans don't know that. The "Mighty Wurlitzer." that includes most major media, conveniently adjusts the news to make people think that we encourage liberty, freedom, democracy and other virtues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pretty soon the Corporatocracy, a.k.a., the New World Order will be making all the decisions. Check now to see which hand they want you to wipe with.
    Really, nothing at all?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    You're absolutely correct, but most USA Americans don't know that. The "Mighty Wurlitzer." that includes most major media, conveniently adjusts the news to make people think that we encourage liberty, freedom, democracy and other virtues. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pretty soon the Corporatocracy, a.k.a., the New World Order will be making all the decisions. Check now to see which hand they want you to wipe with.
    I sense a bit of anti-semitism coming our way.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Really, nothing at all?
    You could try backing that big type with facts and links, but you did not. Belief is a lovely state of mind, with no facts required, blissful even. Don't you think?

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I sense a bit of anti-semitism coming our way.
    Where could that come from????

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Why does the USA instigate or allow this?
    We sholdn't even get involved is the bottom line.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    What policy does this represent?
    A good policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Is this how we build democracy?
    Why is it our responsibility!? Who gave us responsibility to force our will on the rest of the world? Additionally what is so good about the rule of the mob?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Pledge of Allegiance says "with Liberty and Justice for all,"
    and is this how we interpret that?
    Democracy does not mean liberty, democracy does not mean justice for all. It does mean liberty and justice for the majority but, for the rest it is only what the majority feels that the rest actually need.
    Last edited by LibertyBurns; 07-02-12 at 07:24 PM.

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Where could that come from????
    New World Order is pretty much standard double speak for antisemites.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: What's going on South of our Border?

    We support our business and corporate interests around the world and especially in Latin America.

    We could care less if they are a actual democracy or have "free and fair elections", sure that is a good curtain to hide behind, but in reality we dont give a **** about democracy.


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