Re: American Imperialism?

From: Octavio Rojas Diaz (
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 00:14:58 MST

> Octavio, don't misinterpret me, I'm not saying that US foreign policy
is the
> best. I'm just trying to point out that it is *not* imperialism. To
> America "imperialist" is merely to reveal your own displeasure over
> policies and to use the same sort of hyperbolic rhetoric as the
> folks who refer to gun-control proponents as "fascists." It doesn't
> your cause, it doesn't foster constructive dialogue, and makes you
> across as reactionary.

> Just my dos centavos.

> -Zero

> "I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
> --Thomas Jefferson

Zero, your point is valid, maybe the word imperialism isn't the most
and due to the connotations it has it doesn't really define what the
U.S. Does
with foreign countries. Although I still disagree with a lot of the
it would be a lot worse if it was true imperialism.

And by the way concerning free press you are right, our press is a lot
and at least the press in the usa, isn't completely controlled by the
and the information is more veritable. However the press still
likes to exaggerate or condemn some things depending a lot of
interests or
the bias of the writer (like all the gm foods fud, etc.) fortunately
with thereabouts uncensored, multicultural Internet, people is
to know more about the bad things our governments do than before, and
I believe
the chances in our society this technologies (and the ones that are
still emerging)
bring won't have precedents with anything we've seen before... And
it'll be very funny
to see how the governments try to control them (like Chinese
government does with the

By the way it would be interesting to know your opinion, and that of
the rest of the list
about us foreign policies, specially the ones that hurt the relation
between America and
it's neighbors or commercial partners. Specially how different it is
between us
and non us citizens.

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