is imperialism the right term?

From: john grigg (
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 15:43:28 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote:
Imperialism involves using force to get done what you want done, and locking
other industrial powers out of the resources in the nations you have power
over. Offering a country aid money in return for help in fulfilling our own
foreign policy needs is not imperialism.

Bribery is such a better means of getting things done! And in the old days
great powers demanded tribute instead of giving it out! lol But considering
the cruel exploitation of poor third-world workers by us and our major
manipulation in the internal matters of other nations, can't we be
considered a neo-colonial power? I think the shoe fits.

best regards,

John Grigg
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