Monday, February 8, 2010

Killing Hope

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by Morley Evans

Killing Hope by William Blum


I had no idea that the United States was as active as it has been since WW II. The military and the CIA have been in overdrive everywhere for 65 years. Killing Hope deals with events after 1945. Before that, of course, there was WW II, the interwar period (1918 to 1939), WW I, the run-up to WW I, the Spanish American War and the building of the Panama Canal with interventions in Central America and Colombia. Washington was not asleep before the 20th Century, either. The United States has been up to its neck in everything throughout its history. You can look that up in Appendix II.

After looking at things through the eyes of our enemies, I believe we in the West have all been the victims of a never-ending series of elaborate hoaxes that have been perpetrated by our élites. Our enemies were never as big and scary as we believed they were. We, on the other hand, were always very big and scary.

The Twentieth Century looks to me like a giant power grab with the Anglo-American empire (that's us good guys, you know) taking over the world. We were trying to forestall losing our preeminent position as others caught up to us. Before WW I, the British were desperately afraid of Germany which was making better stuff and selling it for less. Before WW II, the United States was desperately afraid of Japan for the same reason. Nobody imagined that India and China would ever get up off the floor where we put them, but they have.

The Chinese can thank Richard M. Nixon for opening the door to China in 1972. Samuel Gompers must have been spinning in his grave. Everyone is catching up: It was inevitable because people are smart and they learn from each other.

In times going back long before Marco Polo, all the good stuff was coming from India and China. The great goal in Europe was to get to India, China and Japan. The Portuguese went around Africa. The Spanish went west and ran into the Americas. Then they continued on across the Pacific. The British and Dutch were fast on their heels.

Five Hundred years after Columbus, China and India are important again. Japan and Germany have been leading economies for decades — after they were bombed into the stone age and crushed in 1945. If one doesn't count Grenada and Panama, we haven't won a war since The Great Victory of '45. Whoda thunk that would happen? We have been doing our best, but hope is hard to kill.

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