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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Monday, June 06, 2005

Latin Americans Practice Democracy - Say "No" to B-U.S.-H

Apparently the Organization of American States are not Red States

Here's an interesting bit of news; Latin American Countries had the cojones this weekend to stand up to the United States - more specifically, the Bush Administration. Condoleeza Rice is pissed.

Bush barked and they yawned ... they smell a tyrant

Refusing to succumb to pressure from the Whitehouse, the OAS has decided not to submit to the Bush Administration's Hegemonic grab for power. Apparently, America's little brown neighbors down south-of-the border aren't so stupid after all. They remained unconvinced regarding the, "Democracy Monitor" that B-U.S.-H is pushing for. They see for it what it is; nothing more than an invitation for future invasion should any Latin American country ever decide to digress from the Bush-styled party line.

This New York Times article is an ominous sign that the Bush Administration has severely weakened Amreica's position on the world scene:

"If the organization fails to approve the American proposal, it would be a significant diplomatic defeat for the United States - from a region that for decades has generally gone along with Washington's requests. The United States is negotiating with the other countries, though diplomats and officials said they made little progress on Sunday."
In a gutsy move, and in their interest of self-determination, the OAS decided to use the Democratic process to protect their own Democracies.

The Lilliputens are breaking out the ropes. Now is a good time for Gulliver to wake up. Condoleeza Rice might wnat to consider thinking of another approach; something novel - like maybe treating other countries with respect. What's wrong with willingness to accept that differences exist between nations? Such differences aren't neccessarily dangerous until the few try to control the many.

5 Comments:

At Mon Jun 06, 03:16:00 PM MDT, Blogger tannia g. robles said...

Yeah to the brown people for standing up!

You have one of the best blogs I've ever read. Your informed beyond the 6 o'clock news and write in such an entertaining style.

You have a new fan.

 
At Mon Jun 06, 03:21:00 PM MDT, Blogger The Voice said...

Thank you Tanya,
I'm learning not to be so verbose. Alisa suggested I read "On Writing Well" - Clearly, I have a long way to go.

Your words are kind and I thank you for dropping by.

J.

 
At Wed Jun 08, 12:32:00 AM MDT, Blogger Cricketina said...

I laughed out loud when I saw this bit "covered" by our local news. It's nice to know the OAS has a backbone after all these years of the USA trying to sabotage their countries. But have no fear, if we want anything done, we'll go to our puppet, the UN, and completely by-pass the OAS.

I think you've found yourself another fan. And while I don't know the intricacies of your relationship with this Alisa chick, I wouldn't hold her opinion too high if she can't give and complements with her complaints.

 
At Wed Jun 08, 01:47:00 AM MDT, Blogger The Voice said...

Shes a good woman with a lot on her plate - I'll leave it at that.

J.

Uh, I think you are the first person to ever identify herself as a 'fan' - I feel like Adam Sandler!

 
At Wed Jun 08, 09:54:00 AM MDT, Blogger Cricketina said...

"tannia g. robles said...

You have a new fan."

I'd be the second ;) But your writing deserves such!

 

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