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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dirty Commies

FARC guerilla mans a checkpoint. From July 2012.

FARC rebels in Colombia are going to release a U.S. serviceman. That's the hot news story of the moment. More substantial is that the rebels are engaging in peace talks in Havana (?!?!). The Independent (UK) has a good overview of the situation. This Colombian "revolution" has been going on for 50 years.
    Seems to me a lot of the trouble in Latin America stems from the upper classes disdain for the ignorant "peasants". The peasants are ignorant because they are uneducated, but because they are peasants they don't need an education, and so nothing changes. Except every year you have more people, which leads to population pressures. If you don't do something to alleviate the pressure you get problems, and when the pressure gets high enough you get violence, and when you get enough violence you can call it war.
    I don't know, but it seems to me every country in Central and South America is suffering from this problem. Some of them may have killed off enough people that the population pressure has been temporarily reduced, and so the violence has been reduced. I just don't get it. Is it the climate? The Spanish culture? Is it that the Indians (native Americans) are in league with extra-terrestrials? Or maybe it's America's Great and Noble War on Drugs that is twisting the entire Latin American world.

Note: The Columbia River (our local megawaterway) is spelled with a U, while Colombia the country is spelled with an O.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

blWell, the "commies" are WELL FUNDED. And those who are doing it make a GREAT DEAL of profit, while EXPECTING everything in return from these people. These Funders will strip the country bare of it's resources- PARTICULARLY GOLD- and keep it's population in tight control. They WILL get a socialist education, and they WILL become anti-American because of it.This WILL benefit the Funders, as they WILL consolidate CONTROL & FINANCE unto themselves.