Amid the smug media celebration of our "goodness", uncomfortable history

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The history that “binds” the US and Haiti

You won’t hear this from Katie Couric’s lips (or Diane Sawyer’s!)

APTOPIX Haiti EarthquakeIn his statement on the Haitian earthquake Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to the “long history that binds us together.” Neither he nor the US media, however, have shown any inclination to probe the history of US-Haiti relations and its bearing on present catastrophe confronting the Haitian people. [continue reading]

3 comments on “Amid the smug media celebration of our "goodness", uncomfortable history
  1. Even before we had nation-states, we had abuse by controlling elites. It is these elites who, still, drive world culture with the emphasis on fear, war, violence, and propaganda, all to maintain their money and power.

    Still, a new world is emerging that they cannot control. Or as Bob Dylan said, “the times, they are a changing”.

    This change will make the sixties look like a tempest in a teapot.

  2. Quite right, Jim. But when will we see the beginning of the tide turning? It can’t come a moment too soon.

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