Latin America under the iron boot. Does USA people know about that?

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Interesting documental about how Latin America suffered from anti-communism and how is still under threat.

This parts talks about my country El Salvador.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5NmZ-PdwIo&feature=related


An this is part 1 if you wana see the whole documental.


This is the main discussion topic...

I dont think that those are the ideals of USA people but
Does USA people know about those things?
Capitalism always takes to that form of colonialism/conquest?
 
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Back when isolationism was our policy, we didn't stick our fingers in other nations' pies. When other nations turned to us for help, we ditched our isolation policies and started helping.

However, TANSTAAFL!*

Let's bring this closer to home: Would you help out your neighbor with cash if you knew he was giving some of that to his kids who were using it to buy slingshots to shoot at your dog and kids?

Of course not!

This scenario implies a few things, however:

1. You have knowledge of what his kids are doing.

2. Your neighbor has knowledge of what his kids are doing.

This is the nature of the intelligence community: Knowing what's going on around you.

This is the nature of homeowners: When something is going on around you that against the law or injurious to yourself, your property, or your family, you take action. Usually that means informing your neighbor of his kids' actions, and monitoring your neighbor's response. If he doesn't intervene, you stop funding him. If, out of anger, he joins in with his kids' animal-shooting activities, then you call the police.

This is the nature of governments: Same as that of homeowners, except that there's police to which the U.S. can turn, so we take action ourselves.

Naturally, the neighbor is indignant! "How dare you tell us what we can and can't do in our own backyard!"

Well, when the neighbor is a foreign country who's either torturing or killing his own children (citizens), or plotting to and/or torturing/terrorizing your own, a national government doesn't sit on it's fanny with it's finger in its ear.

Even if you weren't giving your neighbor funds, if he were committing acts abhorrent to the natural order of things, you still wouldn't sit on your fanny.

*There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
 

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