The West runs t…

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The West runs the world because its population is brought up with an over-privileged sense of entitlement.

All those signs that say “Check Your Privilege” need to be changed to “Check Your Entitlement.”

Or better yet: “Change Your Entitlement.”

People should feel entitled to the basics of life.  What I see is that people almost feel the system and the enormous wealth disparity within First World nations is concrete and indismantable {neologism: incapable of being dismantled}.  But they still feel entitled.  This causes them to think they have the right to grab land and resources out from under the sickles of defenseless nations.  It’s the only way to maintain the super wealthy and the well-off middle-class at the same time.

In some ways people need to feel more entitled but take it out on the richer classes, not the third world.

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They despise the concept of “white guilt,” but never to the point that they’ll stop committing the crimes.

(Clarification: When I say “white guilt,” I’m not referring to an inherent feeling of shame associated with being born white.  All I’m referring to is a sense of shame associated with the behaviour of the collective group representing an individual.

“Albertan guilt” would be the lack of pride or sense of embarrassment one feels when seeing the destruction of the environment carried out by those comprising one’s affiliated province.  It’s not referring to some inherent sense of guilt or shame associated with being an Albertan.

The above quote holds true for either definition, in my opinion.

And it is interesting to compare the historic embrace of inherent duty captured in the concept of “the White man’s burden” to the rejection of the idea of inherent guilt that is being propagated by who even knows…)

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In the past, someone like Samantha Power would not have been judged for her crimes until long after her death.

John Stuart Mill supported the British raping of India for humanitarian reasons · arguing that the Indian people were no better than animals and, thus, required hegemonic subordination in order to be helped and civilized.

Nowadays, an interesting dynamic has emerged where the intellectual class, whose biological niche is to give humanitarian precedence for ruthless imperialism, are being judged in their current era by a rising faction of independents from different sectors of society (including more honest sectors of academia itself.) It’ll be interesting to see where things go from here as a result.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas

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usinterventions-engvia Meet the new boss, same as the old boss | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas.

(I’m not going to pretend to be any type of expert on Western-Latin American relations.  I’m just hoping this info-graphic is a good summary-representation of US intervention in Latin America and that it provides a good general overview of events. Latin America is an EXTREMELY heavy topic but also a very suppressed one in general Western media. Thus, if anyone with more background on the area has any commentary, please feel free to leave a reply below.)