This is fun, isn’t it?

Speaking of Haiti:

The power vacuum and dangerous instability in the Francophone nation result from many factors, but the American media ignore big ones, including state capture by elites, a grim monopolism that characterizes the country’s economy, and neoliberal policies imposed by the United States and international institutions.

State capture and monopoly are just so characteristic of neoliberalism, aren’t they?

if Washington is serious about helping to stabilize Haiti’s government and lift its citizens out of misery, it should use its aid and influence to promote economic democracy through competition and anti-monopoly enforcement.

Those policies, generally, being called neoliberalism, no?

15 thoughts on “This is fun, isn’t it?”

  1. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    Regardless of how the assassination unfolds, if Washington is serious about helping to stabilize Haiti’s government and lift its citizens out of misery, it should use its aid and influence to promote economic democracy through competition and anti-monopoly enforcement.

    So, Washington Monthly – white man’s liberal rag that it is – wants the USA to impose economic policies on the sovereign nation of Haiti… Irrespective of what Haiti and the Haitians want. And for the record, I’d love to see someone point out which “anti-monopoly” laws on the books allow the US to interfere with a foreign company doing business in its native country.

    There’s nothing more racist than a white liberal… And here we see it in all its glory: White soy boys in Septicsville advocating for the White Man’s Government to step in and guide the darkies to various Approved Outcomes. Because, well, they’re such children – those darkies – and they’ll never figure it out for themselves.

    And while we’re at it, why aren’t Washington Monthly’s soy boys up in arms about Nike, Apple and the rest using CCCP approved slave labor in Chinese factories?

  2. Yeah, Jonathan. I’ve been following the SA story. Despite it being almost absent from UK papers. There was a bit audio I was sent, recorded by a Saffa, talking about ammunition supply problems. They’ve been shooting so many blacks they’re running low.
    But, of course, it’s not going to reported much is it? Since the ANC took over & created the Rainbow State it’s all been peace, love & roseblossoms in SA.

  3. The USA should bundle up all the Haitians living in the US and ship them back to their own country where they can make a contribution. Then they’d have a cohort that at least has a passing familiarity with economic democracy (such as it is in the USA).

  4. @ BiS:

    … it’s all been peace, love & roseblossoms in SA.

    Narratives don’t just create themselves now do they?

  5. Barks
    The USA should bundle up all the Haitians living in the US and ship them back to their own country where they can make a contribution. Then they’d have a cohort that at least has a passing familiarity with economic democracy (such as it is in the USA).

    Well perhaps. But some problems with this
    They won’t like the US for deporting them
    They may not be familiar with how to survive in a shit hole
    They are, almost by definition, the elite and the optimistic. If they get cynical, they will replace the current ruling in-bred elite with an en elite of their own.

    I suppose the inbreeding problem will be solved. Not much else.

  6. What is happening in SA please?

    And it is all kicking off in France with Granny’s Boy Macron going for the big tyranny move with vax pass everywhere inc food retailers and hospitals. The short-arsed little cunt must really fancy himself. We will see what the Yellow Jackets and likely legions of new recruits /allies have to say and do about that.

  7. Re: South Africa, last night I spoke to a mate who still lives there. When former President Zuma handed himself in to the police after being sentenced to 15 months for perjury, it all kicked off with rioting and looting of shopping malls and town centres in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and attacks on trucks on the motorways. Shops are being stripped of goods and even the shop fittings and then being set alight. A chemical factory north of Durban was set on fire, shipping containers in Richards Bay were looted. The police are nowhere to be seen and in some reports were joining in with the looting.

    In the residential areas, the residents and private security firms are armed to the teeth and protecting their own properties.

    My mate tells me the rioting and looting is all orchestrated to bring about a coup. Apparently, the plan is to disrupt the food supply chain to starve out the whites. Once they have finished looting the shops, the next target is to burn the farmland. Well, the ANC did once promise to make the country ungovernable. Seems like its the only promise they have kept.

  8. My mate tells me the rioting and looting is all orchestrated to bring about a coup. Apparently, the plan is to disrupt the food supply chain to starve out the whites. Once they have finished looting the shops, the next target is to burn the farmland. Well, the ANC did once promise to make the country ungovernable. Seems like its the only promise they have kept.

    When Zuma was elected it was obvious which way this was going to go – a la Zimbabwe as fast as possible.

    Those whites that can leave have already done so, those that are left are either too poor or have no alternatives. It’s a shit state of affairs, but entirely predictable once Mandela was safely buried. He isn’t the model for new South African leaders, it’s Mugabe or maybe his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa aka “the crocodile”.

  9. To re-rail the thread, I’m pretty sure that the last time the US intervened in Haiti (after the earthquake a decade ago), lots of US Aid was spread around and very little of it actually reached the people, other than that which greased the palms of Hillary’s baby snatchers perhaps.

    A succession crisis in the event of the presidential assassination (even if the CIA didn’t do this one – which I’m still not sure of) is more of a diplomatic effort at this point and other than the US ambassador and a few selected melanin rich members of congress turning up to the inauguration, that should be the extent of US involvement.

    If the US is seen to be selecting its own candidate out of the morass then you’ll end up with yet another tainted presidency and accusations of “You broke it, you bought it”.

  10. @ John Galt
    The burning down of the shops in KwaZula-Natal isn’t aimed at the handful of remaining whites but at the anti-Zuma Zukus/Xhosa/…
    Even the poorest whites had enough left under Mandela to escape if they wanted to do so.

  11. Escape to where?

    You can’t just go to anywhere better. The whole lot, whites, coloured and blacks would leave if someone would take them.

  12. @ Chester Draws
    Various places – there’s an elderly South African couple five doors along the road from me who stayed during the Mandela presidency but came to England while Zuma was president.

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