SarathW wrote:Perhaps you have to say victims of capitalism.
Nibbana wrote:SarathW wrote:Perhaps you have to say victims of capitalism.
Disciple wrote:US imperialism is a cancer to this planet.
Smedley D. Butler wrote:“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
BasementBuddhist wrote:Disciple wrote:US imperialism is a cancer to this planet.
U.S. imperialism is U.S. imperialism. Imperialism causes suffering for some, and pleasure for others, like all things on this planet.
You can make a choice to oppose or support Imperialism and its effects, but that does not make it bad or good. It merely makes you opposed or supportive to It. Fire might be scary to those burned. The very same people would be happy to see it when wet and cold. Where in imperialism is the evil? The path to enlightenment lies beyond what is bad and what is good. Only by watching, accepting, and reacting with Metta can we achieve the goal of awakening.
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