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Will Britain Sacrifice Northern Ireland For Brexit?

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Antoni Anirvan
Antoni Anirvan
4 years ago

Yeh Yeh!…Dr. Jasdev, very well said. You know I’m constantly amazed
and reminded not only by history but also current events—The arrogant
similarities between mostly “Anglo” conservatives not only the ones
from the UK but also their ex colony across the pond.
When will they really understand to practice what they have always
preached. Not just boast about the principles of freedom, independence
and democracy.
It always seems that these are values they believe and hold so dear,
that they love so much that they should apply only to themselves.
América and the UK, are like those identical twins that feel and act
the same even when far apart from each other. I’m not a geopolitical
expert when it comes to the European side of the pond (although I did
study with northern Irish Nuns in America that never had any
reservations about expressing their disgust about the UK,s
imperialistic obsessive control and details about persecution over
them )—This was 50 years ago for Christ’s sake and they still don’t
have independence!
Nevertheless, I am an expert on this side, not that I’m religious by
any means. I have much to disagree with the Catholic Church. However
on this side of the pond as a young volunteer in war refugee camps in
Central America I met the Jesuits that practiced liberation theology.
They taught me, in the battle field all that I know today. During that
period, all of Central America was Northern Ireland. Just a different
type of empire. It was just as you Dr. Jasdev explained, it was all
about territorial and trade control.
Past that period when outright imperialistic invasion was still the
brutal norm. The Americans resorted to a more stealth approach. They
tried the military takeover strategy but it only worked a few times,
once on or about 1903 when the US declared that all the Americas was
for America to explore and exploit, not for the Europeans. Teddy
Roosevelt sent the US Navy fleet to the coast of Colombia knowing that
such show of force would scare the Colombians into handing over the
then being built by the French, Canal Zone, of course today known as
Panama.
From Panama, the Americans began to work their way up testing each
tiny countries vulnerabilities. If they felt that an outright shock
and awe invasion would work this is what they would do. Install their
dictator of choice and make him a partner with whatever American
corporations (usually fruit or mineral commodities,) most notorious
was the United Fruit Company. Massive land grabs were necessary
( again territorial.)
The countries where their “intelligence” felt that invasion would
result in resistance, were simply bought. This was done by covert
means for the purpose of installing again their most cooperative
dictator, election intervention. The buying of their most corrupt and
greedy pro American business candidate and until even up to recent
modern history, covert black opts, scorched earth tactics and even the
occasional massacre of union members that were considered trouble
makers, an impediment to American corporate profits.
These countries were, arrogantly called “ Banana Republics”. Again
until recent history it’s the part of the world we’re most
constitutional changes are made. Most dealing with the American
corporate rights to land ownership (again territorial).
All of the above is what could be called Neo-colonialism.
The comparison? —Two twins, two continents, both control freaks.
The reasons —hypocritic values and the reluctance to share what they
conquered by brutal force, corruption or attempts at unfair political
maneuvering as in Brexit.
The consequences?—No one likes or trusts a friend that has or tries to
take advantage of you. A friend?. This is not a friend, everyone knows
this. Nations know this also; the good ones shun this practice and
promote fairness and union. And union and friendship are what can
create peace and prosperity. As aforementioned, I am not a
geopolitical expert on your side Dr. Jasdev. I have no idea how
Brexit and Northern Ireland will turn out.
But if the current events of the twin on this side of the pond can
teach that twin something. It would be that if on this side, over one
hundred years of control, greed and conquest has evolved into very
poor desperate neighbors. Trump, a man that needs a few history
lessons himself, recently called these countries
“ Shit holes .“ And right he is, only it was America that made these
countries unlivable. These so arrogantly called “Banana Republics”
that are now even more ignorantly called “ Shit Holes” in fact have
become so poor and violent that it has caused the great exodus towards
Americas southern border.
It’s created a massive immigration problem that has resulted into
family separations, children in cages and more than 500 traumatized
children in camps or for profit “facilities” lost in a makeshift cruel
action. Most of the parents have been deported and this children are
now basically orphaned due to their confusion or because ( depending
of age ) the length of the time and other factors—
They’ve lost most or all emotional ties with their biological parents.
In the meantime, their innocent desperate parents are utterly losing
their minds, some have even committed suicide.
Furthermore, like the Northern Irish young men that perhaps saw their
fathers and even grandfathers executed by British forces turned
terrorist. Such are many men in Central America that have witnessed
their fathers and Grandfathers executed by American secret special
forces or American trained hit squads. It’s happening at this moment
in the tiny country of El Salvador where the U.S. participated in a
secret war for years. Massacring entire villages, union workers and
unfortunately those great Jesuit liberation theologians. The dear
brothers that taught me all that I did not learn from the American
history books.
Americans and British alike, unless they come from selfish
conservative parents were taught as children the phrase “Sharing is
caring”. My parents and big sister made me repeat this thousands of
times as a child. I in turn made it a mantra with my children. These
are very important values, as are the principles of freedom,
independence, respect of sovereignty and self-determination. But none
of the above will survive with a whole bunch of “friends”
( Nations ) trying to take advantage of each-other.
The Nations of the world are not children that needed to be reminded
to share their toys and sweets. But, their leaders have the future of
world peace and even the survival of capitalism on their hands. At the
end, the solution to the latter’s is a more humane and generous less
brutal form of capitalism. After all it all started with territory and
resources. None can survive without world peace and world peace can
only happen by “Sharing and caring”.
God Help the Identical twins raised by conservative parents!
Antoni Anirvan Karas
Brazil

Antoni Anirvan
Antoni Anirvan
4 years ago

Oh, by the way, about my last comment. I wanted to make a clarification.
I thought best because we are living such a racist and xenophobic time in history. Hence, as for no one to claim that my description as “Anglo conservatives” was intended as a racist comment —
I thought it important to state, that I’m as Anglo as they come. In fact I’m as white as a ghost. The children; those that my parents would force the “sharing and caring” mantra on because as some children I may have been a bit selfish. (Although, it was usually the bullies) I didn’t want to share with. Anyways, these little friends of mind actually used to call me Casper the Ghost I’m so white LOL.
Im just a sócio-environmental and human rights activist, that has seen war, injustices, environmental devastation, human rights abuses and CRIMES, all of which only one phrase can describe, SELFISH GREED.
Perhaps I should apologize towards anyone else that as I, is also white and understood Anglo as detrimental. I assure you it was not my intention.
I write by fast train of thought and it’s just a quick relation that my brain made between to UK and the US. Only after rereading to check for gramatical and spelling mistakes ( which I should have done before sending ) did I realize that I may had offended someone. My apologies
Antoni Anirvan

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