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Monroe Doctrine, RIP?

6 December 2022

U.S. exceptionalism, the offspring of the African slave trade and the conquest of Amerindia, seeks unfettered access to the region’s natural resources and labor to serve its corporate and geopolitical interests. By contrast, decoloniality was born of five centuries of resistance to colonization. It is the critical perspective of those who have been oppressed by imperial domination and local oligarchies and seek to build a new world, one that rejects necropolitics and racial capitalism; one that advances human life in community and in harmony with the biosphere. This critical ethical attitude has been expressed over the past two years in declarations of regional associations that exclude the U.S. and Canada. All share the same ideal of regional integration based on respect for sovereign equality among nations and guided by ecological, democratic, and plurinational principles.

My computer was hacked and the hard drive having to be replaced,and this is written on a not working right machine (that’s going in for repairs when the other one is fixed). So even less posting until later this week. In the meantime, read Decolonization, Multipolarity, and the Demise of the Monroe Doctrine.

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  1. norm permalink
    8 December 2022 7:43 am

    The Monroe Doctrine was always a ‘done to’ rather than a ‘done with’ policy, I doubt that has changed. The US does as it pleases. The Western Hemisphere is open for business to any nation on earth, quartering arms and personal is a different kettle of fish. I suspect one has to ask permission to quarter military units in the Western Hemisphere, no matter how friendly that country might be with the US.

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