I Can’t Stand Western Hypocritical Policies

December 1, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Foreign Policy, Malawi | 2 Comments

The United States and Europe subsidize farm fertilizers. They tell other countries not to subsidize their fertilizing companies, to detrimental results. I can’t tell you how much I hate this kind of hypocritical policy. You want to know why it is such a bad policy? Because it protects the rich and makes the poor RELY ON the rich to keep going. Rich countries continue protecting their farmers while poor countries must rely on the rich countries for aide. It is a fascinating display of the lust for control that power and domination has on even the best of intentions.

Malawi decided to not listen to the West, but rather follow the West’s own polices, subsidizing their farm fertilizers. And guess what, it worked! Good for them.

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  1. Exactly the same reason why countries like Vietnam and China have booming economies is because they weren’t subjected to the control of the IMF and World Bank in developing their economies. Latin America is fighting against neoliberalism (as they should be) because it involved economic hostage-taking on the part of the West.

    Unfortunately, the countries that proclaim to be most Christian are the ones that least apply the adage “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The West says they believe it, but are unwilling to actually apply it. An when Chomsky calls in the “doctrine of universality,” the Europe and the U.S. cringe, claiming exemption. Either believe in and practice free trade and fair trade or don’t!! The U.S. can’t have it both ways.

    What a disastrous way to spread democracy!!!

  2. Your post reminds me of a book I was reading about a year ago — “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”” — I think was the title. The book talked about how large corporations robbed the natural resources of other countries and how they kept them poor. Scary stuff!


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