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Forum Post: South American Leaders Declare: "Green Economy Is The New Colonialism"

Posted 5 years ago on June 23, 2012, 9:22 a.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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While the RIO+20 Conference on Sustainable Development had been intended by the Green Queen and her cohorts among the population-control fanatics of the British Empire to be the next step down the pathway to establishing a supra-national dictatorial system of enforced "limits to growth" and genocidal population-reduction policies, the leaders of the still-developing and proud nations of South America and Asia have decided to fight back and say "No" to this imperial attack on national sovereignty and scientific progress.

On the opening day of the Rio summit, June 20, the Argentine Undersecretary of Planning & Environmental Policy Silvia Revora gave an interview to Veintitres magazine in which she warned that several European and other nations wanted to violate the sovereignty of developing countries and obstruct their development, by means of carbon taxes and other similar schemes, declaring that "We say 'no' to the imposition of a green economy, and 'yes' to sovereign development, in which we control our resources on the basis of our reality".

Today, on the closing day of the summit, in his speech to the 50,000 delegates gathered at the conference, Bolivian President Evo Morales attacked the concept of the green economy as oligarchical and colonialist, and called on developing countries to nationalize their natural resources. Morales declared:

"Basic services can never be privatized. They are the responsibility of the State. 'Green economy' is a new colonialism meant to subjugate anti-capitalist governments and nations. It [is designed] to colonize and privatize biodiversity at the service of a few... Environmentalism is an imperial strategy which quantifies every river, every lake and every natural product and converts it into money... By measuring the utility of nature in money, it colonizes nature. The environmentalism of capitalism is predatory colonialism... The green economy turns all sources of nature into a private good, at the service of a few."

President Raphael Correa of Ecuador made similar statements to those of Morales, and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jibao also echoed the theme of the defense of national sovereignty, stating that sustainable development and the transition to a green economy can't mean limits on economic growth of nations. Each country has to choose its own model of development "according to its internal conditions."

Of course, this fight from the leaders of the nations of South America to defend their national sovereignty against London's "New Colonialism" cannot be seperated from the ongoing stand-off between those who advocate the Blair Doctrine of a "post-Westphalian" empire, versus those who are standing up in defense of the Westphalian principle of the sovereignty of nation-states. The courage of leaders such as Vladimir Putin to stand his ground against the tide of "humanitarian interventionists" clamoring for foreign military action against the government of Assad in Syria, has emboldened other national leaders to also stand up to the Empire's colonialism.

Just last week, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addressed the United Nations' Decolonization Committee, denouncing the British Empire's colonialist policy in regards to the Malvinas Islands. She stated that Argentina's claim to sovereignty over the islands was a matter of "territorial integrity," and that the British are operating as an "occupying power", whose presence in the Malvinas is a result of a "usurpation". She proudly recalled Argentina's history as a story of a two-centuries fight for independence, and called on Britain to engage in civilized negotiations over the future of the Malvinas. Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, offered strong support for Cristina's stance at the UN Decolonization Committee, urging that the UK open negotiations with Argentina, and expressing concern over the British militarization of the South Atlantic.

Following Kirchner's appearance at the Decolonization Committee, British Prime Minister David Cameron, at the G20 Summit in Mexico, openly attacked her policies of economic protectionism as being "anti-free-trade", including her recently instituted regulations on foreign currency and the recent nationalization of the YPF energy company, while also attacking Argentina's claim to sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman responded to these attacks saying:

“After years of acting as a colonial power they have forgotten that they are responsible for the existence of colonialism, and that it is countries like Argentina that defeated most of the colonial projects in the world.”

As opposed, however, to the colonialist agenda coming from the British and others in the (bankrupt) transatlantic world, in the wake of Cristina Kirchner's bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of that same G20 summit, Russia has announced that they are planning to invest billions into the development of the Argentine nuclear sector, with emphasis on the fourth-generation modular 25MW CAREM reactor, which Argentina is close to putting online and also plans to manufacture for export.

It's clear that the tide is turning against the genocide policies of the British Empire. Some nations are becoming increasingly emboldened to stand up against the British Empire's oligarchical policies of the Green Economy, global governance, and imperial war. Now's the time for patriots in America to do the same, and reclaim our own independence from London's colonialist system, by removing British puppet Barack Obama from the US presidency, and asserting our sovereign right to protect our people and develop our productive economy, beginning by writing off the bailouts through restoring Glass-Steagall.



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[-] 3 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 5 years ago

I'm not quite sure I subscribe to the notion of a British colonial empire, but certainly many northern-European and North American nations appear engaged in a scheme to keep developing countries from rapid economic and political advancement. Still, this suppression is capitalist in nature, just as Evo Morales states, designed to maintain bourgeois hegemony, which targets mainly quickly evolving, leftist nations.

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 5 years ago

I think the idea of a British colonial empire is more about a global corporate empire than an empire centered on the nation of England. That empire has its headquarters in the City of London, but Wall Street is an important outpost as well.

[-] 3 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 5 years ago

I'm still not sure I buy that, but I will go so far as to admit that major capitalist powers of the northern hemisphere have pursued policies to hinder leftist governments from succeeding around the world and mostly in the southern hemisphere.


[-] 2 points by EagleEye (31) 5 years ago

Hear, hear!