Ya gotta love it…

It was about 13 years ago that Dubya’s daddy declared the end to the Cold War and that the experiment of Communism had univerasally failed. Well ha ha on him. Evo Morales appears to have won Bolivia’s Presidential election. This means that Bolivia joins Chile, Venezuela and Brazil among the South American nations who have swung widely to the left in the past few years.

What’s this all about, I hear my fellow country-people saying, largely willfully ignorant of anything happening anywhere but Hollywood these days. What it’s about is the IMF and WTO policies totally backfiring on the US and European bankers who run both organizations. The IMF has repeatedly strong-armed third world countries into “reforming” their monetary policies, which has without exeception been disasterous for all but the very rich in these nations. The result is a swelling of the ranks of the working poor who find the concept of worker controlled industry and reallocation of national wealth very appealing.

The irony here is so thick you couldn’t cut it with a Ginsu. Reagan/Bush stomped the USSR into economic submission by forcing them into an arms race that bankrupted the Soviet system. The Berlin Wall fell, and eastern Europe has been remade into a source of cheap labor for European industry and the stability we’d come to enjoy in the third world due to the counter-balance of ideological conflict between the US and USSR went up in a puff of smoke.

Not only did the US create Osama bin Laden out of whole cloth in order to fight the Soviet army in Afghanistan (in a very successful attempt to give the USSR their version of the Vietnam War) ultimately resulting the 9/11/01 attacks on NYC and Washington, but by eliminating Soviet global economic power as well and creating organizations like the IMF and WTO, that largely cater to US industrial interests, we’ve sown the seeds for Socialism to spread throughout South and Central America. It’s really amazing. What Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and Mao could not accomplish Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush-Lite have managed to pull off rather rapidly.

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