Sunday, October 26, 2014

Privatization of Mexico's oil



Speaking of organized crime in Mexico, the exploitation of the Mexican people is finally complete. Their newly elected "left wing" president just privatized their oil. After all that is what the war in Libya was all about. Gaddafi was good for woman's rights. We helped the religious extremists overthrow and murder Gaddafi so the oil companies could have his oil. Gaddafi was a socialist and their oil was nationalized. That was the real concern. Next to the fact that he wanted to buy a nuclear reactor from Argentina instead of Sarkozy. Although I am pretty right wing when it comes to crime and small business, I have no problem with nationalized oil and natural resources. I see it as a great way to lower taxes and balance the budget.

From 2000 until 2012 the President of Mexico had been a member of The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional, PAN). Enrique Peña Nieto took office on 1 December 2012. He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)succeeding Felipe Calderón as president and thereby marking the return to power of the party that had ruled Mexican politics for 71 consecutive years. The previous PRI was Socialist leaning and supported Nationalized oil. The new PRI is caving in to US Corporate pressure and is privatizing Mexico's oil. Imagine that.

Consequently the privatization of Mexico's oil has sparked mass protests. Which isn't surprising since they were protesting the privatization of their oil before the new president was elected. What is surprising is the previously left wing party just privatized their oil. Surprise. The new left wing party is joining in the protests objecting to it.

This is another example of how the CIA screws up a country's democracy like they did in Cuba. By supporting the corupt Batista government they pushed the people to the other extreme which was even worse. Ironically the CIA created the Communist revolution in Cuba. I personally don't support that kind of extremism. Yet this is where the CIA's meddling takes us. Which forces me to question if that is not their real objective in the first place.

I realize that most of the Latino world tend to think Argentina is a big stuck up. However, I do think the song Don't Cry for me Argentina does apply to Felina, the blogger who was just murdered by the Mexican cartel. She was truly a people's hero. Peace. Nationalization of oil is good. Communism is not. Mind how you go.

15 comments:

  1. well the new president is sort of like harper and his herd. promise one thing and deliver another. harper promised all sorts of things. what did he deliver: wars, restrictions on our rights--which get reversed in court; higher unemployment; sold Canada to China, etc.

    What is happening in Mexico isn't much different from what is happening in Canada, just take into consideration the "cultural" differences and it just about comes out about the same.

    Its why I don't get all that excited about what we call "organized crime". I've considered a number of governments in a much more advanced league, when it comes to "organized crime".

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    1. I realize you don't care about organized crime so there's no sense in repeating yourself. I do. that's why I have my blog. The difference between Canada and Mexico is that when their leader says one thing and does another they take to the streets and protest about it.

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    2. that is a very good point, about the protesting.

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  2. Canadians are too polite for that.....the problem is, silence is seen as acquiescence.....you have to speak out early in the situation, because later means that by the time later comes, much of what you don't want has already been implemented and it takes a real fight to gain back what you've lost, if that's even possible. And if you don't have the tools to resist, you are really screwed....

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  3. It is interesting you bring up Muammar al-Qaddafi. He wrote a great book entitled, 'The Green Book'. It could be argued the book is/was years ahead of it's time.

    It is a relatively short work, written directly to the point. It is said Muammar was influenced by the writings of G.K. Chesterton and Hillaire Belloc while he studied in Oxford. Chesterton and Belloc advanced Catholic social theory under the political-economic term of 'Distributism'. Personally, I have not seen any evidence of Muammar admitting this, but this is what was stated to me by academics who knew Muammar personally and were very familiar with both Distributism as well as Muammar's 'Third Universal Theory' (also known as the 'Third Position' - meaning a way beyond the overly simplistic view of "left and right" - sadly a few mainstream politicians have attempted to hijack the Third Position name for their own rebranded stale liberalism).

    The similarities are rather easy to discern.

    The book is well worth a read and most good libraries will have it. After reading the book it has always been interesting to compare and contrast the hate-filled mass media representation of Muammar al-Qaddafi with the ideology presented in 'The Green Book'.

    Now that he has been murdered and the country a mere shambles it would be impossible, or close to it, to make any type of study of how the concepts in 'The Green Book' were put into practice in Libya. For being labeled a "dictator", the political concepts put forward in 'The Green Book' certainly are quite the opposite of enabling a dictator to hold power.

    It can also be read online here: http://openanthropology.org/libya/gaddafi-green-book.pdf

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    1. Thanks for the link. I'll have to check it out. The terms Catholic social theory and Distributism sounds a we bit scary. Reminds me of an exert of the book Fidel on Religion. Castro was asked if Christian Marxists helped him in his revolution, why did he establish a Marxist Leninist Atheist state when he got power? His answer was we didn't ask people what religion they were when they said they wanted to help with the revolution. I see.

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    2. The thing that bugs me is that Sarkozy made such a big deal about how we should trust Gaddafi with nuclear power. Which of course would in turn mean he would have the technology and materials to make nuclear weapons like India did with Canadian reactors.

      So one minute Sarkozy is trying to convince the world we can trust Gaddafi with nuclear weapons and the next minute Sarkozy is leading the invasion calling him a dictator. Nothing had changed from the time he was trying to convince us to trust him with nuclear weapons. The only thing that changed was the fact that Gaddafi decided not to buy a reactor from France.

      France figured out Sarkozy was a dirty dog, so they turn around and elect a socialist. From one extreme to the other. Now we hear that CBC is predicting Rob Ford will win a seat on City council. I don't think there's any hope for this planet. If people can be that stupid they are going to get what they deserve. Sure makes me not want to go to Toronto ever again.

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    3. There is always hope. Its why most people who blog, blog and those who comment, comment.

      its like the blogger in Alabama, Legal Schnauzer, Roger Schuler. Last year he was the only journalist in the western hemisphere to be in jail for being a journalist. Upp, right in the good old U.S.A. Anyhow they beat him, in his home, arrested him, put him in jail for 5 months. He got out, is writing again. Those he wrote about in his blog, which is mostly about political corruption, well some have been arrested for corruption and are awaiting trial in Alabama.

      The International Business Times has an article, "Seven Controversial Figures of Internet freedom". Along with the usual names is, Mr. Schuler's name.

      Blogging is important. It provides information, an exchange of ideas, and sometimes even change.

      We do not agree on much. However, your blog continues to provide information to readers they might not otherwise receive, just like Mr. Schuler's blog.

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    4. I'll have to look into that case. However, that shows the difference between Canada and the US. In the US if a corrupt politician gets caught they go to jail. In Canada they get reelected.

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    5. Scary in what way?

      In what way(s) does it remind you of Castro?

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    6. Scary in the sense of Christians getting screwed over by Communism. When Christ was on the earth he and the apostles lived what some might refer to as a form of socialism. They had all things in common. Yet the two fundamental differences between that and Communism was the freedom of religion and the voluntary participation. People were free to join and free to leave.

      There were Christian Marxists that helped Castro with the revolution in Cuba. Only when he got power he shafted the Christians and established a Marxist Leninist atheist sate.Religion was allowed but you couldn't be a member of the Communist party if you had a religion and they only allowed one political party.

      In Ireland the IRA had two factions, the Provisional and the INLA or the Sticks. The Provisionals used the US Declaration of Independence as a model. The INLA were socialist. James Connolly was a Communist but he signed the Irish Proclamation at the Easter Rising guaranteeing the freedom of Religion and civil liberty.

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  4. Ah, I understand better now.

    (I know this is a comments box on a blog but to truly communicate we have to know what the other person is talking about. That is what Socrates did - hence the term 'Socratic method' - simply put it is making sure you know what the other person is really talking about and not assuming they mean something when they communicate. How many times can we remember in our lives stating something and then finding out later someone took it out of context or without truly understanding what was meant and then jumping to some outlandish conclusion!? That may well be the basis of most teenage drama. Not to mention fights at bars…)

    GK Chesteron and Hillaire Belloc put forth Distributism based solidly on orthodox Catholic teaching. There is no betrayal intended in their writings.

    Chesterton may well be the best writer of the English language in the 20th Century. Belloc the clearest historian. My university has almost 300 scholarly works of Belloc's on the shelves at the various libraries across campus - try comparing that to writers today. Over 400 scholarly works of Chesterton.

    Chesterton is also the author of the Father Brown mystery series. The second most popular (after Sherlock Holmes) detective/mystery series ever. Yet, I would wager most people in North America have probably never heard of Father Brown nor of Chesterton!

    Both Chesterton and Belloc are well worth reading and any time taken reading them will not be time wasted, but rewarding and truly time enjoyed.

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    1. Yes it's very easy to misinterpret intent when someone is posting online. I find Communism scary not Catholicism. Yet I'm somewhat concerned about the idea of adopting a single state religion. I personally believe that will be used as a stepping stone in Europe to abolish all religion once again. I'm pretty passionate about a free republic.

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  5. Actually, in the Alabama case, I would suggest one group of politicians have decided another group of politicians have been at the trough too long and its causing a problem for the Republican party. They wouldn't go willingly, so they are being pushed out, via the court system.

    There are similarities between Alabama and B.C. They both have coal, gambling and corruption, well everybody can make up their own minds, taking into consideration who got what and how.

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  6. "Watchdog faults U.S. grenade-trafficking probe tied to Fast and Furious."

    http://tinyurl.com/q8q4vcf (Yahoo)

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