Rugoz wrote:There are certainly more and less important causes. Colonialism created the societies in Latin America.
To assume that one can stack the causes in order of importance requires the ahistorical assumption that these causes were isolated from each other.
In truth, these causes helped, supported, and led into each other.
I never made such a claim. Shove your straw man up your ass.
I never made such a claim. Shove it up your ass. Must get really tight up there.
Then please explain why you dismissed the claim that the US has oppressed Central Americans as “nonsense”.
Facts, not speculation.
When you speculate that the ebil socialists were going to kill everyone else and that this justifies US oppression of Central Americans, you are doing three things:
1. Making non-factual speculations about what would have happened in the event of a socialist government,
2. Making an ad hominem that all socialists are evil oppressors, and
3. Justifying human rights abuses and oppression.
Another straw man to shove up your ass.
Then please explain what you meant when you said that US meddling prevented a socialist government and therefore prevented oppression.
It's not all overt and legal, but it's still a matter of international relations. It's not comparable to the authority a nation state exercises in its own territory.
Since I did not make this comparison (while I believe you, @Patrickov, and/or @wat0n did), this criticism is not relevant.
Which is all you manage. Disproving your own retarded straw men.
Do you want a medal? I didn't start that comparison.
Then we agree that it is unfair “to compare one country's imperialism to another country's domestic rule especially in a thread that's supposed to about one country only”, as @AFAIK noted.