Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Free-Market World Holocaust

"In persuit of counterrevolution and in the name of freedom, U.S. forces or the U.S. supported sorrogate forces slaughtered 2,000,000 North Koreans in the three-year war; 3,000,000 Vietnamese; over 500,000 in aerial wars over Laos and Combodia; over 1,500,00 in Angola; oer 1,000,000 in Mozembique; over 500,000 in Afghanistan; 500,000 to 1,000,000 in Indonesia; 200,000 in East Timor; 100,000 in Nicragua (combining the Samoza and Reagan eras); over 100,000 in Guatemala (plus an additional 40,000 disappeared); over 700,000 in Iraq; over 60,000 in El Salvador; 30,000 in the "dirty war" of Argentina (though the government admits to only 9,000); 35,000 in Taiwan, when the Kuomintang military arrived from China; 20,000 in Chile; and many thousands in Haiti, Panama, Grenada, Brazil, South Africa, Western Sahara, Zaire, Turkey, and dozens of ohers countries, in what amounts to a free-market world holocaust."
(Micheal Parenti, Black Shirts and the Red, 1997, p. 25)

The picture presented by Micheal Parenti leaves nothing much to say about the dimensions of crimes committed by U.S. imperialism against the people of the world. The "free-market world holocaust" is not over. We see it being conducted by the same old criminals -- U.S. imperialism and its servants, guided by the corterie of financial capitalists -- in front of our eyes in Lebanon, Philippines, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Yet, if we choose to close our eyes like a pigeon, or don't take a concrete action to oppose imperialism and its lackeys, the future generations will remember us as those who capitulated with tyrants and oppressors against the oppressed for "there comes a time when silence is betrayal."(Martin Luther King Jr.)

"We shall fight and destroy imperialism....We want freedom by any means necessary. We want justice, by any means necessary..." - Malcolm X

2 comments:

The Kai you can DANSE too said...

Excellent post and an excellent quote. Keep up the fight, comrade.

Red Scare said...

Michael Parenti is a brilliant writer. His book you quote from, "Blackshirts and Reds," is in my opinion the most important Marxist work of the past 20 years or so.

Parenti also has an excellent article entitled "Hidden Holocaust, USA" from his book Dirty Truths, where he talks not about the global holocaust the US has created throughout the world, but about the hidden "holocaust" here at home.

You can read it on his webpage:

http://www.michaelparenti.org/HiddenHolocaust.html

peace & respect.