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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States

Republicans — for the 897th time — are again ganging up on Obama for not thumping the Bible often enough and for apologizing for America instead of preaching to the world about American Exceptionalism.

And in a related story:  Thirty-three Latin American and Caribbean nations have formed the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).  The only countries excluded from this organization are the United States and Canada.

The group’s purpose is for member countries to unite against terrorism, drug cartels, price speculation and other global threats.  Latin American leaders say the Organization of American States (OAS), which includes the U.S., does too much bending over for Washington, D.C.  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez concluded the group’s 2-day conference with:

“I don't think we're exaggerating if we call it a historic day.  United in our differences, we must demand respect.  No more interference, we've had enough.”

The organization claims that Argentina still has legitimate sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (I’m not touching that one).  And like most of Latin America
and most North Americans whose IQs are higher than their shoe sizes they’re against America’s eternal trade embargo against Cuba.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

The world is throwing in the towel on us. You might have seen my recent post on a Soviet-area customs union coming into being. Everyone is trying to find an exit strategy while there is still time.

December 4, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

At least since the efforts to de-throne Bill Clinton, the Right has figured out that throw enough shit at an opponent, eventually some will stick. With an audience already predisposed to voting for anyone but Obama, their job is made easier.

Self inflicted delusions of grandeur are often the last gasp motivating tricks someone does who sees their life, their country, their whole world circling the drain.

We can still be a great country and we will still be a great country. We definitely have it in us. We just need to rearrange the grandeur to fit the new profile coming at us. Fighting it will only make the pain last longer.

December 4, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Invade CELAC!

December 5, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Our policy towards Cuba, and the rest of Latin America, has been a disgrace from the git-go.

December 5, 2011 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Great comment, MRMacrum.

December 5, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

So I guess invading Latin America is out of the question once we finish messing up the middle east, no?

December 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Declarations about how exceptional America is are best left to admirers in other lands. No one likes a braggart. Few if any believe in the greatness of a country whose leaders go around tooting their own horn all the time.

December 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Republicans miss the days of Teddy Roosevelt when we just invaded whatever Latin America country we felt like.


December 5, 2011 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Throwing in the towel is exactly what they're doing. The rest of the world is moving forward, and they see the U.S. as a backward country full of tiny-minded Biblehumping bigots.

MRM: "Self inflicted delusions of grandeur are often the last gasp motivating tricks someone does who sees their life, their country, their whole world circling the drain."

Excellent summary. No doubt every has-been civilization has shouted about "Roman Exceptionalism!" or "Hittite Exceptionalism!" as they were going down for the third time.

I don't think we're past the point of no return, yet, but we'll be there soon if we don't make some major changes.

Randal: They have weapons of mass destruction.

Mr. Charleston: A disgrace indeed.

Snave: Agreed.

Demeur: Hell no, we can invade both of them. We're Number One!

SW: I guess if we keep tooting our own horn loud enough and often enough, those primitive people will finally realize how great we are.

Erik: If only Teddy Roosevelt hadn't been such a treehugger, today's teabaggers would worship him.

December 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

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