Back in October 2019, I questioned the idea that Edom had a ‘good’ side.
You can see that original article HERE, and man, did I get a lot of flak for it.
When I wrote that piece, I was trying to figure out if Trump really was the ‘gentile Moshiach’ he was being hailed as, by certain people.
By the time I’d combed through the sources, I’d come to the conclusion that nope, that whole idea of Edom having a ‘good side’ is a bunch of baloney.
Which got a lot of people’s backs up, because ‘Edom’ is very closely identified with the West, and especially the USA.
So much has happened since I wrote that piece.
Like, the US-sponsored assassination of Iranian General Solamani, on Iraqi soil, which preceded the COVID-19 plandemic by just a few short months.
And then of course, we had (and sadly, still have…) ‘COVID-1984’ to deal with since February. So it’s taken me a while to return to this subject.
But I’ve almost finished reading a book called: ‘The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man‘ which has opened my eyes to a bunch more ways that the USA is definitely NOT ‘good Edom’.
First, please watch this short (2 mins) video (shmirat eynayim friendly), that sums up how the modern American / Western / economic system is based on violent exploitation and pillage of poorer countries:
Now, let me quote you something from New Confessions of an Economic Hitman, from the chapter called: “Honduras: The CIA Strikes’.
The author, John Perkins, is talking to a Panamanian businessmen, ‘Joel’, about how the CIA just keeps overthrowing or assassinating one Latin American leader after another, if they dare to stand up to American corporate interests.
(Quotes from the book are italicised. I’ve interspersed them with pertinent facts so you can follow what’s really going on here.)
Joel said that he and his friends, like most of Latin America, had known that the plane crash that had killed [former Panamian President Omar] Torrijos was a CIA assassination, and they had hated the United States.
Torrijos was regarded by his supporters as the first Panamanian leader to represent the majority population of Panama, which is poor, Spanish-speaking, and of mixed heritage…. He opened many schools and created new job opportunities for those less fortunate. Some say he even spent his weekends giving a thousand dollars to random people and charities.
Torrijos instituted a range of social and economic reforms to improve the land lots of the poor, redistributed agricultural land and prosecuted the richest and most powerful families in the country, as well as independent student and labor leaders. The reforms were accompanied by an ambitious public works program, financed by foreign banks.
[Ed note: Torrjos was killed because he insisted on re-nationalising the Panama Canal, and bringing it back under Panamian control, as opposed to US control.]
Back to ‘Joel’:
“But things changed. Just like you forgave Japan and Germany, we forgave you……Now, this thing in Honduras…. well, it triggers memories and old resentments….”
....[Honduran President] Zelaya had advocated a 60 percent increase in the minimum wage, which had infuriated two US companies, Chiquita Brands International (formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Company….
…American CEOs know that if Honduras’s hourly wage rate rises, so will that of all the other Latin American countries. Honduras, along with Haiti, sets the minimum wage benchmark. No-one will go below the benchmark.
We talked about many liberal policies introduced in Honduras during the 3 1/2 years of Zelaya’s presidency. These included subsidies for small farmers, free education and meals for poor children, a reduction in interest rates on bank loans to homeowners and local businesses, and free electricity for people who could not afford to pay for it, as well as the increase in the minimum wage.
The policies paid off: Honduras enjoyed a nearly 10 percent decline in the poverty level.
So what did the USA do?
It engineered a coup in 2009 to overthrow President Zelaya, and to put a stop to all of his policies that were benefitting the poor majority – but hurting the super-rich shareholders of Chiquita Brands and Dole Food Company.
Really? You’re still telling me the USA is ‘good Edom’?
And what happened in Honduras is by no means the only example of the USA’s ‘evil empire’ behavior.
If anything, it was ‘milder’ than the treatment so many other countries have had, at the hands of America, because at least it didn’t end with an outright war.
Here’s some more countries, where the democratically-elected leaders where either exiled, assassinated or carpet-bombed out of office by the USA, because they dared to stand up for the economic interests of their own people:
Mohammed Mossadegh, the democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran was ousted in a coup in 1953, arranged by the CIA and Britain’s MI6.
Jacobo Arbenz, the democratically-elected president of Guatemala, who was brought down by the CIA in 1954, because he opposed United Fruit.
Salvador Allende, the democratically-elected president of Chile was assassinated by the CIA in 1973, for opposing ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph).
The USA has been behind so many coup d’etats in developing countries, it’s hard to keep up with them. Here’s a very partial list of some of the more notable ones:
Haiti, in 2004;
Grenada (invaded by the USA in 1983)
And let’s not even talk about Iraq.
Then, there’s the whole ‘Operation Condor‘ thing, that happened across most of South America (this from Wikipedia:)
Operation Condor was a United States-backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America….
Does this still sound ‘good’ to you?
When Trump was campaigning to ‘make America great again’, what he forgot to mention is that America only got ‘great’ in the first place by using blackmail, threats, extortion and violence to boot out one democratically-elected leader after another in the developing world, to replace them with brutal CIA puppet-dictators.
Of course, that’s not how it was billed to the gullible public.
We all got told that these economic wars against the world’s poorest peoples were being waged to root out the Commies, or to fight dictators with weapons of mass destruction, or as part of the all-pervasive ‘war on terror’.
It all just boils down to America and the other Western elites using their armies to continue exploiting the natural resources of poorer countries at gun point.
Why am I writing about this, today?
Because it’s part of that whole ‘Moshiach scene’ we’ve been discussing, when the world of lies finally crumbles.
Just like we’ve all been lying to ourselves about our bad middot and horrible, hurtful tendencies towards other people (especially our kids…) at the personal level, at the national level, Western countries like the US, UK, France – and a bunch more, including the State of Israel – have also been lying for decades about what they are really up to in the world.
People hate the USA for a reason.
Not just because they are commies, or terrorists, or radical muslims, or anti-democratic (although sometimes, some of them are.)
People hate the USA because the USA has literally turned many places in the world into a literal hell on earth, in pursuit of the mighty dollar.
The wars going on in Libya and Iraq and Syria right now?
They are all about oil and controlling natural resources.
All the fake ‘peace processes’ being rolled out between Israel and Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and [fill in the blank]?
They are all about oil and controlling natural resources.
All this COVID-1984 plandemic stuff, that the USA and the State of Israel are bang, smack in the middle of?
It’s all about controlling natural resources, and ensuring that the tiny group of super-rich people in the world stay that way, while stomping the rest of the planet even further down into the mud.
Trump isn’t ‘good’.
Biden isn’t ‘good’.
America isn’t ‘good’.
And the sooner more of us wake up and stop lying to ourselves about the USA being a force for ‘good’ in the world, the easier and faster Moshiach can come.
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