(March 10, 2008)
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Slight Inconvenience and Economic Throes: Gilles d'Aymery's Blips #66
To the Editor:
My sympathies for your various problems, and felicitations as due. You mention again the economic problems that beset us. I have written something I think gets more or less to the bottom of it; it's probably too long for you to publish on Swans, but you can have a look, and if you find it edifying direct your readers thereto. It's called "Banketeering."
Hat Yai, Thailand - February 25, 2008
Remembering the old Geezer, Philip Greenspan
Hey Monsieur d'Aymery,
I'm so very sorry to hear about the disappearance of Phil Greenspan. I devotedly read his commentaries. The ol' chap kept reminding the younger generations (like me) that social justice -- you know, les revendications sociales -- was not won at the voting booth but in the streets. "Demand and Demonstrate" was his motto. Look what the voting booth brought us in France -- Sarkozy, a baby Bush with added vulgarity as a bonus -- and look at what it will bring you next November: A bomb-bomb-Iran, brain-paraplegic crazy or another Republican-lite (at least Mr. Obama is good looking and cerebral...Is he of French descent?!?).
I'm going to miss Phil's recipe for "happy and healthy living": "iconoclasticity" and "curmudgeonicity." Poor Martin Murie, the last true Swans activist, is going to feel lonely now that Phil is gone. You need to find another old geezer in a hurry!
My usual ending line [ed. Allez, bon vent. Give 'em hell.] just doesn't feel right. Today, I'm just a sad lark.
Paris, France - February 27, 2008
Carving up the U.S.?
To the Editor:
The U.S. has become a threat to the world, and the only solution is its dismemberment by the creation of smaller states out of it.
What are the U.S. aims in relation to the present world? What happened to Korea and what latterly happened to Serbia were planned in the U.S. Kosovo was only the beginning, but follow the money and you will see what the U.S. has planned for the world. Don't forget that they also planned the breakup of Colombia into two states, Colombia and Panama in the early 20th century, and, as we can see today, they are busy planning the breakup of Venezuela, but so far they have failed.
It's time that other countries affected by this US policy of dismemberment imitate the U.S. and begin working on a plan to DISMEMBER the very United States of America itself. It would be very simple to start with Hawai'i and Puerto Rico, then Alaska, and follow up with the states on the mainland itself. Once the ball starts rolling it will be a cinch and the great U.S.A. that once was will be no more.
The U.S. enslaved the Latin American peoples by their policy of divide and conquer, and that is how they finally were able to control all of Latin America till 1959 -- the year when a small group of patriotic Cubans challenged their right by taking on one of their puppets named Fulgencia Batista and defeating him. Thus began the fight for Latin American freedom that gradually spread right across the Americas. The next to win against a US puppet was Salvador Allende Gossens of Chile. Here again the U.S. planned his murder and replaced him with their own puppet, Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. After that came the Nicaraguan elections, in which a Socialist government of the Sandinista Party was swept into office. Again the U.S. tried to train and arm their mercenaries called the Contras to invade Nicaragua, but they too failed miserably in their attempts to conquer that country. The next to challenge US power in Venezuela came from an unknown named Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias who took on their stooges and won. This did not deter the U.S. one whit, because they planned his overthrow and death immediately when he took office after winning the election. Again the attempt was thwarted by Venezuelan members of the armed forces loyal to their country. Venezuelans are now a free people who owe nothing to the U.S., which has time and time again sought to overthrow their elected government and replace it with one of their own puppets.
Kenneth T. Tellis
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - March 2, 2008
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