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Reply to "Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot"

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Originally posted by keylargo:
but just because someone wants an open dialog and build alliances with other countries does not mean they want to control their elections. Unfortunately, this is exactly what has happened in the past and may continue.


Do you honestly believe what you are saying? Do you honestly believe our government just wants to talk? sck Talk about what? Letting our market influence theirs? What is wrong with them being economically independent, pray tell?

They are open to dialogue. It's just that we don't want to talk to them. Our goverment refuses to accept anyone that is not a capitalist. Bottom line.

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I don't think Dean believes in controlling elections and having puppet governments. I could be wrong, but based on everything that I've heard and read about Dean so far, I don't think I am. his comments in the interview does not make me think that I'm wrong.


I'm not sure if he's saying that either, but I definitely know that's what our business leaders and politicians want. Since when have we done different to non-Western countries?

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We do need to have positive relationships with other countries. I don't believe in isolation.


I don't believe in isolation either. But I also don't believe that non-isolation means that we force everyone to adopt "free market" Neoliberalism. That's what we don't seem to understand. Quite frankly, non-capitalist systems don't benefit our wealthy elite and the middle-class Americans who can afford the spoils we get from "free trade" (which inevitably means exploiting their markets since we have a larger market and more buying power and thus we can buy them out). I don't see why those in power would be willing to accept that one can be democratic and not submit to capitalism.
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