…the nyt finds its latin dictators…prof black, your evidence…

…no more lucid corroboration of widespread suspicions…

As we know, Professor Black, economist and lawyer, at that time knew what to do, how to do it. And then did it. That ‘it’ was identifying and prosecuting those responsible for criminal misbehaviour in a financial scandal, the S&L scandal, in the US of the late 80s and early 90s, with successful felony convictions. Despite more egregious behaviour that would lead to the collapse of many economies in 2008, no such ‘it’ would, to date, be undertaken in the very US from which major financial misbehaviour originated – the era of the corporate political party in full bloom.

Now on to our story, and well told it is. The likes of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Argentina, countries in which the process of democracy remains more legitimate than that found to the ‘north’, especially the US. To hear the US MSM tell the story in their advocacy of the corporate dictates of the incumbent régime du jour, the reverse is true – those countries that fail to surrender their respective independence, and resources not even for a song, must be dictatorships, and the country, where corporate power rules, is the paragon of democracy and liberty. Prof Black takes serious umbrage, and his rebuttal is as comprehensive as it is utterly devastating. The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators”. We yield the floor to the good Professor with his superb exposition, Read the rest of this entry »

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