What SDW meant [Re: [FoRK] Westmoreland Dies...]

Stephen D. Williams sdw
Tue Jul 19 16:47:37 PDT 2005

"Thus it appears that Hawaii was taken possession of by the United 
States forces without the consent or wish of the government of the 
islands, or of anybody else so far as shown, except the United States 
Minister."- President Grover Cleveland 
<http://www.freehawaii.org/cleveldec93.html#woc> in his address to 
Congress 1893


Ok, a random rant:
The US killed hundreds of thousands of Filipinos??  Really?
Chomsky part 2:

If I read correctly:
US == Capitalism == Muslim hatred.
Apparently, the US must give up Capitalism and stop being so petty about 
human rights to be liked.


Lucas Gonze wrote:

> Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> I really don't know to what extent those would be considered to be 
>> "colonized" in the unwilling "conquer the natives" sense.
>> Certainly, to me it seems nothing like GB and India.  From Jefferson 
>> on, the US will sometimes buy land to get in, but that seems 
>> qualitatively different.  Another alternative non-conquering 
>> "colonization" method is probably extension of our defense perimeter 
>> by agreement.
> In Hawaii at least, it was very much the unwilling conquer the natives 
> sense, though the Hawaiians never had the military strength for 
> outright battle.  For example, annexation day is not something to 
> celebrate.
> - Lucas
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