Despite the end of historical colonialism - brought about by successful struggles for independence and liberation by former colonial territories in the South and their establishment of post-colonial governments - the nature of North-South relations did not entirely change. In many cases, the domination of the South by former colonial powers that built their wealth and power through oppressive and exploitative relations with their former colonies merely changed in form and in degree.
My saying is:
Neocons make war with tanks,
Neolibs make war with banks.
Either way it is war and people suffer and die. Just focusing on those Indian farmers who have suffered the neoliberal assault on their livelihoods (search Monsanto, glyphosate, India, farmer), they die once in their economic life, again in their loss of dignity, and many once again in the taking of their own life. Between flag waving and constant bombardment with “feel good” advertising, there really is no conversation about colonialism at all–at least in the “exceptional nation” & pals–and what passes for conversation about migration is mostly idiotic and empty rhetoric.
Yes, and when countries drop or threaten to drop the US dollar as their trading currency the two groups come together to make war.