In a piece for the Atlantic (6/20/18), former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum countered statements by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, in which Hayes described a harrowing first-person account of a mother forcibly separated from her child at the US/Mexico border as reading like “the literature of a totalitarian government”:
Thanks to Justin Anderson for this useful historical summary. The lack of context about issues of the Americas is not only prevalent in corporate media, but in progressive media as well because too many U.S. progressives are afraid to name imperialism and how it works.
As a footnote, it should be remembered that the U.S. formally declared hegemony over the Western Hemisphere in the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. What was originally seen as the Keep European Empires out of the Americas quickly devolved into Make the Western Hemisphere Safe for U.S. Slave Traders and Other Capitalists.
Watch the US trade deficit shoot WAY up if one of their single largest exports, violence , had tariffs slapped on it.