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  •  It's called 'reductionist' (1+ / 0-)
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    when you excise all the political bullshit from the ulterior motives.

    Oil is far more important then the lives of poor commoners.

    War for Oil causes profits among the rich.

    Republicans HATE America. Deal with it. / It's the PLUTONOMY, Stupid!

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 05:27:41 AM PDT

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    •  If that were so, why did we support poor farmers? (0+ / 0-)

      It would have been easier in terms of oil extraction to support the north in its genocidal campaigns against the poor black farmers of the south who happened to be sitting on the oil.

      Reductionist is among other things, when westerners see the entirety of the African experience through their western (generally white) perspective, incapable of seeing the African-centered powers, politics and trends that are driving events.

      Africa and its unfolding history is not some sort of dream epiphenomenon of American and European consciousness.

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