Thursday, September 22, 2011

For their freedom and ours

Yesterday, Ghana celebrated Founders' Day. At the departmental party there were a couple of things done to mark the event. One was to replay Nkrumah's speech on 6 March 1957. Another was to have us foreign guests reenact the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 and the carving up of Africa. But, it is clear that Ghana today is a free country. Palestine is still not free from colonialism and looking at the recent speeches by Obama and Perry it appears the US is no longer independent as well. The complete surrender by almost all US politicians to the most extreme elements of the Zionist movement is almost enough to make me lose my fufu.


Sam Tranum said...

I think you're missing the point about the problem highlighted by the statements by Obama and Perry. It's not about our government's subservience to Israel. It's about our government's subservience to well-organized interest groups with effective lobbyists who know how to work the campaign donation system.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Good point Sam. But, AIPAC is a lobby for a foreign state and government. Other lobbies such as AARP at least represent the interests of some US citizens. If AIPAC and all its members were forced to register as agents of a foreign government it would help.