When Rome’s Borgia Pope divided the world in 1494, he sent Portugal this way (east) and Spain the other way.
* Our economists and professors hate to acknowledge China’s secret: It is their (yes, Chairman Mao’s) communes – that were not disbanded – that have powered China’s modern economy. The communes, renamed Township & Village Enterprises (TVEs), pooled their capital and labor resources, invested first in small industrial enterprises, based mainly on local inputs, then sent their children to study industrial knowledge, substituted imports with local products, and expanded into heavy and modern industries – of course with the Communist Party-led state power right behind them!
* Then there’s Japan’s mammoth agricultural cooperative system, which owns the world’s largest supplier of agricultural chemicals, one of the world’s biggest banks, and Japan’s largest insurance company. With about one full-time cooperative official for every 20 farm households, the cooperative system employs almost 400,000 people, more than IBM or Ford employ worldwide – Yes, Japan’s Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives, within the Japan Agriculture Group which determines policy and administration, was first set up under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
* It’s as if some media just woke up or were born just today. They’re suddenly so worried about family rule, oligarchy. But is this anything new? Isn’t the Wijeya Media Monopoly and Ranil, Ruwan, Prema, Sajith, etc, all about family rule? The real issue is, are we still ruled on behalf of white capitalists?
* Why is a development bank still being prevented, despite regular pronouncements? What is worse than a country without such a bank? A country with many banks that do not fulfil their function as national banks. They help to rob their citizens, invest money in frivolities, in other countries and their companies, refusing to invest in modern (machine) industry? Which reminds: There are regular news stories about illegal immigrants headlined ‘3 so-and-so’s overstay their visas’. Haven’t the English banks overstayed their visas?
* Justice Minister Sabry called some MPs, ‘Machiavellian’, when he meant manipulative. An Island editorial also used Machiavellian as a synonym for expediency. Political illiteracy abounds. To make such mistakes, clearly shows they have no idea about Machiavelli. He loved and wished to unite his country, Italy. His book The Prince merely exposed how princes had ruled before, providing examples to the Medici bankers, from the rule of the Borgias. Such literature at the time was called “Mirror of the Prince”, which usually was an exercise in flattering some brat. But Machiavelli was different. So don’t shoot the messenger. But of course the English hated him, hence the bad press. If you don’t believe ee, read Gramsci’s The Modern Prince, which divulges how rulers can really rule now: (Hint: A Party… but not any kind of party!)
* Those who lick their chops over Sri Lanka, have no idea about our history. “Reconciliation”, “13th Amendment” have become mere paper tigers! Likewise, cold warriors who wipe their tongues over the “South China Sea” have absolutely no idea of history.
When Rome’s Borgia Pope divided the world in 1494, he sent Portugal this way (east) and Spain the other way. Spanish pirate Magellan, learning of the Pacific gyre from Mexico, came at us the other way in 1521, invading those 7,000 islands (which were, and are, one of the few Asian countries still named after a white man, the Philippines). Spain was genociding, and plundering gold and everything else from the Aztec, Inca, Maya. Their galleons carrying loot from Veracruz, Mexico to Havana to Seville, Spain, were called the Havana Galleons, and those going via Acapulco, Mexico, to Manila, the Manila Galleons (which Drake and other English pirates plundered). These Manila galleons, wishing to trade gold for Chinese silks, cottons, etc, were held to the Philippines by the Chinese Emperor’s navy. The Chinese were well aware of what would happen if they were allowed any closer (ie, until England’s post-1839 opium wars). And now the Yankees are whooping about China, and the white media along with them.
* Are NGOs a transitional mode to corporate rule? The imposition of commissions with ‘eminent’ yet unelected people, is a bid to circumvent Parliament. The barrage of media around ‘ignorant’ MPs being elected, ignores that this is nothing new! Another good reason to read Meegama’s book on Philip G: Those who have long ruled on behalf of the English include kassipu dealers, cattle and timber thieves, gamblers, thugs, and yes, Colombo-7 tie-coat assassins. Nutting new!
Why don’t NGOS and the fake Left, ready to sacrifice another generation of people, speak of having workers and cultivators on these constitutional commissions? Why only ‘eminent’ people? And what happened to those eminently democratic Cultivation Committees? Apparently the USA and their World Bank decided they must be destroyed!
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