28 February 2006

Brave men died in our Revolutionary War to give us the opportunity to do business with dictatorial, undemocratic monarchs

An editorial that makes the case that putting an undemocratic government in charge of our ports is a bad deal, in terms of both economics and security.
The United Arab Emirates itself is made up of several small Islamic kingdoms, each with an unelected emir, or king, who inherits a throne. In turn, the most powerful of these is chosen as the unelected leader of the entire UAE.

There is no religious freedom and little if any freedom of speech or press. It is this unelected, undemocratic monarchy which owns the company that will control operations at our ports.

While much of the hysteria over this economic arrangement is just misdirected rabble rousing and/or silly jingoism (i.e., the canard that they have had dealings with Al-Qaeda, when our own government has been in cahoots with the likes of Al-Qaeda and other monstrous barbarians), the author here is on the mark for pointing out that the U.S. is turning over assets to a "unelected, undemocratic monarchy". A monarchy that rules over a nation where freedom of expression is limited and where up to 90% of the country's workers are migrants, who according to Human Rights Watch are exploited, with charges of salary withholding and sexual abuse.

But I'm not singling out this deal, by any stretch. In fact, this is another perfect illustration where our sovereigntry is being parceled out, piece by piece, to a globalist, corporatist agenda. A "new world order" where the interests of the corporatists and the globalists are not always in sync with the hearts and minds of American workers, or any denizens around the globe, subserviant to a plutocratic cartel.