Imperialism in our midst
Imperialism is a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means. The primary purpose of which is economic control in one way or another. It is a feature of a developed capitalist state as it advances toward monopoly capitalism.
Decades ago, colonialism was the means by which the ‘great powers’ exerted their control – full scale occupation of a country and the imposition of a rule of law and an economic system, suited to the occupier. The sun, it was said, never set on the British Empire, as its imperialist ambitions stretched into every corner of the globe. Ireland knows only too well the suffering and pain as a result of ‘Empire’, for it saw the effects of cultural imperialism as well as economic.
Where have the empires gone?
Throughout the 1900’s native populations gradually rose up…
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