Friday, September 21, 2007
Democracy and Privatization
Blackwater back to work in Iraq after being banned by the Iraqi government, looks like we know who is pitching and catching in this relationship.
Blackwater's atrocity is unfortunately only a small example of how "democratic" governments can avoid accountability to the people that supposedly rule their socities. Privatization, counter to the rat-a-tat of neo-liberalism's flaksters, is the opposite of democracy. The privatization of the military seems a particularly egregious slap in the face to the poor slobs that howl "USA, USA" as the F-16 fighters scream across the stadium given that now there is absolutely no accountability for parts of the ultimate symbol of US power, the military.
Do you think the Iraqi's or Afghani's who are murdered by Blackwater death squads do not blame you and your government for their mayhem?