When will we learn?

Three Worlds One Vision

American Protesters in Murrieta

Illegal Immigration or a Humanitarian Crisis?
American Protesters against influx of Central American Refugees
Murrieta – California – July 2014
Photo Credit: Politicus USA

Our choices, our behavior, our actions have consequences. Some good. Some bad. Some consequences take more than a lifetime for manifestation. That’s why it’s important to study history. History that distorts the truth is useless and harmful for learning.

In high school, I hated studying history. I saw no connection to my life. I finally get it. Everything that’s assailing us today has its roots in the distant and recent past. Not only have America’s foreign policies supported dictatorship governments that heap hardships upon their citizens, but we also have trade policies that affect local economies and peoples’ livelihood.

Consider the current overwhelming number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving at America’s southwest borders. The majority of them are fleeing gang and state violence in their homelands…

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  • Clyde Duncan  On July 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    If you believe there were civilizations before ours, then you would believe that we will be extinct some day; which is what I believe. I would suggest reading the following to expand the discussion:
    Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins, and Globalization and Its Discontents by Professor Joseph Stiglitz [Nobel Prize in Economics]

    Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia U and the World Bank’s former chief economist says: ‘[The New Development Bank -BRICS] is important in many ways. It is helping to finance infrastructure, adaptation to climate change – all the needs that are so evident in the poorest countries. It [also] reflects a fundamental change in global economic and political power. We’re in a different world, but the institutions have not kept up.’
    http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Stiglitz-Supports-the-new-in-Best_Web_OpEds-Economy-Economics-World_World-Bank_World-Bank-140718-722.html

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