Re: sanet-mg-digest V1 #477
Frits v/d Laan (F.vd.Laan@inter.nl.net)
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 17:47:01 +0000
> imperialism? - I'm thinking here of the american fast food culture and the
> obscene battle for the minds of the young people of the world that is raging
> between Pepsico and that other Coke company.
> I'm not trying to defend the British, French, Belgian or Portugese (to name but
> a few) colonisers who have certainly contributed to many problems around the
> world (though not everything they did was bad). But at least most of us are
> not contining in our imperialistic ways.
Being EU I have to add that the EU still subsidises agroproducts
export and by doing so still taking African farmers there income.
Also the fishery practises also around the african coastline and
based on take it all, make profit and let the local fisherman find
another way of life can also be called imperialistic.
(please add the Netherlands to the list)
Frits v/d Laan
Gouda - Netherlands
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