Simon Romero, Imperial Vampire

See if you can spot it-

UYUNI, Bolivia: In the rush to build the next generation of hybrid or electric cars, a sobering fact confronts both automakers and governments seeking to lower their reliance on foreign oil: almost half of the world’s lithium, the mineral needed to power the vehicles, is found here in Bolivia – a country that may not be willing to surrender it so easily.

The assumption of imperial privilege here is breathtaking in its arrogance. That Bolivia’s lithium is desired so all is at issue is how will they ‘surrender‘ it. How dare they not be ‘willing’ to feed the rapacious corporations and on terms wholly favourable to said corporations. Romero’s dedication to effete moronity is nothing new to those familiar with BoRev, Abiding in Bolivia or Inca Kola News but this purple prose really opens up new possibilities for him as the hack of choice for neoliberal rapists everywhere.

PS. And for another hack doing the hard work of attacking the Empire’s targets in print check out Abiding in Bolivia on the LA Times- Racism taints Chris Kraul’s reporting

2 Responses to “Simon Romero, Imperial Vampire”

  1. Jay Vos Says:

    I heard the same tone in an NPR (US “public” radio) news report about this yesterday.

    What I like about Ten Percent (and Left Eye on the News) is that y’all cut through the media bullshit.

  2. RickB Says:

    That has in fact made me realise I don’t have that blogrolled -some clicking and typing later- now I do!

    Yeah, it’s a sort of creepy imperial patriarchy which reminds me of those fundies and their purity balls where dad’s marry their daughters, except worse as the US has no rights to LatAm but thinks it runs the joint.


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