The vile regime and its sex tourists

Another one a few days old now — technical difficulties, of
course. But maybe you heard the latest round of Bush slanders and lies to justify violence? Nope, I’m not talking about the garbage about Iran’s ‘link’ to 9/11 (in which Iran is ‘linked’ because the hijackers traveled through Iran… didn’t they all travel through the US too?) No, this one is about Castro, who apparently, and this is right out of Bush’s mouth, promotes ‘sex tourism’.


Another one a few days old now — technical difficulties, of
course. But maybe you heard the latest round of Bush slanders and lies to justify violence? Nope, I’m not talking about the garbage about Iran’s ‘link’ to 9/11 (in which Iran is ‘linked’ because the hijackers traveled through Iran… didn’t they all travel through the US too?) No, this one is about Castro, who apparently, and this is right out of Bush’s mouth, promotes ‘sex tourism’.

This is an interesting one and a prime example of imperial morality. You see, when wealthy US men want to go to the third world and exploit vulnerable women and children, that’s called ‘Castro promoting sex tourism’, and is used to justify more of the same. The same is true when Americans of means like to snort cocaine in a process that devastates Colombia’s polity and economy and despoils its ecology, empowers US proxies to conduct US foreign policy in the most brutal ways, and empowers US elites to lock down the most vulnerable segments of the US population — that’s ‘called Colombian guerrillas promoting narco-terrorism’.

Author: Justin Podur

Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.