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Being a white devil, and shouldering the sins of historical injustice, seems a daunting burden to bear. At least at first. But then I got to thinking; doesn't the white god forgive if one confesses? There I go again; I really am a devil. The ramparts of my racism form an impenetrable fence.

Nevertheless, I decided to take a stroll in Portland's Rose Garden and meditate in the pristine Oregon air. A bronze statue of the Shoshone native, Sacagawea, gestured from the hill. Perhaps I could breathe in a fresh infusion of racial perspective. I found a bench with a view of Mt. Hood and the streets below where I had marched with the Occupy movement, a strike for generic injustice, if you will. Not specifically for black people, the ones who suffer the most.

Selling one's soul, as the devil encourages, guarantees rewards of earthly treasure. How had I failed? I was barely a step up from a double-wide. The dividends of my white devilry were not forthcoming. I took a sip of brandy.

"What's wrong?" I cried. "I am the White Devil, aren't I!"

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"What did you say?"-a voice spoke.

I turned; a man appeared beside me on the bench; he had a chess board under his arm. He was of average height; about 45 years of age; lean and of a civil look, with pock marks on his cheeks; and wore a casual vest, nothing fancy, unbuttoned in front. Yes, he was black; darker than most; I didn't want to say it; black that is. It would be the first step of my white devil profiling. I suppose I had seen him approach and did not want to turn. He could be a threat or something. I suppose I could have said hello.

"We enslaved your people!"...I came to the point..."My ancestors did, that is! Although my forefathers didn't arrive until after the Civil War. Nevertheless, by proxy, I am guilty. I accept the mantle! I am the White Devil!" My chest swelled a little with titular responsibility. I would wear my handle proudly. After all, what would the devil do?

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"You ain't sh*t," he said, and quietly arranged the chess pieces.

"What?" I noticed the white players were on my side.

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Hmmm, I wonder where this is going. I hesitate to comment until the storyline is revealed. But I cannot resist-----

In order for colonial and exploitative enterprises to be successful they always relied on native collaborators. Does anyone think the British could have colonized India without local collaboration?

The US imperialist model is so successful today because it does not overtly occupy and administer its colonies. Instead it depends on corruption, collaboration, local co-conspirators, and a hidden hand in the native military and security forces.

The US has also used its domination of world financial institution s to used finance and debt to colonize countries. Corrupt native collaborators get their nation to borrow from the IMF, the collaborators steal the money, and then it is the people who are trapped in wage slavery for decades and centuries.

e.g. The new right-wing government of Ecuador just took out a $5 billion IMF loan that the country did not need---naturally it also coincided with Ecuador turning over Julian Assange to UK/US.

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Corrupt native collaborators? In my White Devil Business Model, that is a little too wordy. Keep it simple. We're in the same business: making Benjamins. And I am not going to share responsibility with some Black Devil. He wants to put us on equal footing, maybe usurp my devilry, steal my deserved riches. That will not happen. Besides, I already hid most of the halos. Sent them sailing like frizbees into a dark hole. I will not tell which one. Later, you may be able to guess.

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Likely that Moreno is not above US military access on the Galapegos, as well. The $'s probably ok, and who cares about one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth? Surveillance is the name of this game.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ecuador-denies-galapagos-islands-will-host-us-military-base/ar-AAD4G3C

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For a second, I thought you meant Maduro of Venezuela. Hard to believe that the Spaniards there imported (via you-know-who) 500,000 African slaves (same as USA) to mine gold, and work in the chocolate and sugar cane fields. And whether the Black Devil wants to dicker, Spaniards are white, and more my charge than his. Don't listen to him; he lies.

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Devil, get your facts straight. The Spanish imported 3 times more Africans than the US. But the US had a thriving slave breeding business model, thanks in large part to Thomas Jefferson. Look up the significance of 1808 in the Constitution, negotiate as a compromise with SC to get it to join the union. Now look up the law of 1807 proposed by Potus TJ, and signed into law by him. Ol' Virginee and TJ were slave breeders. SC was a slave importer. Get it?

By 1860's most US slaves were born in the US. They cut out the middleman you are talking about.

P.S. I may be slow but I am still not sure if you are playing devil's advocate, or actually making the argument that relieves whites of much of the guilt? If the later, then it doesn't work.

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Yes, indeed, Citizen Pear. Relieve White guilt? Hell, no! It's all on Me, and me alone, like I said. What don't you understand about White Devilry? The Spaniards (white people down below) were pretty good at breeding themselves, but slaves did not fare as well down there. Slaves were treated worse, not housed in family units, etc, like in the U.S. South American sugar cane is not a healthy sustenance; in short, the U.S. Black Devil restocking product died out. In his (and some African Kings') view, colonists treated slaves too nice, and ruined the profitable replenishment program. Yeah, leave it to the yanks to rebel against the establishment. Sh*t!--I'm getting a telepathic lazer message from the Black Devil. I can't tell you how that messes with my drywall ceiling. I'll let you what He says in MY next article.

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