via US Uncut:
On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world. Spread the word.
this literally has 45 notes. i feel sick.
as someone who grew up hearing about Pinochet im honestly shocked that others don’t talk about this more.
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The National | “Santa Clara”
There’s blue sky / and an old house behind me / I’m standing in the dying tall grass / and there’s a river / and there’s a breeze / in a dark red dress / I watch them launch their boats / sailing and floating / and all those artists / all those teachers / all those engineers / they’ll whistle at birds all the way down / and I’ll whistle back / because the wind is too strong for my cap to stay on / and the lump in my throat will not let me sing / so I whistle / goodbye / this has to be /
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This is it. This perfectly sums up the “nice guy” entitlement fuckery.
HAHAHAHA holy shit this is so true though.
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