The WASPs Did It

Excerpts from remarks by Adina Bastidas, Venezuela’s executive vice president, at the Latin American and Caribbean Encounter on the Dialogue of Civilizations (Caracas, November 8, 2001): "The terrorism of the oppressed is a perverse and lamentable byproduct of a wasp dominance that has become unbearable for the most radical and violent of the subjugated peoples, ...

Excerpts from remarks by Adina Bastidas, Venezuela's executive vice president, at the Latin American and Caribbean Encounter on the Dialogue of Civilizations (Caracas, November 8, 2001):

Excerpts from remarks by Adina Bastidas, Venezuela’s executive vice president, at the Latin American and Caribbean Encounter on the Dialogue of Civilizations (Caracas, November 8, 2001):

"The terrorism of the oppressed is a perverse and lamentable byproduct of a wasp dominance that has become unbearable for the most radical and violent of the subjugated peoples, leading them to desperate, destructive, and murderous explosions….

[N]othing suggests that the WASPs are willing to enter into a serious dialogue. Even [Francis] Fukuyama insists that the only road to peace is a global submission to the superior values of Western civilization, the theology of the market and private property, the panaceas of development and democracy, and the military-industrial complex…. This clash of civilizations has worsened since September 11…. Supplications and reason will not suffice to impose dialogue on countries of the North. The South must achieve a capacity to unite, resist, and persevere until it attains a new world order that is truly an order, not an immense disorder, under the heavens."

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