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"united fruit company" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

07:39 min | 3 months ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"These awful conditions throughout Latin America, Um, and the reason that it's a problem, and this is not just us supporting regime change. This is also climate policy that is impacting the global South disproportionately, even though these farmers and these folks in Central and South America contributed to climate change the least In terms of their carbon emissions. They are experiencing the ravages the most right now and first and so US climate policy has contributed to this U. S foreign policy. US economic and trade policy has helped contribute to conditions. Um, that That people are fleeing, and if we cannot as a country, no matter who it is continue to show up in Latin America. And say that this is their fault, or that they are to blame, right? I don't know what to say. Really? It's all our fault where the giant butterfly wings I said, I don't doubt her sincerity. She thinks it's our fault because of unnamed interventions, an unnamed climate effects And the A to B. That leads to see you know, it's the toe Bone's connected to the ear bone thing, and they skipped all the bones in between. I'm seriously I'd love for a real interviewer to get ahold of AOC. I mean, Chris was a nice guy, but he's not going to push her on the silliness. Joy Reid kind of his bought into this and enjoy smarter than this. I don't know why she did cut number two. There are seven countries in Central America. There's another dozen countries and to sort of territories in South America Government 433 million people in South America something like what 44 million people in Central America, the United States southern border with Mexico. Is not the only important issue that matters to the world. Those seven countries have a long history with the United States, much of it troubling. The United States used much of Central America is essentially a giant plantation, Google, the United Fruit Company, We have a long sorted torrid history with this region. The history does not begin at the border where people are showing up. That is not the only important thing that matters. There's a whole history that long proceeds, people arriving at the border Between Mexico and the United States. Sure you get it. It's our fault. It's our fault. The wave of illegal entrance into the United States. The wave of aliens who are cresting over the in completed wall and through the amnesty program and through that's not the NBC program. It's the Refugee program that wave ongoing end cresting and it will continue to on go and it will continue to crash. You'll follow it, then we'll go higher plateau after Plateau will be higher. Is all our fault. For reasons unspecified that long history. Google United fruit Company Uh, did you Google United Fruit Company? Dwayne? Did you do that? I'm Googling it right now. No, I was united. I was I was just hung up on. You know, the Central America was a plantation. United Fruit Company. I Googled it, and there it is. United Fruit company Wikipedia. And the United Fruit Company Now Chiquita brands. Was an American corporation that traded in tropical but primarily bananas grown on Latin American plantations that sold the United States and Europe. Why does she hate bananas so much? I don't know. The company was formed in. Yeah, uh, you got it Was that Harley? You're Ben both okay. It was formed in 18 99 by the merger of minor Kate Banana trading company with Andrew Preston's Boston fruit company. It flourished in early to mid 20th century and came to control vast territories and transportation networks in Central American, the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the West Indies. Competed with standard fruit company later Dole food for dominance in the international banana dole, which would would she have against pineapples, pineapples. It maintained a virtual monopoly in certain regions, which came to be called Banana Republics. Such as Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. United fruit as a deep and long lasting impact on the economic and political development of several Latin American countries, critics often accuse it of exploited neocolonialism. And described it as the archetypal example of the influence of a multinational corporation on the international politics of Banana Republic. After a period of financial decline, United Fruit was earned with merged with Eli blacks and to in 1970 to become United brand company in 1984. Carl Linder transformed it into Chiquita Brands International. Okay, so since 1970 it hadn't existed, So whatever joy is talking about is 51 years ago. To my knowledge. There are not a lot of 50 year old illegal immigrants right now. But if they started on their journey, they got started. 10 years after United Fruit went under under And honestly, I would love to hear the argument. I would love to hear the art because we will end up in neo Marxists are straight out Marxist historian biography that will Will fall into neocolonialism can't that most Americans will say Canal? Generally speaking, I'm not buying that Jan. There, there's no approximate cause there. Generally speaking, we haven't been doing interventions and the interventions we did weren't wholly bad for a long period of time. And by the way, united Fruit employed a lot of people and those people would not have had any jobs at all. But for you Generally it's nonsense, but you get it if, as he enjoy read our got the same hymnal page. It's the choir is warming up. Friends get used to it. It's going to go on. Not going to stop. Just that. Just really. If you watch MSNBC, you can see where the far left in America is gonna go. And it's not going to go anywhere close to sweet reason and argument. No, no, no, no, no. All right, Let me remind you relief factor dot com probably part of United Fruit. All right. I'm not sure who knows. If you get going down these conspiracy roads and you start putting up the map with the lines from various corporations, you end up Probably with Dwayne Dwayne is what's the list of ingredients in there? No bananas in it. And there are no pineapples, so I'm not sure you know Carrion Curcumin River Ciano. Megan, I don't think your potassium or bananas in there not, you know, and maybe they're clean. Bananas, United fruit Company. I'm looking at the old post, right? Not a rifle on it. I guess that I guess that's it. Uh, really, It's just the craziest theory ever. But relief factor dot com is not crazy. It works, Karen curcumin, resveratrol, omega lots and lots of people, including yours truly take it every day for supported the temporary relief of the minor aches and pains. That a company exercise and I'll be out doing my miles right after the show. Encouraging to do that, as well. Kevin Faulconer is the would be next Governor of California joins me next on.

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"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Spot dot com Grow better. This is fresh air and were speaking with veteran war correspondent Scott Anderson. He has a new book about the early years of the CIA from the end of World War two through the Mid 19 fifties, when the agency was a key instrument of policy in the Cold War with Soviet Union. Anderson's book is the quiet Americans. Historians hate to be asked to play what if, but but let's just do this for a second. You know, you look at when Stalin dies. When was that about 1953? Right? Khrushchev comes to power. He talks about peaceful coexistence. At one point, I think he says, you know. Well, if you guys were forming NATO is mutual defence. Maybe we should join NATO. Ah, you know, he does. Once the Hungarian rebellion occurs, there's a moment where he seems to Relent and say, Okay, you can have the reformist prime minister. I'll pull Soviet troops out of the country will have sort of a common wealth rather than this Soviet client states. And throughout all of these steps, the U. S. Policymakers, led by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles have no interest in courting a friendship with the Soviet Union or encouraging some of these steps. Had they taken a different approach. Would history be different? I think it would be. I think it would be radically different. I often think that that and I think you hit it on the nose that that moment. Ah, in this. Why? Why? My book? Have ends with Hungarian revolution because I think that was the absolute key moment when this cold war could have started to end right there. The Soviet pole bureau at Khrushchev's insistence on October 31st 1956 decided they were pulling out of Hungary and, as you said that they were going to change the relationship of all the eastern European countries with the Soviet Union to being this loose confederation. The next day, November 1st 1956 over the course that night, Khrushchev had a complete change of heart and he goes back to the Politburo the next day and says, Look, if the Americans were going to do anything, they would have done it by now. And if we lose, Hungary were going to lose all the others. This is this is going to become a cascade. So on that day cruise ship and the Polo Bureau completely changed course, and they ordered the tanks back into into Hungary. And of course, this was after three years of there being a number of overtures by the Soviets towards the West for a rapprochement. And being rebuffed every time and what you see after Hungary is the Christians who really had been very much a reformer for the previous three years, he was the one who led the desalinization policy. He becomes more and more of a hard liner to the point that he precipitates the October missile crisis in 1962, But that was absolutely one of those great historical what, if moments if the Americans had played things differently with Hungary? The CIA was, of course, active in other parts of the world. I mean, not just Europe. Quickly the developing world where you know you had a lot of countries that had been European colonies for decades, and we're looking to strike out on independent course in general, what was U. S policy in the third world at a time when they feared Soviet in, you know, ambitions everywhere. Right initially after the underworld war to there was this idea that it was FDR is idea of that We will be a force for fostering democracy in the developing world. That went very quickly by the way side by just the onslaught of events. I think that was really ultimately discarded completely by the time of the Korean War in 1950. Now the United States saw the world as we need to defend what we have. We're not gonna be a force for change. We're going. It's gonna be this defensive policy of protecting people against the spread of communism. So If that means propping up our cozying up to military Dictatorships around the world or despot's than so be it on DH. What you also saw happening at the same time Wass and again as a result of large is of Korea. Was now the United States all of a sudden is supporting the French and the British in maintaining their colonial outposts throughout the world, especially in Asia. So the United States under FDR that had been demanding the French leave their possessions and into China, Vietnam now in 1950 for the Americans were actually bankrolling the French to stay on in in Vietnam. So there was. This is this is just a complete turnaround in this in this very short span of time, Right? And then there were cases where governments would come to power in some cases through democratic elections and Pursue courses that were regarded as dangerous, You know, expropriating foreign investments, etcetera. You want to give a couple examples off ways in which the CIA dealt quickly and effectively with those Yeah, And I think this is the next stage on and you see this When Eisenhower comes to power, a cz John Foster Dulles is secretary of state Now, now we're not just propping up Dictatorships were creating on the two places that happened early in his administration was in Iran in 1953 and then Guatemala the following year. Both democracies, but they both had functioning working parliaments, and the irony is that neither of them had really had any sort of relations with the Soviet Union. But as you said industrial powers in Iran's case, the oil companies and in Guatemala either United fruit Company that ran Guatemala is essentially a plantation. They began fomenting that these leftist leaders are going to, you know they're going to take their countries into the Soviet orbit, and we've got to get rid of them. So Under orders from on high the CIA over three. Both of those governments the the most big regime in Iran and Arbenz regime in Guatemala, you've covered a lot of conflict zones and the parts of the book of the United States. In some cases, you know, cynically supporting right wing Dictatorships, you know is not exactly news. People have talked about this before. I will say that. The stories that you tell in Europe where the United States the CIA is pursuing these really foolhardy missions against Eastern European.

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"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:03 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The world's largest banana companies his title at Chiquita was CEO of bananas, pineapples seriously. That's the title as for the bananas in the world. It's the fourth most important crop of two rice, wheat and corn. The economic value generated by the banana some fifty two billion. There are some four hundred million people that rely on bananas for a staple food staple source of income, there are many countries, they did not have bananas. They would go showed a food the Kevin dish banana accounts for just under fifty percent of global banana production but again, almost one hundred percent of exported bananas and Ecuador alone accounts for more than a quarter of all, Kevin dish exports. If you produce something, and very, very large numbers than you bring down the per unit or average cost for the early American banana companies the transition from luxury fruit to mass import was a strategic move. I think the key to the strategy our understanding the strategy was to realize that they made more money from having a smaller margin on a much larger volume than they would have had continuing to treat bananas, a luxury item and how did they accomplish this? Consider the history of Chiquita. Data started way back in the eighteen hundreds and was a company that I went public believe it or not in nineteen ninety three back, then it was known as the United fruit company and United free happen to have the largest fleet of ships in the western hemisphere only the US navy had a larger fleet of ships. In fact, the navy would requisition some United ships during World War Two, but in peacetime. Well, they use those fleets to move bananas to the United States, very, very efficiently. And as always the case, practically always the case, the major beneficiaries of this officiency were in fact, consumers prices were slashed and within a few years bananas, were no longer a luxury item. They were instead of fruit of, of poor people, the first food that a lot of poor babies aid after weaning where mashed bananas today's. Before canned baby food, it would be hard to overstate here the role of the United fruit company. What we have here is a company that she created of an auto industry. It was called the octopus because it had a near monopoly on production. United fruit definitely had its tentacles wrapped around this industry. Most of United's bananas were grown in the Spanish speaking, countries to our south Costa Rica, Honduras, and other Central American nations happen to be an ideal setting for raising bananas for the US market ideal because of the climate. Yes, but also because land and labour were both very, very cheap. So American consumers were winning United fruit was really winning. And what about those Central American countries keep in mind, they were largely undeveloped at the time. Foreign companies led by United fruit were willing to make the investment. Clear, put an infrastructure and so forth to start producing bananas on a massive scale for the US market. But only if they were awarded vast tracts of land and largely exempted from taxation so that gave them the dominant position. That's what led to banana republics. Yes before it was a clothing store, banana Republic meant something, very different. Essentially a fragile country, whose economy and often political leadership were propped up by an export crop. And when a banana Republic acted against the interests of their banana, overlords, things could get ugly. Consider the case of Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties president Cobo Arbams, former army Colonel was pursuing a land reform program that would have reclaimed property from the banana companies and this anger. United fruit United fruit, definitely wanted to see our Vince go United fruit lobbied. The US congress to act against Guatemala, and Arbenz was ultimately ousted in a coup, led by the CIA drying, simple line of causation. United fruit US government, overthrow of Guatemala doesn't capture all of what was going on? The US government had other reasons why it was alarmed at some of what our Vince was doing apart from the land reform. Specifically the American government was worried that Guatemala was sliding toward communism and Allianz with the Soviet Union. This was a common theme of the Cold War era. We're not talking only Guatemala here in any case..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

13:00 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

"CIA mischief. The United States has variously propped up brought down or attempted to bring down regimes in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico Dora's, Nicaragua Brazil, the Dominican Republic Argentina Chile. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq. Rock US-backed, coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interests with cries to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we did too. Protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to sell their. Unused land to the government. Which would then cut it up and divided up firm peasant families, the outrage that enlighted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude the Guatemala must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in nineteen fifty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press, the watchdogs of our government were leading the cheers. The United fruit company hired very skilled propagandist. Edward Bernez, the father of public relations to persuade Americans that Guatemala was their enemy. They started for Dusing films. Like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put to useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise unproductive tropical land Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized Guatemala and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executive said. And then go back home. Report this reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there. He witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA will use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow a free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under a we didn't like and the reason was he was friendly with. With Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put him on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has become repressive? It has been re elected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administration. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today. We have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph about what a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Honduran to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. How does Venezuela situation fit into your three-stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American companies now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United States. It will make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really now, you're not supposed to say that the Americans are supposed to keep that a secret and say, we're only doing it to help the starving Venezuelans. But if it's going to be a military intervention, this has to be done baited in congress. We don't do this anymore. But our constitution requires it. Oh and just for a little icing on top. The Trump administration has brought in Ronald Reagan's old conquistador Elliot Abrams because I suppose. Those air non-core TEZ was unavailable. What are we supposed to make of this development? The appointment of Elliot Abrams is truly mind boggling, especially for us old fogies that remember the nineteen eighties. So back, then I was a New York Times correspondent in Central America. Elliot Abrams was a principal perpetrator of US policy in Central America. He was a main supporter of the contra project in Nicaragua. That also entailed the intense militarization of Honduras. So we're not just taking the mentality of the interventionist nine thousand nine s in Central America and bringing it back to life. We're actually bringing back the actual person that did it. How do you think? This looks to people in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America you, and I have previously discussed on this very show the media's fascination with war and the kind of bellicose jingoism. That we as an institution have embraced over the decades to drag the country into conflict beginning with Cuba a century ago. What is that history? And what must we take care of as the press not to get caught doing here? Back in eighteen ninety eight when William Randolph. Hearst was inventing the concept of yellow journalism. He understood a principle that the press still understands today, and that is if you want to get people to tune in every day or every day, what you really need is a running story a story that goes on and on the best running story of all is a war the American involvement in the Spanish, American war. It was largely whipped up with stories about the evil brutalities being perpetrated in Cuba. Many of which were written by reporters in New York. What never even been to Cuba? If you move that up to the present day, I think you've seen something of the same thing. But there's a more sophisticated patina to it in some ways. It's even more pernicious in the American press. There's a sense among many many editors and reporters that the president's role is to explain to people why it's important that we follow the policies. Our president has enunciated. That's not what the press is four. We are not supposed to be just inaugura Fers writing down. What leaders say and then sending it off to the American people. We're supposed to be asking questions. Wait a minute. Is this really a bigger danger? As we say is everything they say, really true. Is it really so sure we're going to succeed? But our press doesn't do that. Because that's not what the government in Washington wants them to do. And once you rebel against that paradigm. You become considered? What John McCain called a wacko bird someone who's completely off the consensus and the power of the Washington consensus to pull people into it is truly awesome and impressive. So we're speaking Wednesday this just in it turns out that the New York Times published an op Ed by Guido calling on the democracies of the world to support his claim to the presidency because that's the only way they're gonna. Get out of the hell that Venezuela's in now. Well, congratulations to the New York Times. I hate the fact that most of the Democratic Party and most of the Republican party is in this war consensus, I hate the fact that most of the think tanks in Washington are in this consensus, but as a person who has spent his life in the press what I hate the most is that the press has been drawn into this. If you look at the commentary pages of all major American newspapers, it's so monochromatic. It goes between Neo cons and liberal interventionists. There is no fundamental questioning of the premises on which these interventions are launched and that puts us back in a position where the press is really almost as shameful as it was in its performance way back in the Spanish American Warren, eighteen ninety eight Stephen thank you very much. Always good to be with you. Stephen Kinzer is a professor of international relations at Brown University..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:38 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Iraq. Us-backed coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest prize to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we did it to protect. The poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to sell their unused. Used land to the government, which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that United fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude the Guatemala must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in one thousand nine hundred eighty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press, the watchdogs of our government were leading the cheers. The United fruit company hired a very skilled propagandist. Edward burn as the father of public relations to persuade Americans that quantum Malla was their enemy. They started for Dusing films. Like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put to useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise. Unproductive? Tropical lands Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized Watambwa and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executives said. And then go back home. Report this as reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there. Anyway. Witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA will use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow a free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under as a we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administer. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph, a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. How does the Venezuela situation fit into your three stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American company. Now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United.

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"united fruit company" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

12:59 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Mischief. The United States has variously propped up brought down or attempted to bring down regimes in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico Honduras, Nicaragua Brazil, the Dominican Republic Argentina eighty Chile. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii. Wii to Iraq US-backed coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest with tries to impose taxes or limits. The amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we. Did it to protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to. Sell their unused land to the government? Which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that enacted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude that Guatemala must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in one thousand nine hundred eighty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later and that civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press, the watchdogs of our government, we're leading the cheers the United fruit company hired a very skilled propagandist. Edward Bernez, the father of public relations to persuade Americans that quantum Malla was their enemy. They started producing films. Sounds like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put to useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise unproductive tropical land Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized water Malla and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executive said and then go back home and report this as reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there, and he witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA. I will use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow a free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under as a we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administer. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph about what a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. Hound us the Venezuela situation fit into your three-stage template. First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American company. Now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United States. It will make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really now, you're not supposed to say that the Americans are supposed to keep that a secret and say, we're only doing it to help the starving, then his Whelan's. But if it's gonna be a military intervention, this has to be debated in congress. We don't do this anymore. But our constitution requires it. Oh and just for a little icing on top. The Trump administration has brought in Ronald Reagan's old conquistador Elliot Abrams because I suppose air non Cortez was unavailable. What are we supposed to make of this development? The appointment of Elliot Abrams is truly mind boggling, especially for us old fogies that remember the nineteen eighties. So back, then I was a New York Times correspondent in Central America. Elliot Abrams was a principal. Perpetrator of US policy in Central America. He was a main supporter of the contra project in Nicaragua. That also entailed the intense militarization of Honduras. So we're not just taking the mentality of the interventionist nineteen eighties and Central America and bringing it back to life. We're actually bringing back the actual person that did it. How do you think? This looks to people in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America you, and I have previously discussed on this very show the media's fascination with war, and the kind of bellicose jingoism that we as an institution have embraced over the decades to drag the country into conflict beginning with Cuba a century ago. What is that history? And what must we take care of as the press not to get caught doing here? Back in eighteen ninety eight when William Randolph. Hearst was inventing the concept of yellow journalism. He understood a principle that the press still understands today, and that is if you want to get people to tune in every day or by every day, what you really need is a running story a story that goes on and on the best running story of all is a war the American involvement in the Spanish American war was largely whipped up with stories about the evil brutalities being perpetrated in Cuba. Many of which were written by reporters in New York. What never even been to Cuba? If you move that up to the present day, I think you see something of the same thing. But there's a more sophisticated patina to it in some ways. It's even more pernicious in the American press. There's a sense among many many editors and reporters that the president's role is to explain to people why it's important that we follow the policies. Our president has enunciated. That's not what the press is for. We are not supposed to be just inaugura Fers writing down. What leaders say and then sending it off to the American people. We're supposed to be asking questions. Wait a minute. Is this really a bigger danger? As we say is everything they say, really true. Is it really so sure we're going to succeed? But our press doesn't do that. Because that's not what the government in Washington wants them to do. And once you rebel against that paradigm. You become considered? What John McCain called a wacko bird someone who's completely off the consensus and the power of the Washington consensus to pull people into it is truly awesome and impressive. So we're speaking Wednesday this just in it turns out that the New York Times published an op-ed by Guido calling on the democracies of the world to support his claim to the presidency because that's the only way they're gonna. Get out of the hell that Venezuela's in now. Well, congratulations to the New York Times. I hate the fact that most of the Democratic Party and most of the Republican party is in this war consensus, I hate the fact that most of the think tanks in Washington are in this consensus, but as a person who has spent his life in the press what I hate the most is that the press has been drawn into this. If you look at the commentary pages of all major American newspapers, it's so monochromatic. It goes between Neo cons and liberal interventionists. There is no fundamental questioning of the premises on which these interventions are launched and that puts us back in a position where the press is really almost as shameful as it was in its performance way back in the Spanish American Warren, eighteen ninety eight Stephen thank you very much. Always good to be with you. Stephen Kinzer is a professor of international relations at Brown University..

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"The United States is variously propped up brought down or attempted to bring down regimes Cuba Rico, Mexico Honduras, Nicaragua Brazil, the Dominican Republic Argentina eighty Chile. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii. Wii to Iraq US-backed coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest with cries to impose taxes or limits. The amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we. Did it to protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit too. Sell their unused land to the government? Which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that enacted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude the quantum model must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in nineteen fifty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later and that civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press the watchdogs of our government, we're leading the trees the United fruit company hired a very skilled propagandist. Edward burn as the father of public relations to persuade Americans that Guatemala was their enemy. They started producing film. Games. Like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put a useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise. Unproductive? Tropical lands Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized Guatemala and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executives said and then go back home and report this as reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was. Is used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there, and he witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy democracies. Our open societies the CIA will you? Use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under a we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has. Become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administration. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph about what a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the. Paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. How does the Venezuela situation fit into your three-stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American companies now that are either in Venezuela were in the case of citgo here in the United States. It will make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really now, you're not supposed to save that the Americans are supposed to keep that a secret and say, we're only doing it to help the starving Venezuelans. But if it's gonna be a military intervention, this has to be debated in congress. We don't do this anymore. But our constitution requires it and just for a little icing on top. The Trump administration has brought in Ronald Reagan's old conquistador Elliot Abrams because I suppose. Air non Cortez was unavailable. What are we supposed to make of this development? The appointment of Elliot Abrams is truly mind boggling, especially for us old fogies that remember the nineteen eighties. So back, then I was a New York Times correspondent in Central America. Elliot Abrams was a principal perpetrator of US policy in Central America. He was a main supporter of the contra project in Nicaragua. That also entailed the intense militarization of Honduras. So we're not just taking the mentality of the interventionist nineteen eighties in Central America and bringing it back to life. We're actually bringing back the actual person that did it. How do you think? This looks to people in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America you, and I have previously discussed on this very show the media's fascination with war and the kind of bellicose jingoism. That we as an institution have embraced over the decades to drag the country into conflict beginning with Cuba a century ago. What is that history? And what must we take care of as the press not to get caught doing here? Back in eighteen ninety eight when William Randolph. Hearst was inventing the concept of yellow journalism. He understood a principle that the press still understands today, and that is if you want to get people to tune in every day or by every day, what you really need is a running story a story that goes on and on the best running story of all is a war the American involvement in the Spanish American war was largely whipped up with stories about the evil brutalities being perpetrated in Cuba. Many of which were written by reporters in New York. Never even been to Cuba. If you move that up to the present day, I think you've seen something of the same thing. But there's a more sophisticated patina to it in some ways. It's even more pernicious in the American press. There's a sense among many many editors and reporters that the presses role is to explain to people why it's important that we follow the policies. Our president has enunciated. That's not what the press is for. We are not supposed to be just inaugura Fers writing down. What leaders say and then sending it off to the American people. We're supposed to be asking questions. Wait a minute. Is this really a bigger danger? As we say is everything they say, really true. Is it really so sure we're going to succeed? But our press doesn't do that. Because that's not what the government in Washington wants them to do. And once you rebel against that paradigm. You become considered? What John McCain called a wacko bird someone who's completely off the consensus and the power of the Washington consensus to pull people into it is truly awesome and impressive. So we're speaking Wednesday this just in it turns out that the New York Times published an op Ed by Guido calling on the democracies of the world to support his claim to the presidency because that's the only way they're gonna. Get out of the hell that Venezuela's in now. Well, congratulations to the New York Times. I hate the fact that most of the Democratic Party and most of the Republican party is in this war consensus, I hate the fact that most of the think tanks in Washington are in this consensus, but as a person who has spent his life in the press what I hate the most is that the press has been drawn into this. If you look at the commentary pages of all major American newspapers, it's so monochromatic. It goes between Neo cons and liberal interventionist. There is no fundamental questioning of the premises on which these interventions are launched and that puts us back in a position where the press is really almost as shameful as it was in its performance way back in the Spanish American warranty. Ninety eight Stephen thank you very much. Always good to be with you. Stephen Kinzer is a professor of international relations at Brown University..

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"The United States has variously propped up brought down or attempted to bring down regimes Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico Honduras, Nicaragua Brazil, the Dominican Republic Argentina eighty Chile. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii. Wii to Iraq US-backed coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest with cries to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country X is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say, oh, there's another reason. And that was we. Did it to protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are a very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit too. Sell their unused land to the government? Which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that enacted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude the Guatemala must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in nineteen fifty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press, the watchdogs of our government, we're leading the cheers the United fruit company hired a very skilled propagandist. Edward Bernez, the father of public relations to persuade Americans that Guatemala was their enemy. They started producing films. Sounds like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow. United fruit has put a useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise unproductive tropical land Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized water Malla and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executives said and then go back home and report this as reality. The few people who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in Guatemala were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was. Used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our bins was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening in Guatemala. They wanted to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there, and he witnessed the coup after the coup, he met Fidel Castro chain told him in the end. Here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA will you? Use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and Honduras. So in two thousand nine we had a president and under as a we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who we took his new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has been. Become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administration. None of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph about what a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the. Paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir, she's taken out that paragraph. How does the Venezuela situation fit into your three stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American companies now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United States. It will make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really now, you're not supposed to say that the Americans are supposed to keep that a secret and say, we're only doing it to help the starving then as Whelan's, but if it's gonna be a military intervention, this has to be baited in congress. We don't do this anymore. But our constitution requires it. Oh and just a little icing on top. The Trump administration has brought in Ronald Reagan's old conquistador Elliot Abrams because I suppose. Air non Cortez was unavailable. What are we supposed to make of this development? The appointment of Elliot Abrams is truly mind boggling, especially for us old fogies that remember the nineteen eighties. So back, then I was a New York Times correspondent in Central America. Elliot Abrams was a principal perpetrator of US policy in Central America. He was a main supporter of the contra project in Nicaragua. That also entailed the intense militarization of Honduras. So we're not just taking the mentality of the interventionist nineteen eighties in Central America and bringing it back to life. We're actually bringing back the actual person that did it. How do you think? This looks to people in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America you, and I have previously discussed on this very show the media's fascination with war and the kind of bellicose jingoism. That we as an institution have embraced over the decades to drag the country into conflict beginning with Cuba a century ago. What is that history? And what must we take care of as the press not to get caught doing here? Back in eighteen ninety eight when William Randolph. Hearst was inventing the concept of yellow journalism. He understood a principle that the press still understands today, and that is if you want to get people to tune in every day or by every day, what you really need is a running story a story that goes on and on the best running story of all is a war the American involvement in the Spanish American war was largely whipped up with stories about the evil brutalities being perpetrated in Cuba. Many of which were written by reporters in New York. Never even been to Cuba. If you move that up to the present day, I think you've seen something of the same thing. But there's a more sophisticated patina to it in some ways. It's even more pernicious in the American press. There's a sense among many many editors and reporters that the presses role is to explain to people why it's important that we follow the policies. Our president has enunciated. That's not what the press is four. We are not supposed to be just inaugura firs writing down. What leaders say and then sending it off to the American people. We're supposed to be asking questions. Wait a minute. Is this really a bigger danger? As we say is everything they say, really true. Is it really so sure we're going to succeed? But our press doesn't do that. Because that's not what the government in Washington wants them to do. And once you rebel against that paradigm. You become considered? What John McCain called a wacko bird someone who's completely off the consensus and the power of the Washington consensus to pull people into it is truly awesome and impressive. So we're speaking Wednesday this just in it turns out that the New York Times published an op Ed by Guido calling on the democracies of the world to support his claim to the presidency because that's the only way they're gonna. Get out of the hell that Venezuela's in now. Well, congratulations to the New York Times. I hate the fact that most of the Democratic Party and most of the Republican party is in this war consensus, I hate the fact that most of the think tanks in Washington are in this consensus, but as a person who has spent his life in the press what I hate the most is that the press has been drawn into this. If you look at the commentary pages of all major American newspapers, it's so monochromatic. It goes between Neo cons and liberal interventionists. There is no fundamental questioning of the premises on which these interventions are launched and that puts us back in a position where the press is really almost as shameful as it was in its performance way back in the Spanish American Warren, eighteen ninety eight Stephen thank you very much. Always good to be with you. Stephen Kinzer is a professor of international relations at Brown University..

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04:51 min | 2 years ago

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"United fruit has put to useful production, hundreds of thousands of acres of otherwise. Unproductive? Tropical lands Americans would slowly come to believe this fiction that some evil communist repressive regime had seized Wata Malla and had proven its evil nature by bothering the United fruit company. They would bring journalists in groups down to Guatemala, and these journalists would just show up at wherever United fruit wanted to take them write down what the executives said, and then go back home and report this as reality the few people. Who tried to write that actually land reform was an urgent necessity and people were starving in a lot of Malla were marginalized and their reports were never allowed to reach the American people's. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the press until we get up to the modern day and with ongoing consequences in the hemisphere. It was used as an example by the likes of Fidel, Castro and other revolutionaries in the ensuing decades as to American imperialism so during the period when our Benz was in power in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties, lots of progressive activists from all over Latin America were fascinated with what was happening Guatemala. They want it to go and see how does land reform work. How does labor organizing work one of those young idealists who came to Guatemala was chega Vara? He was there and he witnessed the coup after the coup. He met. Fidel Castro chain told him in the end, here's the central lesson. We should learn from Guatemala. It is not possible in Latin America to impose a serious social reform program under the auspices of a democracy. Democracies are open societies the CIA will use that openness come in and crush you. So if we ever take power in Cuba, we have to crush all opposition we cannot allow a free press. We cannot allow free speech that became not only the template for Cuba, but the ideal because they saw the example of what the United States had done in Guatemala. Let's move ahead to some more recent history two thousand nine and endurance. So in two thousand nine we had a president in on who we didn't like, and the reason was he was friendly with Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader. Who we took as kind of the new Castro and the great enemy that we faced in Latin America. So we had him in our sights. And in the middle of the night military officers crashed into his house dragged him out in his pajamas and put them on a plane and sent them out of the country. We cheered and what has happened since. Then the government has become repressive? It has been reelected despite a constitutional prohibition on reelection. It has become one of the highest murder rate countries in the world, and the so-called caravans that are coming through Mexico towards our border are made up largely of Hondurans. This is not unrelated to our intervention there. And this intervention is not at the hands of the Eisenhower administration on of the Ronald Reagan administration. It was the Obama administration secretary of state Hillary Clinton as President Obama said today, we have taken this position because we respect the universal. Principle that people should choose their own leaders. Whether they are leaders, we agree with or not Hillary Clinton applauded the coup in her memoir. She wrote a great paragraph about what a wonderful thing it was and how we just allowed the Hondurans to choose their own fate as it started to go, really bad. I did notice that in the paperback edition of Hillary Clinton's memoir Shays taken out that paragraph. How does the Venezuela situation fit into your three stage template? First of all, I'm quite surprised in some ways impressed to see that our national security adviser, Mr. Bolton announced the other day that we are interested in taking control of the oil in Venezuela. We're in conversation with major American companies now that are either in Venezuela. We're in the case of citgo here in the United States. It will make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really now, you're not supposed to say that the Americans are supposed to keep that a secret and say, we're only doing it to help the starving then as Whelan's, but if it's going to be a military intervention, this has to be debated in congress. We don't do this anymore..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on On The Media

"Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala nickel? Arago Panama, Peru, Grenada and Uruguay just about every country in this MS fear, according to Stephen Kinzer, author of overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, US-backed, coups and invasions tend to follow three steps. The first thing that happens is that that country make some kind of a problem for an American corporate interest with tries to impose taxes or it limits the amount of land they can own or tries to subject them to local labor laws and that company then complains to the US government. That's phase one then inside the American political process. The motive changes it morphs. Then we decide if country acts is bothering an American company. It must mean that that country is an enemy of ours. So we're intervening for strategic reasons. That's phase two. Two. And then phase three comes when it's time for us to explain why we did it to justify it. Then we forget both of those motivations. We say always another reason. And that was we did it to protect the poor suffering masses in that country who are being brutalized. This is something that always works with Americans. We are very compassionate. People are leaders know, this about us, the mother of all such interventions you believe was quite a Malla. So what happened in Guatemala in nineteen? Fifty four was a classic archetype of the way we operate, and what angers us the Guatemalan government finally in the late forties and early nineteen fifties became democratic the great injustice at that time in Guatemala was that although large numbers of people were living on the edges of starvation. United fruit company owned hundreds of thousands of acres that it didn't use. So under the Arbenz government in Guatemala in the early nineteen fifties. Congress passed a land reform law that required large landowners, principally United fruit to sell their unused land to the government. Which would then cut it up and divided up for peasant families, the outrage that knighted fruit felt course, through the White House, and led us to conclude that quantum Malla must be a hostile enemy and that led us into the intervention, which overthrew the only democracy Guatemala's ever known in nineteen fifty four look back at the results. A civil war began a few years later, and that's civil war lasted for thirty years. It's sickening on the face of it. More sickening. Still in the fact that the US press the watchdogs of our government were leading the chairs the United fruit company hired very. Skilled propagandists. Edward bernez. The father of public relations to persuade Americans that Guatemala was their enemy. They started producing films like one called why the Kremlin hates bananas. There is a very special reason why they must hate bananas in Moscow..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on TechStuff

"Marconi radio transmission station for three months until the company agreed to follow regulations in January nineteen fifteen eventually. Even this was thought to be too risky and the United States government, effectively took over the American Marconi company. And the American Marconi company was technically it was a subsidiary. It was a subsidiary of a company that had its headquarters in England. So the US government says we want to maintain Neutra neutrality. We cannot have stations that are located in the United States, sending messages on behalf of one or another of the parties that are at war in Europe because that would seem to suggest that we are on a particular side, and we want to stay out of this. So the US says in order to do this. We're going to take over your assets. They're not yours anymore. They're ours. Boo. Now at the end of the war, the United States still had those assets of the American Marconi company and the government needed a way to offload them. They didn't want to keep them. They also wanted to ensure. That those assets would remain under American control. They didn't want foreign nations to have access to critical communications technologies with on you know, on US soil. So the government approached a group of companies that included General Electric, which would become the dominant partner in this group, Westinghouse AT and T western electric and United fruit company. And if you're like me, your reaction to that last partner was probably hang on. Did he say United fruit company, and indeed Idid that company has a complex and controversial history? It was involved in various levels of government in many regions across the world, particularly in central and South America, and the Caribbean, and it was operating as an effective monopoly in a lot of places has a lot of a lot of time. With colonization. So there are a lot of negative things that kind of tie into this company's history. But in nineteen thirteen the United fruit company had established the tropical radio and telegraph company, which is kind of what brought it up as a potential partner for this enterprise. So anyway, these partners all got together, and they formed the Radio Corporation of America or see a in nineteen nineteen. It was essentially a government sanctioned monopoly in the radio industry in the United States. The companies all pooled their patents together in a series of cross licensing agreements to avoid any conflicts of having one company attempt to leverage its essential patents over the other partners in the operation of our c- as business, so essentially they were all saying here are all the patented technologies that we have at our disposal that relate to radio transmission technologies. We wanna make sure that we're not creating impediments for our. See a to do business to head up this company the partners chose a guy named David Sarnoff Sarnoff himself had a really interesting history. He was born in Russia in eighteen ninety one. But his family immigrated to America in nineteen hundred he had started working as a messenger. Boy for a telegraph company in nineteen oh six and he became a telegraph operator for the American Marconi company. A couple years later legend has it that he picked up the distress calls from the Titanic in nineteen twelve while working in the radio station that was owned by John Wanamaker, but the truth appears to be that Sarnoff had instead picked up signals of rescue ships that were responding to the Titanic's distress call. And then he relayed that information to the local press in New York. He was promoted to chief inspector of American Marconi a few years later, and he wrote a memo in nineteen sixteen in which he proposed building radios for home. Consumers and he called it a radio music box. So this is before the days.

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"united fruit company" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"I when I was a child I would take walks with my paternal grandfather Luigi, San Marco, and we would beat him sometimes on a Saturday of the north end, and we would walk around. I heard the story from him. He lived in the north end at that time, they didn't move to Bedford until nineteen twenty one. So in nineteen nineteen he would have been fairly young IB by he wasn't married until nineteen twenty one. So I assume that he basically notably saw it everyone probably saw it. It was one of those things that was to go to place, but the all aspect was definitely get two to three feet deep. So it must have permitted cobblestones. Would the cops hill burial ground? That was directly across the street. The staircase that leads to that. So everything was probably permitted with molasses, and you could probably still smell it within months. For years afterwards. Re-signing wooden structure would have be imbued with that stuff. Definite her ever. But even you know, brick is poor and things of that sort. So in a hot muggy August day. Maybe but the whole aspect was it was something that was just devastating. And it's fortunate that not more people were killed, but there's a little bit more to it. Because actually that nice it again froze over so ba- Lassus froze and the horses, and humans who were admired in this molasses. Sometimes a few people weren't even found for a week. And then later even what I think of later. So it was something that was really quite incredible. But it was something that truly was something that many people must realize subways that was devastating. But it also was something that a lot of ways that lead to some very important changes, especially through weights. Seals of the city of Boston suspecting of any type of a container that would hold any type of material like molasses right after a short break. We'll talk to Lennie in Wakefield. But before the short break, you mentioned your grandfather Luigi. Yes. Talk a little bit about Luigi when he did. My grandfather was actually a banana specialist. He actually so bananas. He was associated with United fruit company. And when I was a very young child. I used to always be intrigued it wasn't just yellow bananas. That was served after dinner on a fruit tray. It was also red bananas than what they called finger bananas fingerlings. So I was always really aware of what he would do. And he was retired. Of course by the time. I was born in nineteen fifty seven, but he was a fascinating man and on Saturdays. We would usually beat him in the north end. We would go to the European for lunch. And then he would take us through the Hebei market. It was not every Saturday. But it was usually once a month. And it was really quite a fascinating thing. He was very quiet, man. He always enjoyed a drink at a cigar. And he's been deceased for many years, but he lived to be a hundred. Four. I was always quite intrigued with his life, and his, you know, love for my grandmother roads, g Anneli Sabato, and he used to think in a lot of ways they lit a very quiet retiring life, but I have great memories of him one hundred and four good for him. Yes. Now after this. We'll get to Linney in Wakefield on busy. We gotta talk..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on Here's The Thing

Here's The Thing

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on Here's The Thing

"I sort of wandered into the issue as doing an internship between my first and second years of law school and the NGOs with just sorta didn't have enough for me to do. And I really hate that like wasting my time. Well, also, you know, we're all gonna die so minutes important to pay these museum before I turned it with much. Right. That's very exciting. Very admirable. But you've been doing this for how long now. Seven years eight to ten. Yeah. No. I have improved my shelf life by an order of magnitude. I am in IRAs. The hotel California for me as I thought I started or the eagles. And I want the eagle. I'm always down with Beagles. Okay. Eight the fucking eagles, man. No. The basket. Doing overlap befell references trying to hang without skiing. Eagles. So was when when when ends, well, here's what happened. I am really obsessed with officiency going back to my mortality thing a little bit. But I also just like I'm not. It's not about ego for me. Right. I'm not like, oh, I wanna start an organization like actually really didn't go to law school not knowing what they wanna do. And actually went to law school wanting to be a lawyer like I love the practice of law. It's just like, it's it MIR's. How my mind works. Really? Well. Yeah. I don't do that. Really? Why? 'cause that's not a turns out running into organization isn't about like doing the programming of the organization, basically, like I I met with these refugees in Jordan after quitting this internship in Israel, and they all just needed legal assistance. And they were they can't go back to Iraq. Because something terrible happened to them. They can't say Jordan because they have no status. The can't work their kids can't go to school. They can't get healthcare. They could be deported. Anytime never reason. Only one direction they can go, right? And and the process of deciding sort of who gets to go in that direction and how and then who has to like get on a raft across the Mediterranean, or who has to go back to Syria and get killed is just incredibly Listrik super arbitrary really complicated and bureaucratic so I was like, oh, you need a legal advocate like this is a legal process. Your life depends on the outcome. If I were in a legal proceeding and like the death penalty were on the line. The thing I would want the most. Would be a good lawyer. So for example, to distill this part of it down because I want to think about I'm gonna I'm gonna get into this theoretically from where someone can't go back because that means death. I understand them getting all the help they can. But you there should be limitations on immigration in this country. I mean, sure and weird if people who are typically lineup on the opposite side of the issue, where do you think they're right? I think mostly the problem with how we conceptualize immigration policy in this country is that we look at it in a vacuum. I think you can't out. Do you think there should be an open border? Do you think do you think we should let it as many immigrants as possible? I think it's a relevant question. I think as long as we're or think the answer is yes. As long as we continue to overthrow democratically, elected governments and rape countries of their natural resources such that there is no political stability or jobs. I think we shouldn't be surprised when people have to flee those places in show up here where all the resources have landed. So to me like. Long as our economic and foreign policies are what they are. It seems really hard to decouple our border policy if the United States responsible directly. Thirteen exists because we overthrew governments and then deported people back their MS thirteen was deported from L A to El Salvador. I mean, it's just you know, and for decades like for the whole issue ISIS of Central America. We made in the sense that we made it. Sure, like how many democratically elected leaders did the in Central American the eighties like tons like we stabilized that region. And then prior to that, you know, with like United fruit company, we created plantations enslaved the population, we took most of their natural resources and took them here. Like we prevented the growth of local economies. We did everything possible over the last hundred years to these. And now, you know, this whole idea that like, oh, people are only coming because there's no jobs..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

Black Agenda Radio

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

"Yes, we see these thousands of poor people from Central America many from Honduras in a caravan coming up through Mexico, a seeking asylum in the United States and President Trump characterizes these folks of somehow mounting and invasion against the US. Yeah. It's really interesting. How these forces have ability to turn history upside down, and how the people who are indigenous to the Americas coming toward this other fish border that they created especially with the Mexico. They are the invaders, but when the ones who came and took the land stolen land pushed people into real, desperate straits. Now being called the invasive this is turning history. Upside down. The crisis that's been imposed on people in Venezuela and again throughout the Americas. You know, the US facilitated the cool, I think it was in Honduras. That's contributed to the crisis that we are looking at it's essentially responsible for most of what we see happening in the American people have been for years now trying to overturn the consequences of US imperialism, even in places like Nicaragua where the US puppet regime Somoza was in Thailand to nineteen seventy nine and the sun the nieces the people in Nicaragua have to adapting to kick them out and try to seize control of their own country their own resource that own dignity of the home sovereignty all to be bombed and murdered by the Reagan administration. All of this stuff happened. It is contributed to the chaos and people have been struggling to try and to get their own footing for years and years now, and that's part of what we see the US trying to make sure that they are not able to stand on their. Own seat that they can achieve control the own resources. And so they've become the enemy and the objective of the Trump administration, of course, to convince the Terry white people in this country, which is me and all people in this country that somehow they're being invaded by these poor starving. People who might be from the Middle East or the lengthy from some other place have criminals and murderers than what happened is I mean grin. What is so striking? If you look at the history of this. If you look at the history of the Americas, then for the criminals and the murderers came from and established dissing borders that we looking at in the Americas as make this set of sleepy of being digilent- sequel flavor of applicants people and the people again have been spoken for years and years people filling those people coming from Wasser motherhood, there's a new car that might become much more. And I remember that think it was nineteen fifty four when the US government overthrew the bins government. Because the people simply didn't want to keep growing bananas for United fruit company and people have been struggling trying to take control of the online only sources and US has been the enemy of that this as it has been the enemy of our people in the United States and other places around the world. And this is what we have confronted with..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on 1A

1A

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on 1A

"And I would identify most of these folks as has being migrants as opposed to people who come from countries which very much as a result of American policy not just in the nineteen eighties. But you know, going back, you know, well into the twentieth century where these small Central American countries were often just fiefdoms for United fruit company and other American concerns, and the political leadership was essentially put in place to favor these American businesses that you know, these folks really probably are refugees, particularly from Honduras where there's tremendous violence, and poverty, and what's required. A wise a wiser government in Washington. And for that matter in Mexico City would have. Tried to find some regional solution to making it safer improving the economic prospects in Honduras, El Salvador, wherever and I make the same argument over here. I mean, one of the things that we have here in Europe is we we see it as a European problem. We're being invaded or something like that. But you know, the Mediterranean, isn't that wide? It's not as wide as the Atlantic Ocean. And what's really required is a regional solution that reaches from the southern tier of Europe across to North Africa. And then deep across the Sahara to try and root out the organized by this point, it is all organized over here by gangs, and they recruit people say, what will you give us a thousand two thousand three thousand dollars in some village in northeastern Nigeria and we'll get you to Europe. And then they end up, you know, one hundred and fifty people in a boat trying to get across from Serta or. Tripoli to Italy, and you know, many die, and it's a criminal activity, and you have to use different words. I think for what's happening here in Europe. And what's happened with this March? I'm sorry. Hold on just one second. I just want to stick with Michael for one second. And then I'll get to you in just a moment KARN. I since you brought up the Mediterranean that gets to something that I wanted to ask you about. And let me bring up before. I forget it frankly because in Europe this anti immigrant mood resurfaced again from the leader of the Czech Republic. Who spoke to the guardian this week aren't dry Babich suggested that thousands of police officers should be on standby in the Mediterranean ready to guard Europe's borders, he said there are seven hundred thousand illegal migrants, they need to go home. Now last year there were six hundred thousand non EU citizens were found to illegally be present. In the European Union. That's down from a peak of more than two million in twenty fifteen but still quite a lot of people Matt emailed where does it say that anyone can enter any country without the permission of the government of said country. We choose the circumstances of entry Michael I can only imagine that it makes the rhetoric very different in Europe. In the US because as you mentioned for all the talk of a border wall here in Europe. It just seems physically so much more impossible to stop people from crossing borders. Well, we could because we have the Shing agreement in which twenty-seven not Britain. But the rest of the EU have open borders. Once you get in get in in Italy, or in Spain or in Greece has happened to, you know, in two thousand fifteen and that's an anomaly that was the that the Turkish government let every little the refugees from the war in Syria just kind of flock into Europe there were trying to score political points..

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"united fruit company" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

Part-Time Genius

02:57 min | 3 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on Part-Time Genius

"Ad campaigns codeveloper wrote to the company's vice president the camel ads were to be quote directed toward using peer acceptance and influence to motivate the target audience to take up cigarettes so pretty uncool yeah that's definitely not cool well i gave i feel like we need to close on a happier note with our last fact here and i've got good news for you i know you're a fan of cooking and so i found a new cookbook for you i'm going to have it waiting for you here in atlanta the next time that you're here and it's called the chiquita banana recipe book and it's published by united fruit company this was back in nineteen forty seven and it's kind of weird to think about a time when bananas were considered this exotic fruit and people didn't know exactly what to do with them and so now you have this cookbook to tell you exactly what to do but there are a ton of suggestions for how to use bananas and recipes and i know you're vegetarian gay but i found this recipe in here that that might make you change your mind and it's for ham banana roles with cheese sauce and i i wanna confess it almost makes me gag a little bit just saying the name of that recipe but but what do you think you think it's worth a try yeah i mean if anything's going to get me back on the meat wagon that that's probably is all right well for your bravery and willingness on that front i think that alone gives you the fact off trophy so congratulations gape oh it's an honor thank you will and thanks to eve's jeffcoat for her help with today's research we'll be back with a full length episode tomorrow so we'll why did you bring a poonal into the studio again because i'm inspired mango guess how many different things you can make with just one pool well i mean i guessing at least one thing because that's a very nice hat you've got their whole thank you very much and you're about to find out just how many more you can make because of this hilarious new show it's called making it and it's tv's alternate craft competition so you know i was just talking about how excited i am about the show because i'm a huge fan of both nick offerman and amy poehler the host of the show parks and rec was one of my favorite all time shows and i know one of yours too so i really can't wait to see him back together again i'm the same way now i know nick is a master woodworker he owns a woodworking shop builds canoes tables you name it but what's amy's connection to crafting i think she said she knows nothing about crafting but when you're smarter she is i think that's perfectly fine i think you're right well on making it eight talented artists will push their skill and mastery to the limit and compete for a chance to win one hundred thousand dollars now may go you're one of the most creative people i know i feel like you should be on this show i don't know about that but i do love the idea of a show that believes creativity lives all of us and that there's no better way to express yourself than by making something by hand plus you know i love any show that makes us feel good and i have a sneaking suspicion that that's exactly what this show is going to do so don't miss the premiere of making it right after america's got talent on tuesday july thirty first on nbc

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"united fruit company" Discussed on Answer Me This!

Answer Me This!

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"united fruit company" Discussed on Answer Me This!

"The naval reason for the predominance of white would be that a black ship presumably is how to to spot at sea and that's why pirates like it isn't it yeah some the ships at play i can pull mentor some of rural caravans a pile play some of them got like huge patten's on them but i thought they're probably several reasons why cruise ships a white stands out gets water must move visible it's easier to repaint bets because it's easier to match white than a specific bespoke color like disney's eighty seven percent black 13 percent blew the white reflects sonnen heat it takes less air conditioning cruise ships are sold between companies i presume if that white you don't have to do a full repaying two your branding on it and i guess it's easy to see the plimsoll line if the ship is plimsoll line shows whether the ship is overloaded or not but i think it also stemmed back to accompany the united fruit company gin 1898 eight the repainted the whole fleet of fruit bites white to deflect the heat of the tropics where they were getting their fruits from and they also did start running craze is because those were going to fund destinations so that we take passengers with them so it wasn't like the make cruise ships now but that was where the trend started with united fruit company in 1898 it became known as the great white fleet and then inevitably other people started to copy them both in the white house of the boats and taking passengers on grazes we went on our first cruise the other day literally fourday it was a twenty four hour crews uh but i think i could get a taste for early which will bryggeman were zero inter brought and that we did make a frenchwoman that cold carol and tell me only if this is normal or not at breakfast she took a friday and sprinkled it with sugar and then ate it.

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