American hedonism closes its eyes to death, and has been
incapable of exorcising the destructive power of the moment
with a wisdom like that of the Epicureans of antiquity.

- Octavio Paz
Death is un-American, and an affront to every citizen's inalienable
right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

- Arnold Toynbee
"As long as such self-serving hypocrisy
motivates America's response, Ukraine will
only sink further into needless bloodshed,
and that blood will be on America's head."
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal
applies only upwards, not downwards.

― Bertrand Russell
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"What those 'racists' are reflexively and rightly reacting
to is the soulless chill as the fire goes out beneath the
melting pot. Those who think America can thrive as a
'cultural mosaic' are worse than fools; they're Canadians."

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Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe.
It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster,
in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe
have grown to appalling dimensions.

― Frantz Fanon
What the United States does best is understand itself.
What it does worst is understand others.

- Carlos Fuentes
Poor Mexico, so far from God
and so close to the United States.

- Porfirio Diaz
"Indeed, everything about the American southland was magical
and exotic to the young Canadian musicians, from the sights
and smells to the drawling manner of speech to, especially, the
central role that music played in people’s everyday lives."

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
- Sigmund Freud
America is an adorable woman chewing tobacco.
- Auguste Bartholdi
"This is the tone of the China Century, a subtle
mix of Nazi/Soviet bravado and 'oriental'
cunning -- easily misunderstood, and
heard before, in a real enemy, by the West."

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"And for the others who argued for English-only
patriotism, I note that there are more than
57 million Americans (about 20% of the nation)
whose first-language is not English...."

Coke and 'America the Beautiful'
"This is the behavior, and the fate, of paranoid
old-world tyrants like Hitler or Saddam, not liberal new-world democracies like America pretends to be."

America is the only nation in history which
miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to
degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

- Georges Clemenceau
I found there a country with thirty-two religions and only one sauce.
- Charles–Maurice Talleyrand
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle,
and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

- Edmund Burke
America is the only country ever founded on the printed word.
- Marshall McLuhan
"The removal of racist sports nicknames (and mascots) seems outrageously belated
-- why, exactly, has this civil rights cause
taken so long to gain momentum?"

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the
United States reactionaries use to scare people.
It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.

- Mao Tse-tung
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but
they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.

- Red Cloud
In America sex is an obsession,
in other parts of the world it is a fact.

- Marlene Dietrich
I would rather have a nod from an American,
than a snuff-box from an emperor.

- Lord Byron
One day the United States discovered it was an empire.
But it didn’t know what an empire was.
It thought that an empire was merely the biggest of all corporations.

- Roberto Calasso
Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather
be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

- Alexis de Tocqueville
"No one, I thought, could watch those scenes, of young children slaughtered en masse, and so many parents grieving, without thinking that this, finally, would tip some kind of balance in the country."
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams
then you must still regard America today with the same naive
enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.

- Jean Baudrillard
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
- Samuel Johnson
America, thou half brother of the world;
With something good and bad of every land.

- Philip Bailey
"What can be more powerful than disinformation in the Information Age?"
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
- Sir Walter Besant
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by
posterity because he was the last to discover America.

- James Joyce
Now, from America, empty indifferent things
are pouring across, sham things, dummy life.

- Rainer Maria Rilke
If the United States is to recover fortitude and lucidity,
it must recover itself, and to recover itself it must
recover the "others"- the outcasts of the Western world.
- Octavio Paz
The youth of America is their oldest tradition.
It has been going on now for three hundred years.

- Oscar Wilde
"America really is, for most Americans, all things considered, a good place to be, and all they really want is for everyone to enjoy the same privilege and pleasure."
When good Americans die they go to Paris;
when bad Americans die they go to America.

- Oscar Wilde
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They're nothing more than traffickers; and as the smart traffickers'll tell you, you don't use the merchandise. They are just inoculating their kids with a tech-drug serum, to immunize them against the very merchandise that put the **** bowling alley in their basement.
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America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that
lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.

- Georg Friedrich Hegel
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room.
Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.

- Arnold Toynbee
Americans always try to do the right thing after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill
The thing that impresses me most about Americans
is the way parents obey their children.

- Edward, Duke of Windsor
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.

- John Maynard Keynes
Europe was created by history.
America was created by philosophy.

- Margaret Thatcher
America is God's crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of
Europe are melting and reforming!... The real American has not yet arrived.
He is only in the crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races.

- Israel Zangwill
American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those
who have seen America only in their dreams.

- Pico Iyer
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
- Ringo Starr
The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer.
It has never yet melted.

― D.H. Lawrence
I have two conflicting visions of America.
One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy.

― Bono
The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror
of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis,
the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain.

― Roberto Bolaño

May 22, 2024

An Open Letter to President Hoover -- March 6, 1929

To Herbert Clark Hoover
President of the United States of America

I am pleased to inform you that through the efforts of our soldiers we have managed to remove from action the ex-leader of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, and his secretary of state, Franklin B. Kellogg. This is the pair of insolent individuals who brazenly ordered the massacre of my countrymen, desolating our fields with fire, violating our women, and pretending to deny us our sacred rights to freedom.

As always our army of liberation is firm and victorious and eagerly awaits the orientation that you will give to the macabre and conspiratorial policy that Coolidge and Kellogg left behind them in Nicaragua. We wish to inform you as well that we are ready to punish implacable every abuse of the United States of America in the affairs of our country.

Nicaragua does not owe a single penny to the United States, but you owe us the peace lost in our since 1909, when the Wall Street bankers introduced the corrupting vice of the dollar in Nicaragua. For every thousand dollars that the Yankee bankers have introduced into my country, a Nicaraguan has died, and our mothers, sisters, wives, and sons have shed tears of sorrow.

In August, 1909, the spurious Adolfo Díaz was a simple fourth-class employee with a daily salary of $2.65–two dollars and sixty-five cents–at the North American mining company La Luz and Los Angeles, located in Pis-Pis, the department of Bluefields, the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. From that mine Adolfo Díaz was taken to be the instrument in Nicaragua of the Wall Street Bankers, who encouraged him to join the rebellion that had begun with the treason of Juan J. Estrada against the constitutional government. At that time Juan J. Estrada held the post of governor of Bluefields.

The Wall Street bankers supplied $800,000–eight hundred thousand dollars to Adolfo Díaz for the support of that unfortunate rebellion, and since that tragic moment mourning and grief have spread across my country. If all the blood spilled and all the Nicaraguan corpses produced by Wall Street dollars from that time until the present could be brought together in one place, so that on July 4 the U.S. imperialists in Washington and New York could consume those corpses and drink the blood of my compatriots, together they could not eat and drink everything on that holiday on which the independence of the United States is celebrated. All Nicaraguans are fully aware of the truth of the words I have expressed.

The Wall Street bankers with their high and mighty dollar looked upon Adolfo Díaz and other corrupt Nicaraguans as instruments that they themselves created to make Nicaragua accept loans which we did not need. Those bankers chose those corrupt turncoats to give an appearance of legality to the treaties and pacts that would allow them to take possession of Nicaragua. The Yankee pirates understood that the vast majority of the Nicaraguan people angrily rejected the treaties and pacts celebrated between the bankers and some four Nicaraguan sell-outs. This recognition has caused the U.S. government to employ every trick to keep in power in our country the Nicaraguans who offered themselves as their hand-servants to wield power over their own brothers.

For this reason in 1923, at the behest of the Yankee government, the Central American governments celebrated treaties aboard the United States cruiser Tacoma in the Gulf of Fonseca, and the same Yankee government proposed the terms to be agreed to by those governments . Among the terms of those treaties, it was established that no government of Central America coming to power though a coup d’état was to be recognized by the other Central American governments, or by the government of the United States.

What the Yankees hoped to achieve by this was to secure power to those persons who had sold them Nicaragua’s sovereignty, because the treaties they had made with the sell-outs were to last for ninety-nineyears and could be prolonged at the will of the United States. At that time the Wall Street bankers saw themselves as lords and masters of Nicaragua. They knelt down before their strong boxes full of metal, their hands and eyes lifted toward heaven, giving thanks to the god Gold for the great miracle he had granted them (the accursed dollar, the wood-borer that weakens the foundations of Yankee imperialism, and will cause its downfall)!

Rejoicing in the same manner were the hypocritical Nicaraguan sell-outs who were kept in power at that time, as they are today, with the support of Yankee bayonets.

Divine Justice brought an end to the life of Don Diego Manuel Chamorro, president of Nicaragua at the time the Tacoma treaties were agreed to. The Nicaraguan people, who had thought their right to freedom had been forever lost, saw an improvement in the prospects for Nicaraguan sovereignty with the death of Diego Manuel Chamorro. The citizen Bartolomé Martínez assumed the presidency and supported a just and honorable election, as a result of which Carlos Sólorzano and Dr. Juan Bautista Sacasa were elected president and vice president respectively, assuming the duties granted to them by the Nicaraguan people.

Too much pride disturbed the hearts of the ex-president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, and of the secretary of state, Frank B. Kellogg, when they saw justice had placed itself on the side of our people; an evil purpose disturbed the minds of Adolfo Díaz, Emiliano Chamorro, and their followers, and thus it was that on the night of October 24, 1925, they carried out their famous Lomazo, now well known to the civilized world.

They then demanded that Don Carlos renounce the presidency of the Republic, declaring him insane. They disavowed the legality of Dr. Sacasa’s vice presidency, persecuted him, and forced him to leave the country.

Chamorro made himself president Nicaragua. The United States of America, making a display of political decency for the civilized world, did not recognized Chamorro. Instead, however, it recognized his accomplice, Adolfo Díaz. There is no doubt in our minds that all of this was the work of Coolidge and Kellogg, responding to the orders of Wall Street.

Mr. Hoover: If you have the eyes to see, see. If you have the ears to hear, hear. Consider, if not yourself, the people you represent.

Coolidge and Kellogg are two North American politicians whose policies have come to naught. Their activities in Nicaragua have brought an enormous loss of prestige to the land of Washington. They have caused torrents of blood and tears to flow in my country, and they have brought sorrow and tears to many American homes. With a tiny bit of intelligence on their part, none of this would have happened, and the United States would have continued to conceal the true nature of its policies. Today the democracy of the United States finds itself at the edge of an abyss, and either you can stop it or you can push it over. Your government’s acts are now a matter of life or death for your country.

Until six years ago you had been able to maintain an appearance of legality in your treaties and in your intrusions into Nicaragua, but after the death of Dan Diego Manuel Chamorro, or good friend Fate unmasked the Yankee policy in my country.

By the actions that kept Coolidge and Kellogg in my country, they have produced an enormous wave of hatred and distrust for you which is almost worldwide in scope. In Nicaragua you have no friends except a small group of evil men who do not represent the genuine feelings of the Nicaraguan people. I, on the other hand, represent with my army the true feelings of our countrymen. Though they have not taken up a rifle in my army, the vast majority of Nicaraguans are with me in spirit.

I am not unaware of the material resources that your nation has at its disposal. In fact you have everything, but “what you lack is God.”

Among those who were intimidated in Tipitata on May 4, 1927, only the spiteful, the weak, and the irresolute allowed themselves to be humiliated by the noisy demands of Yankee power. Dr. Sacasa was the man whose task it was to reject Coolidge’s abuses against Nicaraguan sovereignty with force, but he failed to do so. He was a afraid, and so you have him there, humiliated and down on his knees before you.

Perhaps you are mistaken when you think you will humiliate everybody, as you did Sacasa. As long as you continue the policies of Coolidge and Kellogg, you will continue encountering Sandinos.

It must be seen that there exists a divine breath of justice that sustains us but is a tempest for those who would perform evil acts.

It is upon reason, justice, and right that I have made my stand in opposition to the policies that you have unleashed against my country.

Patria y Libertad.