2 thoughts on “What kind of a creep gets elected to rule a banana republic?

  1. Elected..? says:

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_republic
    “For much of the 20th century, the American banana company United Fruit dominated portions of almost a dozen countries in the Western Hemisphere. It was, Peter Chapman writes in “Bananas,” his breezy but insightful history of the company, “more powerful than many nation states … a law unto itself and accustomed to regarding the republics as its private fiefdom.” United Fruit essentially invented not only “the concept and reality of the banana republic,” but also, as Chapman shows, the concept and reality of the modern banana. “If it weren’t for United Fruit,” he observes, “the banana would never have emerged from the dark, then arrived in such quantities as to bring prices that made it available to all.” https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/books/review/Kurtz-Phelan-t.html See also “Banana Massacre”, which “is said to be one of the main events that preceded the Bogotazo, the subsequent era of violence known as La Violencia, and the guerrillas who developed in the bipartisan National Front period, creating the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Fruit_Company#Banana_massacre

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