To the People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or TO THE PEOPLE.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Extra! Extra! Propaganda!

One thing that all of us will miss with the disappearance of so many autocracies is the state run press. No worries, their are still a few out there. In Angola, Africa’s second largest producer of oil, President Dos Santos maintains his grip on power. It is very amusing to look an ANGOP once in awhile, the state owned press which builds up this man’s personality cult.

While the translation from Portuguese to English is a bit spotty at points you get the basic idea. Distract the populous that the profit from their countries immense resources is being stolen by a corrupt few. Well at least they have table tennis tournaments to celebrate national heroes.

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