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The white settlers’ dilemma

Thursday, January 19th 2012 - 23:11 UTC
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by James Nielson, Buenos Aires Herald - David Cameron was certainly being provocative when he accused Cristina’s government of “colonialism”. It was a quite dreadful thing to say. Read full article


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  • briton

    Argentina has long been an innocent victim
    mmmm aparently she has been threatend by elephant island,

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kiwisarg

    briton (#)
    mmmmmmmm!I think she is better than the the fat boy's!!!mate!!

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    He's just saying it ,as it is...

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Very well written, James Nielson.

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Indeed, he has the Argentines summed up very well. They have the luxury of have the spoils of the Empire, a huge and fertile land but fail to acquire again the riches they once had. They play the victim when they have the spoils of the land stolen from the indigenous people.

    If they had anything like a decent government they would be exploiting their own land, inculcating some work ethic into the population, and they would have an enviable future. But that flies in the face of the state capitalist society CFK is so intent on developing.

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Randazzo? Sorry, did I miss something. Is that a traditional Mapuche, Tehuelche, Ona, Teba, or Guarani surname? Perhaps Selk'nam? I don't know... it's all so confusing, these colonials pretending to have been subjugated by colonialism.

    I remember CFK on a visit to Spain saying how proud she was of her Spanish grandparents. So does that make her only the 2nd generation of her family to be born in Argentina? That's not many vs the 8/9 generations the Falkland Islanders have been in the Falklands...

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Braedon

    god DAMN that was cold. awesome... but cold.

    this has to be the most clearly written and brutally honest deconstruction of argentuna's delusional self righteousness i have seen in a long time.

    James Nielson... all i can say is congratulations. you said in one article what the world has been too polite to say for 50 years

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Brutaly honest and just about says it all.

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Even a white elephant has many qualities,
    Fat of the land, poor bits of the feet [stumps]
    The long trunk , of an equally long vicious tongue
    Small brain, equated with a leader of the herd,

    Yep not much difference then, in a nice way ?

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Fantastically knowledgeable, well structured and written piece. Well done sir.

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    could very well turn the tide of argentina .

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Care to make a comment Think?
    l'd like to see you twist, lie & wriggle out of this one.
    Poor James Nielson, hope he's still got a job & has personal protection.

    Jan 21st, 2012 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    The silence of the argies here, is deafening.

    Jan 21st, 2012 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (12) Isolde

    A short comment; just for you my little vixen.

    Poor James Nielson, you say………... Why???

    He is a highly respected person in Argentina, having proved his worth many times to us, especially under the last dictatorship.

    But….......… He is also a born and raised Englishman and, as such, he has his English opinions and bias….

    It happens all the time in Argentina, dearest Sister…..

    That's the way we are.........

    Jan 21st, 2012 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @14 Think
    What are your thoughts about what he said in the article, if you please.

    Jan 21st, 2012 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    He is also a born and raised Englishman and, as such, he has his English opinions and bias

    To be fair, he has a valid point,
    The man is entitled to his own opinion,
    Every man must live by his own code of conduct or honour,
    Every decision has consequences,
    A lord haw haw said,
    Know one is forcing me, and I say what I want, and what I believe in,
    And he took his opinion to the gallows with him .

    Jan 21st, 2012 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @15 Pugol-H,
    Well we gave him nearly a week.
    Guessed he wouldn't answer.
    These malvinistas don't like the truth & just ignore you when they can't think of an answer.

    Jan 27th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @17 lsolde
    Not a true malvinista here I think, more like a common or gardanal wind up merchant with ego issues. If he wasn't trying to upset people about this it would be something else, that much is clear. A supersillious pontificator not in the acendancy.

    Jan 27th, 2012 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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