And among those who initiated and
brought about this controversial coup was multinational
Monsanto, which was apparently
threatened by Lugo's resistance against the company's
genetically-modified (GM) crop agenda.
Among these corporate influences was
Monsanto, which over the years has converted much of Paraguay's
arable land into plantations that grow GM crops.
Unwilling to capitulate to every demand made by the likes of Monsanto, Lugo was clearly a problem for these movers and shakers, who had long controlled national policy to their liking at the expense of the underclasses who have had to endure extreme poverty as a result.
Though not perfect by any means, Lugo had at least tried to fight back in some ways against Monsanto's gradual takeover of Paraguay's agricultural land, the vast majority of which is now owned by less than three percent of the entire population.
Many of Paraguay's family farms have
been eliminated over the years and forcibly replaced with large
that now grow Monsanto's GM soy and
other cash crops.
By stacking Paraguay's legislature with
pro-industry hacks that have no regard for the interests of the
people; corporate interests in Paraguay once against successfully
marked their territory, just like they continue to do here in the
Private industry in both countries has
essentially morphed with the government into a single, fascist
entity that serves the interests of corporations and a select
"elite" at the expense of everyone else.
But the principle remains that any
government, including the American government, that operates for the
sole benefit of its corporate masters is really nothing more than a
dictatorship in which the people are no longer considered to be
sovereign individuals, but rather slaves.