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Domino theory by trs Domino theory by trs
This cartoon appeared in the Dutch opinion magazine 'de Humanist' (issue 6, 2006)

A new 'axis of evil' was rising, and in many ways, it was an old familiar one: the red scare, the commie hordes, so to speak.

Many South American countries, headed by Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and the ailing titan, Fidel Castro. (and to a lesser extent president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil)
are making a 'left turn', probably to oppose the US, which has always had a keen interest in the southern continent, in a way which some deem to be meddling.

The US has not yet let go of its fear of socialism, so it's no surprise that some officials are warning of a 'rise of communism' in South America, fearing that if some countries become communist (communist and socialist, what's the difference eh?), that others would follow.

Say, where have I heard that before? Hm...
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aedan122 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
estamos lutando para impedir que este demônio vermelho domine o Brasil!
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Nurgal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Lol....this is just goddamn stupid. Is US so insecure as that?
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8vian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"Si el presente es de Lucha, el futuro es nuestro." -Ernesto Guevara
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lula, communist?... Right, indeed... :roll:
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AllenHwong Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I support a socialist, but this irony is not right
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LiquidNerve Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
while this is unfounded alarmism, similar to the debunked domino theory that prevailed during the cold war, the piece was well executed.
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youngbow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hugo Chavez is a ruthless dictator...just look at countless media!

And I don't support Bush either, but I am against the radical left - because they want to bring civilization back to 10,000 BC.
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Psicoyote Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hahahahaha that is not going to happen hugo c. will self destroy ITself with its own mouth "no need to worry about"
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ManofOurTimes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Morales, Chavez, Castro; those men fight for freedom from the great evil up north. I support South America and their opposition to the United States. They have been bullied by the north for way too long, to hell with Canada and Mexico! Perros de estados unidos! Long live independence!
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DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck the CIA!!! :katana:
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xZebraguyx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
I like the retro look. I'm surprised Mexico isn't light pink, what with the EZLN and two of their major political parties being in the Socialist International
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Psicoyote Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
we are more capitalist than the cocacola even the more socialist lives like capitalist , Diego Rivera is an example
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generationm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
man i got to say that the right and the left are the same bullshit in bout cases the group of people thats on the goberment have a special treatment, and the corrupcion it the same in case of bolivia we use to have some rich people and now we got new native people that are geting rich steeling from goverment and i tell you this so you can answer the people who says that the left and sosilism are the best. so native people and people from the cities what´s the difference, the only thing that this goverment is otaining is the increase of racial hate between bolivians and striking the fredom of speach as the recent stuff in venezuela. damn this looks lonk sorry but i actually can´t stand with people saying that socialism is better than anything
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generationm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
^^; and also sorry for the writing mistakes
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digitalvalues Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Socialism can never work because of man's corruption. That is a well know fact here in America, Though that is a great pic. keep it up.


Here is a quote from Animal Farm: "All are Equal. But some Are more Equal than others."
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Toflon Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
:sarcasticclap: parabens
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trs Featured By Owner May 22, 2007   Digital Artist
"Oh yeah, yay, good for you, Congratulations" ? I...don't really know how to react to that?
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Wandering-Thinker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
Communism, a very fascinating subject indeed. In reference in what Lobo is saying, there have never been a bad government, just the leader making a very bad choices. The ideal of communism is intentionally nice, but the leaders of communist country proved it otherwise. So pretty much I stick with the idea "It not the government that kills people, it the people who run the government that kills people".

As for South America turning left, do they think they are turning left? Because it becoming obvious that the title of left and right these days are being misused >.>
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trs Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007   Digital Artist
Well, I don't really know if South America considers itself as leaning to "the left". But it is true that a considerable amount of governments there are now largly socialist.

I guess some terms do tend to die hard.
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Wandering-Thinker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
True, but like they say, the more things change, the more things stay the same :) (And I suppose that is a very good thing =D)
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Lobo619 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
why do yu say communism and scoialism is bad, they are the only governments that are good, its just that thier leaders make them seem bad, Native Americans were the closest true Communist in recent history and they were good, untill...... you know.

REVOLUCION DE AZTLAN
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trs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Digital Artist
Well, I'm certainly not saying socialism is a bad thing. This piece actually pokes fun at the view of some US politicians and the way they -still- look at socialism. They have a very outdated view on the subject.
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ddxt301 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Student Interface Designer
you forgot nicaragua, the FARC/ELN controled area's in colombia, oaxaca and chiapas :P. Anyway great dev, +fav
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trs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Heh, I knew I would forget a few. I googled and wiki'd (how do you say that?) my heart out to find the exact area's, but I guess mistakes were inevitable. Oh well, better luck next time.
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allotus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
red color - nice!!!
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emocayos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
heil to great communist and socialist countries by which hope of all man kind lies on to stop capitalism and globalization
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The-Guard Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
I see the domino theory as a flop triggered by paranoia.
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zerry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
If you can keep your people fearful and hateful of phantom threats beyond your borders, they'll never notice how shitty things are within them.
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13VAK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Interface Designer
"(communist and socialist, what's the difference eh?)"
i think communists are more radical, but the ones i personally know are also more stupid :)

ok, i have nothing against radical left.
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Comandante-Antero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Viva la Revolucion!!
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DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Que viva!
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