I would like to feature the comment of our visitor as an entry. His comment was an offshoot of Ban on Filipina Mail Order Bride:
The ladies do not exactly choose to “find love abroad.” They want bread. There is no “love” when ugly white old American males display their resources to economically-deprived girls less than half their age.
The mail-order bride dynamic is a legacy of US imperialism and post-imperialism toward many Third World countries. Make the Philippines and other resource rich nations subservient to the transnational profiteers, compromising any efforts to more egalitarian policies (witness how angry US imperialists get with neo-socialist governments like Venezuela’s and such).
The goal of US policy makers is to make nations like the Philippines dumb, poor but subservient, in other words. Indeed, the words of “freedom and democracy” are served as global reverse-psychology all the while the USA reems the world with military bases, CIA subversion and “Shock and Awe” bombardments.
The nice by-product in all this is when there are millions of destitute Filipino (and other Third World) women to serve as entertainment and commodities for the American men who can no longer put American women in their places (like the kitchen).
Women of color worldwide in general are not protected because American servicemen bombard sovereign countries and rape women in host countries.
-Nicaraguan women had no real rights when the USA funded Contra terrorists.
-El Salvadoran women had no real rights when the USA trained Atlacatl Battalions to slaughter their villages.
-Vietnamese women had no real rights when the USA carpet-bombed and “strategically hamleted” their country.
-Panamanian women had no real rights when US B-2 bombers blasted the town of El Chorillo in 1989 killing many hundreds.
-Iraqi women have no rights when they are raped and mutilated by US troops.
-Okinawan women have no real rights when they are raped and murdered by US troops.
White Americans are supposed to be the saviors or something?
You see, Filipinas brought into the United States are not really protected. More so than what the media portray. They are abused and raped by these American men with gender-equality issues.
“Some foreign women, like Fox, are finding that their American dreamboats turn into nightmares after marriage. One Russian woman, Svetlana, used a pseudonym out of fear of reprisal from her ex-husband. Svetlana nervously recounted how her husband repeatedly raped, beat and choked her during their 10-month marriage. When she turned to the marriage broker for help, they told her: “‘It’s just a different culture,’” Svetlana claimed.
“I didn’t know. Is this normal marriage? My father, he never shook the shoulders of my mom, or choked her, or hit my mother’s head against the wall,” she said during an interview in the unmarked, secure offices of Tahirih.
Miller-Muro of Tahirih, which arranged the interview, added: “The barbarity of her torture is so severe that I think that as Americans we should be profoundly embarrassed that there’s an industry that facilitates this.”
what opportunities do these poor and uneducated women have in the USA? To be wage slaves for the corporate rich as strawberry pickers, Wal-Mart stockers and mop technicians? At least in their native lands they have their families and support structures. There is their familiar culture to sustain them more so than the pop-trash that pervades the US.
If the US can stop using the CIA to interfere with Philippine politics, stop propping up these comprador governments…maybe the Filipinos can revolutionize themselves into a more egalitarian state.
But that’s exactly what the US policymakers hate. They do not want the transnational capitalists to be deprived of the initiative in resource rich Third World countries.