Assalaamualikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh,
So I've been researching US foreign policy and I came across the struggle for Cuban independence. Cuba was originally under Spain's control but Cuba wanted independence and with American assistance they won against Spain in 1898.However Americas kindness and altruistic nature really only comes to surface when they ban the Cuba government from signing treaties with other countries as well as making Cuba their personal little coal and naval station, really America you are too much!
There was debate among the people despite there being imperialists there was also anti imperialists like Tillman who really did not want to interfere in the Cuban peoples right to govern ( the Teller Amendment) however the one who actually had a bigger say unfortunately felt they weren't capable of self government, I would say I'm surprised at McKinley but then again I'm not even though he, originally did not even want to go to war with Spain, because of his God-fearing, is-this-the-right-thing-to-do mentality undoubtedly became corrupted by his chums. And if that's not worse McKinley also decides America should also govern Philippines.
What I don't get is, how America actually justifies their imposing actions, like honestly put it under the pretence of "helping" but who are you actually helping when all you do is greedily use the land for yourself?
This is why it's essential our goals and reasons in life always have a fear of God, because look at McKinley he obviously fell short somewhere if he thinks God would be happy about him trying to take land unjustly. (this being said he may have repented or realised his mistakes, let's hope)
Aswell as that it just makes you think you know, how power can get to your head if we don't think about God, without Taqwa we become selfish and conceited and forget our purpose!
Well that's all I have to say for now, I'll be back soon, oh yeah I've been thinking about doing more posts like articles, I'm not sure if you know but I've always been interested in Journalism so I may start doing my own amateur article stories maybe local stories I don't know, I'll have to see!
source: Reynolds David ;America, Empire of Liberty,
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