Indeed postcolonial independence movements—which so often had the redistribution of unjustly concentrated resources, whether of land or minerals, as their core missions— were consistently undermined through political assassinations, foreign interference, and, more recently, the chains of debt-driven structural adjustment programs
Klein, Naomi (2014-09-16). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (p. 454). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.
Naomi put her finger here on something that will be the thing that does us in unless a strong movement stops this in its tracks and FAST. The forces “for profit” will panic when their sources for income are threatened. Mosaddegh was one case/threat that has had massive repercussions, creating a a whole generation of understandable backlash against the West, which has come to be associated with this “Savage Capitalism” that creates the reputation which is abhorred by the indigenous Middle Easterners. We hear people say “They hate our freedoms”. It seems they hate “our values” as they see them play out on the international, profit-driven, “D.C. bought-leadership” stage. The Corporate coup d’état. And it continues it’s assault on the environment, and the 99%, and the workers who make the systems go so that their CEOS can continue to extract even more.
Even in that worldwide celebration of the “freeing of Mandela” and the victory of the African National Congress in the election, the economic powers remained in place, and the new political faces succumbed to the forces of accumulated wealth:
Black South Africans won their core legal and electoral battles, but the wealth accumulated under apartheid remained intact, with poverty deepening significantly in the post-apartheid era. 9 —-Klein, Naomi (2014-09-16). This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (p. 455). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.
We see this at work in the Obama administration re: those forces of “accumulated wealth”. The banks were let off the hook and rewarded in the end, and back at business as usual. The income inequality gap has not been stymied, and the environmental assurances Obama gave have simply not been visible in U.S. policy in international Climate talks. His admonitions of the Chinese seem hollow in the face of the recognition that the adoptions of capitalist principles in China look like and import of all the Extreme Extraction Technologies that have played a disproportionate role in the radical Climate change that is now happening. Postcolonialism has become Global Economy.