Brought to the world by the United States, more then a century of war, bloodshed, death and destruction. Fisk has a lot to say about it.
What Americans don’t realize is what it “costs” to be American. Along with the ecological “privilege” America demands to rape the planet, America also demands global rule, at any price.
Just how long this excess will be permitted is anyone’s guess. Personally, I have no idea how much longer it will last. Certainly not forever. We’ll undoubtedly do ourselves in before that happens through the process of self-elimination of environmental destruction.
But what Americans do not yet believe, is that these “fronts” that we fight around the world are increasingly being found closer and closer to home. 9/11 turned America into a police state and the Congress has now authorized it’s first dictator. The significance of this is as yet poorly understood, but a century of war brought about by America will soon be realized here – in America.It can be no other way. Either from without or from within, America will endure massive bloodshed just like what America has done around the world to other nations. China would be a good candidate.
I find it interesting that so many Americans, including myself, have such a keen interest in world affairs. Why is that? I have no delusions that I can actually change anything, but what of the US government? What of Americans in general?
What of this propensity to “govern the world”, making it over into our image? I don’t seen Finland trying to do this. Or Brazil. Or any other country in fact. Yet “Empire” isn’t thought of as anything but American. Do Americans really and truly want Empire?
I don’t think so. A few do, certainly, the few we’ve permitted to rise into positions of power and office. But most of us, no. Most of us still believe in living our own lives and peace and allowing that very same to others. But our country has been hijacked by fools who are bringing about a world of death and destruction, and it has been going on for a very long time.
November won’t change anything. This isn’t the kind of empowerment Americans (decent Americans) need. Americans face a difficult choice. Either we continue to permit these excesses and abuses to continue – or we put a stop to it. So far, it’s exceedingly clear what our choice has been. Therefore, we can only expect more of the same and we’ve none other to blame then ourselves.