US the policeman of the world? Relations with China, Russia, the START treaty. What happens when an empire declines? Defend from enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC? Corporate totalitarianism, alternative realities.
State of American Empire, Chris Hedges with Noam Chomsky
By Alfred McCoy /TomDispatch Scheerpost January 30, 2021
When empires decline and fall, they seldom collapse in the sort of sudden apocalypse …
In a cliché-ridden foreign-policy speech delivered at the State Department on Thursday, President Joe Biden declared that “America is back” – on the global stage, presumably, as policeman of the world, but certainly not a disinterested policeman. The problem is that it never left.
By Caitlin Johnstone February 6, 2021
The first thing an authoritarian power does to quash protests nowadays is always to cut the internet, because it kills dissidents’ ability to organize and share information. Don’t think the increasing normalization of internet censorship in the west is about anything else.
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