Category U.S. Empire
The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable.
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible… Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” George Orwell
“The Greens are in perfect harmony with the Biden administration’s new ideological crusade to remake the world on the American model. Echoing Russiagate, and with no evidence, the Greens accuse Russia of malevolent interference in Europe, while advocating their own beneficent interference in Russian domestic policy on behalf of some theoretical ‘democratic opposition.'”
“The notion that perpetual war will somehow bring long-lasting peace is a peculiarly American and often recurring form of doublespeak (saying one thing and meaning the opposite) that permeates the entire national surveillance empire…”
“Capitalism’s need to control and consume resources is what drives most of these current war mongering activities.”
“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”
“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)
“The late political scientist Kenneth Waltz argued that nuclear weapons can generally be a good thing because fear of the cataclysmic consequences of a war breaking out can make resort to war less likely. But that always has been a minority view.”
Children of the world, you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play, let your dreams take flight.
As the innocent die, you rulers carry the shame,
And if we stand idly by, we share in the blame.
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Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)
“Just as the U.S. was created by taking over the lands of Indigenous peoples by force, so America as an empire uses war to expand access to markets and resources”