The Decline and Fall of the American Empire.
Every great empire eventually collapses. The end days have commonly witnessed a tawdry decline of moral standards amongst the citizens, excessive consumption and depraved behaviour, feckless and indolent inhabitants grown so far from their empire building forefathers as to be unrecognisable as descendents of their fearless and battle hardened ancestors.
Their leaders, too, sank ever deeper into the mire of depravity. Very often at the end of an empire the leaders have become god-like (at least in their own minds) and can excuse themselves any cruelty. One thinks of Caligula, ripping open the stomach of his pregnant sister-wife because he couldn’t wait to see the immortal god-child she was supposedly bearing him. Depravity and a sense of omnipotence go hand in hand, they are the yin and yang of leaders in end times.. They feel that they are truly untouchable. History repeatedly has shown them to be wrong, usually fatally wrong.
One kind of hopes that history will, as ever, repeat itself.
Every Empire that passes leaves behind it a legacy, very often a legacy of good things that belie the cruelty and systematic violence that created the Empire in the first place. The question “What did the Roman’s do for us”, made famous by the Monty Python team in their great movie “The Life of Brian”, reminded us that the Romans did indeed leave an enormous legacy : a superb road system, bridges which still stand today, fabulous buildings, aqueducts and sanitation, great poetry, the list goes on. The British Empire left a legacy of railroads, systems of government and law, education. Even the Nazis left behind them the autobahn.
Please someone tell me, what will the American Empire leave behind in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan?
What did it leave behind in Vietnam?
What has it left behind where-ever it has poked its bloodied snout into the affairs of smaller and weaker nations?
Unexploded shells and mines, depleted uranium, battered economies, a hatred of Americans, a legacy of grief, anger and shame.
And a fridge with a logo on the side from one of the big corporations that are oh, so American.
So how will history judge the end-times of the short lived American Empire? Not very well, one can so easily see. A nation of people once proud of its freedoms, its liberties, its citizens rights….no, hang on a minute…..
That’s not quite what history will relate.
America is a nation that was built on the wholesale theft of indigenous people’s lands, their genocide, the imprisonment of the remaining native Americans on reservations, the importation of slave labour and the founding of an economy built on slavery and the casual brutality that went with it, a nation where the vote and many other rights were only accorded to white people until the 1960’s, a nation of people that allowed its political system to be subsumed to the will of plutocratic usurers, that spent the last 60 years murdering innocent people the world over in the relentless pursuit of the agenda set for it by these shadowy leaders. Its citizens blind to or ignorant of or actively approving of the systematic holocausts perpetrated by its political leaders under orders from their masters. A nation of sick people, endlessly gorging themselves, refusing to seek truth, believing themselves somehow superior, having the affront to sing “God Save America” whilst their soldiers kill, rape and torture in their names.
God Save America? God damn America. That’s what history will relate.
On April 18th 1988 the United States became signatories to the United Nations “Convention Against Torture” , defining torture as:
“Any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.”
– Convention Against Torture, Article 1.1
Never mind that America signed this document. Never mind that the people of America have fallen so low that they allow their government to pursue an agenda set for it by un-elected money men ,an agenda that approves of and ratifies kidnapping and torture, for God‘s sake!. Never mind that in the eyes of the world America now stands side by side with Nazi Germany as one of the greatest evils the world has seen. Never mind that decent people the world over point an accusing finger at ordinary Americans in the same way that they pointed an accusing finger at the ordinary Germans who allowed Hitler to take power, then did nothing to stop his murderous and evil career. Never mind all that, because “America is defending itself from the evils of terrorism“.
Last year, 1,400,000 Americans died of cancer.
$5,5 billion was spent on finding a cure.
How many Americans died form terrorism last year?
The “war on terror “ costs $620 billion.
The bailouts have cost trillions. And Americans don’t even know where that money has gone, don’t even realise they have mortgaged their children’s and grandchildren’s futures whilst lining the pockets of their usurious masters.
If you are an American, reading this, guess what? I’m hoping you’re as mad as hell. Because only when you get as mad as hell will you do something about how history will see you.
You now have the chance to put this right.
You now have the chance to demonstrate to the world that you really are a worthy people.
You now have the chance to show that of all the world’s peoples you were the ones to first throw off the shackles of the criminal money elite and their politician puppets, the first to hound them from the corridors of power, to arrest, try and convict the criminals and remove from them their illegally gotten gains.
Go on Americans, do your stuff.
Or let history be your judge.