American Imperialism – Part 3By
The advancement of American Imperialism: A Century of Slaughter. It has been carefully 100 years since the United States emerged as a world power following the Spanish-American war from which America captured the spoils of Spain’s colonial possessions in Latin America and Asia, seizing control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. And the Spanish-American war marked the U.S. entrance into the worldwide scramble for colonies among dominate world powers. Now a century later, the U.S. stands alone as the world’s superpower. Funded by design by the U.S. Central Banking cartel with the far reaching tentacles of money, men, machines and influence to control national and global resources under a capitalist regime, America today finds itself entrenched in nearly every global altercation, under the guise of democracy and freedom.
The United States has gained its dominance in the world following a century of competing with other powerful nations for resources to be seized which feed the insatiable – impossible to satisfy appetite of capitalism. In some cases, as reported earlier, resources can be seized by economic hit-men and political manipulation; in other cases blood money finances the conducts of war. War is the preferred method because it kills two birds with one stone. It harnesses the profits of a war machine while it harnesses the profits of seized resources.
War and violence stem not so much from the whims of politicians as it does from the nature of the [capitalism] beast itself. Capitalism is based upon the consistent manipulation and exploitation of the vast majority of the world’s population. This exploitation is by the world’s small minority who purchases, seizes, manipulates, owns or control all of the world’s resources. And resources could include everything from natural resources to human resources. The same practice has continued throughout history: the Greeks, the Egyptians and the Romans to more recently. The past few centuries identify France, Portugal, Spain and the British ruling class, who at one time established a vast empire that covered approximately one-third of the globe. It used its industrial and financial muscle to conquer less powerful countries. And other nations did the same thing, carving huge empires to plunder, which in the past 100 years includes Germany, Japan and finally the United States as world powers continue to divide the world and threaten those emerging markets [nations] who oppose it.
Although the U.S. arrived late on the world empire building scene, it operates no differently than any other imperialistic power. In 100 years since the Spainsh-American War, the United States has invaded Cuba five times, Honduras four times, Panama four times, the Dominican Republic twice, Haiti twice, Nicaragua twice and Grenada once. And that is just in its own back yard pool of the Caribbean. The American appetite has since spread abroad to include Korea, Vietnam [who actually defeated the mighty U.S.], Iraq and Afghanistan . . . with recent opinions about assisting with “humanitarian” obligations in the Middle East; and who knows where? Weaker nations are tagged as abusive and without democray?
Of course throughout the 20th century, the American elite have justified wars and interventions with rhetoric about “protecting democracy,” ”stopping aggression,” or, more recently, performing “humanitarian” duties? But these merely deguise the real aims of U.S. policy: to make the world safe for big business and to establish world order.
The same capital system which produced the bloody slaughters of both world wars continues to produce wars today. The U.S. [with allies] wields its power through insitutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, NATO and the UN. If poor countries do not comply with U.S. led demands, the U.S. threatens to withhold bank loans, impose tariff barriers, impose economic sanctions or withdraw diplomatic cooperation, including billions of dollars of foreign aid and support. At the end of the day, the only remaining world superpower is the only one left standing that has the ability to go to war anywhere on the globe.
General Smedley Butler, who headed many American military interventions in the earlier part of the 20th Century, said this: “I have spent 34 years in active service in the United States Marine Corp. And during that time I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and for the bankers.“
But, the United States has spent itself into dire straits of self destruction. Throughout history, empires repeat the same simple mistakes. The die is cast and the American empire has not chosen the course set by its founding fathers. Emerging onto the 21st century scene, the sins of greed and corruption have nourished the American heart and the world banking elite as in the day of slaughter.
Taken from the Book of James, Chapter 5 is the following treatise:
“1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days . . . 5Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you [the soldiers of war enroll under the pretense of “the cause” of the wealthy].”
A shaking of the entire globe is beginning to take place; and greater minds than mine have too often questioned why the United States is obviously absent from the Book of Revelations.
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