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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 12:45 PM
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38. The psyche of empire
I was really suggesting, that if i trace the war-like expansionism that
is, in will's essay, broken in to empires, it has a single origin, with
the colonialism and manifest destiny... yes. However, the warlike
addition of the military industrial complex to the mix came at the
civil war, as well, the concept that might makes right. These forces
are in their seed form in the 1860's, and grow 140 years later in to
a hubris of a global empire of bases... all of them to protect the
south's ability to exploit labour, to denigrate and weaken labour that
the property rights of the empire remain unimpinged.

Marx's views on class struggle are more relevant as chords of the
american myth, more so than an artificial call of empire, per woodrow
wilson and FDR... as the presidents are given too much credit... their
wars and expansion comes from elements nurtured in american thinking,
that very ugly thinking that fought a war to create unity... how
perverse it was then, and how perverse today. The story of the ugly
beast of the american south, and the plantation mindset since those
plantation-formers left england with that civil war... that the
principal of enslaving human beings using force is the american crux.
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