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The True Evil Empire–in Red, White, and Blue

September 11, 2010

One of the most perverse things about America is that no matter how many countries the USA bombs, invades, exploits, threatens, regime changes, or colonizes around the globe, many Americans still cling to the delusion that their country is a “force for good” in the world.

America is the Land of the Free (which has freed hundreds of thousands people in Iraq and Afghanistan of their lives, according to even lowball estimates).

America is the Beacon of Liberty (as evidenced by Gitmo Gulag, Abu Ghraib torture, and secret CIA prisons around the globe).

America is nobly defending democracy, freedom, media freedom, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, animal rights, the environment, and all that is good and true everywhere on Earth. NOT.

This belief is the cult of American Exceptionalism–the idea that the USA is a “Shining City on Hill” uniquely blessed by God to act as a beacon for all humanity, according to people from John Winthrop to Ronald Reagan.

For adherents of this secular religious cult, America is God’s chosen nation in everything but name.

Moreover, American Exceptionalism is the basis of US national identity itself and explains how many Americans and its apologists rationalize in their own heads the fundamental and irreconcilable contradiction between what the USA claims to stand for and what the USA in reality is.

More outrageous still is the fact that Americans will accuse other nations of crimes of which the USA is guilty a million times over.

The USA demonizes the Other as “Evil” in order to uphold itself as the epitome of the Good.

It claims to be threatened by other nations–even as the USA and its “democratic allies” are actually engaged in bombing, invading, and threatening nations the world over.

You might call this Uncle Sam’s Evil-Doers-Hate-Our-Freedoms doctrine of US foreign policy:

  • America paints nations that oppose US/Western policy as “rogue states”–ignoring the uncomfortable idea that America itself is the preeminent rogue state on the planet.
  • America invokes thinly disguised forms of Yellow Peril against Asian nations like Japan in the past and  China today.
  • During the Cold War, America called the Soviet Union the “Evil Empire.”

This last accusation is the most hypocritical of them all.

As they say: Pot. Kettle. Black.

Psychological projection  is the Anglo-American Way, it seems.

Most Americans are in deep denial that their vaunted “democracy” in fact is an empire–and has been an empire since it was spawned in 1776.

Currently, America has over 700 imperial military bases/outposts in over 100 nations. In fact, there are probably more nations on this planet with an American military presence than there are countries without one!

And in terms of its “defense” (sic) spending, America spends more on its military than the next 14 countries combined, comprising over 46% of the world’s military spending by itself.

As John Perkins has stated, America is the “world’s first truly global empire”–an empire whose way of life and economy are fundamentally premised upon exploitation of the (Developing) world. Perkins should know what he is talking about, as he was personally an “economic hitman” for the US Empire while working as an agent for the National Security Agency and the “private” consulting firm of  Chas. T. Main.

Today is the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which has become a sort of quasi-religious, nationalist “holy day” in America.

Behind all the patriotic propaganda, Islamophobia, and pious posturing about Sept. 11th, however, is a more disturbing reality: It’s a lie.

A Nazi-style Big Lie.

Not only is the official American story about the Sept. 11th “terrorist” attacks riddled with holes and increasingly challenged by many people but the American-led War on Terror in general is a geopolitical deception on a world historic scale.

Simply put, America’s “War on Terrorism” is not about fighting terrorism. It’s about expanding global American dominance, or what the US military calls  its policy of Full Spectrum Dominance.

In short, the America-driven War on Terrorism is about empireAmerican Empire.

For American apologists,  raising these issues makes one an extremist, a terrorist-sympathizer, a Commie, a crackpot, a conspiracy theorist, …  an anti-American thought criminal in all but name.

Here is a funny but very incisive video that captures both examples of the American Exceptionalist mindset and the “rap sheet” of America’s endless crimes. It’s based upon William Blum’s work. Like John Perkins, Blum is a former US government insider-turned-dissident. While working at the US State Department, Blum personally witnessed how the American Empire operates up close and personal:

24 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen Woo permalink
    November 10, 2010 7:35 pm

    There are many truths here. The question is: How do we deconstruct the myth of American exceptionalism? 95% of the world’s population, of course, laugh at this doctrine, but to effect change, our message has, somehow, to infiltrate the mind of the average American. Until those with a love for truth are active and vocal in the US education system and media, we will have an uphill struggle. Change is coming, but it will, most probably, be too late for the United States. The country will face a nuclear attack while the sheeple sit, transfixed to their screens, lapping up the lies before anyone told them that it was all a game designed to enrich a handful of individuals and they never even realised it. Some will listen. Most will not because they confuse anti-Americanism with open, frank discussion and lively debate about the shortcomings of the nation. The internet will be a very useful tool and is perhaps our last hope for the country.

  2. Jon permalink
    January 21, 2011 6:13 am

    I’m not Asian-American but I think this blog is right-on. The problem with getting US citizens to see the truth is that most refuse to believe the truth. I call it willful ignorance. Besides, the gospel of American exceptionalism is pounded into everyone’s brains day after day by not only the conservatives like Beck and Limbaugh, but the so-called “liberal” media as well.

  3. OP IS A FAG permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:49 pm


  4. February 8, 2011 2:45 am

    Hey, you cocksucking White bitch. Get your swishy White ass and Americunt nation off this planet. Or you all will get a whole lot worse than Sept. 11th.

  5. HeWhoKnowsAll permalink
    June 16, 2011 12:29 am

    It looks like you have been brainwashed by the left as you accuse rush and beck of doing on the right. America IS the greatest country on earth. The only problem with it is that it has been run by the Federal Reserve and IMF since 1913. All the wars that the Presidents put us in, Democrat and republican, have been at the request of the IMF for their greedy little Kings sitting in Trillion dollar palaces in Germany, France, England, Spain, Estonia, Netherlands and of course Switzerland. Don’t blame America and don’t blame the American people. Nobody exists on this planet now that brought over slaves, owned slaves, mistreated the Chinese and other Asians who came here and worked on the railroads. No one exists today that gave the blankets with smallpox to the First Americans, raped and killed their wives and daughters and destroyed their food supply. We can’t spend the rest mankinds time on the planet in reperation discussions. Were would we start? America? England? Turks? Romans? Medes? Persians? Adam and Eve? We must move forward and remember enough about the past to not let it happen again. The world will become a lot more crowded in the next 100 years so we ALL need to work together and figure out how to handle the future. Hate solves nothing! Trust me some wars MUST be fought but most are for profit only.

  6. July 27, 2011 5:11 pm

    Good stuff, enjoyed this document

  7. December 4, 2011 6:24 pm

    truly impressive to see people’s passion push them past things like racism.

  8. January 5, 2012 7:27 am

    I’ve said that least 2972440 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

  9. Eric permalink
    December 30, 2012 8:16 pm

    Its still the greatest country on the planet, even with its shortcomings which are of course greed driven. Greed is something NO ONE can seem to control, no matter who you are. Its a basic necessity for living really. It along with paranoia is the reason behind EVERY SINGLE WAR since WWII, and that is a FACT. I’ve said it before and I will say it again…AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!!!!!!

  10. kevin oneill permalink
    January 17, 2013 12:58 am

    america is no more,the banking elite rule the world

  11. Victor permalink
    March 12, 2013 1:00 am

    Sadly, I agree with most of the article. Growing up, I remember hard working, decent neighbors who were so proud of this country. However, 45 year later, it has turned into a greed-driven, corporate dominated Elitist police state. If one does not represent the status quo, he or she is immediately ostracized. Thank goodness I can express myself here. (though I am sure that the powers that be are monitoring every word posted). For example, I have stage 4 cancer and wrote to the government and media about where I might have got it. Shockingly, the media totally ignored my letter (even though I indicated several people may have cancer from the same location and may die as three already have).
    Tell me, how is unbridled capitalism really worse than communism? My friend’s mother is dying of alzheimer’s disease in a run-down, dilapidated medicaid nursing home. She is penniless. Meanwhile, a football player just signed a $150 million dollar contract. I don’t have anything against being rich, but where are the priorities? A CEO earning over 1000 TIMES what the workers in his company earn? There is no liberty here. Sure, you can talk, but you cannot change anything. If you become a thorn in the side of the Elite’s, be prepared to have your life systematically destroyed by the FBI, IRS, local authorities, etc. That is the sad reality of what this place is. Just another Empire bent on world dominion. All Americans are equal, but some Americans are more equal than others…

  12. May 12, 2013 1:10 pm

    Will somebody please kick Americas uppity yank ass please? Thank you

  13. usa-deceit permalink
    May 22, 2013 2:29 am

    whats hilarious is how us peiole still say ‘its the greatest country on earth’.leave your borders and see how wrong you are. only greatest in terms of military and deceit

  14. June 29, 2013 2:55 pm

    That’s telling the ugly truth, yes dome people are to programmed-conditioned to hear the truth. America long ago was destined chosen to bring forth the anti human anti God nwo.

  15. September 11, 2013 9:23 am

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  16. September 28, 2013 4:28 pm

    I found this artistic expression of the demise of the usa empire –

  17. Kalani permalink
    October 27, 2013 5:47 pm

    Im only in my mid twenties, but from what I’ve seen over the my lifetime especially the past 10 or so. This country has gotten sicker and sicker. The blog is right on, except I should say, the blogger was being too nice too america. It’s way worse than what we’ll all probably know because of the secretive evil shit going on behind closed doors. Among countless problems this country has, my pet peeve is the way people treat each other like shit in this country. I can imagine it can be tough being asian here too.

  18. December 12, 2013 4:41 pm

    Asian Americans. This article does show how the US can and will force our will on the world. But, the US does so much to help the world with money and influence for person rights. But, that really doesn’t support your argument – so we will just leave that out. If you hate America – go live somewhere else. Its that easy.

  19. Annonymous One permalink
    January 2, 2014 4:08 am

    I agree with some of what is said here, though I also am completely aware of the speculation and theory behind half of what is said. I have read many many articles, watched documentaries, viewed photos. Much is true, and as I stated some has yet to be proven. However, I mostly understand the greed that is associated with much that exists here in the U.S., wealth based off of the sales of non-finite resources and self entitlement gushing down to even the bottom tiers of society. Though it is this way in many places on earth other than the U.S., it is very available in plain sight here.

    The problem is, these issues exist everywhere, and the faces you blame, are not even at the top of the totem pole. I do, as I said, agree with how corrupt and greedy many people are here. Though, categorizing all American’s into one group and calling them all evil, is very unfair. It is a travesty to know that many in the world see us all as garbage to be burned, a lot here in the U.S. do not deserve anything they have as there actions show, however, many of us do. Evil is everywhere, not just in one nation on a map. Remember that freedom isn’t free if it enslaves another to exist. Though, there are also slaves that exist in the U.S., and radical actions against this land, may free others in the world, but also harms the innocent that do exist here.

    Also, the racism defined by skin color and ethnicity that is shown here is disgraceful and ignorant. Look up the definition and science of “melanin”, and understand that we are all the same. If from evolution, this is easily explainable through the science I just stated, and if through God, it’s the same thing. Have positive morality and hope for those who are evil, to gain integrity and change, or watch this cycle of violence continue. The only reason someone shoots back, is because someone shot first right? That’s rational and logical thought. If someone or a group of individuals is doing harm to another, or another society, show them the strength you have by leading with actions of a positive nature. Brewing hatred towards others such as the U.S in general, is just as negative as the reason you are full of hatred towards us in the first place.

    The circle only meets itself, when you keep following the same line. Breakaway from the violence that we all loath so much, and show those that are corrupt and weak in the heart, how to be good through love and compassion. One more thing, everyone that exists sins in one way or another, we are all at fault in some way or another for the exponential growth of evil through out the world. Either by laziness, or by doing evil ourselves. What is more insane? Doing evil acts, or sitting around watching others do evil acts? You can gain happiness, by doing happy creating things, not by threatening just as the evil doers here in the U.S. do. Words are more powerful tan guns, and that is exactly why evil tries to silence those with voices with violence in the first place.

    No one knows why we exist in the first place, why throw it away because some greedy bastards want you to? That’s exactly what they want folks, they want us to lose hope and fall into the abyss of fear so they can heard us to there own bidding. It’s not one corporation or government agency in the U.S., or even the selfish bastards that roam the streets here, is something that exists everywhere. Humanity as a whole needs to drop the segregation of every form, racial, financial, social etc etc., and realize that we all live and depend on things, from the SAME PLACE. WE ARE ALL THE SAME PEOPLE, WITH THE SAME NEEDS. The evil only ends, when we all decide to stand up and show the evil doers that GOOD is the light.

  20. Nishi permalink
    January 17, 2014 2:21 am

    Well, might equals right. That’s the way of the world. That’s the way it is with all animals. And we’re the baddest motherfucking animals around.

  21. another opinion permalink
    January 27, 2014 7:47 pm

    I can provide an insider’s perspective on this issue because I am an Anglo-American and I am also a Christian. But I believe that most of what is in your blog is correct. I really liked the video and I may show it to people. What was funny was that I know people who believe exactly like the blonde woman in the video. I meet them everyday. Now please understand, I am not a rabid anti-American, spitting venom. But I have come to believe that America is greatly evil. I do not believe it started out that way, America was once filled dreamers, thinkers, geniuses, philosiphers, and intellectuals who were on the cutting edge. but that changed some time ago. I believe it was after World War 2.and unfortunately 911 took a bad situation and made it infinitely worse. Now Americans are characterized by hatred, fear, paranoia, and an increasing belief in America’s superiority. The crime rate is out of control, there are masses of poor, the government is openly run by wealthy corporations, and the US government continues to be perfectly happy to trample not only other nations, but its own citizens, to further its agenda. How can anyone still believe this is the greatest country on earth? How can anyone be so blinded as to believe that the US has anyone’s best interests at heart? I live in the south and I see the very worst of it. I have been called a hippie and a communist for caring about the poor and the third world. I meet people everyday who still cling to horrifically outdated slogans such as “love it or leave it” and “my country, right or wrong” like a sacred banner. I meet people everyday who put country above family, honor, morality, and decency. I have heard people speak of the “danger” of education, refer to themselves as “anti-peace” or “pro-torture”. As a Christian, I have been to churches where sermons were preached that were a mixture of theology and nationalism and were derived more from Fox News than Christ. How can this cult-like mentality not be considered evil? This has become a country populated by extremists, chauvinists, exceptionalists, and lunatics and run by power- hungry wannabe monarchs. Love it or leave it? The road north to Canada ain’t crowded and the borders are still open for now. Perhaps its time for a mass exodus. Perhaps its time to let these people turn America into 1930s Germany – since they cannot be stopped and that is apparently what they want.

  22. Ted permalink
    January 27, 2014 8:03 pm

    I hear this all the time, about “how much a America has done for the world” and “how much Americans care”. Garbage. What exactly had America done for anyone? Who has America helped? Don’t give me the WWII answer because America entered only after being attacked and fought only for vengeance, not to save or liberate anyone. And only then with a LARGE group of allies. Ever heard of England, France, Russia, Canada, Australia, etc.? Don’t the Iraqi Freedom answer. America began a war to satisfy a need for petty prrsonal vindication. There were no good or noble intentions behind that war. Everything America does is to satisfy and secure its own interests. THERE IS NO OTHER REASON. ITS TIME TO GROW UP AND STOP LIVING THIS “PERSECUTED HERO” FANTASY. I heard someone the other talk about how “they” are always “begging the US for money/help”. One day it will be America begging China for help, and I will be in Canada laughing my ass off.

  23. Old Veteran permalink
    March 25, 2014 3:54 pm

    This has all the markings of the new “Hate America” ideology. How to get rid of democracy? Get people to hate it. Put out all the propaganda that you can make up to demonize a great county! Yes, America did stay out of WWII until the Japanese attacked us. Before we entered, there were millions of Americans against entering the war. Like the 60′s, American idiots took to the streets in protest to keep us neutral while Hitler ravaged Europe. When America did declare war Churchill was heard to say “We have just won the war.” After the victory we could have kept part of Germany for ourselves … also Japan. Instead we poured billions of dollars into the countries to help them rebuild. The Soviet Union (the real evil empire) did in fact keep the lands they retook from the Germans, thus starting the Cold war. When Berlin was divided and the Soviets built a wall around their section of Berlin, Americans daily risked their lives flying in supplies into a very perilous landing strip. Rape was punishable by court marshall (Soviets raped millions of women and children).
    Look, America is not a Utopia, we have our problems, but it is still a bastion for freedom in the world. Look at the millions trying to get in. All the freedom loving people from dictatorship countries around the world risking their lives on rickety boats and hand built rafts seeking refuge in this country. We stupidly elect idiots to office (look at what we’ve got now), but I doubt that will find a more generous people anywhere in the world. America gives billions of dollars in foreign aid to other countries, even to those that hate us!
    America is under attack from the Socialists and Communists that are trying to build a new world order. We stand in the way with our Democracy. Democracy has made America one of the greatest countries in the history of the world. Just take time to compare it to Communist or dictatorship countries. Read up on how many people were murdered in the Peoples republic of China that didn’t agree with the government. The same with Russia, North Korea, Cuba, etc.
    America is also under attack right now from our own government! We have elected someone who hates Americans and freedom, and he is doing everything he can to destroy us as a nation!


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