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U.S.A, an Empire Built on Terror, Capitalism and Secret Coups

Updated on September 18, 2013



A friend recently wrote this comment on one of my hubs. “Any special forces soldier is a true professional who is doing what they are absolutely passionate about. They are also fully prepared to die, preferably doing something which they love so much.” An almost accurate comment and I do agree with him to some extent. Yes definitely, there are some in the special forces who are patriotic, honourable and prepared to die for us.

But did you also know this? The profile of sociopath is someone with an extremely high IQ, has learned impulse control and makes a charismatic and effective leader? When this person wants to tell you that they are honourable, they will look you directly in the eye, show tears of patriotism and make you believe what ever they want you to. Most sociopaths are never discovered as they have mastered the art of manipulation. Why am I talking about sociopaths? Because statistic shows that many of them join the military and I’m sure a small number of these people have also made it into the special forces. And the fact that any human being can shoot, blow up, or torture another human being just doesn't sit well with my principles.

Okay so let’s now talk about plain ordinary soldiers, young men and some women who are also fighting in this pretence U.S funded war on terror. They fit into these three categories.

1) This group are the young, naïve and at times lost. They have no idea what they want in life. So straight after high school they may have thought that this would be a good way to gain some hardcore experience, training and discipline. Bradley Manning was one of these men, and at this moment he is locked up and supposedly being tortured in a military jail. Why? Because he leaked disturbing footage of war crimes committed by U.S soldiers, who were targeting mostly unarmed civilians from a helicopter in Baghdad back in 2007. I’m sure Manning was pretty disturbed and felt that his ethics could not rest until he told the world of a depraved side in the army. Now if you watch this footage called ‘Collateral Murder – WikiLeaks’ You will notice that it looks like these militants appear as though they are playing a violent video game. And please beware it’s not for the faint hearted. You can watch this video Collateral Murder – WikiLeaks’ at the bottom of the page.

2) Now these individuals, I call the sociopaths, such as the culprits of the Collateral Murder – Footage . They lack remorse, shame or guilt and get off on murder, rape and torture, so basically these individuals will use the army as a legal tool in aiding their mental illness. Another perfect example is the massacre of My Lai, during the Vietnam war in 1968. And the architect? William Calley, a former U.S army officer. This Psychopath was callously responsible for the massacre of 109 Vietnamese civilians.

3) And lastly of course, the ones who join the military for the love of country, people or perhaps ego. To die in an honourable way, to be remembered in history books, is surely going to boost their sense of self. Such as Odysseus says in Troy “Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?’

So no I don’t agree that all military personnel have a higher cause than self.


Please don’t get me wrong, I do feel sorry for those soldiers who throughout history were compelled into conscription due to callous leaders. Short lived lives, wasted youth, slaughtered for the price of control. And no doubt I’m sure that there are many honourable military personnel who have protected their country and people. I personally know a few amazing individuals who are in the army and I myself come from a country of war, and I'm in awe of those soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for my own. As I also value the North Vietnamese soldiers who fought against the invasion of the U.S in the 60s. And I also admire the northern Yankees who fought to free the slaves from the South in the 1800’s. Why do I respect these types of soldiers and warfare? Because all this was done on their land, in defence of outside occupation. But, when U.S militants go all over the world, to territory that they have no business in and throw cowardice bombs onto blameless civilians, in such instances as these,

China 1945-46
Korea 1950-53
China 1950-53
Guatemala 1954
Indonesia 1958
Cuba 1959-60
Guatemala 1960
Belgian Congo 1964
Guatemala 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
Peru 1965
Laos 1964-73
Vietnam 1961-73
Cambodia 1969-70
Guatemala 1967-69
Lebanon 1982-84
Grenada 1983-84
Libya 1986
El Salvador 1981-92
Nicaragua 1981-90
Libya 1986
Iran 1987-88
Libya 1989
Panama 1989-90
Iraq 1991-
Kuwait 1991
Somalia 1992-94
Croatia 1994 (of Serbs at Krajina)
Bosnia 1995
Iran 1998 (airliner)
Sudan 1998
Afghanistan 1998
Yugoslavia 1999
Afghanistan 2001-
Libya 2011-

Then I begin to wonder? Do figures such as Bin laden only exist because of the U.S? Who are the real terrorists? Were the previous wars really about communism? Are the current wars in fact to do with terrorism? Maybe it’s a war on fascism? Or is it not a war to build an American empire which was already built on an extreme form of capitalism known as the Washington consensus.


America was built on these four things; Theft, secrets, control and capitalism. An empire built with slavery. Yes of course at times they were defending themselves, retaliating and so on. But did you know that since 1945 the U.S government has tried to overtake at least 50 governments? Many of them democracies, most throughout Latin America. And many of these governments were democratically elected by their people.

Just one example; in 1970 the democratically elected Chilean president Salvador Allende, was a threat to American business interest. So what did they do? President Nixon funded the CIA to overthrow this government and a violent coup took place in 1973 and was replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. And how ironic that this Coup happened with planes throwing bombs onto the presidential palace on September 11th, almost thirty eight years ago. The official death toll was 3197 thousand, almost identical to the numbers killed in the U.S September 11th 2001. Several hundred citizens were gunned down in the Santiago soccer stadium which was later turned to a concentration camp and torture centre. Others were shot in the street, kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered. This U.S backed brutal fascist regime was maintained for 17 years through terrorism.

So there you have it, one example upon many of terror inflicted or funded by the U.S. government. Why? To fight Communism? Or what is just another way to gain control in South America and impose their neoliberal economic agenda? Or to simply restore the local elite to power and promote foreign investment.

Similar attacks and invasions by the U.S have also been on Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador and Honduras. Have you heard of the school of Americas? Based in the U.S in Georgia? Well this is where General Pinochet’s torture squads were reportedly trained along with tyrants and death-squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina. These torture squads were created in order to destroy any government who did not subscribe to their form of regime.


Now opposing views may claim that Bin laden has been funding terrorist campaigns since the 70’s. But do we know this for sure? How do we know that this was not all just a conspiracy and that he wasn’t just been used as a tool and disfigured by their right wing media? We all have heard the theory that the war on terror all has to do with oil money etc, but I won’t go into all that right now as It will entail me to write a book just on this subject alone. What I want to go into though is, how many terrorist campaigns have the U.S funded? For example, how long has the U.S been funding Israel and their Zionist movement? Which has contributed to the death of almost 300,000 civilians? What about the funding to fight communist in Vietnam which slaughtered approximately 60,000 of their own youths. Conscription and democracy just don’t mix. How much money has been spent on the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan? In the Trillions I assume. And is it fair for us to assume that part of the Global financial crisis was part due to these wars. Is this why the U.S is also almost bankrupt and in a 55 trillion dollar debt, and have you noticed how the U.S dollar is dropping?

So there you have it, a story about a collapsing empire, A ideal model for fascism, originally built with the blood of slaves. Built with the annihilation of real democracies throughout Latin America. Built with the theft of oil and eradication of human lives. Built on lies, corruption and sly operations. And now this empire is sinking deep into darkness, May the God who it trusts forgive this land of the free and home of the brave.

Highlights many coups that took place around the world conducted by the CIA


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    • pramodgokhale profile image

      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

      Thank you ma'am , it's brain storming.


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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      There is no need for an apology for the injustices committed by your ancestors, it's a great thing that this new generation is pushing for equal rights, which I can see they are.

      Of course you are right, century old system cannot be dismantled in a short period of time.

      Yes even the US is still struggling with racial differences. I was just reading this article about all the racist remarks people were making on twitter because Miss America was of an Indian background.

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)


      Untouchables and untouchability is a stigma on Hinduism and Indian community.

      I am Hindu, born in affluent class or upper caste , which dominates Indian establishment. My sincere apology for such discrimination.

      Indian constitution granted equal rights to all sections of the society and job reservations in government services which helped them to turn from socially inferior to socially superior. This is a transition phase

      century old system can not be dismantled in short period but certainly all upper caste Hindus realized that we should bring all sections of society on equal status which will eliminate inequality in society.

      I think USA is struggling with racial differences.

      thank you


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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Thanks this is quite educational. The terrorist situation is getting out of control. How do the untouchables of India fit into this democracy though?

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

      India a democratic nation is surrounded by failed nations and people from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar , Pakistan illegally enter India for work and settle and involved in terrorist activities .

      We are feeding them.

      USA preaches us not to attack Pakistan though Pakistan is sending terrorists to our country especially in Kashmir.

      Our development is eaten by excessive defense expenditure and then also India helped all third world countries . Isolated Iran was assisted by India in many occasion and we still import oil from Iran which helps Iranian economy.

      Pakistan is a rogue state and controlled by Mullahs, Army generals and people are like silent lambs .

      pramod gokhale

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Really, I had no idea about all this. All I know about Pakistan is that Musharaf looks like an American puppet who has no communication skills what so ever.

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)


      India is also affected by cold war and four conflicts with Pakistan bleed our economy. Pakistan sis a proxy of super power . 1971 India Pakistan war USA was trying to interfere but our defense pact with USSR saved us. I can dispatch details of Indian subcontinent's problems,


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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Hi Pramodgokhale, Yes America is good at condemning terrorism when it suits them and supporting terrorism when they please. I will have to read more about the conflict between India and Pakistan. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)


      Great article and very clear and clarity of writing. I appreciate.

      India experienced Amerasian hegemony in 1971 war against Pakistan

      Pakistan fought with us as a proxy of USA.

      War bleed our economy .


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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Yeah,that s what most people say.Oil the main cause of US invasion of Iraq and gas the reason why NATO intervened in Libya. Uranium and gold the reason why France intervened in Mali.

    • Ranzi profile image

      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Maybe if Syria had oil America would have acted a lot sooner

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      They should act before the Syria crisis spreads further than Lebanon and Egypt further than its borders . Middle east is on the verge of a huge explosion.

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Thanks you, actually my family is in Lebanon. Oh okay I see. So what do you think they should do in your opinion?

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      I hope your family in Syria are well.International community : US, UK, France, Germany,Russia.. superpowers in general.

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      In order to better my mental health I've given up watching the news and reading newspapers exactly 2 years ago, so I'm not up to date with international policies, politics and human rights interventions. I've only been following the bombing of the mosque in Lebanon and the chemical weapon attack in Syria as I have family there. What do you mean about the so called international community?

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Due to the state's brutal crackdown on peaceful anti-coup protesters in Egypt and chemical weapons attack in Damascus few days ago,I stop to believe in Western tenets,such as democracy and human rights or even in Security Council.The so-called international community is just bunch of hypocrites .

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Edward Snowden, imagine we had more people like him in the world? Let's hope that the future generations will create many more courageous like Snowden. The USA is a great country with good people living there, and I feel sorry for them with this pretense democracy they live in while every word and action is being recorded. Great point about where the US government's priorities lie, and definitely not in the well being of their citizens.

      Thanks for sharing your insight and comment.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Very interesting and convincing.

      There is perhaps no clear formula or single event that can be used to pinpoint when a civilization begins to fall and yet, it must seem obvious to many living at the time that USA is on the verge of falling apart because its priorities are different from what people need and you may know that priorities determine future. Right now, it appears that American government’s greatest priority is not whether an average American will have electricity, drinking water,and good roads in the years ahead, but, as Edward Snowden says:

      “to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people

      around the world with this massive (and extremely expensive) surveillance machine” secretly being built.

      Well, the secret s out. The U.S. government is investing heavily in a bridge that no one wants.

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Hi Zubair, yes you're very spot on and make some very excellent points, especially about what is established on wrong can never accept or see the wrong it does to others.

      As well, the American people have been getting brain washed for centuries. I mean look at the perfect example of the CIA's Mkultra project in the 1950s So many people were drugged, hypnotized and institutionalised without their knowledge or consent. This was a U.S government covert research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans (mind control).

      Finally we are dealing with is a country built on theft, slavery, and massacre and until today continues to be built on propaganda, invasion, murder, warfare and a big fat lie called 'WAR ON TERROR'

      Thanks for reading

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      Zubair Ahmed 4 years ago


      I'm glad to read your hub, another one who is awake and has the nerve to criticize what they see as wrong, many in the world today will not stand up and say a word against the wrong even though they know it is happening in their name.

      You make many excellent points with which I agree with. You see when the Last empire lost its grip on the world it handed over the batten to its illegitimate brethren who kicked their masters out of the country that they ruled over and acquired by killing and sidelining the indigenous people of America.

      That which is established on the wrong can never accept the wrong it does to others until the people within accept 'that which is wrong' and make mends to rectify their policies and agendas towards others.

      Most in the US are subjected to biased reporting and media that never portrays the wrong the US does and always shows the other side as being the enemy. This results in peoples perception of others being distorted.

      A psychological warfare is being waged, enemies are created in the name of freedom and democracy. The truth is that no imperialist ever wants real freedom and democracy,it only acts in its own interest to increase its power base.

      Excellent hub thank you for sharing voted up

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Tlmntim9 thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I won‘t argue with you as I respect your model of the world and your perception on this issue.

      Now let me just ask you one question. If I was to rewind your clock back to you been a baby and take you and place you in an al Qaeda camp, who would you be today? What would you be writing in my comment box? Another thing please don‘t mind read and make assumptions that I love and respect any terrorist whether its George Bush or Bin laden. I will just give you one small fact about me, One of the counties on the above list in my article that the USA bombed is a country where I was born. I grew up in an under ground war shelter and saw people get blown up right in front of my eyes. In the end of the day both of us are tiny specs of molecules in the bigger scheme of things. I still respect you as a talented fellow writer and huber. Peace and love to you my friend :)

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      tlmntim9 4 years ago

      I like the way you rewrite history to suit your own biased, hate filled agenda and how you are apparently able to see inside the, minds, hearts and souls of people you have never met and those born and deceased before you ever lived to write of things you know nothing about. Its people like you, people who refuse to acknowledge that the world is round, that freedom isn't free, that animals and killers abound and are fed by the propaganda of fools like you. And that people, humans, those unlike you, make mistakes. The people you admire, like your hero bin laden, are animals and if you know so much of human nature I suggest you go live with people like him and see how much you truly hate peoples and nations that struggle to remain at least, partially free. What a bunch of whooie!

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      ElSeductor very good question, I'm sorry but I don't have any solutions which are not clichés and which have not been tested and and sometimes failed. But I do see that as we link with the world through social media, humanity is slowly evolving into a more loving accepting place. In the end normal people want peace and it's the power money hungry sharks above in politics who are ruining it for all. This is a perfect example and is a must watch of how the everyday people of Israel and Iran are sending each other messages of peace and love. This is what the media fails to let us on.

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      Cut The Bullshit 4 years ago from All Over

      Sorry I have been away from hubpages for a while. I respect all of your opinions and views of the world, so I will not try and debate with those who do not agree with my views. But I do thank all of you for taking the time out to read and make a comment.

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      ElSeductor 5 years ago

      You have pointed out many things in your hub, yet you do not provide any resolution. Anybody can point to problems, but what are the solutions? Any thoughts?


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      Abigayle Malchow 5 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      Commenting before I even read it...I am going to read it just because I love the title:) I have some theories of my own based on some things I have I am interested to read what the content of this title beholds.

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Well, the serial-killer (as you nicknamed me) is back to comment on another of your hubs. I wish no harm though.

      I enjoyed this post (as I did the last one too). I think you did a great job from a historical perspective. I am also of the opinion that the United States Empire was built through/on wars. America has been at war almost constantly since the day it became a country (and even before).

      I am not a big fan of wars either. They solve nothing - they just create more anger, pain, and ... wars. Wars, like negativity feeds on itself (kinda like your last blog, you got a lot of negative comments because you projected negativity).

      Regarding soldiers ... you spoke of soldiers here, do you think there might be some soldiers out there who are not in the army for their ego? Maybe they could have entered the military to try to help, as in peace-keeping for example? If such a soldier would read this piece of writing, how do you think they might react?

      Thanks for writing this piece. Empires are never good and they all crumble with time. Hence, I think they're useless.

      All the best!

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      Jim Jimbo 6 years ago

      As good as this article is, I have to just ask... what government doesn't do this? We are one of the youngest countries to appear and we had to have learned it from somewhere.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      You must have had Josef Stalin or Chairman Mao for a history teacher. Your profile says all you care about is truth. There is very little truth in your words on this page.

      You say you do not believe in "ownership of land." You must not be aware that in all the world, the only countries where people have freedom and liberty and live under the rule of law are those with ownership of land.

      North Vietnamese never fought against a US invasion. The US never invaded North Vietnam, though it certainly could have reduced it to a smoldering pile of rubble. The North Vietnamese were the invaders, backed by Soviet and Chinese weapons, ammunition, food, and money. Those same Soviet and Chinese governments that murdered 90 million of their own citizens in cold blood. If you have any desire to care about truth, read this:

      America never fought a war in Cuba. It could have annihilated Cuba, 90 miles way. It didn't. Cubans have been enslaved for fifty years by Socialism. They have no freedom. Their economy has gone steadily backwards.

      Did the United States fight against Communism? Of course. Do you defend Communism? If so, you should read this little article:

      You claim America built an Emprie on conquest and you list American military involvements. But every country you list are countries in which America did not take one inch of land from nor ever intended to. Conquest means to take their land, enslave their people, rape their women, steal their treasury. This did not happen in any of the countries you list. In fact, the United States is the first country in history not to do this. It set a new paradigm of how to treat vanquished foes. America rebuilt Japan and Europe after World War Two—something that has never happened in world history.

      If you do not believe in the threat of Islamist terrorism, you have not been paying attention. Read the words of the Islamist terrorist leaders. They will tell you plainly their intentions: to destroy Western Civilization and impose worldwide Islamist law. Is that what you want? Do you think women are free under this system? The West has suffered dozens of murderous terrorist attacks.

      You denounce America for its "extreme form of capitalism." You must not understand that capitalism has lifted man out of life of hopeless drudgery. It is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to humankind. Without it, the world would be living at the level of 1800 or earlier. Wherever the barriers to the free exercise of human ingenuity were removed, man rapidly improved his lot, with the lives of no class of people not substantially advanced. To appreciate the fantastic results of Capitalism, we must measure it by the hopes men held when it began; and there is no doubt that its success surpassed man’s wildest dreams. By the 20th Century, an average working man in the Western world had physical comforts, security, and personal independence, which for previous millennia would scarcely have been dreamed possible. For a full understand, read this:

      The old "America built by slavery" argument is mindless propaganda. The fact is that the North, without slavery, made itself three times more wealthy without slavery than did the South with it. America was not considered a wealthy nation until a couple decades after slavery was abolished. Slavery was holding back the country, not making it rich. This goes back to the old argument that wealth is built on the backs of the common laborer, the disproved theory of Karl Marx. If this were true, then China, India, Africa, and South America would be far richer than America. They had far more laborers than did America. It was ingenuity, invention, innovation, and free enterprise that made America wealthy.

      America did not try to take over 50 governments. If you think America is fascist then you have zero understanding of what the word means. America does give money to its friends around the world and to its enemies. That is because America is the most benevolent nation in human history. Yes, we back Israel. To understand why, read this:

      No country in the history of the world has given freely of its treasury to feed the poor, educate people, and help with health problems around the world. America invented our modern concepts of freedom and liberty and self-government. Whie no country will ever be perfect, America is the greatest nation to ever appear on earth.

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      Richard83 6 years ago from West Virginia

      This is good. This could be a documentary. It really could. It has powerful view points. Great work. I look forward to reading more.

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      Rand Zacharias 7 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      The above link isn't the same "zeitgeist" film you were watching. This one is about global monetary structures and genetics that could cause the extinction of mankind.

      I know which "Jesus-basher" you are writing of, but this one is not affiliated with the other film.

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      Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago from All Over

      Hey randslam, yes I have heard of this film and started to watch it a few years ago, but didn't like the Jesus bashing in the beginning, so I turned it off. But I will have a look again, caz I heard the second part about the "the monetary structures of our day" has great information.

      Thanks Randslam! :)

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      Rand Zacharias 7 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      The above link is a movie, created by the zeitgeist movement, that shows how pleasant the world could be if not for the monetary structures of our day--yes, promulgated by the American military and monetary regime--which is now broke. I think you'll enjoy the movie, but the introduction is a little long and weird.

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      Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago from All Over

      Mandrake, wow your knowledge is very impressive, but more so your observation about America’s good intent for the American dream which lasted for 15 years, and still lives in the hearts and minds of the people.

      Thomas Jefferson seemed like a great man, and had all the right intentions with repealing the whiskey tax and been the author of the declaration of independence. It is sad that America has chosen to go down the road of empire and the only ones who suffer are its citizens. I also was once brainwashed about the American dream and the land of the free and looked up to this government, but i guess the truth eventually becomes transparent.

      Perhaps a violent rebellion, (like the one against the whiskey tax) may happen again in America, once the people are starving and pissed off from their government.

      Thanks for stopping by and your comment :)

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      Mandrake_1975 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      America moved away from its supposed founding principles almost immediately after it began. When I look back at history it seems to me that the main rallying cry that brought about the American Revolution was that the people wanted the noses of "elites" out of their business. They thought society could function better if each member were allowed to pursue his own happiness by being granted the rights of life and liberty.

      Just fifteen years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence the Whiskey Rebellion broke out. Why? Because a bunch of elitists wanted to stick their nose (and their hands) where they didn't belong.

      Who was the main elitest? Alexander Hamilton, who wanted centralized power and a central bank. And who repealed the Whiskey Tax? Thomas Jefferson, the same guy who wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

      So why am I mentioning this? Well, I think some of the Founding Fathers had the right idea, but America immediately began to go down the wrong road to a road of Empire, and empires are only about one thing: the empire. That empire will do anything to survive including using its citizens and brainwashing them with propaganda and "schooling" to support its continued existence.

      It's sad, but I think the American Dream lasted in its actual intended form all of fifteen years. It still lives on in the hearts and minds of people all over the world because we all know it is right, but this (current America) is not that dream - this is empire.

      A friend of mine, Hippie Jim, laughed at me 10 years ago when I claimed we lived in a free country and I didn't understand then how he could laugh at such a statement. Today I understand!

      Great hub!

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      Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago from All Over

      Hey Shanaya thanks heaps, I'm glad you liked it, your support and voting up is much appreciated.

      Also looking forward to reading more of your hubs :)

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      shanaya 7 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

      I am totally IMPRESSED by your writing.:)

      Obviously VOTED UP:) AWESOME:) & USEFUL:)

      Will love to read more of your stuff..keep hubbing;



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      Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago from All Over

      Hi Craving Peace, Thanks for your comment, I do agree that it is difficult to turn the other cheek especially when someone is getting raped or murdered, so Justice is important.

      Yet I don’t agree that most soldiers have a Pure intent or a higher cause. 99.9% of humans do not have a higher cause other than self or their children. Even saints and charity workers have ulterior intent when they are been charitable. Some want to get closer to God, a place in heaven, and others want to feel good about themselves, even forget about their own suffering and indulge in the service of helping others. (and of course they are good people) So I’m sorry but I don’t agree, 99.9% of soldiers don’t have a pure and higher cause than themselves. Buddhist monks spend years in isolation, on special diets and in meditation so they can destroy the ego and reach a higher self.

      But I love what you said about justice and peace “inevitable that it will occur and that we just need to bear witness to the truth and do our best to align our actions to this reality to hasten its manifestation.’’ I totally agree. Thanks for reading and your comment.

      Hi Frog, haha how much did you want written on that check? and why wasn't it cashed? wow 23 years! What an experience. And thank God you’re still here to tell the tale. Thanks for stopping by and comment

      Randlam, YES! You’re so right, Terror talk, God Talk and patriotic talk are so part of their identity. They’re also great people and I’m sure there are many leftists who want to separate themselves from their governments. I totally agree, they do need a vacation from their media and I’m sure that many are realizing about the deception they’ve been led. Many realized these things about their governments savage ways in the 60’s during the Vietnam war and tried to revolt, but people easily forgive and forget especially when their propaganda machine is far more superior. Thanks for reading and lovely comment.

      Matt, yes their land was built on theft and murder. The American Indians have suffered greatly and have strong spirits, so karma is inevitable. Let's not forget that their country was also built on with the human beings that they stole from Africa. Human beings, with children, husbands and wives, who only got equality several decades ago. I think the american government should be charged with Genocide for both the African American and American Indian people.Thanks for stopping by

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      Matt Brady 7 years ago

      Bravo! Don't forget the U.S. stole the land from the American Indians & are still treating them like dirt to this day. Let's remember " what goes around comes around" I believe America will fall very, very soon.

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      Rand Zacharias 7 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Ranzi, you have done a great deal of research for this hub and told the facts about a great nation of idealistic citizens.

      America is easily misled, by "Terror" talk, "God" talk and "Patriotic" talk--so truly misled--and for these folks to be so manipulated for so long is a shame.

      I lived in the US for nearly two decades and was seduced by the manic talk of the American dream--however--the sad truth is much like the words you put on this page. It became very black and white to me that America's war machine was not a good thing.

      Thanks for this great hub filled with the facts--I hope many Americans read it and start to understand--they may need a vacation from their own media, body politic and theologians. The citizenry has been led as sheep for far too long.

      Great job.

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      The Frog Prince 7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Ranzi - Having spent 23 years as an infantry type guy, I was willing to write that blank check to the United States of America. It wasn't cashed but I wrote it.

      I'll leave it right there for now.

      Good Hub.

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      craving peace 7 years ago

      interesting article. I like the detail. what you have written probably opens many peoples eyes. I agree with some points and to balance the argument I would say that at the essence of the American people is the desire for right action or true justice. I would also say that many soldiers especially special forces soldiers are driven by this intent and the desire to protect life. so perhaps there is a another category you have overlooked? call this category 4/ those who have a pure intent. even though Jesus Christ preached about defencelessness, turning the other cheek and love thy enemy, this is often difficult to do if someone is being raped, or an innocent person being harmed in front of you. my point... just as an individual needs to speak up and intervene on occasions to do what is right, perhaps so does a country. agreed that perhaps there are many vested interests/corrupt individuals and distorting factors in politics that are twarting or delaying true justice/balance being achieved. but in my opinion it is inevitable that it will occur and that we just need to bear witness to the truth and do our best to align our actions to this reality to hasten its manifestation.

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      Cut The Bullshit 7 years ago from All Over

      Max I must give you and your previous comment some credit for inspiring and challenging me to write this hub, And thanks so much for your kind words, I actually didn’t expect that you might agree. Even “lost for words” lool

      It’s very interesting how the former U.S ally Bin Laden, ended up turning on them and thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot about this main key point. As much as I have compassion for the victims of 911, I blame this tragedy mostly on their government. Their years of lies and allying them selves with shady characters, such as bin laden him self, has cost them greatly, especially when it comes to the security of their citizens.

      You’re so right and I totally recommend to people who want to discover who they are to pick up a pen and write.

      Once again thanks for taking the time to read and your positive comments.

      Chris57, America is definitely is a great nation, a beautiful land full and has given the opportunity for many people from all around the globe to achieve great accomplishments. The people of America, are wonderful people and we try and mimic them through their films and admire them through their arts. I lived in Mexico for 2 years and had some of the greatest American friends living there. But yes you’re also right when you said “the American people are very easy to manipulate, touch their heart, apply to patriotism and mix in some words on god and you get them to forget all noble principles.”

      Thanks for sharing this story of witnessing war material been transferred from Italy to Lybia and supervised by the U.S. It must have been an eye opening experience. America helping build a monster, then trying to execute him.

      Nice to meet you and thanks for you comment and voting up.

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      CHRIS57 7 years ago from Northern Germany

      Voted up and awesome.

      America is a great nation with big accomplishments but also with many faults. I love America, lived there, worked there. But then i am a foreigner, living in old Europe. That gives me the privilege of a more clear and unbiased view.

      Yes - you are right, the American people are very easy to manipulate, touch their heart, apply to patriotism and mix in some words on god and you get them to forget all noble principles.

      I lost my innocence some 25 years ago. My job had taken me to a remote mediterranian harbour in Italy. There i witnessed the repeated ceremony of shipping war material from Nato Italy to Gaddafi Libya, one shipload of tanks, then one shipload of ammunition, all supervised by a US army officers.

      Great hub, i am impressed.

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      Max_Power 7 years ago from Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

      Wow.. Awesome job Ranzi, this is an impressive hub! You make many excellent points with which I agree, and provide heaps of facts that I did not know about. I find this really interesting, and am going to need to read it a few more times before I could comment properly.

      I am lost for words! (See, it does happen occasionally;)

      You may also be interested to know that it was the U.S. who supplied weapons and financial aid to the Mujahideen (including Bin Laden himself) from 1979-89. That is how we know of his activities from this time. It wasn't until the early nineties that Osama then turned on the western world.

      Of course this supports your argument that the U.S. was (is?) funding terror campaigns around the world. Bin Laden was most definitely used as a tool by America at that time, in order to overthrow the Soviets in Afghanistan. (Yet another war on communism!)

      Anyway.. as always I love your work - this is really great stuff. I also know what you mean when you say you’ve never thought of yourself as a political person, and didn’t really know your views until writing them down. I feel the same way, and ten years ago didn't think I had a political or spiritual bone in my body. It is amazing what writing brings out in us.

      Keep up the good work, and put me down for first copy of the book! :p

      (Oh, this was me lost for words by the way:)


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