This came in today from Global Research. It portrays American history in the last fifty years, showing how it has changed. At one time based on a culture of persuasion, today’s America and its covert Empire, which stretches across the globe, is being sustained with a campaign of repressive non-negotiable raw power. I found this article useful in pulling together a number of loose strands, and hanging them together to form a more complete picture.
This extract sums up the author’s viewpoint –
This tilt towards violent or repressive power is defended rhetorically as a means to preserve social stability, but in fact it threatens it. As Kevin Phillips and others have demonstrated, empires built on violent or repressive power tend to rise and then fall, often with surprising rapidity. Underlying the discussion in this essay is the thesis that repressive power is unstable, creating dialectical forces both within and outside its system. Externally, repressive power helps create its own enemies, as happened with Britain (in India), France (in Indochina) and the Netherlands (in Indonesia).
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Further Extract –
1) was carried out, at least in part, by individuals in and out of government who shared and sought to promote this repressive mindset;2) enhanced the power of the repressive mindset within the U.S. government;3) formed another stage in a continuous narrative whose result has been a transformation of America, into a social system dominated from above, rather than governed from below.
The most sinister thoughts come right at the end –
The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy
author’s website – http://www.peterdalescott.net/