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Excerpts from a lecture on MC by Alan Scheflin

Allen L. Barker alb at datafilter.com
Fri Dec 10 00:33:58 EST 2004

Spain in order to steal the latter's
colonial Empire.46

The government of the United States of America commenced the 19th
Century by stealing a Western Empire from the American Indians and then
ethnically cleansing them - "manifest destiny."47 The American
government started the 20th Century by stealing a colonial Empire from
Spain and then conducting a near genocidal war against the Philippino
People - "a place in the sun." The U.S. government opened the 21st
Century by trying to steal a hydrocarbon empire from the Muslim States
and Peoples of Eurasia - "a war against international terrorism." But
this latest transgression could very well prove to be the definitive
step of "imperial overstretch" that will break the back of the American
Empire both abroad and at home.48 In 1991 the mighty Soviet Empire
collapsed like a house of cards after a decade of "imperial overstretch"
in Afghanistan. Like the former Soviet Union, the United States of
America itself is an imperial house of cards built upon the backs of
Indigenous Peoples and Peoples of Color.49 The Bush Jr. administration's
aggressions against and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq could very
well generate a reverse domino effect: ". . . they all fall down." The
United Stat

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