The American Empire goes soft

“When Desiderio Arisa, the former Minister of War, suspected in 1916 that the United States was in the Dominican Republic to ‘teach’ him and his compatriots ‘how to behave,’ he was right on the mark.” — Alan McPherson, A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

||||||||| The United States used to land troops in the banana republics of the Near-Equator to ensure that the fruit companies got their way. It built and then manned the Panama Canal for decades, after ripping off Panama from Colombia and setting it up as an artificial state. Time and time again, the U.S. of A has ignored world opinion and just done what it damn well wanted. But at some point — starting roughly when Carter gave back the Canal in 1977 (officially handed over in 1999) — the U.S. began to be soft.

||||||||| 1977 is a good starting date. All In The Family was airing on TV, showing an embattled white man named Archie Bunker, and this program described the ennui of White America facing the beginning of the vast demographic changes that would come across the land through the Twenty-First Century. All In The Family, and other TV programs, were defeatist and depressing, fundamentally. Bunker had to accept a Polish son-in-law, breaking his Anglo hegemony. America had to accept a Latin American canal, breaking its Anglo hegemony. The two are connected.

||||||||| When the Vietnam War was playing out on television, America-as-an-empire went on hiatus. The disappearance of the Imperial Mission accompanied the deaths coming across on the tube. Later, during the Gulf Wars, the Imperial Mission would resurface, but for the Seventies — including New York City’s brush with bankruptcy — were dire.

||||||||| The trailing off of Flower Power in the mid-Seventies signaled the growing up of the Hippie Generation. Those growing pains and the general maturation process combined to weaken American strength further. It was during the weakness period that America got used to being soft (on controls). America would still go into foreign lands, guns blazing, but no longer would it act unilaterally to set a cowboy boot on a dark-skinned individual’s neck. From now on the UN would become paramount, Canals would be sent back, Central America would be left alone, and America would enact the pro-Latin America “Good Neighbor” policy. All these things and more would seal the deal and mark a transition to a new phase in Empire’s history.

||||||||| What started out as self-doubt became a genuine moralizing force to Do Good. The phases of Empire flickered like moving cards, and settled on the Ace of Friendship. America finally wanted to be liked. The popular kid in the hallways found a use for the four-eyed losers in the back alleys of the school. America-the-Popular and America-the-Good combined to form America-the-Reasonable.

||||||||| Reasonable decisions suggested moderation in most things. On December 31, 1999, when the Canal was restored to Panamanian hands, few newspapers in America protested the transition. The days of Yellow Journalism were over. There was no Hearst to attempt to mold the hearts and minds of American readers. Only the independent journalists, working separately across the land, went about the business of manipulation.

||||||||| America could have taken over the entire Western Hemisphere with ease if it wanted. It would have faced a hundred brushfire rebellions, but it could have done it, starting with Canada. America has been holding back for a long time now, and its “holding back” has grown tighter and more strict. It’s like fucking a chick and holding back on coming: America has been keeping from climaxing militarily in its essence since the mid-Eighteen Hundreds. This is a long-term trend, the trend toward softness. America’s refusal to kill arbitrarily marks a period of intense self-development within the borders of the country. The growth of Houston, Orange County, Dade County Fl., and the entire Sun Belt has reflected an ongoing project within the country, taking external energies and making them internally great. Skyscrapers boomed in the sky.

||||||||| America is the twittering skylark of the world now. It calls out to all nations to be more peaceful and peaceable. Through its Hollywood movies and internationally-sold TV shows, it transmits the same message: Think before you take. Hesitate on the side of goodness. Gone soft, America has sold homosexuality and gay pride alongside Mom and apple pie now for more than a generation. The mix is an uneasy one, but a soft America can encompass it all.

||||||||| And that’s the final lesson: softness allows one room for new options. Being strict and coming in a chick is a hard act to maintain. When it’s easy come, easy go with girls — as with Canals — you can relax into a new reality for yourself. The reality is that America doesn’t want to be hated, and has relaxed to accommodate that wish. That wish, bound up in the need for survival, is going to stick with America a while longer, until the needs of expanding America grow urgent, fuckable … desirable.


6 thoughts on “The American Empire goes soft

  1. WTF?We had 0 legal or moral right to be in most countries we have Invaded.wtf are we doing in Syria stealing their oil and wheat?This info. Is confirmed by two sources.I DO remember from pedopervcriminalBush days when they were talking about invading several countries in Syri’s neighborhood in rapid succession that this insane and illegal plan was part of nwo cabal b.s.Look where qe are today,in Syria.Still in Afghanistan guarding those poppies and letting the revealing named ISIS roam free.u.k. And u.s. Created them to help battle Soviets invading Afghanistan.
    Carter was mason cabal member,surprise.1999 date for Panama to control their own land and infrastructure????Hearst was a piece of propagandizing crap who stood in the way of us having legalized pot and hemp.Hemp is an important crop which both Canada and China grow lots of.Besides cbd oil and seeds being great for health,hemp actually restores the land and has many uses.I digress,there were and are plenty of so called yellow journalists,too many.Cabal knew long ago and wrote in their plans,operation lockstep,for one,that controlling the information was very important.Concentrated power and wealth control most media including school textbooks,science journals,magazines,radio,tv,newspapers operation mockingbird ring a bell?

    CIA created freelove/counterculture druggie scence of drop acid and drop out.Part of operation lockstep,R.fellers 1963 plan of ruination of u.s. As it loses power and becomes part of nwo.Satanistcabal is behind a great many problems.China is the plausible enemy and current manufacturer to the world.Oh,we live in an Admiralty Law Corporation,Not a country.We were still very much a colony,thats why we would never invade Canada,but maybe there is still time.henrymakow.c,abovetopsecret.c,Theburningplatform.c,Patriots4Truth.org

    Like

    1. Yes, the nation that is America hasn’t got clean hands. But you have to look at the broad overview of history. Much of what America did was in legitimately defending its interests. The CIA isn’t a friendly place, but it’s not a friendly world.

      Hemp will be making a flourishing comeback now that marijuana is getting legalized in jurisdiction after jurisdiction.

      Like

  2. The media – both news and entertainment – have now politicized nearly everything in our society as an extremely powerful mechanism of control.

    Most humans emotionally connect their personal belief system to the belief system of their political party, and so then any attack on their party – legitimate or otherwise – is interpreted by their brain as an attack on themselves. Reason and logic then jump out the nearest window as raw emotion takes the helm.

    This is an extremely damaging and regrettable exploit of human nature. Worse, this exploit is as easy to execute as flipping a light switch for the majority of the population.

    The largest PSYOP in history is unfolding right before our eyes, armed with incalculable amounts of human behavior data collected from internet and smart phone usage geared toward manipulating us to walk in lock-step into the incinerator of our own destruction.

    We’re dealing with a captured media and the transparently obvious military grade psychological operations they are relentlessly employing, the millions of sheep that believe their every obvious lie and preach it as gospel, and their near total obliviousness to the self-evident fact that this plandemic is a blatant takeover of the world by a handful of psychopaths.

    Here are two essential articles detailing how politicians hack our brains with fear as a means of political control:

    http://libertymcg.com/2013/07/23/this-is-your-brain-on-terrorism/

    https://www.serendipity.li/agamben-biosecurity-and-politics.htm

    If you found this information useful, please share it with this link:

    http://tritorch.com/folly

    Like

    1. IMO the media is partly captured but mostly free. It does march in lockstep, but mostly with other members of the same media. The party apparatus in America controls itself, and to a limited extent its donors (whom it influences back at the same time as it takes money), and its voter hardcore base, but not much more than that. The media is like a special boy’s club with its own handshakes and secret signals. Not much goes on there without the approval of the Prime Institutions like the New York Times and MSNBC and CNN.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s