The Empire Needs A Stake Through Its Heart – Michael S. Rozeff

In my opinion, the American empire isn’t anywhere near close to being killed. Like Dracula, only a stake through its heart can kill the empire. Its political heart is the Constitution since every part of the empire’s power has been built up by Congress, the President and the Supreme Court while working under the U.S. Constitution. Without a vast reduction in what is seen by Americans as the legitimate role of government and its legitimate power, the empire will not die by political means. The empire’s economic heart is its ability to tax the wealth of Americans and regulate their wealth-production. That economic heart might be pierced by the empire’s financial and economic excesses, fed by the hubris of its leaders.

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The support of Americans for the empire waxes and wanes, but if the Vietnam War couldn’t kill their support, what can? The empire has grown after the demise of the Soviet Union. That too didn’t dim the support for government power and the often blind enthusiasm for its application.

When Biden tells Delaware graduates from an AP article that distills his speech, that “they’re stepping into a rapidly changing world that presents profound dangers and challenges…”, he’s advertising the empire and American interventionism. When we read “Biden says the threats the world faces include international terrorism, pandemic disease, climate change and global inequity,” he’s laying out new justifications for U.S. government “leadership” and interventions led by the U.S. government.

In this day and age, the potential justifications for foreign and domestic interventions by government are unlimited. The DOD speaks of natural disasters as justification for American military alliances across the world.

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