By: Gary D. Barnett
“The greatest menace to the world today is growing, exploiting, irresponsible imperialism.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1949) “Communal Unity”
Imperialism is the state policy, practice, or advocacy of extending power and supremacy by direct territorial acquisition, or by gaining political and economic control of other areas, often through employing brutal and violent power, especially military force, but also ‘muted’ (political, psychological, and economic) power. While related to the concepts of colonialism and empire, imperialism is a distinct evil ideology that can apply to many forms of expansion and many forms of governance, all bent on conquest and total control over territory, property, and populations.
Considering the current global takeover plot that has been levied against all of mankind by the so-called ‘elite’ few; those very powerful and rich who seemingly rule the world, it is necessary to clarify the reasoning for the title of this essay. As I have said on multiple occasions, the United States today is the head of the snake that is global tyranny. I stand by this position, regardless if this country survives, and becomes the leading entity at the top of the totalitarian and future imperialistic pyramid of power or not. The world in my view, is not run by one country, or several countries, by one ruler or many rulers, but by those most powerful individuals; those central and large banks, corporations, NGOs, think tanks, tax exempt foundations, and other ‘world’ organizations such as the UN, the WHO, the IMF, and the WEF.
With that said, the United States long ago became the leading imperialist power on earth, and still is today in this writer’s opinion. This does not mean that the world will be run by America instead of by controlled local governments and technocrats globally, or that the top seats of power will be held by only American individuals and entities, but all that has happened over the past many years, especially the past three years, has been most affected and controlled by U.S. policy and interests. Most of the world, for whatever reasons, consider the U.S. to be the leading governing body on earth, and rely on its approval and parental lead in most cases. This is certainly due to the dollar’s current reserve status, the monstrous military, U.S. history of aggressive wars, its wealth, its false reputation of being free, its controlling position in NATO, its spurious notoriety as savior and spreader of ‘democracy,’ and more, which is based only on propaganda, lies, and hogwash. “So goes America, so goes the world,” is still true at this time, although it seems evident that the real power behind this reset will determine the major players in the “New World Order.”
Historians differ in opinion as to when exactly this country became an empire, but I would posit that America has practiced imperialistic goals since the very beginning. Many say that the U.S. became an empire in the late nineteenth century, especially when it annexed Hawaii by force, and some think it began with the U.S. entry into World War I, but American imperialism began long before that time. Britain and Europe’s conquest of the Americas, replacing the indigenous people in the eastern and southern U.S., happened centuries ago, and as time passed, more came from Europe to settle here. The very evil Christopher Columbus, in the historically very inaccurate portrayal of discovery of the Americas, began efforts to enslave the natives, and conquer this country in the fifteenth century, and it has been little different since.
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