[A-List] What does the end of empire look like?
the.buffalo.in.the.midst at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 13:59:22 MST 2009
Michael Hudson wrote:
> Well, Todd, then the irony will be that George Bush accomplished what
> no radical was able to do: set up a series of dynamics that ended up
> breaking the American Empire. Should a statue of him be erected
> alongside that of Marx and Lenin for revolutionary effectiveness?
GW was a Deconstructionary, or a Destructionary if you prefer.
He even did it to the English language:
"Should the Iranian regime-do they have the sovereign right to have
civilian nuclear power? So, like, if I were you, that's what I'd ask me.
And the answer is, yes, they do." --George W. Bush, talking to reporters
in Washington, D.C., July 2, 2008
"Amigo! Amigo!" --George W. Bush, calling out to Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi in Spanish at the G-8 Summit, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10,
> On 1/18/09 11:06 PM, "Todd Boyle" <tboyle at rosehill.net> wrote:
> As a result of Gaza-- coming so soon after Lebanon 2006, is that
> the people are going to overthrow their dictatorial fascist
> western-collaborator governments just as latin america overthrew
> theirs. I think the populations of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,
> Libya, Morocco, Chad, etc. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates.. are going
> to be overthrown in coming years.
> That's what it means when people say the American empire is
> collapsing. Can there be any doubt by now, that the American
> empire is OVER OVER OVER? Americans are so damned stupid, of
> course, they don't want to face the truth. They want to continue
> to imagine American empire, since America has the most nukes, or
> The end of empire means that the puppet regimes -the collaborator
> regimes --collapse. *It doesn't mean, those governments get up
> some morning and stop buying or selling with America, and start
> trading with China or whatever.* It means regime change. If
> they had an elected government, then, the American collaborators
> are dumped. If they have a dictatorship, the American
> collaborators are overthrown. That's what it looks like.
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