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Shattering the American Illusion

The Revolution in Egypt is a geopolitical game changer.

For over half a century, America has been celebrated as the land of liberty whose foreign policy is synonymous with promoting freedom and democracy. But now, in the wake of WikiLeaks and the people's revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, we finally have confirmation of what many of us have long suspected: America is no longer living up to its noble promise. We know now that for years, America has been giving millions of dollars of military aid to the Tunisian government, a regime that America's own ambassador called, in a leaked diplomatic cable, "a police state, with little freedom of expression or association, and serious human rights problems." [1] Likewise, in Egypt, America has provided billions of dollars of mostly military aid to a government known to use torture, as another leaked cable testifies: "torture and police brutality in Egypt are endemic and widespread" and "there are literally hundreds of torture incidents every day in Cairo police stations alone."[2] Worse still, is the evidence that Egypt tortured individuals on America's behalf as part of the CIA's illegal rendition program. [3]

The rhetoric of democracy can no longer hide from the world the reality of what America has become: not a bastion of liberty, but a disgraced state and anti-democratic supporter of tyrants. We are now entering a post-American era. Global geopolitics will never be the same. Can America get back on track?

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rtb61

America back on track just means PR=B$ (lies for profit) win out over the truth. It is pretty obvious that the internet and the opening up of communications between people is slowly but surely choking that PR beast into extinction.

rtb61

America back on track just means PR=B$ (lies for profit) win out over the truth. It is pretty obvious that the internet and the opening up of communications between people is slowly but surely choking that PR beast into extinction.

Allen Green

Again we have embarrassing truths smeared in our faces; our own revolutionary ideologies motivating a peoples revolution against the dictator we have backed for 30 years. What does this say about the American people themselves?

Allen Green

Again we have embarrassing truths smeared in our faces; our own revolutionary ideologies motivating a peoples revolution against the dictator we have backed for 30 years. What does this say about the American people themselves?

Anonymous

America - misguided pup in the proper and full exploitation of the unwashed, the ignorant masses. America wastes her most precious asset, her unemployables, and they wither away under the thumb of the American Medical Associations, Insurance Corp, refused even basic medical help for their survival, the survival of their off-spring!
Oldsmobiles? Pontiacs? Studebakers? not even the mighty Packard survived. Goddammit! Only Harley Davidson's still rumble in the streets, and the Asians make far superior copies of them anyway. Hell, even Harley has moved manufacturing to India recently!
Less credence is given to any American position in the world anymore. They all know that it is only a matter of time before the American, fiat, corrupted, over-manipulated dollar falls from grace and the Chinese Yuan takes over. For a a fact, the Chinese have bought and sold America, they have loaned more money to America than America can possibly pay back even in a century of austere living. the Asians don't want money back anyway, and are lining up, taking dibs on American land as we speak. You know what? The Capitalists, Corporatists are lining up fore their " % " ob the sales!
The Corporatist, Capitalist stranglehold on the American government is perhaps more apparent from outside the country, from outside the constant barrage from the American capitalist, corporatist propaganda machine. Oil is now sold, in Yuan, by Russia to China, leaving American money outside the loop, free of American monetary manipulations. Other nations will follow this practice soon, and much to the chagrin of the Mighty American Military machine, a totally foreign oil dependent machine.
Heads Up America! The world is catching on to you!

Anonymous

America - misguided pup in the proper and full exploitation of the unwashed, the ignorant masses. America wastes her most precious asset, her unemployables, and they wither away under the thumb of the American Medical Associations, Insurance Corp, refused even basic medical help for their survival, the survival of their off-spring!
Oldsmobiles? Pontiacs? Studebakers? not even the mighty Packard survived. Goddammit! Only Harley Davidson's still rumble in the streets, and the Asians make far superior copies of them anyway. Hell, even Harley has moved manufacturing to India recently!
Less credence is given to any American position in the world anymore. They all know that it is only a matter of time before the American, fiat, corrupted, over-manipulated dollar falls from grace and the Chinese Yuan takes over. For a a fact, the Chinese have bought and sold America, they have loaned more money to America than America can possibly pay back even in a century of austere living. the Asians don't want money back anyway, and are lining up, taking dibs on American land as we speak. You know what? The Capitalists, Corporatists are lining up fore their " % " ob the sales!
The Corporatist, Capitalist stranglehold on the American government is perhaps more apparent from outside the country, from outside the constant barrage from the American capitalist, corporatist propaganda machine. Oil is now sold, in Yuan, by Russia to China, leaving American money outside the loop, free of American monetary manipulations. Other nations will follow this practice soon, and much to the chagrin of the Mighty American Military machine, a totally foreign oil dependent machine.
Heads Up America! The world is catching on to you!

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