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Thomas DiLorenzo: He Predicted What America Would Become – LewRockwell.com

October 10, 2013 1 comment

In 1899 the great libertarian scholar William Graham Scholar of Yale University delivered a speech in which he warned that the Spanish-American War was a crossing-the-Rubicon event in the nation’s history that had finally transformed the nation from a constitutional republic to an empire.

 

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Empire was what the Pilgrims escaped from, and the American Revolution was fought against, for in an empire the average citizen is viewed by his rulers as nothing more than a tax slave and cannon fodder. Americans would soon become, he warned, exactly what their country was founded to oppose.

 

 

 

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U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets (143 Years Later, V.A. Still Pays Out)

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets (143 Years Later, V.A. Still Pays Out)

 

Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2013, | Wynton Hall

 

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:51:06 PM by DogByte6RER

 

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U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Vets

 

The U.S. government spends over $40 billion a year to compensate veterans and their family members for service in conflicts as far back as the Civil War.

 

According to an analysis conducted by the Associated Press, the costs of veteran compensation for previous wars are as follows:

 

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Sixty Years Later: Why Am I a Veteran? by Larry Martines

December 20, 2012 12 comments

In January 1953, I was separated from the army after having served two years as a draftee during the Korean, so-called, police action. Back then, I simply did what my three older brothers did during WWII, and what my father did during WWI. Namely, they went off to war believing they were doing so in the defense of their country. My three younger brothers were yet to serve in the armed forces.

 

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Now it is sixty years later and I have learned much about how those, and every other war, we have been in, and are currently involved in, came to pass. We now know, or should know, we didn’t become veterans to defend our country. Veterans of all these conflicts should be appalled by how they were manipulated into fighting wars to totally serve Banking Class interests. That this is still happening is beyond the pale. Further, the military we once felt pride in being part of, is today once again being turned against the people of our country. (See the real history of the Civil War)

 

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American imperialism – (“Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.””) ~ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 2, 2012 7 comments

Imperialism and empire

Further information: Modern empires, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, History of the Philippines (1898–1946), and Philippine–American War

On the cover of Puck published on April 6, 1901, in the wake of gainful victory in the Spanish–American War, Columbia – the National personification of the U.S. – preens herself with an Easter bonnet in the form of a warship bearing the words “World Power” and the word “Expansion” on the smoke coming out of its stack.

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Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.”[3]

Effects labelled “cultural imperialism” occur without overt government policy.[citation needed] Stuart Creighton Miller says that the public’s sense of innocence about Realpolitik impairs popular recognition of U.S. imperial conduct.

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The resistance to actively occupying foreign territory has led to policies of exerting influence via other means, including governing other countries via surrogates, where domestically unpopular governments survive only through U.S. support.[7]

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American imperialism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Imperialism and empire

Further information: Modern empires, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, History of the Philippines (1898–1946), and Philippine–American War

On the cover of Puck published on April 6, 1901, in the wake of gainful victory in the Spanish–American War, Columbia – the National personification of the U.S. – preens herself with an Easter bonnet in the form of a warship bearing the words “World Power” and the word “Expansion” on the smoke coming out of its stack.

Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.”[3]

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(“If There is a Satan, His Home is America”) Let it Begin Here, the American Armageddon | Veterans Today

July 13, 2012 6 comments

If There is a Satan, His Home is America

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

There are no people in the world like Americans. Americans love their country so much and have, because of that blinded love, Americans have become, if any people today are, the representation of the power of Satan on earth.

That love turns to hate quickly and never with a moment of thought that those who point the fingers, where to bomb, where to hit, are, invariably the enemy themselves.

Americans lie. America’s real history is stealing land from Indians, slavery, treachery of every kind at every turn, the Mexican War, the Spanish American War, the Robber Barons who owned our government then, 150 years ago and whose great grandchildren help control the world and orchestrate war, drug dealing, eternal disease and poverty, these are American also.

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America is an imperialist nation « Blue Linchpin

February 14, 2012 2 comments

I’m tired of this myth that America is and has always been a paragon of freedom, a beacon of light, purely innocent and purely good in the world. Americans naturally object to the idea that their nation has historically been imperialist and continues to be so in the modern day.

Imperialism, in case you aren’t aware, is “he policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly : the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence”. [1] And yes, that makes pretty much any nation that has ever existed, imperialist. And that’s part of my point.

From the beginnings of U.S. history, settlers had their eyes on Indian territory, doing all they could to take it. [2] Once the nation was solidified, this became a slow march westward, which is now infamous. Yet we don’t ever really hear about the rest of America’s expansion, which happened to the north and south. This included the Mexican War, in which almost half of what was then Mexican territory became the American southwest. [3][4] And during the Spanish-American War, America began overseas territory acquisition.

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