AMERICAN EMPIRE DESCRIBED TO A “T” – IN THE 19TH CENTURY

AMERICAN EMPIRE DESCRIBED TO A “T” – IN THE 19TH CENTURY by Jeff J Brown – China Rising

“Every ambitious would-be empire clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie, and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it! …   If America ever does seek Empire, and most nations do, then planned reforms in our domestic life will be abandoned, States Rights will be abolished — in order to impose a centralized government upon us for the purpose of internal repudiation of freedom, and adventures abroad.  The American Dream will then die — on battlefields all over the world — and a nation conceived in liberty will destroy liberty for Americans and impose tyranny on subject nations.”

George S. Boutwell  – (1818-1905) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury under President Ulysses S. Grant, Governor of Massachusetts, Senator and Representative from Massachusetts 

How prescient was Mr. Boutwell? Just look at the United States since its founding, and he nailed American empire to a “T”. Everything he predicted was already coming true and only getting worse by the day and counting.

George Orwell also echoed the exact same nightmare. The savagery, brutality and genocide of imperial colonialism must always be imported back to the home country, to keep the masses suppressed and obedient. He wrote about it in his first fiction book, Burmese Days (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9650.Burmese_Days), based on his real life experience of being a policeman for the British Raj, so he lived its murderous cruelty, corruption, plunder and racism on the front lines of terror. Orwell expounded upon the theme in later writings.

At least the British, French and other European countries admitted to their imperialism and colonialism. Americans are in total denial about their violent history, past and ongoing. Empire? What empire?

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Jeff Brown

Jeff grew up in the heartland of the United States, Oklahoma, much of it on a family farm, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went to Brazil while in graduate school at Purdue University, to seek his fortune, which whet his appetite for traveling the globe. This helped inspire him to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia in 1980 and he lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years. All the while, he mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He lives in China with his wife, where he teaches passionately in an international school. Jeff is a dual national French-American.