American Empire already happened. Straight after 2nd world war. World was divided between US and USSR.
Its at its peak at the moment. Cultural, political and military influence of the US are all-pervasive.
I disagree (that the American Empire has already happened).
I think that Amerikan World Power is peaking, or has peaked, and is beginning its decline. The Empire is just beginning.
While it is true that the compulsion for Empiricism occurred after WWII, and the Cold War, I do not believe the Amerikan Republik was torn apart
until the Neo-Conservatives wrested political control from the masses and destroyed our Constitutional, Republican Democracy. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove masterminded a hostile takeover of the Amerikan Republik on the mere grounds that they could. In the year 2000, coincidentally-speaking (?), The Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush as The President of the United States of America. He was *NOT
* publicly-elected. This is when Democracy failed in the USA, and has now become a sham, a mockery of a Government "by the people". (Note that this same occurrence has just happened in Iran, this week.
) Now, Stupidity and Majority-rule owns the future of Amerika...Quantity >>> Quality. And "stupid people" are breeding much faster
than "smart people", as what Sociologists would tell us. And I think that is mainly-correct, with some exceptions.
In our democratic system, in The States, an idiot
counts as an Equal
to an intelligent person
This will not last very long in history, perhaps two-to-three more decades, and you can quote me on that, until Hedonism and Moral Decadence overrides the populace, and "The Great Society" begins imploding even faster than it is right now. Stupid people desperately-want to believe they are intelligent, and should be protected with "Rights" even though they are completely-unintelligent and undeserving of the "Rights" sacrificed to them by prior generations of men & women who struggled and sacrificed
to get where Humanity is. And in this way, the Vanity of people creates lives lived in-vain, and in-spite of themselves. I am referring to those people who do not know the meaning of the words: Struggle & Sacrifice
. I am referring to those who delusively-believe the Government or Big Brother has their back, when, in-reality, Nature is much, much more Cruel than these delusions allow for. People, in Amerika, are instilled with an immensely-false sense-of-security. Pride swells. Ego swells. And then the system begins to shutdown from over-exhaustion and over-consumption. Right now, in Amerika, people have instinctively-quit consuming...just stopped altogether. And this is dangerous...because The World depends on the all-consuming nature of the Amerikan Empire. If the consumers quit consuming then what happens next??? (Nobody knows insofar as nobody thinks about the consequences.)
I believe the Amerikan Republik fell on 9/11, when the masses gave into fear and allowed Bush and Cheney to instigate their Neo-Conservative plans to create a "stable Middle East". There was a website on the internet long ago called "Project for a New American Century
" in-which the Neo-Conservatives outlined their plans to maintain Amerikan Superpower by creating a military presence in the oil-rich, and unstable, Middle East. They succeeded. And Fascism has now overtaken Amerikan Politics where the President only-owes Rhetoric
to his position, and nothing more! That Amerika went to war in Iraq over "Weapons of Mass Destruction" is blatantly-false. And because this Lie
reverberates throughout the Fallen Amerikan Republik, inspiring a clearly-Unjust War
, the Amerikan Empire has now become fully-formed, which is something I have repeated throughout my posts on philosophy forums. Tyranny leads the (fearful, and stupid) Amerikan People. And we have become soft, decadent, and weak as a Nation.
But the World of Nations is over, as I see it. Globalization and Feminization are set to roll over everything. This is a New Era, so-to-speak, regarding the Human Specie. And I do not see everybody climbing on-board concerning the next steps of Human Evolution. Many people are going to become bred
right out of existence. All social/moral Authorities are being transferred to the State Authority...to raise your children, to produce your food, and to even think your thoughts for you. You will sit back, and do nothing, except forget you are a cog in the Institutionalized Machine. (I like to use The Matrix Analogy for this point.)
I predict war on the horizon, another Holocaust perhaps, albeit unlikely.
Have you ever read Rainbow Six, by Tom Clancy?
The plot is basically about environmental terrorists who engineer this super virus to destroy all of humanity; except themselves, thus supposedely protecting the environment from mans baleful influence.
The virus was intended to be released during the Olympic games and was slow-acting, thus ensuring it was spread throughout the world before killing anyone.
This is another possibility, if one is inclined to such.
I do not think that killing many people will achieve much, personally. The State will still reform. It is the same with anarchy. But the value of the period of Chaos in between is inestimable, because it gives a huge potential of possibility for what the ensuing form of Order will be.
I predict that there will be massive die-offs of human populations in the decades to come, based on natural viral diseases
introduced into an increasingly-inbreeding populace, war (amongst Third World nations, based on water rights), a Nuclear Holocaust in the Middle East (once the Arabs/Muslims obtain Nuclear Arms), and a vastly-arising degree of human sexual impotence (Human v Transhuman genetic mixing). I think, given enough time, the Human Specie will become infertile to those who are genetic failures and cannot naturally-reproduce, as a completely-Natural phenomenon.
I think the Human Specie is going to split into those who are Human (Animals/Beasts) and those who are Transhuman (Civilized, Intelligent People). I presume this will entail some kind of new Master-Slave dialect. I think that the stupid people, of this context, control nothing meaningful, and have no say in the matters of Human Fate/Destiny. I also think that those who cannot adapt to the oncoming degrees of Institutionalized Globalization and Human Feminization will parish without a doubt. I think Amerika is going to become a fragmented Empire, where people will split between those individuals who seek to remain living in the past, and those who can see the future, or tomorrow, and can accurately-predict where tomorrow is going. I sincerely-doubt that "The Spirit of Man" will ever die. I also have the feeling, an intuition, that an Amerikan Revolution is going to take place, or begin, in this Century. I think this will fragment the Amerikan Empire apart based on whichever parts of the country rebel against Empiricism and Absolute, Dictatorial, Communist Control. I look forward to picking which side I am going to choose because I have no idea which will suit my personal, ideological tastes.