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The Business of America is War - by Stephen Lendman

Noted trends analyst Gerald Celente said it, and it's true. In fact, America's business is war, more war, multiple wars, permanent wars, pillaging one nation after another for wealth, power, and dominance, while homeland needs go begging.

America never was and isn't now the "land of the free and home of the brave." In fact, it's become a "Let 'em eat cake" society. 

Whether or not Marie Antoinette actually said it, France's 1789-99 revolution was very real, delivering guillotine justice, not promised "Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite," a status now destroying what's left of  American freedom, heading for the trash bin of history if not already there.

Earlier articles discussed Washington's wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen, as well as numerous proxy ones in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and at home against Muslims, Latino immigrants, and working households. 

Combined, they represent a shocking contempt for rule of law justice, democratic values and humanity, notions now mere artifacts long ago abandoned to advance America's imperium.

As previous articles explained, out-of-control imperialism is heading America for tyranny and ruin. In her 1951 book, "The Origins of Totalitarianism," Hannah Arendt said it's "never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within."

She called it dictatorship based on:

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"(1) an elaborate ideology;

(2) a single mass party;

(3) terror;

(4) a technologically conditioned monopoly of communication;

(5) a monopoly of weapons; (and)

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(6) a centrally controlled economy."

Duplicitously called a democracy, today's America nearly qualifies:

(1) Its ideology is concentrated wealth and power. 

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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Like all nations, an idea. In my paradigm, wherein... by molly cruz on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 9:40:44 AM
What can we do about it? Give me some hope, Stephe... by Vernon Huffman on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 5:18:57 PM
If someone could find a way to make as much money ... by Dave Kisor on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 6:55:19 PM
I would take it a step further. The business of th... by intotheabyss on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:11:16 PM
It's the ultimate irony -- because many of those w... by E. J. N. on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 8:36:59 PM
Excellent historical and dot connecting article. &... by thepiffler on Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:29:40 AM