Friday, September 21, 2012

US EMPIRE GOING SAME WAY AS UK EMPIRE


Fall of Saigon.

The American Empire is going the same way as the British Empire.


Red - US military bases. Pink - US troops.

1. The British had only very shaky control over much of their empire.

"All those red-bedaubed world maps that became fashionable in Britain around 1900, for example, give an impression of uniform British power, which is certainly false. 

"A truer picture would have been conveyed by colouring most parts a much lighter pink and some with only the faintest blush."

Cutting the British Empire Down to Size | History Today

For example, in British India there were princely states, where the princes continued to rule.


India, Russia, China and Brazil - rivals for the USA.

Britain liked to use local traditional rulers.

"In total there were just 2,000 British imperial servants ‘in the field’ over the whole of British India in the 1900s, plus about another 2,000 in the rest of the empire: just 4,000 to control hundreds of millions of native subjects.

"Of course they had soldiers to back them, many in India (albeit a minority British) but far fewer elsewhere, as well as native collaborators to help them with the more mundane tasks."

Cutting the British Empire Down to Size | History Today


Detroit

The American Empire may look big.

But look at US control over countries like India or Canada or Australia.

This control is reportedly exercised (1) by using CIA terror operations in order to persuade the population that they need US protection (2) by blackmailing and bribing politicians, generals, judges and journalists - the collaborators.


Website for this image

But, what about the bosses of the big US corporations who collaborate with India and China?

Or what about the US politicians who work for Israel?


Indian Mutiny.

British control of India came to an end when the Indians began to cause trouble, and it became just too expensive for the British to hold on.

Eventually, the USA may find it is facing a lot of 'trouble', and it is too expensive to fight on.



2. Britain made use of 'private companies', local rulers and 'settlers'.

For example, Southern Rhodesia was run by Cecil Rhodes' private company and white settlers.

In the long run, this led to big trouble.

Private companies tended not to care about tribal boundaries or the welfare of natives.

White settlers tended to look down their noses at the locals, and were too ready to kill off people like the aborigines.

Revolts, for example in Kenya, Malaya, Cyprus, Ireland and India, were inevitable.

After 1945, Britain's empire collapsed very quickly.


Lebanon 

The American Empire uses private military companies and private commercial companies like Exxon and Citigroup.

There are over 6 million non-military US citizens living abroad.

Mexico - 738,103 (2010)[7]
Canada - 250,535 (2006)[8]
United Kingdom - 158,434 (2001)[9]
Germany - 101,643 (2011)[10]



But, how useful to the American Empire are those US citizens living abroad?

As the years go by, Americans become more and more unpopular.

In Korea, nearly 3 million civilians were murdered by the USA and its allies.

Up to 5 million Vietnamese were killed as a result of the USA's Vietnam war.

A survey conducted by the German government stated that some 1.4 million German prisoners died in captivity; many of them died in American captivity.


George Munger's drawing of the unfinished Capitol building in ruins after the British set fire to it.

3. The American Empire, just like the British Empire, has been prepared to attack just about anyone.

Britain has been to war against France, and other rivals, more times than we can count.

In 1812, the USA went to war against poor old Britain, and lost.

The American Empire has been involved in too many wars in recent decades, and is now over-stretched.

The British Empire looked strong in 1900.

As the result of two World Wars, the British Empire was on its knees by the 1960s.


Website for this image

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

“You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth."

“This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.

“After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.

“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy.”

Book of Daniel Ch.2

Daniel to Nebuchanezzar.

Prophecy of the fall of empires: Babylon (Gold), Medo-Persia (Silver), Greece (Bronze), Rome (Iron), Anglo-America (Iron and Clay). The stone that destroys them will not be cut by human hand

Anonymous said...

The Kingdom of God will be at hand when mankind has the final epiphany that, just as he brings into form his dreams, so too does his Creator bring into form His dreams, of which we are one.

More fundamental than facile materialism is the idea of that our dreams, our minds, are synthesizable constructs.

We will take for granted our place in the Ocean of Mind, as both minor creators and createes, and be thankful to the Author of All Things, Who was merciful enough to dream us up, Who in turn responds with more love than a mother for her newborn.

In the beginning was the Word.

So we are. We are words in an ever-growing library whose pages extend without end in all directions.

---
"FADE in on a tenement building
on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Faint traffic noise is audible;
2 As is the cry of the fishmongers."

Franz said...

When did the "UK" have an empire?

Money has empires. Bankers use and toss as needed.

If ENGLAND could have broken the chain, there would not be a "US Empire" but maybe all people are dumb in the same way.

Anonymous said...

Franz, true enough, sort of. But really 'empire' is ALL its constituent parts. I was born and live in a country far removed, at the other end of the planet, to the central foci of the 'Empire'. I've had plenty of time to puzzle over this question. Year after year, generation after generation we've been plied with cute family pics and blither about queen this and prince that. Our Army Reserves, each individually swears an oath to the monarch. Pure feudalism, but not a one seems to realise that. Any debate on 'republicanism' seemingly attempts to be fought on rational lines. Fails miserably. Empire is not rational. It also doesn't seem to be just dna. It's an ostensibly 'multicultural' society. Much of the truth, including the role of the bankers, just isn't known. But 'empire' permeates the culture and the psyche. This is in spite of the very evident 'americanisation' of the culture. There was and still is very much so a 'British Empire'. I think you'd find it a challenge to visit and try to fathom just what the real elements may be.


Anonymous said...

Lol. Right on cue.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207232/Hague-launch-worldwide-network-commonwealth-embassies-tackle-superpower-EU.html

That's an, er, interesting painting he's standing in front of, or is it to appear as if stepping out of?

 
Site Meter