Monday, July 21, 2014


America was founded in part as an alternative to empires like the British Empire they fled. Ironically it looks like we have come full circle and are now nothing more than a super-sized version of what we fought to free ourselves from.

The historian who chronicles US Empire,William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, and 6% see China.

This should not come as a surprise since, as this map shows, much of the world has been bombed, had their democratically chosen government overthrown and has been occupied by the United States.