Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Potential Fall of the American Republic,_and_we_simply_never_talk_about_it/

The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About It

"At the height of the Roman Empire, the Romans had an estimated 37 major military bases scattered around their dominions. At the height of the British Empire, the British had 36 of them planetwide. Depending on just who you listen to and how you count, we have hundreds of bases. According to Pentagon records, in fact, there are 761 active military "sites" abroad.

The fact is: We garrison the planet north to south, east to west, and even on the seven seas, thanks to our various fleets and our massive aircraft carriers which, with 5,000-6,000 personnel aboard -- that is, the population of an American town -- are functionally floating bases.

And here's the other half of that simple truth: We don't care to know about it. We, the American people, aided and abetted by our politicians, the Pentagon, and the mainstream media, are knee-deep in base denial."

The ideal of Manifest Destiny and American Imperialism is all a matter of what sort of Country or Republic you think we should be...Do we conquer by force, remove Native People from their homelands, and rewrite history to make us look favorable or do we take a long, hard look at ourselves in the mirror after a night of pillaging, printing money, and using robots to bomb innocent villagers and reconsider our ways and return to Constitutional Ideals of freedom, liberty, and self defense?

No comments: