An accurate, insightful, and empathetic comment from Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz, who certainly understood — and understands still — that any country’s leader (‘Fuhrer’ in German) who acts like an Emperor, as faux Emperor Trump clearly does, and who makes his country act like a Global Empire is violating any sane definition of how a country (particularly one that was founded by a “Revolution Against Empire” [Justin du Rivage] and which was committed to being a real democratic Republic) would be ashamed to fall, devolve, and metastasize to this level of acting like an EMPIRE itself.
Cheers for Ben Ferencz’s honesty, courage, and plain-thinking in calling Emperor Trump out for such “Crimes Against Humanity”.
And as Professor Robinson so accurately notes in his critical diagnostic book, “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity”:
“The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from
dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global
capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall.
In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational
elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to attempt to expand,
defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less
to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism.
We face an EMPIRE OF GLOBAL CAPITAL, headquartered, for evident
historical reasons, in Washington.” [Caps added]
Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity, 2014 Robinson, William
Cambridge University Press.