While the 'Next System Project' does a fairly reasonable overall
job of generalized conceptualization regarding the need for a new
system of a "Democracy Collaborative", and provides some
very broad-brush description of the wide areas of current "issues"
and 'symptom problems' of our "ailing social order" ---- it
makes no "adequate diagnosis" of the extant systems order,
of the "the deep systemic challenges – economic, political,
and social", nor does this article actually NAME that dangerous,
deadly, and currently ENTRENCHED "deep system" that would
have to be recognized, understood, accurately diagnosed, organized
against, publicly 'called-out', "exposed", confronted, and
ultimately non-violently removed to make way for the "Next
The existing system in the way and actively blocking any progress
toward a "New System of Collaborative Democracy" is EMPIRE
---which nobody in the video nor text of this article ever mentioned,
nor even dared to whisper its NAME.
I thought I should, unlike those in this article. mention that
this is all a matter of "adequately diagnosing" and deeply
understanding that America is an Empire, since nobody seems to have
either the brains or the guts to mention that EMPIRE is the current
system that will have to be overcome.
This is what Professors Bauman and Berman make clear:
As Zygmunt Bauman hauntingly puts it, “In the case of an ailing
social order, the absence of an adequate diagnosis…is a crucial,
perhaps decisive, part of the disease.”13
Berman, Morris (2011-02-07). Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of
Empire (p. 22). Norton. Kindle Edition.
An Empire is --- what an Empire does!
And the Disguised Global Capitalist Empire that is only
'posing' as our former country does exactly what a Global Empire
So IF the majority of Americans are smart enough to understand the
immutable truth that you should judge "not what someone 'says',
but what their 'actions' reveal as the truth", then we
the people of the U.S. should clearly understand that
when faux-Emperor/president Obama merely 'says' "We're Not
there for Empire" (which he precisely 'said' while his 'action'
was bombing Libya) then we, the non-stupid, majority of Americans
should be smart enough to KNOW BY HIS ACTIONS that this country is a
deceitful, lying, murderous, looting, greedy, vicious, war-starting,
illegal, immoral, and precisely typical EMPIRE --- because all the
actual 'actions' of this thing that calls itself America has been
'acting' exactly like a friggin Empire for decades, while it only
'says' (claims, lies, and deceives others) that it is any kind of a
normal 'functional democracy', or an 'exceptional' country, and even
the 'essential country', when it actually, consistently, and through
all supposed electoral changes every four years of supposed
leadership between the neocon lying 'R' Vichy party and the slighter
better lying neoliberal-con 'D' Vichy party keeps doing and ACTING
the exact same way as a lying fucking Global EMPIRE ACTS.
Judge us --- judge the U.S. --- not by what both lying disguised
Vichy parties (and the ruling corporate, financial, militarist,
media/propaganda, extra-legal ruling Empire sectors) 'SAY', but by
what that Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE DOES!
An Empire IS what an Empire DOES (period)
Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
Violent (Vichy disguised)
BTW, Faux-Emperor/presidential puppet, Obama's “Audacity
of Empire” in 'saying' “We're not there for Empire” while
actually in the 'act' of bombing the people of Libya is just ONE of the
THOUSANDS of 'Acts of EMPIRE' that this friggin Disguised Global
Capitalist Empire has done in the last half century to show by its
'actions' what it really is, as opposed to what it 'says' it is.
Anyone who claims to be a progressive in America better very
quickly and very soon wake the ____-up to the FACT that its ACTIONS
prove America to be the HQ of this Disguised Global Capitalist
Job #1 for anyone who wants to change the existing 'deep
system' is to stop screwing around calling it the 'deep system', and
call this damn thing what it really is --- EMPIRE!