It’s really too bad that on the few times that Amy writes and the
many times she speaks for “Democracy Now” on the Free Speech TV network,
that she hardly ever mentions the Empire that is the cancerous cause of
all our subordinate ‘identity issues’, all our ‘symptom problems’ and
our entire “ailing social order” — which is the one issue that
encompasses, combines, and could focus solidarity on all issues. [Of
course the FSTV organization doesn’t like the word ‘Empire’ used because
some of their big funders don’t like any talk about the hidden Empire,
which needs to be diagnosed, exposed, and 'shouted-out in peaceful
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.
Anyway, the previously secret plan of this hidden cancer of Empire, was adopted
by the Disguised Global crony Capitalist Empire merely ‘posing’ as, and
HQed, in our former country, and has resulted in resource looting and
catastrophic violence on the periphery and terminal rot from within (by)
the ruling elite of this Empire, which Pepe Escobar calls the “Empire
of Chaos” and former war reporter, Chris Hedges, describes as an “Empire
of Illusion” for its ability to use the media/entertainment-sector of
the Empire to delude most Americans.
Fortunately, the black community, which is the most politically conscious in America, recognizes the ‘tip of the Empire’s spear in its face’ (or should we say the ‘9mm bullets in its back’), and additional larger groups of Americans; the poor, the unemployed, the non-voters, the working poor, the slipping middle classes, the Wall Street looted, and the 47% that Romney said the system (of Empire) could ignore ARE NOW fast beginning to understand, like the black community, that they are essentially ‘subjects’ of an Empire and not citizens of any kind of functional democracy.