Where's the surprise?
All Empires loot both from territories and 'subjects' abroad, and from their own 'subjects' at home in the metropole of the Empire ---- and this current, entrenched, extant, 'establishment', but extremely well hidden Disguised Global Capitalist Empire, which is nominally HQed in, and merely 'posing' as, our former country IS an EMPIRE in every sense (and is NOT any kind of functional democracy, nor even a normal country), so, OF COURSE, it helps, facilitates, and provides 'cover' for the looting that all Empires have always done "abroad" and "at home", as the late great Jewish intellectual and academic expert on Empires, Hannah Arendt, had warned her own German people:
"Empire abroad entails tyranny at home". --- That's just what Empires do!
And we the domestic 'subjects' of this first truly disguised and global capitalist Empire are suffering under both expanding Empire wars "abroad" and massive domestic economic tyranny and inequality "at home" in spades, which is killing; us, our kids, our grand kids, our former country, our environment, and the entire world of all "we the global citizens" who don't fire a loud, public, but non-violent "Shout heard round the world" to ignite the essential "Political Revolution against this Empire"
We can't just follow some pied piper who repeats the vague and vacuous sound-bite of somehow causing an indefinite "Political Revolution" --- against what?
We have to actually ignite a "Political Revolution against Empire" --- which is what all successful Political Revolutions throughout all history have been 'against'!
But our greatest advantage over this new disguised Empire is that since no country has been exposed as an Empire after 1989, and since being identified as being an "Evil Empire" (are there any other kind?) today is totally unexceptable in the 21st century --- we don't have to rise up and fire shots at this Disguised Global Capitalist Empire in our former country, but all we, the American people, have to do to 'bell this hidden Empire' is to shout it out loudly, in public, in unison and 'expose' that it's a damn EMPIRE, which will quickly and non-violently kill it through world public opinion alone!
However, only Americans can 'out' this Empire --- because, as we have seen in numerous foreign countries whose people have tried this, they will be slaughtered with impunity and without limit, if they try to do what only 'we Americans' can currently get away with. But that widow of opportunity for 'we the American people' may very well be closing quicker than we think.