What comes after empire?


On February 16, the same day Trump held his first in-person presidential press abuse session (Rolling Stone called it “unhinged“), the Washington Post ran a story about how the Pentagon admitted to using depleted uranium rounds against ISIS as recently as November 2015. This was months after the Pentagon said it would stop using these on the battlefield. They just did it anyway. It’s what you do when you’re the empire.

When you’re the empire, you can install dictators in foreign countries, you can start wars that kill millions based on bad intelligence and commercial interest, and you can be the only nation in the world to have dropped an atomic bomb, twice, and then say that nobody else is allowed. This was the United States in the 20th century and this is the America, the Empire, the world knows.

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