“..Across the land comes the familiar cry, “why do they hate us?”
That any Americans can in this day and age still be surprised that their nation is hated by many people from Morocco to Indonesia to Nigeria is by far the biggest surprise.
We have learned little from 9/11.
Those angry Muslims from Morocco to Bangladesh are not rioting and burning because they hate Christianity, fast food, America’s consumer society, democracy, or feminism, as we are endlessly misinformed by politicians and media.
The mass fury does not come because Muslims are somehow irrational, primitive, violent beings.
Nor is the hate video, which was actually seen by only a limited number of the world’s one billion Muslims, the real cause of the violence we have been witnessing: -
- it is merely the spark that ignited the combustible haze of anti-Americanism that overlies over much of the Muslim world.
Many Americans believe they are innocent bystanders in the Muslim world – or involved there on an altruistic “mission” to uplift the benighted natives -
- to selflessly shoulder the heavy burden of policing the unruly globe – or abroad to wage an unending struggle against the dark forces of what we call “terrorism.”
What they do not at all understand is that the American imperium’s goal is to advance its own strategic, economic and political goals –
- and keep much of the planet under its influence..”
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