Friday, October 18, 2013

American Exceptionalism: Yes We Can Do Whatever We Want Wherever We Want..

In 1630, Governor John Winthrop, a leading figure in the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, in his famous sermon, said, “We must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us." In other words, the New Jerusalem, or a Model of Christian Charity. Today, according to a fairly recent survey, "58% of Americans believe God has granted America a special role in human history."

From 1900...

God has made us the master organizers of the world to establish system where chaos reigns. He has given us the spirit of progress to overwhelm the forces of reaction throughout the earth. This is the divine mission of America, and it holds for us all the profit, all the glory, all the happiness possible to man. We are trustees of the world's progress, guardians of its righteous peace." -- Senator Albert J. Beveridge in support of the annexation of the Philippines
To 2013:
Some may disagree, but I believe that America is exceptional --in part because we have shown a willingness, through the sacrifice of blood and treasure, to stand up not only for our own narrow self interest, but for the interests of all." -- Presiden Barack Obama to the United Nations
The United States government continues to prey upon the weak while donning the wings of a savior. The beltway politicians proclaim "American Exceptionalism", implying America is ordained by God, as if this claim of a "sacred decree" places the U.S. above the law and justifies the right to impose whatever the U.S. wants, wherever it wants. Needless to say, as all empires before us, this claim is most certainly false.


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