Nothing much has changed since 1492, except the weapons are far more devastating, and the hypocrisy is much deeper.
Manifest Destiny now extends overseas with the U.S Empire's on-going embrace of the "might is right" doctrine, and its perpetuation of war crimes to advance imperial conquest.
Israel, a strong ally of Empire, is thought to be a spearhead for U.S hegemony in the Middle East, and the rules of international law and peace are being defied on a daily basis as Gaza shakes beneath the terror of daily bombardments.
Israel is defying U.N Resolution 242 , and the Fourth Geneva Convention every time a thousand pound fragmentation bomb shreds civilians, every time weaponized phosphorous rips through a toddler's body, and in a myriad other ways.
Flowing from the tragedy of 9/11, and the concomitant conspiracy to protect the guilty; reinforced by the fraudulent, open-ended "War On Terror," and the genocidal conquest of the Middle East, lies the black residue of the truth: illegal corporate profiteering.
As in the invasion of the Americas, starting in 1492, racism is an instrument of war, countries are divided and ruined, and the few are profiting to the detriment of the many.
Permanent war means military industrial complexes, and other instruments that support Death Inc., including corporate media, continue to blindly turn profits; it also means that the world is becoming further destabilized, and that trajectories toward peace, freedom, democracy, and globalized efforts to address imminent threats to life itself, continue to elude us.
The institutions and people who are perpetuating this evil are emboldened by layer upon layer of impunity, and their crimes are continuing.
Israel's largely American-supplied war machine--though Canada is increasingly adding to the mix -- is perpetuating the imperial cycle of conquest: a technologically advanced force is imposing its monstrous will on a vilified, relatively defenceless people.
The indigenous peoples being slaughtered are the Palestinians, and the coveted commodity is gas. Israel's illegal conquest and occupation in Gaza means that Israel -- and the U.S, and Britain -- will be able to control and own more ill-gotten resources as it further disempowers Gaza, which is currently not much more than a concentration camp.
The coveted riches -- the Gaza Marine Reserves -- are located well within Gaza's territorial waters, but this hasn't stopped the invaders.
A September 27, 2000 article, "Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field,"uncovers the truth behind the lies. As early as 2000, Palestine chose to engage Russia as a possible developer of a resource whose revenues are valued from $6 to $7 billion per year.
As Naomi Wolf explains on her Facebook page: "... (the) Palestinian Authority committed the ultimate mistake, they tried to avoid doing "business" ie being held hostage economically, by US interests (and Israeli and British) ... with their own chosen partners because it was their own resources -- so -- voila. This is an object lesson to any other such foolhardy heads of state..."
But it doesn't end there. Dick Cheney is also making an entrance. Genie energy, now has "exclusive rights" to a 153 square mile radius of the Golan Heights, an area to which Israel's administration is not recognized by international law.
Once again, Cheney is involved in illegal profiteering to advance corporate profits and U.S hegemony, contrary to the rule of international law.
And so the murderous cycle continues: Zionism, which is the antithesis of Judaism, is the new oppressor, the Palestinians are the new "Indians", and the conquest for riches subordinates all considerations of humanity and the rule of law.
Predatory economic practices, welded to imperial war machines, continue to destroy liberties at home and abroad, and increasingly powerful transnational corporations are establishing the rules of the "game."
The elites will continue to profit, as is the custom, but their ascendancy may well be short-lived. New threats, including man-made global warming, are imposing themselves on the world, and their reckless degeneracy may be forced to submit.
The parasitical corporate emperors are wearing no clothes.
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