Empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth.
America's military forces aren't being deployed abroad to protect our freedoms here at home. Rather, they're being used to guard oil fields, build foreign infrastructure and protect the financial interests of the corporate elite.
The US nation, as a criminal enterprise, is a perfect example of what Mumford described as a civilization maintained by "collective paranoia" without sense of "limitation", the result being "delusions of grandeur", the typical syndrome of
What do bigshot bankers at Goldman Sachs have in common with such celebrities as Leonardo Di Caprio, Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, Swiss Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Kate Upton, and Kanye West?