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Peace is not part of the picture

America does what it wants.

This is obvious, except it's also monstrously unnerving. Let's at least add some quote marks: "America" does what it wants - this secretly defined, self-obsessed, unelected entity that purports to be the United States of America, all 325 million of us, but is, in fact, a narrowly focused amalgam of generals, politicians and corporate elites who value only one thing: global dominance, from now to eternity.

Indeed, they're capable of imagining nothing else, which is the truly scary part. Until this changes, "peace" is a feel-good delusion and "disarmament" (nuclear and otherwise) is the butt of a joke. The American empire

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