AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM – WHAT EXCEPTIONALISM?
“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in BRlTlSH exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
— President Obama (2OO8-2O16)
EXCEPTlONALlSM OF MULTl-NATIONAL CRlMlNALS!
“He’s (PRES) a corporatist and unfortunately we have corporatists inside the Republican party and that means you take care of CORPORATlONS and CORPORATlONS take over and run the COUNTRY.”
— RON Paul (R)
1980s exceptionalism of America was Henry Kissinger, despite having 4 million peoples’ blood on his hands from Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile, Bangladesh and East Timor, wrote that the U.S. acts for “the well-being of all mankind – Americans have always seen their role in the world as the outward manifestation of an inward state of grace (-ful killings).”
“Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.”
— CHRlS HlTCHENS
Perception that a society, institution, movement, or time period is extraordinary. and does not need to conform to normal rules or general principles.
Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 was the first writer to describe the US as “exceptional” based on a belief in liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and the well-being of ordinary people that came out of the US Revolutionary era.
In 1929 by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin chastising members of the American Communist Party for believing that America was independent of the Marxist laws of history “thanks to its natural resources, industrial capacity, and absence of rigid class distinctions.”
Many neoconservatives and American conservatives promote Exceptionalism to imply superiority – like the biblical “shining city on a hill” and exempt from historical forces that have affected other C0UNTRlES. But the United States has not broken from European history, and has retained class inequities, imperialism and war.
“The growing question is whether the exceptional role of the dollar can be maintained … The growing sense around much of the WORLD is that we have lost both relative economic strength and more important, we have lost a coherent successful governing model to be emulated by the rest of the WORLD … Instead, we’re faced with broken financial markets, underperformance of our economy and a fractious political climate.”
— Paul Volcker
“Ryan Budget, based on the available details and Mr. Ryan’s own statements, federal GOVERNMENT revenue would be likely to decline significantly relative to what it would be otherwise – perhaps $4.3 Trillion over 1O years.
Is cutting revenue in the face of large budget deficits further evidence that Americans are an exceptional people, capable of doing things that elude others? Or does it represent another round of thinly disguised fiscal folly — the kind of thinking that has, in recent decades, undermined the exceptional degree of fiscal responsibility that made this NATlON great?”
— SIMON JOHNSON, MIT – The Limits of American Exceptionalism March 22, 2O12
“It’s a curious characteristic of American patriotism, in fact, that most of us think we’re more patriotic than the next guy. In surveys, Americans greatly exaggerate the “patriotism gap,” dramatically underestimating the proportion of their countrymen who say they’re extremely patriotic. In a recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, two-thirds of us – and 8O% of Republicans – claim to be more patriotic than the average American. In short, we like to think that patriotism is a lot more exceptional than it actually is.”
— Geoffrey Nunberg
NSA growth fueled by NeoCons exploiting 9ll to loot the Treasury
There..I said it; the cat’s out of the bag…..again…….This is an age-old story: Create a reason, then still the gold while everyone’s looking and cheering “American Exceptionalism!” Once “Terror Threat Level” red is reached, it’s no-bid contract heaven for MIC contractors. Yippie, Dick! Good sales scam, ole boy!
“The story of the NSA’s growth, obscured by the agency’s extreme secrecy, is directly tied to the insatiable demand for its work product by the rest of the U.S. intelligence community, MlLlTARY units and the FBI.”
— Washington Post 7/21/13
* Many security and intelligence agencies do the same work, creating redundancy and waste. For example, 51 federal organizations and MlLlTARY commands, operating in 15 U.S. cities, track the flow of money to and from terrorist networks.
* Analysts who make sense of documents and conversations obtained by FORElGN and domestic spying share their judgment by publishing 5O,OOO intelligence reports each year – a volume so large that many are routinely ignored.” — WaPo July/2O1O
“The heresy of American exceptionalism” must be stamped out NOW and FOREVER!”
KOCH BROS DAD WORKED FOR STALlN USlNG HlS lLLEGAL USA PATTEN TO EXTRACT OlL!!
How JOSEPH STALlN lnvented American Exceptionalism – ATLANTlC MAG MARCH 2O12
America Exceptional at KlLLlNG lNNOCENTS!
Robert Kagan – PNAC founder & wrote disorganized, cliché-filled Citadel speech on Exceptionalism – Adding 1OO,OOO TROOPS to MlLlTARY + More Expensive Ships and claiming Obama “apologies for America”
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM – WHAT EXCEPTIONALISM?
— by Godfrey Hodgson
The idea USA is destined to spread its unique gifts of democracy and capitalism to other countries is dangerous for Americans and for the rest of the world.
America is not as exceptional as it would like to think; its blindness to its own history has bred a complacent nationalism and a disastrous foreign policy that has isolated and alienated it from the global community.
America’s high self regard to the present era demonstrates how its exceptionalism has been systematically exaggerated and—in recent decades—corrupted.
The distinct and original elements in America’s history and political philosophy have always been more heavily influenced by European thought and experience than Americans have been willing to acknowledge.
America’s belief in its exceptionalism has led it astray.