JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AN IRANIAN OBSERVER SAYS THAT THE TRUMP-POMPEO-HOOK GANG HAS GIVEN AMERICA’S RULING CLASS AN IMAGE OF BEING AN UNRELIABLE ALLY AND A THREAT TO COMPETITORS – AND HE IS RIGHT – BUT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF EMPIRE IT ALMOST DOESN’T MATTER – EMPIRES ARE AUTHORITARIAN BY DEFINITION – THEY DEPEND ON FORCE AND NOT GOODWILL – HE ALSO SAYS AMERICANS SEE THESE LEADERS AS INCOMPETENT – BUT THE VIEWS OF ORDINARY AMERICANS HAVE NEVER COUNTED FOR ANYTHING IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN PRESS T V

 

“Trump, Pompeo, Hook represent US’ dangerous ruling class”

“The Trump-Pompeo-Hook triangle has created an image of the American ruling class which is considered unreliable by its allies, a threat by its rivals and incompetent by its citizens,”

 

That is all true.

But in a sense, it does not matter. The American Empire in the end depends on force, not what people think of it.

Empires are not democratic. They are authoritarian, by definition.

And American citizens – apart from the country’s establishment elites – have absolutely no voice in foreign affairs, no matter how mow much they may talk about them.

Foreign affairs and the empire are matters set by the country’s Deep State.

The Deep State is a very real part of contemporary America, just as real as the three branches of government established in the Constitution.

Appealing to principle is as pointless as appealing to principle in a thunderstorm.

Posted May 16, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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