Allen L Roland: Prophet For A Dying Empire, Chalmers Johnson!
Every dying Empire has its truth telling prophet, and America had its own with Chalmers Johnson. Johnson correctly compared the decay of the American empire, with its well over 600 overseas military bases, with the fall of the Roman Empire where the Senate becomes a wealthy corporate club, and irrelevant compared to the ruling Military Industrial Congressional Complex. Chalmers Johnson was a truth teller and prophet in a political environment where few would stand up to the interests and secrecy of the Pentagon and the intelligence community, and since his passing in November of 2010, many of his prophetic fears have been realized in the Obama administration. Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis, The Last Days of the American Republic, talks in this video interview about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires, and the signs that the US empire is exhibiting the very same symptoms, over-extension, corruption and the inability to reform. Johnson's main points were The United States is trading the same three steps as the former Soviet Union: Inability to deal with corporate corruption. Imperial over stretch leading to fiscal insolvency: 600 plus bases throughout the world. Inability to reform, thus accelerating the inevitable fall. Chalmers offered the solution, but suspected that it was already too late for America: Reform Congress. Reform corrupt election laws. Re-division of electoral college. Cutback funding of intelligence agencies and department of the defense, and take steps to break up the Military Industrial Congressional Complex. Chalmers expected considerable resistance but also said that only the truth could avoid the inevitable fall of the American Empire, as it did in bringing down the Soviet Union. Thus, only the role of the alternative media in exposing the truth could avoid the inevitable fall of the American empire, as it did in bringing down the Soviet Union. Thus, only the role of the alternative media in exposing the truth can rescue a crumbling Republic that has rapidly become a corrupt plutocracy. It is my opinion that there is one central truth that can bring down America's Berlin Wall of denial along with the deceit of the War on Terror, its the big, big lie and America's greatest act of treason, its the rationale for the cloak of secrecy, torture, Guantanamo and illegal spying that now erodes our Republic, its the monstrous lie of 9/11 along with its unchallenged official story.