The Fall of the American Empire… And What We Can do About It

Goodbye to the America we once loved. Since it has been taken over, hijacked by  oligarchs dancing to the tune of global hegemony, the US as the beacon light of Western civilization, has already crested having run its course. In all its glory, it had its run. Now operating from the shadowy, secret cabal of  the World’s central Banks and billionaire mansions around the world, the New World Order descends upon a poisoned, with a permanent era of austerity and impoverishment.

Living in the most powerful and richest country on earth, Americans are lamenting and mourning what once was in their sentimental nostalgia for the onetime greatness they now have lost. But then they are suddenly jarred back to the real world reality they face, worrying over an uncertain future where the only certainty is the American Empire has seen better days in its angst-ridden spiral downward into despair and oblivion. While Isaac Newton looks down from above and reminds us, “What goes up, must come down,” a faint, far off sound can be heard, “Bye, bye Miss American pie…”

In a way the more rational and logical nature within us may be saying good riddance to the only world superpower that abused its privilege and authority, choosing to flex its military muscle in bloodthirsty lust and hollowed out glory. Its unquenchable thirst for more power and control over its earthly dominions have come at a heavy cost to both the American people and a severely exploited and victimized Third World. Two decades ago when the US was the only superpower left standing after the shattered demise of the Soviet Union, rather than continue to be the beacon of light and liberty for the rest of the world, like in Rome a millennium ago, an overreaching military Empire won out.

When no other nation on earth was left to compete with America as its enemy, from Reagan and George Bush senior through Clinton to George junior and finally to Obama, the US government has consistently elected to place its highest priority on out-of-control military spending, choosing to overextend its military might on multiple defeated warfronts while bleeding its middle class dry as its sacrificial lamb. And now what are we left with – by design a Middle East and North Africa comprised of hopelessly failed states, compliments of US Empire’s King Midas touch-in-reverse. “Destabilize, Will Travel, Inc.,” sadly that is what American Empire does and stands for. And now its clutches are spreading, digging its fatal claws deep into the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, in the form of Special Ops boots on the ground, busily militarizing the entire world into death squads, more night raids, more civil wars, more sovereign nations destabilized and destroyed.

Obama’s desperate false bravado claim clinging to his notion of America’s exceptionalism heard last week at West Point, proclaims that the US is too good to have to live by the rules that the rest of the world must comply with. The psychopath is truly showing his mental illness living in his own delusional world. It’s time for him to wake up and smell the rot he has brought not only to America but the entire world.

At some point, the out-of-control, two-headed, red, white and blue monster had to be stopped. Fomenting unrest in every corner of the globe, the US Empire agenda has promoted and is now forcing the East versus West showdown along every border nation with Russia and China. After aggressively and foolishly pinning the sleeping giants in, poking the Bear in the eye with the US backed Nazi debacle in Ukraine, and ramping up hostilities in Asia with more militarized zones of US presence in Philippines and South Korea, both Russia and China decided that they have had enough. US Empire transgressions have crossed their red line, and now they are finally through tolerating US arrogance and belligerence. They are now striking back with an emerging, growing alliance bent on stopping the global bully and one world policeman’s brutality once and for all. With the BRIC nations of not only Russia and China but also the emerging, resource-rich giants India and Brazil along with South Africa, the US dollar as the international currency is about to crash and burn. China is about to come-a-calling as the US creditor demands its due. Unable to pay up on its bloated debt, thanks to its reckless incompetent leadership, the United States of America is about to financially go belly up. Enter the UN Agenda 21.

Under the misguided, inconsistent leadership of two-faced Obama wavering constantly between in-your-face bully and egg-in-his-face wimp, his over-the-top, hot air rhetoric has become empty and meaningless. His psychopathic lies have destroyed any credibility or trust he once had. Meanwhile, American Empire’s longtime arrogance and aggression has only alienated the US from the rest of the world including its allies, while betraying US citizens both domestically and globally, forcing them to now pay for the sins of its leaders both past and present.

Look at how our government has failed our veterans. After promising to take care of them, sending them off to die and be harmed in battle, they have forsaken them letting them die in droves while criminally cooking the books hoping no one would notice its antiquated, overstretched and thoroughly broken system. It is neither a Republican nor a Democratic issue, only a human issue. After using our precious resource of young men and women willing to go off and fight for our nation on some far off foreign land, once they return home damaged in desperate need of help, care and support, the US government has simply abandoned them, pushing them away as discarded and forgotten into some invisible corner to die. If the US government can do this to our vets, it will certainly do it to the rest of us.

America is rotting out from within. Long neglecting its needy and poor currently living in war zones called inner cities, an angry, growing, disenfranchised class that has also had enough finds itself with nothing left to lose. With more than half of this country’s two plus million Americans of color trapped in prisons, the US is but one false flag away from declaring martial law and unleashing its FEMA roundups. Targeted will be those fighting back, the activists, dissidents, dissenters, the destitute, any and all Americans not part of the one third of the US population that make up the military security complex will be considered fair game. All those Halliburton-refurbished and newly built, empty privatized prisons at tax payer expense await to be filled by shackled and betrayed Americans of all colors.

The decimated, shrinking middle class can no longer find jobs. They don’t exist anymore in America, except sweeping up McDonald’s parking lots. Of course the growing underclass gave up looking for jobs that weren’t there for them decades ago. The upward mobility and rising standard of living that was once the bedrock of the American way of life guaranteed for generations, has joined the graveyard heap of the once shining but now dead and lost.

Without a manufacturing base, the US population is totally dependent on exports from China, Mexico and everywhere else that traitorous, disloyal US transnational corporations greedily chasing higher profit margins ran off to like outsourcing roaches. Like the roaches they are, the McDonalds and Walmarts may survive the coming nuclear winter holocaust, but the forsaken Americans they betrayed won’t. The retail stores and malls are increasingly becoming empty or going out of business. When the richest 85 people on the planet possess as much wealth as the bottom economic half of the entire global population, you know the oligarchs have already won and the lights are about to go out on the rest of us.

The karmic lesson has come home to roost. With rusted out bridges ready to literally crumble and fall in America, they serve as a sad yet fitting metaphor for the state of the once great nation that no longer exists. Over its own struggling people, the US Empire chose to build its spreading might-make-right boots on the ground strength, overstretching its killing machine tentacles to every continent off the backs of its hardworking taxpayers, while the long neglected infrastructure and safety net back home collapse.

The forsaken American population finds itself more in poverty (46.2 million people) as well as more in debt ($57 trillion) now than ever before in history. Young generations of the college educated are having to pay off mounting college loan debts ($1.2 trillion and rising) that without jobs they can never even hope to repay. Rather than marry, have kids and buy homes like generations before them, they worry how to pay the light bill and avoid eviction. Sometime when we weren’t looking, the American dream died in the last century. Foreclosures and unpaid debts are now sucking the lifeblood out of Americans.

After bailing out the banks and Wall Street, Americans learned that they got royally swindled. Yet the corporate white collar crime only continues unabated. Not one executive from the top firms that nearly brought down the financial system spent even a day in jail over the 2009 housing scandal. Instead the Justice Department had the coldhearted audacity to go after the home buyers charging them with mortgage fraud. The two-tiered, stacked and fixed legal system has one set of rules and consequences for the rest of us while the economic war criminals literally and legally get away with murder. While middle class Americans have been forced to give up their once comfortable lifestyle, the rich only got richer. And now whose going to bail out the middle and lower classes fast going under? The oligarchs? The disparity between the rich and poor in this nation – never worse since the Great Depression – spreads like an evil cancer. Tax burdens continue plaguing the disappearing middle class while the superrich got bailed out, only to make obscene record profits while still enjoying Bush-era tax cuts milking trickle-down Reaganomics for all the scam it is worth.

The oligarchs have managed to buy off virtually all the national governments in the world to do their NWO bidding. They believe they have already won. And why shouldn’t they? Their strategy of systematically dumbing down the world masses with GMO’s, chemtrails and homogenized propaganda piped into their brains 24/7 operates like a bad drug, causing people to fear and obey their masters as pliable, acquiescent, mindless robots who simply go quietly into the night to their eugenic slaughterhouse according to the oligarch plan to cull the global herd down from over seven to a mere half billion. With living conditions and gross injustice around the world only going from bad to worse, people feel increasingly helpless and powerless. Depression and suicide are skyrocketing, particularly among war veterans (nearly one each hour) and adolescent and young adults (third leading cause of death).

But what the oligarchs worry about the most in their undying addiction to power and control is an awakened, critical mind that sees through their lies and deception. They shudder at the thought of the masses of the world actually waking up, and seeing their blatant theft and destruction for what it really is. And what they dread and fear the most is a worldwide grassroots movement of mindful human beings united in committed solidarity who refuse to play their game any longer. As a collective power of world citizens acting together as one, as free-thinking individuals who vastly outnumber the 1%, we can make a difference. To roll over and play dead, we are merely joining the ranks of the many already walking dead amongst us. As individuals with minds of our own, we do have the power and strength to say enough is enough. We just need to come together and exercise our collective free will and power.

Two thirds of the fifty United States have already called for a Constitutional Convention, giving the legal authority to convene and in open debate formulate amendments that can restore rule of law that has criminally been violated and missing since the Patriot Act. As citizens we need to learn what the US Constitution actually says. The Supremacy Clause in Article 6, Clause 2 of the US Constitution states “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof the Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land.” If a federal statute fails to meet the mandatory condition that it “is in pursuance” of the Constitution, then it simply is not the rule of law. Any federal law enacted that does not fulfill this “pursuant clause” requirement becomes null and void. That means that Bush’s Patriot Act, his Authorization to Use Military Force Act (AUMF), most of his and Obama’s presidential executive orders and every National Defense Authorization Act including the 2012 one the US Supreme Court recently decided to not review giving the military full authorization to arrest any citizens in their homes without charges or warrants and imprison for an unlimited length of time without trial, legal access to representation or Constitutional rights, are all invalid because they are all unconstitutional. All laws enacted that are not in compliance with constitutional law are simply not legally enforceable.

Thus, even though since 9/11 the US government has betrayed its citizens inasmuch as it has betrayed the Constitution and its rule of law, from the local and state levels we the people can fight back through the courts. Every elected representative, every judge and every soldier in America has taken a sworn oath to uphold the US Constitution. By their actions too many in the federal government and military have clearly violated their oaths. Those who are not full blown psychopaths need to allow whatever conscience they do have to permit them to stop violating constitutional law through their overt and brutal acts of tyranny and oppression.

Other steps that we citizens can do to take back our country can be implemented on many fronts and many levels, legally, economically, socially and ethically, empowering the resourcefulness and independence of our local communities and states. We need to start growing our own food using community coops. We need to go off the grid as much as possible with green energy utilizing the sun and wind power. These can also be community owned and shared. Worker owned cooperatives offer an ideal economic model by which to begin exercising increasing localized and regional independence. The power of corporate boycott and bartering are also viable tools at our disposal. Together we as a people and a human race can become activists committed toward positive change. Since our federal government has failed us miserably, we can neither rely on it to take care of us nor care about us. It will be left up to us as citizens to come together as communities and begin taking care of and caring for each other.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former Army officer. His written manuscript based on his military experience examines leadership and national security issues and can be consulted at After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in psychology and became a licensed therapist working in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now focuses on writing.

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