By Neenah Payne
The Controlled Demolition of The American Empire was published in October 2020. It now has over 1,600 reviews with a rating of 4.8 stars.
The Amazon description says:
“The American Empire is finished and will soon become another cautionary tale, tossed upon the trash heap of history, and destroyed by the very same societal issues that plagued the many former empires that share similar fates. It did not have to end this way, but when the most devious and ruthless members of a society are tasked with running the system, the outcome can hardly be in dispute. All empires fall, but it is the reason they eventually come apart that is surprisingly similar. The fate of America will not be any different.
Like a 47-story steel and concrete building that is covertly slated for demolition, the American Empire was built on a rotten foundation and has been targeted for destruction. The core of the building has been pre-weakened over the decades through government policies, had its support columns identified and rigged with financial detonators, watched society be transformed into a culture incapable of recognizing their impending doom to sound the alarm, and as the plunger is pushed down and the destruction begins, many people will have no idea of what is coming their way until it is too late.
Once the debris is cleared away, there is hope that a new civilization can be built, but will they make the same mistakes, or can they learn from the past and chart a different course?”
The Decline And Fall of The American Empire
“America’s global ambition has collapsed in chaos and failure. Changing the nation’s priorities is the only answer”. It points out, “Even as America leads the world in allowing a pandemic to ravage its people and economy, neither party’s leaders are ready for a more realistic debate over how to redefine and rebuild America as a post-imperial nation in today’s multipolar world.”
The article explains:
“So post-World War II Americans grew up in carefully crafted ignorance of the very fact of American empire, and the myths woven to disguise it have provided fertile soil for today’s political divisions and disintegration. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” and Biden’s promise to “restore American leadership” are both appeals to nostalgia for the fruits of American empire.
“When President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the “unwarranted influence” of America’s military-industrial complex, he was predicting precisely this kind of dangerous dichotomy between the real economic and social needs of the American people and a war machine that costs more than the next 10 militaries in the world put together but cannot win a war or vanquish a virus, let alone reconquer a lost empire.
China and the EU have become the major trading partners of most countries in the world. The United States is still a regional economic power, but even in South America, most countries now trade more with China. American militarism has accelerated these trends by squandering the nation’s resources on weapons and wars, while China and the EU have invested in peaceful economic development and 21st-century infrastructure.
For example, China has built the largest high-speed rail network in the world in just 10 years (between 2008 and 2018), and Europe has been building and expanding its high-speed network since the 1990s, but high-speed rail is still only on the drawing board in America.
China has lifted 800 million people out of poverty, while America’s poverty rate has barely budged in 50 years and child poverty has increased. America still has the weakest social safety net of any developed country and no universal health care system, and the inequalities of wealth and power caused by extreme neoliberalism have left half the U.S. population with little or no savings to live on in retirement or to weather any disruption in their lives. Our leaders’ insistence on siphoning off 66% of U.S. federal discretionary spending to preserve and expand a war machine that has long outlived any useful role in America’s declining economic empire is a debilitating waste of resources that jeopardizes our future.”
The article concludes:
“Decades ago Martin Luther King Jr. warned us that “a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” As our government debates whether we can “afford” COVID relief, a Green New Deal and universal health care, we would be wise to recognize that our only hope of transforming this decadent, declining empire into a dynamic and prosperous post-imperial nation is to rapidly and profoundly shift our national priorities from irrelevant, destructive militarism to the programs of social uplift that Dr. King called for.”
US Response To COVID Signals End of American Empire
In the May 2020 video Personal and Planetary Health Conversation with Zach Bush MD, Dr. Zach Bush explains that viruses are not new. They are as old as the planet. However what is new is that our socio-economic and political decisions in response to the COVID-19 virus signal the end of empire. He says, “We are showing the desperate behaviors, the abusive behaviors, the loss of civil liberties that you expect from an empire that’s in collapse….The Powers That Be are taking more and more desperate measures to control information, to edit information, to edit the internet, to edit everything.”
Dr. Bush explains that his Instagram account nearly got taken down after he posted a very benign article. It made him realize that censorship has reached a very high level. He points out, “Those are warning signs that we are in collapse as a nation. We should expect to see catastrophic financial instability and loss over the next decade if we don’t change direction quickly.” He points out that empires always expand and collapse the economy to extract wealth. The American economic system is based on an artificial evaluation that makes this possible.
Dr. Bush says his hope is that COVID is opening up a global grassroots participation in the redistribution of wealth on this planet rather than the typical collapse into a few hands.
Dr. Bush explains that one of the symptoms of the collapse of empire is the corruption of science. He says, “The symptom of institutional mistrust is a loss of science. When we mistrust, we let go of reason”. He points out that never have we seen a more flagrant example of that than with Dr. Fauci who is a bureaucrat from a very small segment, the most poorly-funded sector, of the NIH. Yet, Fauci has somehow been thrust into dictating geopolitical behavior on the scale of trillions of dollars.
Dr. Bush says, “It’s such a flagrant misuse of science — and to even call what he says “science” almost hurts because he has yet to say a scientifically true statement. Yet, he’s given this carte blanche of trust from somebody — the public doesn’t seem to believe him — but somebody believes that message where these geopolitical decisions are being enforced.”
Monsanto’s War Against Humanity and Life
When Dr. Bush started his clinic in 2010, he prescribed really healthy food for his patients. However, he discovered that their guts had been destroyed by Monsanto’s GMO crops. He learned that Leaky Gut leads to Leaky Brain and Leaky Kidneys.
Dr. Bush realized that the food of today is not like the food of the 1970s. The nutrients are profoundly deficient and there are chemicals in the foods — herbicides, pesticides, plastics, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, etc. — that cause Leaky Gut. In addition, all the medicine in the food is missing — the alkaloids made by fungi, bacteria, and plants.
Dr. Bush discovered the glyphosate from Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer which was introduced in 1976 and is now the most ubiquitous chemical on the planet including in the Amazon jungle. It’s the most effective weedkiller that’s ever been developed because it undermines biology at the level of the building blocks. There are 22 amino acids — nine of which are considered essential. Roundup takes away four or five of the essential amino acids that build all the proteins of life. By destroying the building blocks for nature, Roundup kills everything it touches.
So, Roundup removes both the building blocks and the medicines in our foods. In 1992, Roundup began to be sprayed on wheat and in 1996 on corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and then sugar beets and 30 other species since then. That resulted in a chronic disease epidemic that will take down humanity. It’s not COVID or any infectious disease that is going to kill us. It is this chronic erosion of biology beneath our feet that potentially threatens humanity with extinction within the next hundred years!
Dr. Zach Bush’s Urgent Prescription To Save America discusses Dr. Bush’s work with farmers in the Midwest to help them shift from chemical agriculture to Regenerative Agriculture which he says is urgent for the survival of America and humanity. Dr. Bush points out that we are in the Sixth Great Extinction now and human survival depends on the urgent restoration of our soils to provide the nutritious foods we need.
Dr. Bush says our reliance on GMO foods is causing our healthcare budget to bankrupt us. So, both America’s health and our financial and political survival depend on the health of our soil. He explains that converting to organic farming is not sufficient because most organic farmers in the US are forced to till the soil — which is just as destructive as GMO pesticides!
So, our survival depends now on a quick conversion to Regenerative Agriculture. Dr. Bush is working with farmers throughout the Midwest to facilitate that shift. When farmers switch to Regenerative Agriculture, their yields rise from $40 to $500-$900 per acre and they see improvements the first year! Dr. Bush partners with The Soil Health Academy which educates farmers on how to convert to Regenerative Agriculture. Already a million acres in the US have been regenerated. The goal now is to convert five million more acres. Dr. Bush created Farmer’s Footprint to help support farmers in the transition process.
Film: Our Survival Depends on Regenerative Agriculture
Dr. Bush explains what the planet requires to provide us with the food we need and he’s working to heal Gaia. As far as I am aware, he’s the only doctor working with farmers to heal the soil, the Earth. The fact that Dr. Bush lives part time in Hawaii and still works with farmers in the mainland US shows how deep his commitment is to turning this situation around quickly now.
The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it’s rapidly disappearing warns: “Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s population.” Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues says: “if current rates of degradation continue, all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years.” Can American soil be brought back to life? says: “A new idea: If we revive the tiny creatures that make dirt healthy, we can bring back the great American topsoil. But farming culture — and government — aren’t making it easy.”
- Soil Depletion: Around 100 years ago, the US had 3-4 feet of topsoil. Now, the US has just 4-8 inches of top soil! Since plants extract nutrition from the topsoil, even organic plants cannot provide the nutrition we need because the nutrients aren’t concentrated enough in the soil.
- Nutrient Deficiencies: The Standard American Diet (SAD) now supplies only trace amounts of only 17 of the 73-90 essential nutrients the body needs every day. Dr. Nuzum says, for that reason, 20% of American children now suffer from an autoimmune disorder
Dr. Bush says about the free film below Farmer’s Footprint: A Path To Soil Health and Food Independence:
“This film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Using conventional methods, they saw their soils degrade and their input costs rise every year. Transitioning to regenerative practices has helped their row cropping operation and significantly reduced the input cost for their cattle. This film tells the story of how they did it.”
Dr. Bush is working on two more films to document the shift to regenerative agriculture.
Oneness vs. The 1%
In Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedoms, Dr. Vandana Shiva shows that the life-threatening crisis humanity faces is a result of the introduction of Monsanto’s glyphosate in the 1970s. Dr. Shiva helps Indian farmers escape Monsanto’s control, save heirloom seeds, and return to traditional farming.
See the shocking, inspirational video Seed Freedom and the Seeds of Freedom film. Just as Monsanto forced unnecessary, poorly-tested GMO seeds on the world to make a mega profit and caused egregious harm globally to human beings and the planet, Bill Gates is trying to force everyone in the world to take the unnecessary, poorly-tested COVID vaccines from which he profits exponentially and which are already causing life-destroying injuries and deaths. These are Merchants of Death.
Gates’ Plan To Control World’s Seeds, Agriculture, Food links to Gates Biggest Owner of Farmland in US Now which says Gates is “the biggest private owner of farmland in the US, after buying up 242,000 acres in 18 states”. In 2012, Gates said Monsanto can save the world! The Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations LLC owns 500,000 shares of Monsanto.
“Dr. Vandana Shiva explains modern day global food and farming issues. When organic agriculture has shown to be the best way to feed the world, why do giant corporations insist on taking over and doing things their way? Why do they have so much sway over government policy?”
Top image credit: (Illustration by Calvin Shen)/Salon