“Four sorrows are certain to be visited on the United States. Their cumulative
effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble
the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787.
First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against
Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons
among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut.
Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses
Congress and is itself transformed from a co- equal ‘executive branch’
of government into a military junta.
Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation,
and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions.
Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States
pours its economic resources into
ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges
the education, health, and safety of its citizens.”
Sorrows of Empire