by Emmett R Smith
THE Belief by Americans in an “exceptional destiny” had some salience and purity for their educated classes at the end of the Napoleonic wars, and this because of their recent constitutional innovations in the world-story of experimental governance-forms; it was not entirely pure, of course, and not even in the beginning; and, ’twas marred both by slavery at home, and the absurd “War of 1812” episode.
CONSEQUENTLY, And in comparative isolation, the barbarized & more-or-less-protestant, ignorant & whisky-besotted, repulsive-looking-mainly & hill-billy, yodelling & oft-incestuous, irksome, whites (sic) of the frontier, during the early-nineteenth century religious American “Great Awakening,” found ample opportunities for the re-enforcement of fantasies of a Jew-like “choseness” & “manifest destiny;” these perversions was exercized largely on the Indians and Mexicans, who suffered from, and perforce yielded to, a comparative technological disadvantage (and not the unaided exceptionalist sneers of their aggressors!)
CONSEQUENTLY, The national continental boundaries was set by 1846, both in the American Southwest & on the Canadian line. The need for organized truculence was sated in the next generation by civil war, Far West Indian wars; and, ’twas not until fifty-years-on & at the end of the century-before-last that “exceptional” notions of “destiny” was carried across the wide Pacific — to where the Japanese (“Japs,” eg) was rehearsing similar notions; and, to where China, temporarily, was in dynastic-recession (had been since from 1800 ca) and thus not able to express the human universal, of national & racial “superiority.”
NOW That Asia, broadly, is rising, of course the spectacle of to-day’s American “white” man (and “his wimmem”) is NOT a postmodern appetizing affair to behold:
IN His liberal mode he is both weakling & a particularly foul pan-sexualist while at the same time nourishing a guilty & secret anti-smoking puritanism.
WHEN He looks out on the thronging Earth, the American demi-caucasian takes fits and succumbs to fantasies of horror & looming disaster. Again, if he’s liberal, it’s about “the environment.” This, of course, is nothing but vulgar & false-benevolent, American & special, snivelling or “liberal,” pleading (“we’re all in this together, let’s not fight, OK…?”) and, just as soon as the Asians of whatever stripe have the poison ready, come Hell or high water, we are done for.
IT Is this universal possession of human nastiness that make the Americano, in his rightwing phase, so vile, truculent and scared beyond any practical hope of getting into a reasonable conversation with him:
THE Americano of all classes, indeed, knows the Evil “he” has done “personally” & Throughout All History (he has been told so for three generations by his professors!) & that the tremble-chinned environmental-dodgers in his Viagra-doped ranks are ironically right, indeed, when they note that we are “in this one together:”
TO A generation raised practically, on “Luv;” and, all of the ensuing abortions-on-demand as well as all of the other un-enumerated “rights;” and, as well, all of the tasty drive-through “fast” food:
TO Such a morally-insane crew, it is all about “togetherness” for sure — and, the dire matter of who throws whom out of the over-crowded nest — FIRST.
BOMBS Away — and, let any God-damned rationale suffice!
PLUS, Of course, if you do do Bush one in the eye with an impeachment, then there is waiting in the wings — la Cheney!
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 26 May 2007]