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Ken mentioned he was dumbfounded by Obama's rhetoric. Are Americans oblivious to imperialism?

http://mises.org/daily/6520/The-Virus-of-Imperialism-Part-1

http://mises.org/daily/6525/The-Virus-of-Imperialism-Part-II

The main factor in conflict is that it is created by someone other than the apparent enemies as illustrated by the article. It also indicates that the most likely instigator is the one making the instigations as with Johnson and the Vietnam war or Lincoln and the Civil War or Polk and the Mexican American War.

Also mentioned in the article is how american foreign policy starting with Wilson has followed the same M.O.

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    Sep 13 2013: If I were one of those conspiracy theorist, I could make a case for a collusion between members of the academic world to dumb down the population of the USA and allow an Oligarchy of Academics to run the country under more progressive ideals ie. Woodrow Wilson. I would make a case by showing the downward spiral of public education and the attitude prevalent in many institutions of higher learning....
    But,
    I am not a conspiracy theorist.
    I don't see an imperialism.... an Emperor would have to be a strong, decisive individual without moral values and focused on taking total control of the nation. I see the President as a charismatic spokesman for an elitist group behind the scenes of government... well supported by economically successful students who are stooges of their college professors.
    But,
    I am not a conspiracy theorist.

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      Sep 13 2013: My definition of conspiracy theorist is a story being presented without factual data but instead conjecture, ambiguity, and theory.

      Did you read the article?

      It is not that.
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        Sep 15 2013: I said I was not a conspiracy theorist
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          Sep 15 2013: Ok, I agree about the Wilson progressive influence which is a conspiracy just not a theory.

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