Aug 6, 2018
The leading news organizations, with their rich owners behind them, have been claiming that the Trump administration is threatening to disrupt and even destroy the “world order of peace and prosperity” that the U.S. has led since the end of World War II. They claim this world order is “a benign empire, held together by ... respect rather than force.” This is how the New York Times put it recently, with the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS and NBC saying similar things.
This world order led by the U.S. since World War II is in fact a system of imperialist domination designed to facilitate, enforce and protect the exploitation of the natural resources and the human labor of the entire world by big U.S. corporations and banks. This system has allowed big banks and corporations to amass super profits at the expense of the world’s workers and farmers, reducing billions of them to poverty, homelessness, starvation and degradation.
Trump absolutely supports this system, as has every president. They’ve all represented the same corporate interests, with whatever violence against the world’s population they felt was necessary. In fact, Trump’s loud chest-thumping only threatens to pull the mask off this brutal world order for all to see what it truly is.