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By Rufus Jimerson

the aim of this ebook is to provide an explanation for how our exceptionalism, the yankee Dream and “Manifest Des-tiny” was once equipped on a hegemonically-driven fantasy. How the perpetuation of this distortion fosters racism, gun-led violence, vigilantism, militarism and imperialism that contradicts conventional Christian values. The distorted view of yankee exceptionalism has resulted in historical degrees of incivility and the inability of consensus throughout the presidency of the nation’s first African-American. historical obstruction to courses serving the neediest americans was once driven via conservatives and justified by way of Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy and conversing issues given and funded by way of Republican mega-donors. The well-funded backlash is going past race and adversely impacts the industrial equity accorded to so much americans on the price of our democracy.

The e-book is going directly to clarify how social mobility has eroded due to the fact that its inception. It discusses how the Reagan revolution sped up the erosion of social mobility within the American society. The publication explains how measures have been taken to subtly exclude blacks and browns from reaching the yank Dream after felony obstacles have been governed unlawful by means of courtroom decree and Civil Rights legislation. but those measures have didn't stem the expansion and suffrage of the minority-majority. The Koch brothers and mega-donors intervened to saturate Republican politicians and judges with cash to impede justice.

The notion of yankee exceptionalism presumes that the United States acts for the great. This e-book issues out that this assumption is a fantasy instead of a fact for many participants of the transforming into minority-majority either some time past and current. the individuality professed is usual between superpowers in Western historical past. for instance, the Greeks and Romans made a similar declare of exceptionalism due to their conquest and hegemony. The argument is this declare relies extra on ideology, myths, temporal conquest and hegemony.

Included during this ebook is an exam of the evolving roots of the racial wealth hole and why it concerns this present day after emancipation, civil rights and expiration of Jim Crow. the commercial injustice of the past-present and resulting disparity is condemned by means of Pope Francis. he's pointed out as providing treatments to assist shut that hole and increase the outlook for the terrible, deprived and needy. but, Republicans following the donor-led Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy are as a substitute attempting to widen this disparity and selling higher injustices. they're analyzed as maintaining a weather of gun-led violence and racial vigilantism cloaked by means of bought states' rights via political surrogates. Georgia’s gun legislations and escalation of “Stand Your floor” legislation are tested in context to its implication and results on peace and fraternity.

Looking deeper into the roots of injustice perpetuated by means of American exceptionalism, the e-book examines Western hegemony and the way conquest ended in higher ethnocentrism and the thief of the foundation of the world’s spiritual traditions, fairly Christianity, out of Africa. Now that an African-American has been elected and re-elected through the emerging minority-majority this ethnocentric beginning has introduced racism to the vanguard. In its wake, incivility and the shortcoming of a public consensus has been changed via Euro-American pushed nativism. whereas the human fraternity declines, little consensus could be directed to stem weather adjustments and human actions that experience pushed it to its “tipping element” leading to a destiny the place the planet and its population face extinction.

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