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By Rufus Jimerson

ISBN-10: 1500107743

ISBN-13: 9781500107741

the aim of this ebook is to give an explanation for how our exceptionalism, the yank Dream and “Manifest Des-tiny” used to be outfitted on a hegemonically-driven delusion. 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 ended in ancient degrees of incivility and the inability of consensus in the course of the presidency of the nation’s first African-American. ancient obstruction to courses serving the neediest americans was once driven through conservatives and justified via Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy and conversing issues given and funded via Republican mega-donors. The well-funded backlash is going past race and adversely impacts the industrial equity accorded to so much american citizens on the rate of our democracy.

The publication is going directly to clarify how social mobility has eroded because its inception. It discusses how the Reagan revolution speeded 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 attaining the yank Dream after criminal limitations have been governed unlawful via court docket 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 funds to hinder justice.

The proposal of yank exceptionalism presumes that the US acts for the great. This e-book issues out that this assumption is a fantasy instead of a fact for many participants of the turning out to be minority-majority either long ago and current. the individuality professed is usual between superpowers in Western background. for instance, the Greeks and Romans made an identical declare of exceptionalism because of 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 through Pope Francis. he's mentioned as delivering treatments to aid shut that hole and enhance the outlook for the negative, deprived and needy. but, Republicans following the donor-led Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy are as an alternative attempting to widen this disparity and selling larger injustices. they're analyzed as maintaining a weather of gun-led violence and racial vigilantism cloaked via bought states' rights via political surrogates. Georgia’s gun legislation 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 through American exceptionalism, the e-book examines Western hegemony and the way conquest resulted in better ethnocentrism and the thief of the starting place of the world’s spiritual traditions, really Christianity, out of Africa. Now that an African-American has been elected and re-elected by means of 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 will 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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