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By Rufus Jimerson

the aim of this ebook is to give an explanation for how our exceptionalism, the yankee Dream and “Manifest Des-tiny” used to be outfitted on a hegemonically-driven fable. 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 old degrees of incivility and the inability of consensus in the course of the presidency of the nation’s first African-American. historical obstruction to courses serving the neediest american citizens was once driven by means of 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 such a lot americans on the cost of our democracy.

The e-book is going directly to clarify how social mobility has eroded on account that its inception. It discusses how the Reagan revolution sped up the erosion of social mobility within the American society. The e-book explains how measures have been taken to subtly exclude blacks and browns from attaining the yank Dream after felony limitations have been governed unlawful through courtroom decree and Civil Rights legislation. but those measures have did not 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 suggestion of yank exceptionalism presumes that the USA acts for the great. This publication 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 distinctiveness professed is usual between superpowers in Western background. for instance, the Greeks and Romans made an analogous 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 e-book is an exam of the evolving roots of the racial wealth hole and why it issues this 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 delivering treatments to assist shut that hole and enhance the outlook for the bad, 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 better 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 legislations and escalation of “Stand Your flooring” 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 ebook examines Western hegemony and the way conquest resulted in higher ethnocentrism and the thief of the starting place of the world’s non secular traditions, relatively Christianity, out of Africa. Now that an African-American has been elected and re-elected by way of the emerging minority-majority this ethnocentric starting place has introduced racism to the leading edge. In its wake, incivility and the shortcoming of a public consensus has been changed by means of 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 aspect” leading to a destiny the place the planet and its population face extinction.

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