Rufus Jimerson's American Exceptionalism PDF

By Rufus Jimerson

ISBN-10: 1500107743

ISBN-13: 9781500107741

the aim of this ebook is to provide an explanation for how our exceptionalism, the yankee Dream and “Manifest Des-tiny” was once 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 yank exceptionalism has resulted in historical degrees of incivility and the inability of consensus through the presidency of the nation’s first African-American. old obstruction to courses serving the neediest american citizens was once driven via conservatives and justified by means of Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy and conversing issues given and funded through Republican mega-donors. The well-funded backlash is going past race and adversely impacts the industrial equity accorded to so much americans on the cost 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 booklet explains how measures have been taken to subtly exclude blacks and browns from reaching the yank Dream after criminal obstacles 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 hinder justice.

The inspiration of yankee exceptionalism presumes that the United States acts for the great. This booklet issues out that this assumption is a fantasy instead of a truth for many contributors of the transforming into minority-majority either some time past and current. the individuality 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 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 enhance the outlook for the terrible, deprived and needy. but, Republicans following the donor-led Ayn Rand and Social Darwin philosophy are in its place attempting to widen this disparity and selling better injustices. they're analyzed as maintaining a weather of gun-led violence and racial vigilantism cloaked through bought states' rights via political surrogates. Georgia’s gun legislation 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 by way of American exceptionalism, the e-book examines Western hegemony and the way conquest ended 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 through Euro-American pushed nativism. whereas the human fraternity declines, little consensus may 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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