Hegemony Everywhere But At Home

What explains the

fantastic amount of resources
that Americans have
thrown into combating a nonexistent Muslim threat to the
United States, while acquiescing to

decades-long encroachment
by illegal aliens?

According to economic and budgetary experts, the US
invasions of

and Iraq will cost Americans in excess
of $3 trillion. And that might only be the beginning.
Currently, the US military is violating Pakistan`s
sovereignty by conducting

military strikes within Pakistan`s borders
, and the
political regime in Washington, pushed by its Israeli
overlord, has been preparing the American people for an

attack on Iran.

Meanwhile, Southern California has been
lost to Mexico
, and


, and

New Mexico
are not far behind. Indeed, there are now
large Mexican communities almost everywhere in the
United States.

How in the face of the facts did the American
political mind get focused on a fabricated threat half a
world away while being blinded to the cultural loss of
vast chunks of US territory? Is the "war on terror"
a distraction from the silent invasion that is
transforming the US?

In Los Angeles County, 5.1 million people speak
English; 3.9 million speak Spanish. Forty percent of all
workers in Los Angeles County are illegals working for

Two-thirds of births in Los Angeles County
are to
illegal Mexicans.

Some people accept what they regard as the inevitable
return of the southwest to the peoples from whom white
immigrants stole it. But what this argument leaves
unexplained is why the US government is so much more
determined to impose its hegemony abroad than within its
own borders?

In the United States, internal security is focused
entirely on the

. It is American citizens who are accosted,
strip-searched and abused. The airport security Gestapo
are proud that there have been

"only" 110,000
from mistreated airline

Airport security claims to have "screened" two
billion airline passengers, but the US government cannot
keep one to two million illegals from

crossing illegally
into the US each year.

propagandists and their dupes

"We have to fight them over them before they come over

But between the US and Muslim countries there are many
national borders and wide oceans.

Moreover, no Muslim organizations exist that lay
claim to territory within the 50 US states.

There are organizations of Mexicans that claim the US
southwest. Shall we invade Mexico to keep them from
coming here?

The mindlessness of those who say "we have to
fight them over there"
is apparent. The American
invasion of Iraq has displaced millions of Iraqis, many
of whom

will find their way "over here."
Without the
invasion of Iraq, hardly any would have found their way
"over here."

I sometimes wonder if Americans have enough sense to
justify their continued existence as an independent

Americans have proven themselves to be incapable of
dealing with any threat unless it can be hyped as a
terrorist one.

If the loss during the Bush regime of

three million US manufacturing jobs
were attributed
to terrorism, Americans would get riled up.

If the inability of American college graduates to
find jobs in the
technical and scientific areas in which they are
was the consequence of a terrorist plot,
outraged Americans would demand action.

If the erosion of

US civil liberties
were due to an Osama bin Laden
plot, something would be done about it.

As it is, no real American problem can be faced,
because the neoconservatives and the interest groups
that they serve have Americans bamboozled about the
"terrorist threat"
from people in distant lands, who
had rather fight one another, and who have no way of
reaching Americans except through the troops that we
place on their territory or as displaced persons on US
immigrant visas.

While the Empire seeks hegemony over distant lands,
it is losing its hegemony within its own borders. But
before we get all worked up over it, does anyone think

would produce worse political leadership

what we have now?

Paul Craig Roberts [email
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

for Peter
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.