American Exceptionalism by Rufus Jimerson PDF

By Rufus Jimerson

ISBN-10: 1500107743

ISBN-13: 9781500107741

the aim of this publication is to give an explanation for how our exceptionalism, the yankee Dream and “Manifest Des-tiny” was once equipped 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 historical degrees of incivility and the shortcoming of consensus through the presidency of the nation’s first African-American. old obstruction to courses serving the neediest american citizens used to be driven through conservatives and justified through 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 commercial equity accorded to such a lot american citizens on the rate of our democracy.

The e-book is going directly to clarify how social mobility has eroded due to the fact its inception. It discusses how the Reagan revolution sped up the erosion of social mobility within the American society. The ebook 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 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 funds to impede justice.

The inspiration of yank exceptionalism presumes that the USA acts for the great. This e-book issues out that this assumption is a fantasy instead of a truth for many individuals of the growing to be minority-majority either long ago and current. the distinctiveness 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 issues this present day after emancipation, civil rights and expiration of Jim Crow. the industrial injustice of the past-present and resulting disparity is condemned via Pope Francis. he's brought up as supplying treatments to assist shut that hole and increase 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 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 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 resulted in better ethnocentrism and the thief of the foundation of the world’s non secular traditions, quite 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 leading edge. In its wake, incivility and the shortcoming of a public consensus has been changed by way of Euro-American pushed nativism. whereas the human fraternity declines, little consensus might be directed to stem weather alterations 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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