Salon: We are the empire: Military interventions, “Star Wars” and how we’re the real aliens

We are the empire: Military interventions, “Star Wars” and how we’re the real aliens
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This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light of alien disaster movies like the recent sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” and America’s disastrous wars of the twenty-first century, I’d like to suggest a slight change in that classic phrase: We have met the alien and he is us. Allow me to explain. I grew up reading and watching science fiction Read the full story

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