Um... that sounds suspiciously like the truth? Well, even throwing in a few years for good luck, America is only a shade over 350 years "old" and really the America you refer to is white, European America rather than the one that existed for 20,000+ years before Doofus and Isaac decided they could make a quick buck easier overseas. New America Scmoo America, it's not "old" enough to really even be listed in the phone book of history.In the new America Christianity and western religion means nothing, glad I was never sold on preachers because we see the purpose of them to manipulate the masses
"Religion" and military invasion have always gone hand in hand, however. The military has never been else (until now) than the enforcement arm of "da church." Or, in the current context, religion offers idiot members of the military justification and absolution - if God told us to do it then how bad could it be?
The problem with dismembering the "churches" is that they have an armed escort. It's like if Xavier Hollander had hung out with Al Capone back in the day.
But there's another player in the mix these days, at least he's playing a bigger role than he did previously, and that's "business and capital." Yes, those crazy kids saw a chance to privatize the military and they wasted no time going for it. Now, in order to place checks on greedy pricks and pizza salesmen (or the military) you have to thread a maze of armed morons screaming, "That's un-American!" or, "That's un-patriotic." Yeah those are the guys you've gotta keep an eye on, those're the modern day thugs, or priests as they used to be called. They love their country so much they bank in Aruba and Cyprus.
But on the whole, your post appeals to me. I like it.