It's funny how so many liberals and progressives have started parroting about the "Empire" - it's on everyone's lips.
So you're probably wondering why this is so funny.
"Empire" is simply a nice sounding word for "fascist dictatorship". Just as a "strategic hamlet" could also be called a concentration camp.
Now how can so many people not realize that they are spreading a vicious piece of counter-revolutionary propaganda?
Well, because they all watch television, which trains one's mind to passively suck in information without critically questioning everything one hears. And many of them have gone to colleges and universities, where they are taught to fit in, and memorize controlled bits of information, and most importantly, they are taught to blindly trust authority.
Turn off your television permanently! Read and question everything you here. Cut off all corporate media channels from your consciousness. And yes, PBS and NPR are both corporate media channels. Think about life without television. Can you even imagine it? Does that scare you?