According to Lotta, the United States has promulgated a qualitatively new stage of imperialism under what Lotta termed the "Bush Doctrine"; referring to the post Sept. 11, 2001 actions of President George Bush--i.e., the implementation of the Patriot Act and the initiation of the "War on Terror" military adventure.
The Bush doctrine "is to regain hegemony on a whole new level," Lotta said. He referred to the Al-Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center in New York as a "window of opportunity" for the Bush administration to implement the so-called "Bush Doctrine". "The Bush Doctrine is to re-gain hegemony on a whole new level," Lotta said.
According to Lotta, the United States, under this new doctrine, intends to replace the Cold War policy of infiltration, disruption and war by proxy with a policy of direct military occupation as a means of empire building and transforming neo-colonialism into direct colonialism indicative of the feudal age. The Bush Doctrine, according to Lotta, is furthermore characterized by a qualitatively improved form of "globalism" and "imperialism", repeatedly comparing the US to the Roman Empire.