portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting united states

economic justice | imperialism & war

Raymond Lotta Says “American Working Class in Invisible”

[TUCSON] Raymond Lotta, member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and author of America in Decline, spoke today at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In his lecture, Lotta propounded a thinly veiled, and slightly revised, theory of ultra-imperialism to about 300 people at a 7pm lecture on the University of Arizona campus.
Raymond Lotta Says “American Working Class in Invisible” [PDF]
Raymond Lotta Says “American Working Class in Invisible” [PDF]
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.
-----------------------------------
Al-Masakin
 http://majdur.htmlplanet.com
Invisible 25.Feb.2004 00:42

George Bender

"You're invisible now, you've got nothing to conceal, tell me how does it feel...." -- Bob Dylan