"I wish to see the sons & daughters of the world in Peace & busily employed in the more agreeable amusement, of fulfilling the first and great commandment--Increase & Multiply: as an encouragement to which we have opened the fertile plains of the Ohio to the poor, the needy & the oppressed of the Earth." --George Washington, July 25, 1785
"Not then organised as a nation, or known as a people upon the earth--we had no preparation-- Money, the nerve of War, was wanting."--George Washington, "Fragments of a Draft of the First Inaugural Address"
"We shou'd not, in imitation of some nations which have been celebrated for a false kind of patriotism, wish to aggrandize our own Republic at the expence of the freedom & happiness of the rest of mankind." --George Washington, Ibid.
"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.'" --Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1855
In connection to the war on Iraq, recently an anti-communist named David Horowitz who claims to have been a former radical wrote a column syndicated in major reactionary media outlets claiming something called the "Maoist International Movement" upholds "anti-Americanism." In an attempt to rehabilitate the Joe McCarthy era, Horowitz and his Internet allies are calling for a congressional investigation of MIM.
Aside from the obvious ignorance of not being able to distinguish "International" from "Internationalist," thereby proving the statement's author was never much of a radical, this statement is also interesting for referring to the myth of the "American." The Maoist Internationalist Movement is not anti- American, because there aren't any Americans to be against.
The term "American" should refer to all the people of America, but in practice in English the word "American" has been misappropriated by philistines. "America" refers to a geographic entity that includes Mexico and even "Latin America." The majority of people there are exploited and super-exploited who MIM champions as the social forces of progress.
On the other hand, there is a parasitic mass of people in America who MIM does oppose--the Amerikkkans and the barely distinguished Kanadians. The representatives of these Amerikkkans often refer to themselves as the only "Americans" thereby referring to their historic and present intentions toward the rest of the continent --genocide and theft.
According to legend, there once was an American named George Washington and he managed to distinguish American ideas from British ideas by opposing colonialism and upholding freedom of speech and association. He understood that to exist as a distinct nation apart from England, he had to have group support. Without it, there is no real separation from the British Empire, only some individuals with ideas that vary from the ideas of the Empire. Thanks to Washington's victories in his lifetime, it appeared for a while that an America might start existence.
From the beginning of George Washington's valiant struggle to create something distinctly new and "American," he faced daunting odds because of the Amerikkkans who owned slaves and killed off indigenous people. The struggle between Amerikkkans and Americans raged on for decades until Abraham Lincoln appeared to gain a definitive upper hand for the Americans. Upon the freedom of the slaves within the united $tates, the Amerikkkans far from celebrating an historic moment raised themselves to a fury and assassinated Abe Lincoln and organized the KKK. In a matter of a few years, the Amerikkkans eliminated or co-opted the remaining Americans in the united $tates, mostly behind a platform of opposing all the interests of Black people.
With the shutdown of Reconstruction, "The United States of America" of Washington and Lincoln ceased to exist in any legally recognizable way after this series of assassinations, illegal voter disqualifications, stolen elections and a whole series of abuses of minority rights. What we have in place of the "United States of America" is a dominant Amerikkkan nation within which a minority of individuals no longer remotely constituting a nation continue to give Washington and Lincoln more than lip-service. In addition we also have oppressed internal semi-colonies on the territory that once constituted the "United States of America."
Although MIM is the greatest ally of the people of America, Amerikkkans have polluted the term "American" and we do not use it except for historical purposes like the present one. Amerikkkans have turned being "American" into open colonialism in Iraq, electing Senators who think the South should have won the civil war and electing presidents who defend flying the Confederate flag in state government buildings of the southern region within u.$. borders. The brutality and disease of the KKK vanguard of Amerikkka is well known globally, but the real power of the Amerikkkans stems from their ability to co-opt. Thus in the name of "Americans" and thus George Washington they carry out colonialism in Iraq. In the name of "freedom" they imprison more people percentage-wise than any other country in the world.
The correct usage of "American" would refer to all of America, but the main usage of the word is by the Amerikkkans who dominate the media to use it to refer to the interests of colonial oppressors and exploiters. To avoid contributing to this twisting of the original meaning of "American," MIM calls itself "internationalist." To stand for the interests of America is nothing less than a global job.
This sinister figure David Horowitz connects the Republican Party leaders to fringe intellectual elements and the labor aristocracy of Amerikkka in his position as "polemicist." He spoke at the College Republican Convention in July along with the House Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Bush campaigner leader Karl Rove and more members of the Bush Cabinet and Congress.