According to American legend, on July 4, 1776 the U.S. was formed when 13 colonies of the British Empire declared independence from that empire. Looking back at the Declaration of Independence, it seems like their gripes were trivial and self-serving.
The eventual loss of the Colonies did not set the British Empire back very much. The British were a cruel, barbaric and greedy people. They just kept pillaging and raping until they owned about 1/3 of the world by 1900. Eventually the Empire fell apart as a byproduct of World War II and the twin rise of communism and the United States new model global empire.
With the exception of Iran, no nation has been able to successfully declare independence from the U.S.A. without teaming up with the communists. Britain and the European states have basically become a pack of U.S. trained dogs.
In Africa, Asia and the Americas a dictator can grasp power, or people can have an election, but if the U.S.A. does not approve, someone is going to die and be replaced by a U.S.-approved puppet. Mostly this is done through economic power, but the U.S. military is always ready to kill a few hundred to a few million people if that is what it takes to line up a pro-U.S. government. Anti-U.S. governments (and rebel groups) are automatically labeled terrorists. Another U.S. lapdog, the United Nations (U.N.) routinely rubber-stamps American decisions.
The world would be a better place if the people of its various nations would show a little backbone and set up their own governments. There are a lot of gray areas, but the only nations independent of the U.S. empire at this point seem to be Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. U.S. resources are strained, so a friendly neutrality is tolerated in a number of nations.
As I have analyzed in prior posts, ordinary American people don't benefit any more from the American Empire. It costs more in tax dollars than it provides. A few ruling class families like the Bush clan and the Goldman and Stanford gangs do well, but that does not help the average American citizen.
Yesterday President Barack Obama said that the U.S. annual federal budget deficit has been halved since he came into office. What a pile of crap. It is a huge deficit compared to any time in the history of the U.S. except the first year of the Great Recession, 2008, and Obama's first year in office, 2009. Sure, when you have run up over $17 trillion in debt, another half trillion a year may seem minor. But its not. The federal government is bankrupt. Only foolish investors who are willing to lend it vast sums of money at low interest rates are hiding that fact.
The feds are running out of money to repair highways in August. Our vast military structure, (including Homeland Security and the pension payments for 100 years of war) now sucks up almost all of the regular federal budget (aside from Social Security collection and payments).
Sure, revolt is painful. Your own leaders will try to suppress you, and if they fail they will ask the U.S. to send in drones and advisors and perhaps ground troops. But if enough countries revolt at the same time, you will find the U.S. won't be able to do much. Defeating nations one at a time (or installing puppets one at a time) is the key to imperial success.
America is now as weak as Great Britain was in the 1950s. Who knows when there will be another opportunity this ripe? Declare independence now. Don't wait for instructions.
And know that many Americans are tired of our ruling class and their imperial games. We too are waiting for an opportunity to cast them off and free ourselves from their yoke.