"I couldn't sleep on the 18 hours non-stop flight from Singapore to Newark, NJ. I was thinking about what's waiting for me after landing. I was going back to the city which I knew intimately. But I was also going back to New York - the city seen by many as the center of an unjust economic order which was destroying large parts of the impoverished world. Were New Yorkers victims or victimizers, or both?"
Andre Vltchek gives his interesting and layered answer to this question about the American Empire and its beleaguered subjects.
(Essay link above.)