I don't recall anyone among them raising a fist against the Dictator and Dictatress
. In fact, no one among them opposes the transfer of Macoy's remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, from where I sit.
These policies led to Adams prescient thoughts on the empire, that "by enlisting under other banners than her ownC*the fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to forceC*.She might become the dictatress
of the world." During this era of the creation of the Monroe Doctrine, more contradictions rose, as "The more forcefully [Monroe] demanded the abolition of colonization, the more difficult it became to divorce the expansion of U.S.
to too daunting a task of promoting its model abroad would imply, as John Quincy Adams had pointed it out, sending her on a perpetual quest for monsters, eventually transforming the country in the dictatress
of the world.
to have been; Earth's chief dictatress
, Ocean's lovely Queen But Rome decayed, and Athens strewed the plain, And Tyre's proud piers lie shattered in the main; (999-1004)
Though Bush's strategy to protect the United States is strongly reminiscent of Adams' original strategy in the early days of the Republic, Adams himself worried that eternally pushing the US security frontiers outward would eventually produce an America that became "the dictatress
of the world." Although the Bush Administration's purpose is benign--to secure liberty throughout the world--there is a certain arrogance, Gaddis writes, about insisting that one nation's security depends on the security of everyone else.