Oh, the genocidal US regime does have ideals. Pretty ingrained ones too.Empires like the Mughals at least fought for Islam. Even the Spanish at least fought for Catholicism. US imperialism is unique in that its purely for selfish aims without ideal. It explains why the culture is so dumbed down.
EDIT: I forgot. US imperialism does have some concept of higher ideals. Pushing cultural Marxist globohomo is US imperialism's concept of having ideals.
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