You just don't get it. You don't want to get it. If what you believe were true, you should be able to provide something more current. But you have been unable to do so. As has been repeatedly pointed out to you, Butler wrote about his experiences which occurred more than a century ago. Those experiences are no longer relevant to your thesis. Assuming everything Butler wrote about were true, it doesn't mean the world hasn't changed. The world has changed, and changed dramatically. The US set up a democratic government in the Philippines and withdrew. The United States gave the the Philippine nation its independence. The Philippines is no longer American territory as it was during Butler's life time. Butler lived during a time of racial segregation, before the civil rights movement. Why are you so unable to realize things have changed? ...probably because your reality crumbles in the light of truth and reason. I don't know how to make this more simple for you. But I will try. Just because slavery was once legal in the United States, it doesn't follow that slavery is legal today in the US. Just because Butler perceived US imperialism a century ago, it doesn't mean that imperialism exists today.