American colonizing strategy was less brutal than the Dutch, French, British, Japanese... it uses gentle persuasion and the culture industry to sell "democratic ideals", "free enterprise", and "individualism". It uses the globalization of culture and gunboat diplomacy as a twin engine of colonization. While the United States sets military bases all over the world, it also install consumerized cultures the world over; cultures that are created out of the American underclass marketed as "new wave", "new genre", or new this or that -- from blues to bebop, dooh wop to disco and death metal. One good example below is the Disco wave of the 1970s that originated perhaps from the subculture of the working class Italians in Brooklyn New York, as suggested by the movie makers. Many can identity with John Travolta who now (together with Tom Cruise) is a follower of The Church of Scientology.