Sunday, April 10, 2011

someone who really nails it...

every now and then you run across a comment from someone on some web comment board that just nails the current situation in a few words -- and this is one from bravo!

by Paul Bogdanich
on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 00:26
You say U.S.A. R.I.P.
If you mean USA the Imperial Power then you are correct. Were it not for what we have spent since 1964 on the military the budget deficit would be about 5% of its current size. That's another analysis that is seldom if ever presented. If one tracks debt owed to the public and defense expenses they roughly track each other over the last 40 years. Anyway unless and until one decides to disolve the Empire there is no way to balance the budget which is the problem here. The choice is go big or go home and a lot of people would rather go big than give up on the idea that we dominate the World and everything in it. This would mean more wars where we behave more brashly, drop the democracy bullshit and make the conquered territories pay for what it cost to conquer and occupy them by outright stealing their resources and starving the surplus population. Kind of like what the Israelis do with the Palestinians. That's the current danger and I see no reason to believe that our current "leaders" won't go down that path. They will of course need an excuse to change the political climate and make people forget all this human rights clap trap but this population is dumb enough and bloodthirsty enough where that should not be too much of a problem.

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