I was reading this entry « A return to Politics « on the Taste The Happy! blog. And I started to reply in Monkeyaker’s comments, but I saw it was getting rather large and since I’ve been remiss in my own duties … here’s a new entry and reply 8-)P
The US of A is built up on a false economic model.
While exploitation is definitively part of that model – the real mechanism that powers the economy is war.
Without war, the US economy begins to falter and collapse under it’s own weight. Simply look at the last 50 years to see the evidence of that. So, the question is not “why is the US using the power we have to destroy other societies” since the answer to that is “to ensure the economy continues to gather momentum and make money”. Thus the real question is why make money when you already have it?
Because the US actually does not have it …
As of 2000 the “white house” owed a lot of money. The National Debt was $USD 5,674,178,209,886.86!! The Bush government was borrowing $1.9 Billion dollars a day to simply “stay afloat”. The “war” slowed that down, kicking in more employment (soldiers as an example), kicking up the manufacturing industries (to make ordinance as another example) and generally allowing the processes to kick start the flow on effects that will get the economy moving.
So, has the war achieved its objective? Well, it has been partially successful. The national debt is only sitting at $USD 8,548,886,400,560 today and only growing at a rate of $1.6 Billion a day.
So, the next question is “why is this allowed?” … well, it’s sort of like a mutual suicide pact among the world economic players.
See. the other players are creditors to the US … and that means that they are in a situation where their money is useless. Why? If the US of A cannot pay that loan and goes “bankrupt” … well, the great big IOU the creditor holds is as worthless as soiled toilet paper.
As long as none of the creditors actually calls in the IOU (which is at this stage of the game an unpayable loan) then Americans get to consume much more than they can make or pay for – while China, India, South America and other “cheap labour” players get to expand production and jobs at beyond what their own populations can consume.
It’s a global balance of financial terror.
If someone blinks, every debt bomb blows up at once and the great depression will look like a little cry.
So. There you have it.
The US of A – a great illusion. The illusion of money, the illusion of democracy (hello people – you’re actually a republic – look it up sometime!), the illusion of power and the illusion of grandeur.
The US is nothing but a great big bully who managed to swipe some credit cards, load up with some fancy suits and cars, bully the smaller rich kids from old families and started acting like they ran the place … and the sad part is, people let them.
So, my little monkeyaker, do not go gentle into that good night! Rage, rage against the dying of the light! Though wise men at their end know dark is right, because their words had forked no lightning they do not go gentle into that good night …
One last thing. I despise people who have a go at people who speak out about these topics … as much as those that go on about the “other evils of the world” like “communism” or “Islamiah” (or Muslims to you uneducated lot).
I especially despise it because you people don’t have a fu$&ing clue … do me a favour (all of you!) read the damn Manifesto or the Qu’ran and then come back with some form of intelligent debate other than stupid throw away lines like:
- “They hate freedom”
I mean Seriously, who the fu$& hates freedom? What a ludicrous thing to say!
- “They are evil”
Err, really? Based on what? The fact they don’t orgasm everytime says “America”?
- That age old classic of “you’re just part of the hate America crowd”
No, I like America, it’s pretty!
I even like quite a few citizens of the US of A … almost as many as I like from Canada or Mexico!
I just don’t like xenophobic, bigoted, uneducated, overly patriotic, mindless drones … nor the governments that wield power with that same lack-of-thought!
Or whatever other damned stupid thing you come up with this week …
It’ll be nice to have some intelligent conversation on this topic rather than the mindless, flag flying, card carrying, “lobotomised by the patriotic brainwashing education system” dribble I normally hear.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid …