posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 12:43 AM
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
American Imperialism had a run during the beginning of each century, the one for this century is just beginning. A middle-eastern colony? Then a
South American one? Never an African one to date, but who knows what the future holds.
I'm a bit paranoid sometimes, but I really think that there are more than a few world leaders out there right now who are looking at Africa with 100+
years foresight and planning to move in once the locals are thinned out enough from AIDS.
Let me point out an added bonus to the growing South Asian empire that America is building; once Syria and Iran are taken, there will be a solid wall
of US controlled states barring Russia and China from Africa. All America will have to do then is back the India economically and militarily to use
them as protectors of the sea route, and America would then only be contending with the EU in Africa. I see America then trying to make inroads with
France, the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria- Eastern Europe can't be in the Russian or EU camp or it opens too much competition (unless of course
America goes nuts conquering Northern Africa, but I dont see direct conquest as the likely means to be taken.)
Colonies aren't what they used to be at all. It's wierd. It used to be that you made the colony a part of the empire and created an economy by
trading finished goods for natural resources. As an added bonus your colony was a recruiting ground for the military and a military base.
These days you can't rape a colony for resources, so all you can do is bag all the government contract work for that nation for your companies. Money
comes out but doesn't go back in and the colonies wont be viable for very long. Of course thats how America has always done it- just look at Haiti.
The rest of the world is probably like "what the heck are you people doing?" but thats just our style for some reason. You also can't build much of
a military in a modern colony because they are always resisiting you. You aren't allowed to really crack down on a colony anymore.
Truth be told, colonialism isn't a nationalist enterprise anymore. We are taking a step backwards to the days when armies and empires were the
playthings of royalty and worked only to the advantage of the elite. Halliburton and Raytheon are making out like bandits while America pays through
the nose. Donald Rumsfeld isn't as dumb as he acts either- he's trying to get fired so he can go back to the private sector and buy stock in those