posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 08:29 AM
Your declaration "America has taken over the World," ignores the fact that it already has substantially done that.
Now consider the purported reasons nations do things, such as "we are under attack, or will be after the dominoes fall, you must rise to patriotic
duty," verses what really happens during war. For example since media consolidation in the 1996 telecommunications act, and the disappearence of
dissenting voices to the corporate party line, you now do not care that gasoline is through the roof due to the Iraqi war.
For one the military consumes 60 per cent of the oil and more during war. For another all that juicy oil in Iraq is not feeding your Hummer, it is
actually about controlling the spigot. Yes all of this, the future war is about the shut down spigot and turning it on when the monopoly dictates. Not
having "tinpot dictators," selling oil at market prices and making them fall appropriately is the reason, not obtaining the oil like all the stupid
protesters tell you.
Now do you get it, everything Thomas PM Barnett says is about consolidating a monopoly and charging at the threshold of tolerence for oil, and your
media is like dental novacaine, not a sensitizing agent of fair social changes. Naturally oil is actually not everything, you have other ways for
energy that are not developed until the monopoly figures out a way to strangle you with all those free energy devices.
You are no longer outraged, now go to sleep like a good slave, and let me enjoy this giant mansion, estate, swimming pool, and car collection. Also I
have to double my bloated portfolio soon, do you want to buy a bridge in Brooklyn?
[edit on 13-2-2005 by SkipShipman]