posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 04:52 AM
America's single greatest asset is money. Money wins wars, money spurs scientific research, money is the single most powerful resource in the
Money can be devalued in a heart beat. All's you have to do to crush the dollar is start trading oil in Euros on a massive scale. WHY do you think
the Feds not only 'look the other way' but break about a dozen rules on free trade and laissez faire commercial activities to make sure OUR
companies develop natural resources, for OUR first-lick exploitation, world wide?
It's because if the American Economy collapses, politicians will be blamed and powerless to shift that blame elsewhere. One of the major faults of a
democratic society built on a Constitution which begins 'all men created equal' blah blah blah, is that we can't just go out and TAKE what we need
to as an Empire that assures it's own resource access (and thus control of trade values through transport costs and industrial oil fiat currencyism)
And the whole world is watching us bleed out, secretly giggling at the notion that 'if we don't play nice, they won't have to pretend to like us,
but if we do, they can steal us blind using our own system against us'.
When you think about the fact that the state of California has between the 6th and 10th (depending on which statistics you believe) largest economy in
the World and that's just one of the 50 states, it gives some idea of just how much financial resource exists in the US.
SOCIETAL WEALTH that is built on disproportionate consumerist trade only works so long as you keep the slaves in East Asia from becoming a generic
consumer class on their own.
It is already too late to keep that from happening in China.
If America collapsed into recession and secession to ensure 'local currency values' (what little is left to us is being sold away by NAFTA and other
WTO driven insanities, independent nation states could shut that down and 'screw federally signed treaties'), the Chinese would take a _small_ hit
but inside 20 years they would be dominant as their own 'closed loop' (home production ensures a consumerist society and forget things like eco-wise
controls on pollution or 'free trade').
As is, they will completely replace us in a decade.
And then we will see how 'valuable' American money really is.
My own opinion is that capitalism for it's own sake requires such a disproportionate level of labor:profit (more junk-jobs must be created to support
a few good ones making the few rich and the many into wage slaves in a 'service' economy) leveraging that it is like feeding a tape worm which
eventually becomes so big that you CAN'T feed it fast enough.
As such, we need to REALIZE that what drove _enduring_ historical Empires to maintain their position was the creation of a slave class in which
'labor was free'. Since we are again blocked from that route at the human level by the hypocrisy of the Civil War and our own Constitution; we need
to create an android equivalent system which effectively (by efficiency state) destroys all assumptions of what 'a good days work' is all about.
Forget education. Forget defense. Survivable nations exist based on efficiency of their labor:profit systems.
To insist on a policy of 'the cream rise to the top' only ensures that the other 70% of the curds-and-whey underneath them spoil in a degraded
social position and that WILL destroy this nation as the megawealthy become ever more so and the middle class effectively disappears.
Unfortunately, the greatest obstacle to such a simple realization is two fold:
The common folk. Who will have to face down and acknowledge our utter obsolescence as a societal work force. We don't want to do the scut jobs and
so lax immigration serves to import ethnic slave labor which defacto replaces us in place (until their kids are equally spoiled and the process
Societal Stress inherent to an instinctive realization of inefficient and thus unsurvivable labor:profit ratio induces major increases in birth rates
in all but the upper classes. Continued population bloom will thus SEEM to emphasize the 'old ways' of a job for everyone, even if it is at
McDonalds at an unliveable minimum wage. Furthermore, since overpopulation is the worlds greatest problem overall and the easiest way to solve this
is not to live more eco-wise but simply to have /fewer total people/, you also have to convince the 'the proletariat' to give up their one
individual freedom: to make babies. NEEEEEVER gonna happen dude. And so we are literally screwed, by our own everything-for-nothing natures.
2. The Ruling Elite.
The ones who should lead by example but can't because they have so much more to lose that any sacrifice seems pathetic. If you replace national
governance on a 'trade and diplomacy' basis of world domination with one in which a much reduced population of 60-100 million people don't NEED a
disproportionate amount of resource access (and don't pollute the biosphere accordingly), those who represent that governing institution 'by class'
again lose power if not a reason to exist in all their layered bureaucratic glory.
And you all KNOW that yielding of power to change ain't /never/ gonna happen. Because the very personalities involved are those which WE endorse as
a staticist bulwark against scary-alteration of the status quo.
Thus, from both sides of the ruled and ruling aisle there is a definitive attitude that NOTHING which could save us will EVER do so. In particular as
a technologic solution which will never be allowed to be nearer than '20 years out' from developmental exit and societal implementation (hydrogen
fuel cells having been postulated as 'less than two decades away' since the 1960s for instance).
No cheap, miniaturized, power. No robots in the original czech sense.
And this in turn **guarantees** that when the worm turns and becomes dragon-on-top, we will have NOTHING to answer the 'Asian view of the New World
Order'. As an independent culture.
To which I can only say, _forget_ Globalization. If the legacy our children inherit is that of runaway capitalism and a society ruled by
international trade laws, we have NOTHING to look forward to as _Americans_. The basis of our cultural escape from Europe was NOT religion but rather
leaving a feudalistic, class driven, powerless political-economic existence.
MONEY is not the damn answer to that eternal problem of too much top weight to breathe. Because MONEY is what makes that weight into an immoveable
inertia of existence.
If it was anything else, we would be doing a helluva lot more to ensure that said currency didn't flow, one way, to pay for slave economics
consumerism in someone else' new frontier. At the cost of our own massive debt.
Ignore the facts set out above and we are setting ourselves up to be right back where we started as vassals to a slave state. And thus being so
egalitarianistically interested in exporting ourselves for the good of others that we empower them to obliterate US. We The People. IS A BAD
WE are the one who started the _Humanist Revolution_. We must make sure that WE are the ones who survive to benefit from the metamorphic change.