posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 09:30 AM
Originally posted by Octavius Maximus
Well what if we said the US was planning to take over the rest of the world by force?
It has the largest army as you say
Its training a mercenary army in the Middle east, as you say.
And it is selling weapons and missile defence shields to other countries, while still keeping their access codes.
You need to read a bit of imperial and colonial history in this regard. The US was a late comer in the colonial game, but it was the first imperial
power to recognize that Economic rule had far better rewards than direct Colonial rule through military presence. On top of that, you take a bit of
the thunder out of revolutionary causes when you give them the political democracy they demand.* It makes no sense for the US to rule the world with
military presence, both in the military sense, and the economic sense. It would take a substancial ammount of resources and troops to suppress the
people of the world, especially when they people of different countries Unite and open up more than one front of attack.
That is why throughout US history, US leaders have been in a bid for World economic monopoly. Seeing as China is climbing up the ladder currently, I
forsee Capital finance jumping ship and using China in the same fashion that they used the US.
*I'd like to note at this junction that because an imperialist power hands of the rule of the country to the people, does not mean they actually
grant the people the power to change the way to countries weath and property is organized. Generally what happens is the Imperial power give over
something known as proceedural democracy (IE the process of voting (proceedural democracy has limited substance in the way of influencing policy))
while maintaining a strangle hold on the policy making bodies of the country. The imperial power makes sure its interests are protected at all times,
regardless of what is being voted on. In this fashion, what they have done is given a country a showcase democracy, where little if any actual
democratic changes occur. Meanwhile, the direct economic benefits of that showcase country, go right into the coffers of the imperialist government.