posted on Jul, 6 2011 @ 09:41 AM
reply to post by Rockdisjoint
I agree with you that the Bush plan simply masked the economic woes and let them simmer on a back burner until the pot boiled over...but, the whole
theory of capitalism does lend itself to a good war every now and again. While I am not advocating war the simple reasoning is that
1. Unemployed become employed as soldiers (draft required really and we didn't do that)
2. Soldiers die so there are less unemployed.
3. Spoils of war (which we no longer take *really*, yes that is a heavily qualified response.
It was easier to see during Feudal Times and second and third sons. There wasn't anything for them to inherit so off they wentto war. If they won.
Excellent. New land for them and the crown. If they died. Fewer people at home squabbling over limited resources. TPTB have always had reasons for
war that include crowd control and wealth.
It sounds so callous because it is!
Basically everything (religion, economics, government) has become so buffet style that there are really fewer and fewer ways to determine which
systems work which ways and what would work now. We are trying everything and nothing all at the same time. Bernanke is a scholar of Depression Era
Economics. That would seem to be good. But, at the same time he was "lent" to Japan for the Asian crisis of the late 90's and then they
experienced their lost generation of no growth.
I will not really pretend to have an answer. But man, I wish we would do something. And, preferably something that didn't include a (yet another)
war. The last one wasn't played by capitalist rules and hurt us politically and economically.