reply to post by GarrusVasNormandy
Putin is a gangster. His government is an oligarchy. And I don't think there's a great deal wrong with that because he's proven himself capable of
being a decent leader, somewhat sane, and reasonable.
If there is a line to draw, however blurry it may be, it's visible when people go on self righteous dogma rallying people to their need to "purify"
something. We can take a case study with Rick Santorum, Ahmadinejad, and Hitler. Just watch how they talk and rally. There is an essence to them. I
cannot explain it. It's just a niche people fall into that, because of its very nature, is readily identifiable with some subjectivity.
So much as I know Iraq is still nationalist and still owns its oil. I know companies like Halliburton suffered a great deal in the long run because of
failed policies in Iraq and investigations.
Fact is their own shortsightedness always gets them more losses than gains, no matter how much corruption and special interest gets involved. Take BP
for example. Stocks are down multi billion dollars, and falling. Just can't justify taking risks that these guys do. They will kill themselves in the
It's pretty sad, but you're going to see the complete opposite before your utopia. These things do have a pattern to them. Before your utopia, you
will see the rise of a World Union which will look and act shockingly similar to the Roman Empire, and like the Roman Empire will fall into civil war
half a dozen times before it starts recognizing its own identity and finally becomes your utopia. But before then, you'll see unionization of the
army, politicization of the corporation, and ultimately feudal corporatism mixed with military governance. Eventually, in say a century, the redrawn
borders and generals will start civilizing, taking sides, and building for themselves a more perfect union of the world. But not in your life time.
The Christianization of China, secularization of America, and Anglicization of many 3rd world countries certainly won't help in the short term for
peace, but in the long term will help all see greater commonality.
Of course that's assuming the future. But if a utopia is the end goal, what I said is a logical plausible path to it. In all likelihood the Year 2112
will be a lot like the year 1912 and 2012. Same as usually.
edit on 3-8-2012 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)
3-8-2012 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)