17 November 2009

Thinkin' 'bout the economy.

I used to say that George W. Bush wasn't going to be outdone by his father who saw the collapse of one of the world's two superpowers, Dubya was going to make sure the other one collapsed.

Of course, people have been predicting the demise of the United States before the Declaration of Independence, let alone the Treaty of Paris.

What gets me off on this topic is that a few mornings back, I awoke to a story about China studying and preparing for the decline of US power. I would have preferred a more definite story on this, but I found the possibility quite intriguing.

I mean you have to remember that the question “How would you carry out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor?” appeared on every final exam for each graduating class of Japan’s Naval Academy from 1931 until the actual attack. So, there is a precedent for not so sneak attacks catching the US unprepared.

I have to thank il principe for the term weapons of mass distraction media since as per usual, the yanks are too distracted by wedge issues and irrelevancies to see what is happening right in front of their noses. That is that the Chinese are the people propping up the US economy.

Sure, this seems a bit like the episode of Spooks I watched last night (S7e5) where the British economy is on the brink of collapse. On the other hand, that episode raised a lot of the issues, such as running an economy based upon debt, that I talk about here.

There is a seriously mixed rant here at the inability of the American people to see through the bullshit handed to them by the media and politicians. Worse, they are easily misled by special interest groups such as the NRA, Americans for Quality and Affordable Healthcare, pro-life, and so on that keep them in a panic about everything except what really is happening.

The funny thing is that the next invasion may happen by stealth. It will be undetected until the coup has happened. By that time, it will be too late for anything to be done.