China Displacing U.S. ?!

Sadly the U.S. is still trapped in a military mind set. The rest of the globe is thinking and doing economic things. Our job failure is part of this pattern. We have good military people killing or being killed — and committing suicide. As I have said before, we seem now to be substituting Islam for the old Soviet Union.

Our pols are in disarray on both these issues. And Obama seems overwhelmed by them. No wonder. He inherited our next potential depression and has not the time or energy to take all problems in. There is no way to threaten China into treating its workers fairly so that their goods sell to Americans in the discount stores while Americans are terrified (or gloating if super rich) over our national disaster in the making.

I could say much more, but those of us who follow the facts rather than playing opinion games know what I am saying here. We should be putting our people to work repairing our infrastructures rather than wasting monies on pointless wars.

China is not so dumb. It has us hooked and is threatening doing us in — or in fact doing that already. See Chomsky below.


China’s Growing Independence and the New World Order
By Noam Chomsky

Chinese leaders are unlikely to be impressed by such [U.S. warnings], the language of an imperial power desperately trying to cling to authority it no longer has.

Of all the “threats” to world order, the most consistent is democracy, unless it is under imperial control, and more generally, the assertion of independence. These fears have guided imperial power throughout history.

In South America, Washington’s traditional backyard, the subjects are increasingly disobedient. Their steps toward independence advanced further in February with the formation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which includes all states in the hemisphere apart from the U.S. and Canada.

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“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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