One of the biggest problems in failing to learn from history is people like the leaders of the US and the Neocons lead the nation into yet another fiasco, failure and more death, destruction and economic harm. If I had to sum up all I know and reduce it to two sentences it would be these. America has a major public relations problem due to failed leadership and a defective business plan. Additionally, regardless of what Washington DC thinks they are not qualified to lead even America, much less the rest of the world.
That is their underlying agenda they hide behind all of the double-speak, weasel words, photo ops and contrived policies... and worst of all the outright premeditated lies. All for the Glory of the American Empire and it has failed and is entering its final death throes live on international TV and every media outlet regardless of form.
High-minded DC phrases like ‘The Grand Chessboard’ or ‘geostrategic imperatives’ are reduced down to meaningless drivel when this simple fact is looked at for what it is. The US agenda is not about democracy or freedom; it is about subjugation and control on who gets to line their pockets at the expense of everyone else. The corporatization of government is by its very definition fascism; not democracy, not freedom or liberty.
I am not looking forward to hearing all of the whining, histrionics and finger pointing of blame that will emanate out of Washington DC as they attempt to do the Post Game Show and pretend it is not the Post-Mortem Autopsy of how they killed America. That having to face a rightfully angry US citizenry might totally redefine the psychological clinical diagnosis of transference to avoid being recognized as the doers that killed America due to greed, malfeasance and wall-to-wall nitwits in Congress and the White House.
One of the mottos I have used during my professional career can best be cited as a quote from the bestseller book “Megatrends” by John Naisbitt in the early 1980’s.
“It is impossible to have strategic planning in the absence of strategic vision.”
America has one broken record agenda and it is a failed business plan with no strategic vision that is honorable. They have no worthy strategic vision or even a functional business plan. Once the fear of communism evaporated they busily went to work to create the next boogeyman as Islamism and vilifying an entire religion that possessed vast reserves of oil and natural gas in other non-Christian nations.
That dovetailed so well into the Zionist Israel desires that even the Christians forgot what ‘thou shalt not kill’ means and just blindly followed the evil.
They prove that every day in Washington DC and mix it up with so many lies and intentional misstatements of fact that the average American mistakenly thinks it is just the routine bipartisan bickering of Left versus Right, Democrat versus Republican. As they proved in Afghanistan everything has to be a secret. As they proved in Iraq they are not averse to just making things up and falsifying facts and intelligence to start a completely contrived Unjust War of aggression.
I wish that Left – Right bickering is all there was to it but… it is a cloak for a much darker agenda that has also failed and has wrecked what once was a great nation worthy of being looked up to as a beacon of freedom and liberty. In current form, America is evolving to be one of the least free nations on the face of this planet and there is a reason that is so.
The Neocons, the Zionists, the Fascists that have seized power want it that way and they frankly could not care less about your life, health, financial security, liberty or freedom. They broke the engines of progress and job creation to chase after an unattainable goal.
They forgot that in this post-USSR world there are now multipolar factions including EU, South America, China, Russia and India. This is no longer a unipolar world where the USA has the right to pretend to be the Boy Scout that offers to protect everyone else from communism. The USA is no longer the sole Superpower and their lack of progress as such in Afghanistan and Iraq raises the question if it ever was a Superpower worthy of such designation.
They have plenty of firepower in the form of agendas and political lies, but the military Shock & Awe and trillions of dollars blown on nothing leaves a lot open to question about the sanity or lack thereof in Washington DC. I wonder at times if any of them can even read a map or have even the foggiest clue what the words failure and bankrupt mean.
They just re-labeled the enemy and kept pushing in the wrong direction.
Einstein is credited with the quote that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” According to that genius and quote it is reasonable to deduce that Washington DC is truly insane because they do the same things over and over again and get the same result of failure.
For all of this talk about democracy, self-determination, rule of law and freedom being American values, the USA really does not stand for any of those lofty ideals any more. The moral compass of America wanders around just about everywhere except True North and is nothing to hold upon high or emulate.
I hear plenty of ‘DC Speak’ about corruption in foreign lands, but barely any looking into the mirror to come to grips with the corruption right there in DC, Wall Street, major corporations, etc.
There is no threat to America in Ukraine, South China Sea, and the Caspian Basin or anywhere else that DC deems it needs to stick their nose and opinions into the matter. There is no nationally strategic interest whatsoever in most of the areas the US stirs things up because it cannot get its way.
The US tries to control the conversation to the point that merely saying ‘no’ as a God given right gets a nation or person labeled a terrorists by these terrorists in Washington DC.
The late Will Rogers made many funny and cute remarks about Washington DC. It was from watching and paying attention that he became such an astute observer of the fallacy and folly that is Washington DC. It has reached the point that even the corniest of Carnival Shows is high level entertainment compared to what DC pretends is leadership.
It is legitimate and in fact a right of citizenship to question whether this person in the Oval Office and the 535 over on Capitol Hill can even lead hungry animals to food.
For all of their pomp, pretense and circumstance they forgot two valuable lessons from history. First, all glory is fleeting. Secondly, all empires collapse when their subjects realize that the promise of peace and freedom was a cruel hoax and at their expense as forfeiture of liberty, progress and financial security.
The USSR learned very fast when it was crumbling that there is no such thing as a little bit of freedom. Apparently the citizens of America are going to have to re-learn what freedom and liberty really mean for both are absent in America right now.
These are but a few of the many quotes Will Rogers is remembered for:
I found a post on an arcane blog that defines the problem very well as to how to really look at this nation named United States of America and thinks it is the definition of democracy and freedom:
“People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country. The data confirm this conclusion:
The categories of crime for armed attacks outside US treaty limits of law are:
Post-USSR, I agree that the greatest threat to peace and prosperity on the face of this planet is the United States of America as the agenda is put forth by Washington DC. The business plan is that broken, that failed, that futile to even keep up the lies any more pretending otherwise.
How do you feel about that America? That most of the rest of the world considers that Washington DC is the biggest threat to peace and prosperity on the face of this planet. Is that the national symbol, opinion or legacy you wish now rather than the Statue of Liberty that says on the main plaque written by the poet Emma Lazarus:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
The days that those words had real meaning have been dead for over 20 years. The past
Presidents and every Congress during the same period sold out such values and morals, for their own gain and their elite political backers and insiders. There has been a coup d’etat and happened while Americans were sitting on butts and watching the TV.
Most of the 6 billion plus people on this planet prefer the freedom they have in their own nation over the subjugation in the United States where it seems Americans no longer know the difference between tyranny and freedom / liberty. There is nothing about the ‘star spangled freedom’ America advertises that is any better than the other nations where freedom actually has more meaning now.
That is the simple fact of the matter and one that Americans need to come to grips with before it is too late.
Look around you America and see the decay and decrease in the quality of life for what it is. There is no outside threat to America that is responsible for that demise. The greatest threat the USA has are those enemies within our gates that perpetuate exactly what General Douglas MacArthur warned us about long ago. He stated two things that Americans need to pay very close attention to and recognize who the true enemies are:
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” General Douglas MacArthur
“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.” General Douglas MacArthur
Next time you see or hear the chest thumping about how great America is, see the facts as they are, not as DC wants you to believe. America is in very deep trouble due to the failures of Washington DC.
Afghanistan is a lost war as is Iraq. And… no America, we did not win the Vietnam War either. The petrodollar supremacy is ending and when that becomes fact of life the US quality of life will take a huge nose dive.
America is not the greatest nation on Earth anymore. It is 36th in math, 28th in science, 24th in literacy, leads the world in crime and percentage of people incarcerated per capita, has the largest debts and largest trade imbalances, and is producing less and less each year in terms of manufactured goods.
What America is definitely #1 in are debts, political lies, making up wars and instability, terrorism, and spending more time meddling in the affairs of other nations than fixing what is wrong with America.
The petrodollar is collapsing as more and more nations choose their sovereign right to trade in their own currencies. China has announced it is not in their best interest to hold so much in dollars and US Treasury bond debt with a nation that is fiscally irresponsible.
Many nations are now stock piling Euros and Chinese yuan and reducing their exposure to the continuous decline of the US dollar. Russia and China are trading direct in their own currencies as are India, UAE and many other nations that now see that the dollar decline has set in and nothing is going to change it until Washington DC changes. And… I mean real change, not the lip service and 4th rate theater DC calls leadership.
How do I define change it would take? Clean out the White House, the US Senate and US House. I do not think I would run out of fingers on my two hands as to how many of the 100 in the Senate and 435 in the House deserve a second chance. Wipe the slate clean, start over and come up with a business plan that works. The DC business plan you are looking at is a failure.
The late rock star Frank Zappa summed up the problem in one memorable quote:
“Politics is the entertainment division of the military – industrial complex.”
What is missing is a real political discourse about how deep the hole is and what it is going to take to fix what is wrong with America. I for one am not holding my breath because even as the next major election cycle is building up for another multi-billion dollar circus the potential candidates are already making the same mistakes that got America into this mess to begin with and already there is chest puffing, thumping and rhetoric about who the US is going to attack next.
The only thing DC needs to attack is itself and fix the huge mess they have made being such gutless wonders.
Get this into your head America. What is attacking and destroying America is the lack of leadership and its total disdain for the US Constitution, rule of law, your freedom, your liberty and the rights of peoples in other nations to choose what they want.
Most of them take a close look at America and now realize they have better ideas. The battle to fix America is within its 50 states, and purging what the real problems are starting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill.