Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Empire & Its Big Steaming Piles

By Chris Rossini

It's never enough for The Empire. For the last 100 years, it has been devouring everything in sight, and it can't stop.

When it comes to foreign adventures, there are piles of U.S. bases everywhere, piles of U.S. troops everywhere. Piles of casualties, piles of injuries, piles of military suicides, and piles of taxpayer money flying in every direction. Billions are "lost" by the Pentagon. Billions are "lost" by the State Dept. No one knows where the money went (wink, wink), and frankly no one really cares.

Trillions have been lost in a pleathora of failed wars and "police actions" and new ones are being planned and taken on without a hitch. Vietnam? North Korea? Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya?

Never happened!....Let's move on to Russia & Iran!

The military-industrial complex gets just about everything that it wants. They must be shaking their heads in disbelief at how easy it is. The American public is in a hazy fog. It's all just numbers at this point: billions, trillions, zillions...

And still...and still...it's not enough for the Neocons. Bill Kristol is sick of the "war-weariness" and is hoping for a real leader to appear someday, a real knight in shining armor to whip up the war fever!


Then there is the other side of equation...Let's move away from the war machine for a minute.

The Fed now routinely creates trillions of dollars out-of-thin-air. There are piles of "excess reserves," piles of unimaginable debt, piles of "toxic assets," piles of malinvestments, piles of unemployed, and piles of welfare recipients.

And still...and still...it's not enough for the Keynesians. Paul Krugman wants more QE. It's never big enough. Inflation is too low. The Fed needs to raise its inflation target!

Just like the military-industrial complex, the banksters get just about everything they want. The first TARP was $700 billion. What the next one will be? The banksters must be shaking their heads in disbelief at how easy it is. Once again, the American public is in a hazy fog....billions, trillions, zillions, what's the difference?

I'm going to let Tom Friedman of the New York Times sum up the psychosis for you.

Here's his take:
If we want to do more nation-building abroad, then we have to come together on a plan to do more nation-building at home first — including infrastructure investment, replacing income and corporate taxes with a carbon tax, a major new push for both energy efficiency and properly extracted natural gas, skill-building and immigration reform and gradual long-term fiscal rebalancing. That’s how we build our muscle and weaken Putin’s.

What is most scary to me about the world today is the fact that we are doing neither smart nation-building abroad to make the world more stable nor smart nation-building at home to make America more resilient and strong. We need both to be safe. We need more leverage from nation-building at home to have the staying power to lift others, but we also need those foreigners to provide a solid, unified foundation so our leverage can work.
It's not enough...anywhere!

The Empire can't stop, and it's terminally ill.

It's fast turning much of the populated Earth into one big steaming pile.



Chris Rossini is on Twitter


11 comments:

  1. As Philip Dick said, the empire never ended.

    ". . .we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups. . .I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power."

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  2. Most people are dumb animals. Too stupid to see reality for what it is, They desperately will hold onto The Great God Government like some religious fanatic and have not nor will they ever learn.

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  3. It's our party we can do what we want (no drama)
    It's our party we can say what we want (Money will made)
    It's our party we can crush who we want
    We can kill who we want
    We can say what we want

    It's our party we can do what we want
    It's our party we can say what we want
    It's our party we can crush who we want
    We can kill who we want
    We can say what we want

    Gold cups and sweaty bodies everywhere
    Hands in the air like we don't care
    'Cause we came to have so much fun now
    Bet somebody here might get some now

    If you're not ready to go home
    Can I get a "Hell, no!"? (Hell no)
    'Cause we're gonna go all night
    'Til we see the sunlight, alright

    So la da di da di
    We like to party
    Dancing in DC
    Doing whatever we want
    This is our house
    This is our rules

    And we can't stop
    And we won't stop
    Can't you see it's we who own the night?
    Can't you see it's we who run this life?

    And we can't stop
    And we won't stop
    We run things, things don't run we
    Don't leave nothing for nobody
    Yeah, yeah

    It's our party we can do what we want
    It's our party we can say what we want
    It's our party we can crush who we want
    We can kill who we want
    We can say what we want

    To my home girls here with the big butt
    Shaking it like we at a strip club
    Remember only God can judge ya
    Forget the haters 'cause somebody loves ya
    And everyone in line in the bathroom
    Trying to get a line in the bathroom
    We all so turned up here
    Getting turned up, yeah, yeah

    So la da di da di
    We like to party
    Dancing in DC
    Doing whatever we want
    This is our house
    This is our rules

    And we can't stop
    And we won't stop
    Can't you see it's we who own the night?
    Can't you see it's we who run this life?

    And we can't stop
    And we won't stop
    We run things, things don't run we
    Don't leave nothing for nobody
    Yeah, yeah

    It's our party we can do what we want
    It's our party we can say what we want
    It's our party we can crush who we want
    We can kill who we want
    We can say what we want

    It's our party we can do what we want to
    It's our house we can crush who we want to
    It's our world we can kill if we want to
    It's my mouth I can say what I want to
    Say yeah, yeah, yeah, ehh

    And we can't stop, yeah
    And we won't stop, oh
    Can't you see it's we who own the night?
    Can't you see it's we who run this life?

    And we can't stop
    And we won't stop
    We run things, things don't run we
    Don't leave nothing for nobody
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ehh

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    1. No. Just...no!

      The spawn of BRCyrus is just...evil. So, no. Vapid twat.

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  4. "The first TARP was $700 million."

    Ironic typo, but it was $700 billion.

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  5. I think "Nation Building" at home shows how wrong "Nation Building" abroad is. Just look at how many failures government driven nation building at home has caused, the Urban Renewal failures, the multiple efforts at school reform, the use of Infrastructure projects to pay off cronies, etc etc.

    Now imagine the problems doing Nation Building in other countries where we don’t know the language, the economy, the politics, the religions, the history and the work being supervised by outsiders who will only be in the country for a year or two before they rotate back to the US.

    If the government does not have a good record of Nation Building in the US it would be far worse in other countries where the US lacks knowledge.

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  6. JT out of BarrowMay 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    An empire is supposed to loot its colonies to enrich their own citizens.
    Amerika loots its own citizens to enrich their colonies.
    .
    Exceptional indeed.
    .
    (F*ck Harvard).

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  7. Government's would F up a cold beer.

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    1. Yeah, well they tried to prohibit it during the 1920s and look what happened. All government does is destroy, distort, and pervert. How superstitious can people be?

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