If the power elites didn’t need the consent of the public to rule, they wouldn’t have to lie constantly about their reasons for their wars on everyone.
as gore vidal said: i'm not a conspiracy theorist, i'm a conspiracy observer.
Friday, November 30, 2018
i've followed fred since i stumbled across him years ago, and in this piece i suspect he firmly nails it all to the wall;
I have followed China’s development, its stunning advance in forty
years from impoverished Third World to a huge economy, its rapid
scientific progress. Coming from nowhere it now runs neck and neck with
the US in supercomputes, does world-class work in genetic engineering
and genomics (the Beijing Genomics Institute), quantum computing and
quantum radar, in scientific publications. It lags in many things, but
the speed of advance, the intense focus on progress, is remarkable.
Recently, after twelve years away, I returned for a couple of weeks
to Chungdu and Chong Quing, which I found amazing. American patriots of
the lightly read but growly sort will bristle at the thought that the
Chinese may have political and economic systems superior to ours, but,
well, China rises while the US flounders. They must be doing something
In terms of economic systems, the Chinese are clearly superior.
China runs a large economic surplus, allowing it to invest heavily in
infrastructure and in resources abroad. America runs a large deficit.
China invests in China, America in the military. China’s infrastructure
is new, of high quality, and growing. America’s slowly deteriorates.
China has an adult government that gets things done. America has an
essentially absentee Congress and a kaleidoscopically shifting cast of
pathologically aggressive curiosities in the White House.
America cannot compete with a country far more populous of
more-intelligent people with competent leadership and the geographic
advantage of being in Eurasia. Washington’s choices are either to start a
major war while it can, perhaps force the world to submit through
sanctions, or resign itself to America’s becoming just another country.
Given the goiterous egos inside the Beltway Bubble, this is not