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Friday, April 1, 2016

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IMPERIAL HISTORY

I complain a lot about our imperial government.  I despise the Yankee scum that forced the Confederacy into involuntarily staying in a Union they had voluntarily joined ( if there is any doubt as to the South’s legitimacy, recall that the Bill Of Rights confers the powers not specified to the Federal government onto the citizens and individual states, and there is nothing in the Constitution saying states may not leave the Union.  So it stands to reason to all but a lawyer that states may secede.  By the way, that junk guzzling demon hump Lincoln was a lawyer-and a bought and paid for one at that ).  If I was the praying sort I would beseech my deity to bribe Lucifer into reserving the very worst tortures for FDR, the bankers bitch who did more to destroy the country than anyone else.  The only thing I’ve ever said kindly about the federal government was that since they colonized the world under the guise of saving it, we the citizens had a much larger luxury pie to carve up before it began shrinking.  Yet, in all fairness, that isn’t the whole story of the FedGov.  All the scumbags and anal spelunkers were of course greedy and self serving and completely unconcerned how their deeds impacted  on humanity, but the growth of government has a logic all its own.  If the outside geopolitical forces had not allowed or encouraged it, odds are regardless of who was in power the Republic never would have been destroyed by turning itself into an empire. 

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This is not an apologists view of the growth of our Republic into an empire, it is merely an explanation.  It was inevitable, not because a few scumbag politicians hijacked a country ( all politicians are scumbags and should die but never will as they are as numerous and resilient as rats.  The “evil dudes triumphed over good dudes, and if we just elect a good dude all will be cool” story is a child’s nursery rhyme used to pacify the uneducated ) but because outside events assisted the evil that always awaits the opportunity.   Here is the long and short of it.  Mainly thanks to the Industrial Revolution which needed the protection of a centralized government to help incubate it and protect it ( an honest debate would call today’s “free market” mercantilism ), the winners of that Great Game were the countries that turned into the most successful empires.  If the US had not gone imperial, they would have in short order been subdued, assimilated and subjected, poor and unindustrialized. 

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Before I start hearing a lot of squawking about Yankee Ingenuity and “a sniper behind every blade of grass” and such lies we tell ourselves, let’s take a quick visit on over to Germany.  A bunch of principalities, free cities and other decentralized entities were consolidated into a country ( not always peacefully ) which rather hurriedly began assembling an empire ( east central Africa and lower western Africa, plus a few lonely Pacific islands which may have been strategic coaling stations or just all that was left over from the other European colonists ), mostly in a race against Britain although thwarting the advance of France was of course always a factor.  Even with far fewer resources at their disposal, the far superior state sponsored compulsory educational system gave Germany’s inferior hardware a superior software ( which is why the US thought a duplicate system was a great idea ).  Germany’s economy quickly and easily surpassed that of Britain.  That, my fine feather minions, was what caused World War One, not the assassination of a minor noble ( the strategic choices following that-the necessity to mobilize first for victory-cemented into place the possibility of conflict, but the war was for all intents and purposes the larger empire defending itself against the smaller dangerous upstart.  Can anyone say, “China and the US”? ).

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If your economy is weak, your government becomes weak.  And inevitably you lose to others.  Britain started a war and killed millions so as not to fall behind as the number one empire/Industrial economy.  In the long run, of course, she was worse off.  She won the war and lost all battles thereafter.  Or, perhaps it is better to say she won the battle that was WWI but lost the war to stay the dominant empire.  The first world war bankrupted her and as the financial sector had taken over too much of the economy after the decline of industry ( to upstarts such as Germany ), an economic decline equated to an imperial decline ( can you say USA? ).  Germany, on the other hand, because she was never a resource rich country, always relied on the superior culture and education ( the software ) and that helped her survive the defeat of the war, and the attempt of Britain to crush her AFTER the war.  Germany rose again to, almost, dominance whereas Britain declined for fifty years before turning into a Third World Country ( its only income from a few banks in London ).  Even today, Germany is dominating Europe economically ( even after the crushing defeat of another world war-and, no, the Marshal Plan and such was NOT a gift from the US but a construction of a barrier against the Soviets ) whereas Britain only has a few nukes and a few friends in high places to protect her from a repeat of a Norman invasion-her economy couldn’t protect her otherwise.

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America, MAYBIE, might have done as well as Germany recovering from outside aggression.  If we were as gifted in a cultural software as superior as theirs ( not true, of course, but we can pretend we are smarter in business and invention and such ), perhaps we could have survived being an inferior country, geopolitically speaking.  But most likely we would have taken the path of defeat Britain took ( as much as you love to make fun of France, look at how much more militarily independent they had remained for the longest time.  They snubbed our ass, refused to be our pawn.  And you can’t say the same about Britain ).  More next article.

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10 comments:

  1. Lincoln started a war where we lost more America soldiers than all the other wars combined. We should be ashamed. Not memorialize the prick!

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    1. We have to memoralize him, as the father of the empire. We can demonize him once the empire implodes.

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  2. And if we don't get into a real war soon, I feel we will have another civil war I'm our country.

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    1. We don't have the resources for either one. Not that we won't try.

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    2. There is no way to pay off our debt, it's too big. I'm guessing when our system gets to it's end of the debt bubble the only way to deal with it (from the governments point of view) will be to eradicate it through war. Blame someone else and go to war and in the process debt gets reset and the scumbag politicians and military industrial complex will kill lots of people and start all over. Meanwhile killing millions upon millions of people.

      Chuck Findlay

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    3. I disagree. The only war we can afford is nuke war and that is a it dangerous to our masters. Hyper-inlation is the historic solution. If we aren't dissolved as a political entity first

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  3. Let's face it, America has been an empire since Jamestown and Plymouth. It's just that up until the 20th century, we were busy with conquest "inside" our borders. It wasn't until the frontier closed that we seriously focused our attention on the rest of the world.

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    1. A great read in that vein is "war and peace and war". I've read it a couple of times, it is that good.

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