EMPIRE IMPLOSION 4
There was not really a single reason for World War I, despite legions of professionals attempting to regurgitate all the arguments for job security, but some reasons matters more than others. If Britain hadn’t been able to thwart Germany building the Berlin-Baghdad railroad, a bridgehead into controlling the oil at the Saudi Arabia of the day, present day Iraq ( France was relatively happy with Syrian oil as a concession prize ), that alone might have started a war ( whether as large or not is unknown ). Germany had already started to surpass her economically. The US might have had another reason than war loans to get involved as we wanted to be a contending global power ( why else the central bank if not to fund empire building? ). Germany felt cheated out of colonies as those were the resource bases to build industrial economies. Russia just got to be more and more of a basket case and you know how governments love to get into wars to pacify their unruly citizens ( England was looking at socialism, woman’s suffrage and Ireland for their unstable homeland ) . France, well, who the hell ever knows what France wants. All these reasons, economic and political and geopolitical, helped in deciding for war, but I would argue that when you drop an imploding empire in the midst of everyone else’s issues you see a guaranteed major conflict.
Austria-Hungary never should have lasted as an empire. They were a Frankenstein ad hoc stitched together for all the wrong reasons multicultural mess of a state. There was no stability culturally and in time economically. The overreaction towards an assassination of a minor head of state by a minor rebel group, which should have been a police matter but instead sparked a world war, was clearly in hindsight caused by a disintegrating political unit terrified of ceding any more power to the point they were violently overthrown. They were a bully afraid of losing power. Does any of this sound like the US today? Economically ruined but held together by the last vestiges of an old power arrangement, living off the last scrapes of treasure seized in the past, zero homogeny among groups made part of the empire against their will, foreign policy that could be said to have been made by clowns, but would be an insult to that circus performer. Overreaction to harmless incidents without the wherewithal to enforce any actions showing its displeasure. Any move a blunder that exasperates the issue rather than solves it. Buffoons and morons in charge of everything.
The disintegration of one empire, fueled by those in power of others fearing the same fate, and with coal derived munitions millions of soldiers died. Today, let’s throw in nuclear weapons. Along with overpopulation caused by using too many natural gas derived nitrates to grow food. If millions could die from conventional weapons only used on the battlefield ( not even counting civilian casualties ), how many civilians alone shall perish from nuclear war and trade embargoes? I contend few soldiers will die as we simply don’t have the economies or resources to fight another global war. But plenty of regular civilians will feel the wraith of an America throwing a bitch fit over Our oil not being delivered in exchange for our worthless debt instruments. No one can tell what the spark will be, who tips us over from incompetence to blind rage, but I for one don’t believe our empire will go quietly.
There is far too large of a number of people who influence our decision makers who shall not stand idly by as their wealth is taken away from them. The international situation has already been helpless as far as our influence. We might have stirred up a hornets nest that assassinated Libya’s dictator but we can’t even hope to restore order there afterwards. Multiply that by all our further attempts at control. But as you can also see, we don’t stop doing what isn’t working. We just keep repeating the same attempts because we are so broke and led by such incompetents that they can conceive of no other course of action. These are the people that could drag us into a nuclear conflict over even small events. All entities small or large make decisions that are always in the long term more harmful than helpful, but cannot do otherwise. Expect a continuation of human nature and you will rarely be disappointed.
As internationally, so domestically. The disintegration of empire won’t just mean totally illogical decisions in foreign countries but here at home also. Assuming the central government actually retains some/enough control after the oil trade tanks, not the best bet you could make with the deed to the ranch, expect them to make every conceivable wrong decision. Remember, these positions are staffed with politically correct diversity members playing at being politicians. Not even bureaucrats or civil servants. If there are, say, food riots after the trains are delayed again, rather than shipping in some grain by semi-truck, these people will arrest and execute the leaders of the riot, order helicopter gunships to fire into the unarmed mobs and raise taxes instead. They always do the wrong thing for achieving order and harmony because their task is to minimize the effects to those who sign their paycheck, not to keep the trains running on time. We are WAY past the point of governance and way into the process of dismantling the structure for the last of the wealth. Good times ahead!
Yep, I should have finished this series off in three articles rather than four. I THOUGHT I had more to say but really, no. Sometimes I swing and miss, but far less than most others so I still call my hair perfect.
Please support Bison by buying through the Amazon ad graphics at the top of the page. IF YOU DON’T SEE THE AD, DISABLE AD BLOCK ( go to the Ad Blocker while on my page and scroll down the menu to “disable this site” ). You can purchase anything, not just the linked item. Enter Amazon through my item link and then go to whatever other item you desire. As long as you don’t leave Amazon until after the order is placed, I get credit for your purchase. ***
I love you all, as few minions as there are you do very well in supporting me buying through Amazon. But plenty of you don't give ANY support to your favorite author. And that's me, and that's wrong. Unless you are in extreme poverty, spend a buck a month here for a book. I only get 35 cents so nobody is going to send me up to Idaho to live on their purchase. If you don't do Amazon, send me a buck and I'll e-mail it to you. Or, send an extra buck and I'll send you a CD ( the file is in PDF ). My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org that is three ZERO three, not three oh three. My address is: James M Dakin, 181 W Bullion Rd #12, Elko NV 89801-4184*** Pay your author-no one works for free. I’m nice enough to publish for barely above Mere Book Money, so do your part.***
*Contact Information* Links To Other Blogs * Land In Elko* Lord Bison* my bio & bibliowww.bisonprepper.comwal-mart wheat*Link To All My Published Bookswww.paypal.me/jimd303
* By the by, all my writing is copyrighted. For the obtuse out there