A World in Chaos, part one….America Humbled

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We are living in world that has been steadily sliding into chaos.

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Just at the time it needs desperately to be coming together.

The most recent highlight of this chaos is the establishment of a nuclear armed dictatorship.

In the country that holds the caves and huts that comprise the de facto HQ of the alleged deadliest enemy of the United States. (Besides itself.) A dictatorship that has a real prospect of leading to full out chaos. Thus giving a golden opportunity to the very people we are supposed to be the most terrified of… to obtain the very thing that we are supposed to be most terrified of…iow, Al Qaeda with a nuke.

And this is one of our “key allies in the Global War Against Terror.” This latest marker of chaos produced by Republican ‘foreign policy’ would be truly ‘terrifying’…if any of us had the capacity to still be terrorized.

But wait! Don’t order yet!

We live in a world where our Constitutional Rights that our ancestors fought and died for for 230 years are being steadily and purposefully stripped, and each new revelation of HOW they have been stripped and by who produces not outrage, but retroactive immunity or pardons.

A world where the nation that had been a leader on human rights for decades is actually debating what constitutes torture, debating how barbaric we should be…to preserve our ‘freedoms.’ Debating it not JUST so it can continue to torture with impunity, but so that this same worst most unpopular President can get away with ordering torture.

And as we found out again last night with the confirmation of an Attorney General who claims he doesn’t know what torture is….the one body with the power to stop him, Congress, is instead bending its morals over backwards to find a way to HELP America torture.

We live in a world where the second ranking leader of the most powerful nation of this chaotic world exposes his own spy network, one that is working specifically on keeping the world from sliding into nuclear chaos…and gets away with it. For spite. A world where wars are started on lies and when they go tragically wrong for years and years and years, the solution is starting an even bigger war.

We are living in a world where the progenitors of this chaos are still…after seven years of demonstrably fucking up every goddamn thing they touch beyond repair are still unopposed. (Except by someone who whenever his name is mentioned is referred to derogatorily as a woodland elf who sees UFOs. Even though more people believe in UFOs than believe in George Bush.)

We live in a world where the worst, most unpopular, criminal and destructive President in the history of our nation is making vacation plans and signing up book tours for when he leaves office…. with no consequences for his actions on the horizon. We live in a world where War Criminals are one year away from walking away from their crimes as free men, irreparably shaming and staining the United States in the eyes of the world. We live in a world that has been plunged into chaos by men who have fully implemented a philosophy of greed and selfish destruction, with no thought to the consequences other than that great philosophy at the heart of Republicanism….’what’s in it for me.’ They have, in ways we cannot fully appreciate, destroyed Americas as it once was.

And these men will walk away, much richer, leaving a huge, incredibly ugly mess for their successors and rest of the world to clean up.


We live in a world that has been plunged into chaos by the worst aspects of human nature, as represented by The Republican Party.
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On the very slim ‘plus side,’ on the side of hope…there might be a few blessings in disguise, for all the pain and destruction that has accompanied The Republican Reign Of Terror: the end of Republicans as a force in the political world…..and the humbling of America.

We live in a world where a philosophy and political party that has caused this chaos and that wants the chaos to increase is about to be roundly defeated. A political party that has based all of its strategy and electoral policies on drawing forth hate for brown people, gay people and….hell, on anyone that disagrees with them. These policies of hate have alienated the whole world by exposing the ugly underside of the American character. As the consequences of this period of unbridled Republican rule by hatred become evident, Republicans will either have to reinvent themselves…or fade away. The world can simply no longer afford them. And since they have brought America nearly to her knees, the world will no longer tolerate them. Though the war is not over, Republicanism has lost its battle to rule the world.

We hope.

For we live in a world where the mess that the worst aspects of America have  made is so bad that the ONLY way to clean it up is for the world to join together to do so. No American leader will be able to right the ship alone.

Because we live in a world where the one superpower…America, is broke and it’s economy is quickly tanking. Where Americas military is broken and a shell of what it once was. That has lost the respect of the world and so has lost its diplomatic power as well…

Without economic power, military power, or the moral high ground to provide diplomatic power, America…the current bully of the world …is about to be humbled.

And for everything but American pride, this is a GOOD thing.

The world will ask a price for helping to clean up the mess.

This time, America will be FORCED to listen, finally, to the rest of the world. Or it will be bypassed and isolated by a world that has finally outgrown Americas influence and rule. It is happening already, the world is building an economy that is outside of Americas control….and America in the 21st Century does not have the resources to survive as a major power if the rest of the world refuses to play in the bloody sandbox it has constructed.

The playing field has been leveled. As ‘lesser’ countries emerge from the background while America fades due to unrestrained Republicanism, we will soon find that all of the above listed problems are not the worst consequences that this era of unchecked Republican Rule has wrought for American independence and American pride. The consequence that will truly humble America will be, as it is in many of the great myths throughout history, Americas greatest strength turning to its greatest weakness. That great weakness will turn out to be the Republican repudiation of the area where America once lead the world…that much of Americas greatness was, in the past, based upon.

Science and technology.

Part two tomorrow.

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    That a philosophy of me first and everyone else go fuck yourselves has produced a world in chaos!

  2. just adding to the list

    where we are uniting our enemies in a race to weaponize outer space because we (our Government) has decided for us not to ‘collaborate’.

  3. after I read all the hoopla about discovering a potential new place for humans to go to because we have destroyed earth – I immediately knew it was spin and that this ‘new’ discovery of another habital fifth solar system was discovered years ago.

    While the Russians, China, Japan, India, EU, Isreal etc. have all established new programs to put their own men on the moon, Bush and Cheney are busy with a remarkable escape plan

  4. or two  happy friday

  5. There is a great example on the FP at Daily Kosright now.

    Some Republican whelp thinks we can intimidate CHINA! Even though you know, it holds all of our debt.

    By giving Taiwan nukes, omg.

    Wow.

    • Edger on November 9, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    The more you begin to investigate what we think we understand, where we came from, what we think we’re doing, the more you begin to see we’ve been lied to, we’ve been lied to by every institution…

    Don’t mind the men behind the curtain:

    For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations.

    Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

    Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed — and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.

    –John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 27 April 1961

  6. ..and a lot to lose…

    iow, im fucked

    however, im going down swinging….

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