Tag: national prosperity and security state

JSOC’s trippy goatee and bongos

A pseudonymous “Mr. Y” extemporaneously raps a brand spanking new national beat poetry of “strategic ecosystems” in the pages of Foreign Policy.  

Wordle: Mr. Y

You can read about this other-worldly national strategic narrative here (pdf).  By my reading, the authors failed to substantively address the hard facts of early twenty-first century life, such as our acceleration toward the concrete abutment of carrying capacity, the fundamental breakdown of debt-dollar discipline in the “new world order,” and our complete inability to predict or control the oily regions of the world, never mind comprehending nuclear half-lives on lively tectonic zones, although to their considerable credit, they do acknowledge some of them.  

Thus, my précis, one of many umpteen equally sensible broth-reducing permutations, goes roughly as follows:

Global national security interests are strategic world values toward environmental prosperity.

It does sound vaguely better than continually, blindly, and destructively lashing out at phantom menaces and “axes of evil” as our dominance ebbs and we bleed to death on faraway sands, but without specifics, it’s about as helpful as a well-played saxophone riff in an emergency room.