I agree, let's ignore the clear signals of a future war and lets just enthrall ourselves to the distractions of bread and circuses. Or 'issues' such as the gay marriage debate (sic) or how 'ur soshallust gubermit is rueenon ur freedomz'. Or lets worry over the vastly exaggerated coverage of acts of 'terrorism'.
Originally Posted by Kaiserin
Your bourgeoisie elites, the ones who rule over the artificial and illusory nation that is on the pieces of land called 'America'. The same people who write your laws, exploit the populace and sit on the top of the socio-economic pyramid of capitalism.
Define "America." I know a lot of the population sure as hell isn't,
and it also depends on who gets elected.
China only holds $1.16 trillion of your $14 trillion plus of your total federal government debt. At any rate, do you truly think that some pieces of paper and numbers on a computer screen will stop aircraft carriers and/or ICBMs? As for the rival part, of course it's true. Mostly. The American elite has done well from out-sourcing and expanding the range of the global population to exploitation. But the Chinese and American elites compete for markets, influence, military alliances, technological gain and other such areas.
Rival? Are you shitting me? Even if they wanted to kick them to the curb like that, America still owes China big time
; they're the ones who helped bail us out a couple billion, and we really can't do much to them even if we wanted to, just because we've got that debt hanging over our heads in more than just a literal way.
As a bonus, close economic ties didn't stop the British and German imperialists from engaging in the ravenous conflagration of the first 'world' war. Europe enjoyed continent-wide trade before their war, didn't stop what happened. Germany was heavily indebted before the second 'world' war and that didn't stop Nazi aggression.
And do you think that unto such as you;
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew:
God gave the secret, and denied it me?--
Well, well, what matters it! Believe that, too.
~Omar al-Khayyām, poet of Persia.