Saturday, 17 November 2007

Trends in global politics

Following on from my Open Letter to Yankee Doodle, there’s an interesting discussion happening on Richard’s Gatwick Forum about the likely shape of a post-UN, post-US ‘full spectrum dominance’, new world order. The question was asked whether Americans realise that their present policy of seeking to impose their will by military force is bound to fail – indeed, has already failed. Richard expressed the opinion that they do realise it, but are unable to admit it. I disagree, for the following reasons:


“You say that 'they' already realise their war ['on terror'; for 'full spectrum dominance'; or whatever] is lost - but I'm not sure they do. 'They' - the men [it's nearly all men] now running the USA in government and business - are mostly aged between 40 and 70. They have never known a time when America was not 'top dog'. They cannot conceive a state of affairs in which their will, if they are determined enough, does not ultimately succeed. They are in denial over the actual situation - it is even said that 'reality based' assessments are not welcome in Bush's Washington, which is ruled by conviction, hunches, and prayer meetings. It is all delusional, and the delusion is not confined to the current administration - the notion that the next presidential election will resolve things for the better is another false dawn, because the US electorate are not sufficiently awake to the actual situation they face.


“As I see it, the trauma of the 9/11 twin towers atrocity has deranged and derailed world politics. It was greeted as a 'wake up call', but its actual impact has been the opposite - to send those controlling US policy into sleepwalking mode. Whoever engineered that catastrophe - whether bin Laden, Mossad, or a neoCon 'inside job' - has scored a brilliant victory by exacerbating world tensions and conflicts, as they obviously intended. Immediately after 9/11, the USA enjoyed the sympathy of the whole world. They could have mobilised international backing for an effective razor-sharp police operation against the group of terrorists whom they boastfully swore to bring to justice [and haven't]. Instead, they made a 'category mistake' and launched military operations first against Afghanistan and then, much more foolishly, against Iraq which had the effect of arousing the hostility and anti-Western sentiments of the entire Muslim and Middle Eastern world. We now have a situation where, because of fear of the impending consequences of terrorist and military escalation, more and more people, politicians, and countries are succumbing to angry paranoia and hurling threats and hatred at one another. So-called 'peace initiatives' are merely a facade, because hardly anyone in positions of power genuinely wants them to succeed. Everyone wants 'victory'.


“Unless the great majority of the world's population, who are peace-loving, can assert themselves against these crazed maniacs, I fear the worst. It's symptomatic of our weakness that so far, fewer than 50 people have signed the - entirely apolitical - global petition against violence which some of us launched on the internet six months ago. What has happened to the sane, moderate, democratic, peace-loving solid centre in national and world politics? At the moment, it is nowhere in evidence.”

8 comments:

Emmett said...

THE Self-adorative humbug & BS by which men live....

YOU Know, from the time of Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson, there was a settlement of Viking farmers in Greenland. They clung on until maybe the 1470s, or God-damn near 500 years, more than twice as long as these US hairpins have been exploring the ecstasies of Increasing Nuisance....

LIKE The Americans of to-day, too, those Greenlanders sure as Hell had to have felt like it was "forever" and "a done deal!"
Well, then they got their asses done in too...by global COOLING. The sonofabitch froze up colder than the hubs of Hell, and them Eskimos come down over the ice and paid the dirty pre-Lutheran bastards back for a LIST of remembered Rapes & Other Gripes, so I'm telling you, Boys, so far this America-business is just another God-damn flash in the pan -- and you know them Chinamen are going over THEIR lists everyday....

JESUS Chrsit, USE yer God-damn heads fer once.

Jose said...

As I see it, Anticant, you are absolutely right in your considerations. What has happened to our contemporaries that they cannot distinguish wrong from right? And if they do, why don't they act in consequence?

anticant said...

It's not merely that they have lost their moral compass and cannot distinguish wrong from right. They cannot distinguish between reality and fiction. They live in a world of dreams and fantasies, backed up, alas, by nuclear weaponry and economic greed.

Until the Americans come to their senses and recognise that their current ways of living and behaving are untenable not just in the long run, but in the short term, things are going to get worse and worse.

Emmett said...

IT Is a "must do" not only for these decerebrated Yanks to give up their hocus-pocus, you know...there is this God-damned EU flummery, too, with hordes and gangs of Yer-A-Peeins toiling in the pisshouse & paying taxes in relays to Professional Misadministrators & Trained Liberals in Bruxelles! Overcentralized Essholes ARE constipation-cases, in ALL cases and all PLACES. NO mere human being full of fasle Darwinian cheer and no Sunday School can resist for long the "big power" BS. Here, personally, just soon as some sonofabitch rolls up who can offer a believable political case to take Minnesota and West Wisconsin, Greater Iowa & Hither Dacotah OUT of the God-damned "federal union" I'm all ready to sign up. The ONLY hope for Democracy is localitiy, locality, locality, and "---- The Government!" is the only intelligent slogan for any thinking man & woman, Grandpa Wook!

PS: ---- The Government!

anticant said...

The last Secession sparked off your Civil War. And although I support local autonomy and federalism as a good principle, it doesn't always operate harmoniously - witness the former Yugoslavia.

Emmett said...

Oh, Hell, nowadays we can use this Liberal-Global UN-business to trip these fool American nationalists right over onto their tiny little limp wienerends. All's we'll need to do is demand a plebiscite, get a UN resolution all for it...and then they'll send Jimmy Carter in to superintend the poll! Plus we can also get up a national vote -- to hand BACK Texas to the Mexicans. These white fools of mine REALLY go to Hell & off of the God-damn deep end when they turn into Texans. We're white (sort of), we do NOT belong in these other climates. We physically NEED murk & gloom & long dark Winter nights, and dank gray Summers. That is our evolution. So when we do shove our sourcream palefaces into these pussy other hot dirty places it is inevitably a disaster like in Iraq, and Jesus Christ, people like that God-damn fool Bush all turn into King Midas (except everything HE touched turned into gold!)

Grandpa

PS: This asshole Dick(less) Cheney is ANOTHER asshole & complete pissdrinking God-damn fool. I realize that these here objective descriptions of these moral pisspots are sort of dull reading unlie a l;ot of the childish namecalling that goes in these fool blogs, but we've got to be calm and concentrate on the actual facts instead of insults & wishful thinking, no matter how much "fun."

PPS: Otherwise you will NEVER be able to bring Yankee Doodle & The Other Ones around.

PPPS: By the way, doesn't that little piece of puke, Karly Rove, LOOK like a child molester? The rosebud lips are the giveaway, but of course the Fool Liberals will not let you SAY stuff like this, "because somebody might get their feelings hurt!"

WAAAH!

PPPPS: SCUM Is always marked for the World to see, and that's that, it's just a fact like science & Islam & evolution & stuff...use yer heads!

PPPPPS: To Hell with these cannibalistic Christians and their disgusting blood-drinking & murder rituals! They take Jesus and turn it into a dirty Mel Brooks bdsm porno flick....

PPPPPPS: Grandpa!

anticant said...

Now, now, Emmett, you'll be getting me sticking up for the better natures of Cheney and Rove next!

Emmett said...

THE Real point is that the proportion of depravity & stupidity in ANY human bunch is universally probably about the same, namely LOTS. Now the difference between our sometimes great or at least alright
American past and THIS God-awful present is the decline of a common idea in society. No doubt the old Christian setup was biased as Hell when it wasn't actually out killing off Indians, against for example negroes, The Jew, statistical sexual oddity and crips for that matter, not to mention the blind and readers of Chas Darwin. But on the other hand a larger number was also on the farm back then. So, you had the same amount of filth, "patriotism" and stealing in Washington and the East Coast as runs right through the rest of country today. But anyway the REST of the dumb bastards were on their scabby little knees praying to beat Hell they wouldn't get anything from The Sheep & hoping to Christ that the 11-year-old first cousin WOULD fall off the roof again, THIS month. And, guess what? These people were NOT after all AS dumb as these God-damn fools around here today. 'Cause why? Well, they didn't have Internets and Tee Vee, but they pretty much all learned how to READ in three or five years of one-room schoolhousing. My mother's dad for example, born
1886, KNEW about Don Quixote & The Boy -- which at a stroke put him MILES above these Postmodern Dumb-Professional State-Liberal sonsobitches & subsidized "counselors" running around loose today & braying like a bunch of jackasses: "I'm a lawyer TOO!" Jesus Christ! Anyway I know it's 1) just WRONGER than Hell of me to be conservative in this particular way and 2) to make noises about it, but anyway some people who are so God-damn smart & know there ain't no "God" nonetheless probably would be a whole Hell of a lot better off...NOT running around and kicking out the religious crutch from underneath people who need it and who, abandoned to Science and "reason," will just run around in a panic committing even MORE murders & arson. It's a matter of innate ability & stupidity in a head-on crash with the Blind Hope of the high IQ minority & "nurture," and since everybody is always more-or-less "God-damend" ALL of the time & every time they open their yaps I believe that Love means I ought to shut up now, Grandpa!