Originally Posted by FeelTheLove
The American nation will never know the true meaning of peace. We love war, and we have become addicted to being the greatest consumer of the world's resources. In order to secure those resources, we have to support the worst governments on the planet. The government of Saudi Arabia is a disgrace to humanity. Egypt is a massive kleptocracy. Pakistan is a human swill hole run by a military clique. Jordan rules its citizens through secret police kidnappings and torture. The Arab Emirates and Kuwait are run by Arab Mafia families. These are all the people we choose to be in bed with, because they all figure in the equation that allows us to buy petroleum cheap while we suck it dry for eternity. Until we find some way to stop being gluttonous pigs who are the world's equivilent of the family's heroin addict, it will never change.
So long as the average American is allowed to drown in their own debt - freedom will only be a philosophical concept, distant, dark and remote to those who themselves are trapped by their own addiction to things they can not afford. Projecting otherwise is the pleasure of those nations holding the I.O.U over the general population.
At some point in time the American public will realise that its first world economy is solely dependent on the sustainable frameworks of third world economies and the modernisation of smaller economies leaves no reliable sources to sustain American styled optimism.
Giving your life for liberty is by far the noblest act of humanity. Selling it for a few toys is by far the greatest abuse of that freedom. America has turned its back on good economics and adopted the tyranny of debt as the silent dictator which conforms the lives of people from imagination to obligation. Once the consumer empire was established every action which followed was justified on the premise of the status quo and given that the status quo is fed by finite resources, totally unsustainable.
In the end the fight will be a conceptual battle against reality and not other nations. The decline of the American Dream will ultimately be the salvation of the American economy down to a level which reflects what is necessary to sustain a normal, productive and useful life.
In the year 2020 Google will become self-aware and shortly after it will start searching itself for answers.