Friday, October 13, 2017

Michael Krieger — Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 3

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, I’ve become convinced that the U.S. empire will never reform on its own. There’s simply too much money and power at stake, and we already know oligarchs are above the law under our two-tier justice system. The biggest financial criminals of a generation were not only spared prison for their actions, but were handsomely rewarded. Wall Street ran the Obama administration before, and it runs the Trump administration now. It’s become clear to me that these lawless elite crooks and their enablers will continue with their insane and oppressive policies until the whole thing collapses. Whether Trump, Pence or Hillary Clinton run the charade doesn’t change where this train is headed.
I say this because I don’t want people to think I believe everything would work out fine if Trump wasn’t in charge. Our society is extraordinarily corrupt, delusional and systemically abusive. The public no longer has confidence in any of our institutions and for very good reasons. Our institutions exist merely to serve as gatekeepers to protect predatory crooks from the consequences of their actions.
The reason I focus on war leading to a more dangerous phase of imperial collapse is because I think that’s the most likely way this thing will go down. When I look around at those in positions of power or influence in the U.S., I don’t see people who’ve learned lessons from Iraq, Libya and now Yemen. Rather, I see a continued consensus of interventionists who’ll never stop looking for the next country to bomb. As such, it’s likely they’ll eventually pick the wrong fight, and everything will crumble pretty fast after that....
It’s sad to say it, but over the course of the 21st century the U.S. government has exposed itself as a corrupt bully, not just to the outside world, but also to its own people. Moreover, those in positions of power and influence in America either don’t recognize this reality or don’t care. It’s this sort of disconnected hubris combined with rampant internal corruption that is the true graveyard of empires. I think both allies and enemies abroad have had enough, and given the right opportunity, will let the U.S. sink.…
 Pretty much echoes the Saker.

Liberty Blitzkrieg
Empire Destroying Wars Are Coming to America Under Trump – Part 3
Michael Krieger

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

The wrong fight will be Iran, it's too big and strong and has Russian backing.

I saw a film once that I can't out out here because it's full of conspiracy theories. It was made by a British historian. Two things I got from it. He said that the elite at the turn of the last century gave up fighting the mafia and joined forces with them so now the CIA and the mafia are two sides of the same coin. The other thing be explained was how war was very profitable because every time a bomb goes off they make money. As a result, new wars take years to end and new wars are always starting. The blanket bombing of East Asia was very profitable. You would think why would anyone want to make money out of that, but if you imagine that the Mafia has a big influence behind the scenes then you can see why.

I don't know how true this historian's theories are, but I can imagine a lot of very wealthy people are filthy rich because of their involvement in organised crime and they have some influence on the government.