Monday, August 8, 2016

U.S. Empire's dysfunctional global economy is twisting into an Imperial War Economy

I think renowned Australian journalist and film-maker John Pilger is watching the US economy move from one driven primarily by consumerism backed by global military dominance, to one driven more and more by Imperial War.

He doesn't say it; that's what I've come to in thinking about these things.


I've always wanted to record the history of a civilization as it evolved towards monumental moments in it's history - like is recorded in some pre-WWII history writing that posited that humankind presupposes it's history - the idea by,
".. German historian, Wolfgang Mommsen, argued that the cascade of crises, from partial mobilizations to regional wars to popular panics since the start of the century, had, by 1914, reached a kind of critical mass. Describing what he calls “a topos of inevitable war,” "

A culture begins to live the history it most fears will come about; and in doing so creates the very future they most fear.

Not that any informed or sane, person would wish for war to come to their family, their neighbourhood - but within a mind set of undoubted belief that it IS coming - thus they 'believe' it into being.

You can see an example of this in the increase in inequality in America (and the liberal democratic capitalist west generally) since 1980's. From then until now, fear has driven the American Economy more so then it usually does.

Fear of all kinds - but originally and most importantly I think - fear of the imminent collapse of the American global economy project; combined with a great fear about the collapse of the functioning of the Earth itself - due to climate change.

This fear has lead led to voracious greed amoungst the politicians, the bureaucrats that run the corporations, and the pretenders on the stock market trading floor - a race to become a sort of "Dr No - or a Mr. Goldfinger" - a narcissistic fantasy where ruthless capitalists compete to become Nations unto themselves.

I write the outline for the screen play:
An Options Trader holes up on an tropical island with his vast wealth, ruling over a city of servant-slaves with his secret weapon technology and private army ... living a long life of sloth and grandeur riding out a global apocalypse and emerging as Earth CEO - the richest, most powerful (and most at-ease?) gentleman to have ever lived.
Should be a blockbuster.

The America Empire, it turns out, is a Freudian Oedipus complex myth! And, I'm getting my wish to record a societal slide into unreality, and perhaps a good record of the ultimate 'monumental moment of history' ... the end of it.

We all have an interest in peace - even the 1% - and so it is our last, best hope. In 2003 the people of the planet rallied in their 10's of millions against the Iraq War (and later found out, were absolutely right to do so)
"According to the French academic Dominique Reynié, between January 3 and April 12, 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war."[1]
.. and despite the collapse of the mass media in the post-9-11 psychotic war delirium!

It's time to try again.

There is no choice in the US election - corporate America aims to solve their economic crisis with wars.

Drop your voter registration cards and grab a placard.

Stop the endless war on drugs - redirect police spending to public schools.
Stop the endless war on terrorism - redirect spending to infrastructure jobs and international development.

Dr No - Original Trailer

007 James Bond Goldfinger 1964- Trailer Recut HD 720p

[1] Wikipedia - Protests against the Iraq War |


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