Too many people it appears a struggle is occurring to unseat America as the worlds most dominate nation. For many proud Americans who see the world from the unenlightened and possibly undefendable position of the United States having a right to be in control it is both threatening and frustrating to see control slip away. It is threatening to think the country might quickly fall to the position of a second rate power mired in debt with many of the options we have come to see as our right suddenly ripped away. It is frustrating that in many ways America appears to have become its own worse enemy. The country is guilty of both political inaction and squandering its power through a series of bad choices and missteps.
A major concern has been the shift of power and wealth to the East over the last several decades. Many Americans cringe when they think about the billions of dollars of
consumer goods we import from China every month, but what makes it even
more bizarre is how China became an export behemoth. We have been instrumental in bringing about the current challenge and possibly our own demise. Decades ago
America started down a perilous path to build China into a world power,
a pathological fear of Russia and the Kremlin’s atheism caused
America to seek a counter balance in the region.
The result of our efforts has created modern day China.
Back in the 1970s when MAD (mutual assured destruction) and the
communists' stated goal of global
domination defined much of international politics the US foreign policy
initiative aimed at splitting China from the
USSR was an obvious choice. Central to the American
effort was offering the prospect of economic
incentives to China. Ironically, it was the China’s communist longevity
the Washington wise men should have feared more. To separate China from Russia, strengthen
our ties with China, and help develop the country made sense. To support China’s economic growth
and over 1.3 bill people a export machine was developed that was to both change the face of China and also how its people viewed freedom and the world.
As a byproduct of our actions we have seen a decline
and stagnation not just in America but in many industrialized countries where output has
fallen. Because of low production cost, and little regulation, jobs
began to be shifted and work "outsourced" to China. Disloyal
multinationals are now shipping their products great
distances from China to the same infrastructure that they have abandoned
and left with excess capacity. For
straightforward geopolitical reasons America went down this path, but
the path became a slippery slope, a slide greased by greed and short
term self interest. Those who let this nightmare get of of hand should
have been forewarned, "be careful what you wish for."
A few years ago, Russia, China and the United States
appeared to be economic and political allies. Today, those
alliances are being quickly scrapped in order to make room for conflict. The false paradigm that the people of these countries can't live together is taking center stage. When countries go to war whether economically or
militarily governments demand that individuals relinquish freedom,
independence and self-reliance. Sacrifice that “must be made” so that
victory can be achieved. In the end, neither nation nor society truly wins, the only winners are the super rich and the oligarchs, who sing words of loyalty
to their respective camps. These people never intend to target each other their only target is the people. Again the masses are being bombarded talk of war.
In any war each side is led to believe that its position is the good and right
position and not asked to question the legitimacy of this because it will lead to ideological weakness and disunity. In the past Americans have shown a tendency to overestimate their enemies and rivals. In what might now be viewed as a state of paranoia during the cold war the Soviet Union was given credit for having far more power than it really possessed. In the early 1980s many Americans lived in fear that the rising economic might of Japan would allow the Japanese to buy all the property in America and make us slaves in our own country. Now as Russia and China grow stronger and closer together also pulling in other countries that are not fond of America we find concern growing that the tide is again turning and America may be unseated as a world leader.
Shift in power can be swift. The fact that the dollar has been the worlds reserve currency for years both empowers America but leaves the country vulnerable to such a shift. Over the last several years many US and European elites have been calling for a centralization of
economic power under the control of the International Monetary Fund, as a
well as a new global world wide currency under the guise it would be viewed as more fair and balanced. Note these same elite have a great deal of power and control over the IMF. Not surprisingly, Putin also wants a new world currency under the control of the IMF. During both of his Presidential terms Obama has flooded his cabinet with current and former employees of Goldman Sachs, a longtime proving ground for elitist financiers with globalist aspirations.
Those who cast a critical eye over America see many problems tearing at the very fabric of society. Problems such as inequality, more citizens becoming dependent on the government for their day to day existence, and a dumbing down of the population. Like a cancer cutting through the heart of the country these problems drain away America's strength and resolve with each passing day. Fat and content we live in ignorant bliss and denial of the tough times ahead. When one looks beyond all the theatrical rhetoric being thrown around
between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, the ultimate reality is that
we are being played. The relationship of both governments to the global banking elite is the
same and the people are the pawns in a game to enhance the power of those in control. If America wants to stay on top the war it should wage is against its own internal problems, this means it is time we go about setting our own house in order.
Footnote; While many Americans think China is massively strong reality
shows many flaws. The post below delves into some of them. As always your comments are welcome.