Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Thoughts on Inevitable Consequences

There are so many things that cry for attention... but several of them seem to me to dovetail into one thing... our unflinching confidence in our global supremacy. It is increasingly apparent... to me at least... that this administration pretty much seems to feel that the world is our oyster and that we are going to call all the shots from here on out.
The nomination of John Bolton to be our ambassador to the United Nations pretty much says it all. J in Armchair Generalist wrote about this on Monday. What better way to tell the world that we really and truly couldn't care less in one bold stroke?
I really don't believe that George W. Bush is the most evil human being on Earth today... I don't believe he's smart enough... but I really think someone in this administration needs to pause and reflect on the message for a bit.
Let's forget for the moment that we're a debtor nation incapable of feeding, clothing, housing or fueling ourselves... and let's even assume for the moment that we really aren't concerned about all those Chinese... or Russians... or Moslems... or any number of folks who might not think highly of being regarded as part of an American hegemony. Let's just think for a moment about the end of the Soviet Union... or the British Empire... or the Roman Empire... or any number of others.
How long can we keep all of those balls in the air? What happens when they start to fall? Who'll pick up the pieces? Do any of these people ever think ahead to how this ultimately has to end?
These people are like my kids! They want it all, they want it now, and hang the expense.

Hello? Earth is a planet! If we screw it up for them we screw it up for ourselves, too!


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