What do you think a country like China with its booming economy, ballooning military and population thinks about American military might? The "shock and awe" tactics did little to win a war. With the anti-occupation forces stirring emotion and interest in American homes, we lose this war as each minute passes.
Just take a moment and think from the perspective of the Chinese or the Russians. They see George W. Bush overreaching and floundering. They see the empirical grip slipping in the third world. How close could we be to isolation? When these powers decide to protect themselves, whether it be might or economics, America will feel the pressure in disastrous ways.
However the people of this country are opening their eyes to the corruption that runs this system. Bigger than any President, they see the web of corporate control and greed.
This is why I am more hopeful than ever that a powerful change is right around the corner. The propaganda machine can not cover certain facts forever. The fact that America is only five percent of the world's population and consumes more than twenty five percent of the resources is a scary model to be duplicated by the world's largest populations. With China and India on the rise in size and desire to modernize this planet is in for a wake up call.
As more of us think and act on these truths we will progress. Soon we will have millions supporting peace legislation. Soon we will have millions protecting people's right to not starve to death and receive medical care when needed. These problems are too large to ignore forever. Join with the peacemakers of the world and make change possible. Take the steps in your own life to do better to others and to the planet.
Hopefully China and the rest of the world do not fight the changes necessary as hard as America has so far. Or harder!