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Just think about American Military power

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.
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!

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But what are the real goals? 18.Jun.2005 20:58

Expat

I like the way Joshua is thinking, but I wouldn't be so quick to underestimate Amerikkka's military power based on the seeming failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ultimate question is: what are the real goals of the Bush administration and the power structure they represent? Is it to bring peace, democracy and free elections to those countries?...or...

...(now that you've stopped laughing), is it to steal resources, set up military bases for further conquests of resources elsewhere, create new markets ("war is the health of the state") for a global economy defined by commodities gluts, etc? (I think these last questions are rhetorical.) Plus, they have managed to steal the last two presidential elections, as well as some local ones. They've rammed through the Patriot Act, along with other hideous legislation (with even more chilling stuff on the burner, like Herr Sensenbrenner's drug bill). They've so far gotten away with 9/11, and on it goes. I wouldn't underestimate these people.

I think the overall situation has to be viewed in the context of an unsustainable system, global capitalism, beginning its final implosion. Taken in that context, their actions are logical(for soulless people, of course), and I don't think a Democratic administration...or a Chinese or Indian one intent on feeding at the capitalist trough, are going to act much differently in substance. (Granted, these guys are amazingly brazen, and also populated and supported by a number of fundamentalist Christian fascists.) Still, I think it's about how working class people worldwide start connecting with each other and forming their own networks, economies, communities, and the like. But I wouldn't expect this present madness to simply morph into something more humane and livable because those are "better" or more natural outcomes. The more humane future is what we're creating now, even if it's in the midst of something truly horrifying.

... 19.Jun.2005 07:47

this thing here

as i see it, the problem is that "the american miitary" is becoming the only way the bush admin. and it's cronies get anything. they've destroyed america's moral authority, completely gutted it, they've changed the image of america around the world into an image of hypocrisy, violence, fear and coercion. so the only way they can go about doing anything on earth, the only way they can argue anything, is by military force. this is a disaster. a massive, massive disaster.

if you have to use a gun to get anything in life, it is not a sign of your nobility or your strength of character. it is a sign of how deep the hole you're in is, of how far you've fallen, of how desperate you are. a man living by the gun is not strong, he is desperate.

(i think what's creating the desperation can be read in the comment above. the futile stupidity of trying to keep an unsustainable system going seems to me a pretty good recipe for desperation.)

what's sad about the bush admin. living by the gun is that they CHOOSE to. they want to. because like all right wing regimes in history, they find military might, "noble" wars and authoritarian law and order an irresistable method for gaining power.

and as goes america, so goes the rest of the world. this is the disaster.

expect more and more wars...