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Bombing for a stronger economy- part 1
The current economic situation of the world can be described
as a bunch of idiots sliding over the surface of a very bloated soap bubble,
and poking at it while doing so.
In order to understand what’s happening now and where we’re going, let’s have first a look at the major players and what’s happening to them.
Donald Trump has managed to secure enough of a return of jobs and a slowing of illegal immigration into the USA to be able to slow a reduced debt and increase in jobs. One could look at this and think the US is on the up, but that’s not quite how it works.
You see, the dirty
truth is that the US economy can’t even sustain itself, nevermind sustaining
the dollar. The dollar keeps on because it’s the world’s currency reserve, and
that’s happening because anybody who ever tried to use something else got
offer- see Saddam Hussein, Moammar Ghaddafi etc. Which didn’t use to be a
problem until recently, when someone decided it was a smart idea to change
America’s image into that of a shy bully.
Trump is doing his best, but he has to feed a country of 300
million people that maybe has a total of about 30 days’ worth of food at any
given time, and that includes ships in harbours, warehouses, supermarkets and
your ma’ pantry. And yes, a revolution
is always 3 missed meals away.
This doesn’t get sorted with bringing back a few thousand jobs and closing the borders, albeit that would help. This gets sorted by restoring the Obama-wrecked Pax Americana, using the home resources better and, well… keeping the frenemies in check.
Alternatively, everyone takes a huge cut in standards of living, build the wall and put some hideously protectionist taxes on everything coming in, and that ain’t gonna happen. The US needs to buy and sell to survive, and it also needs to be respected in order to maintain the whole shoddy system.
And in order to do that, the US needs to remind the world
who’s the big dog. Russia and China have been running around Asia and openly
making economic and political alliances left and right. Putin bribes, promises
and threatens, and the result is that Turkey is in everything but fact out of
NATO, India likes its new nuclear reactors too much to say no to a Russian
alliance and the new Silk Road will carry Chinese whatchamacallits by train
through Siberia all the way to Europe sooner rather than later.
Was the hit necessary? Yes it was. Did it fucked ISIS’
logistics enough to keep them quiet for a while? Probably.
Let’s be very clear about it, North Korea is the scapegoat
here. The military lobby needs a sacrifice, and war is good for US business.
WW2 ended the Great recession. Wars create jobs, and NK has been a festering
boil on the Earth’s ass for 60 years. Pity about the North Koreans, but then
again someone has to pay the bill.
But there will probably be some sort of police action.
Weapons will be sent in, there will be boots on the ground and bones will be
thrown to the far too dangerous military industrial complex.
This will also create some jobs, which are direly needed. America first actually means filling American bellies first, so that’s that.
And the risk? North Korea can’t manage to feed its people. The likelihood of them hitting anything with a nuke is very low. And if they hit anything, it will prolly be China.
The sad part in this is that a little brewing pot of conflict is actually needed to keep the global pressure stable.
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