The US is the most observed country in the world. Since it’s the world’s current empire (and since it is beginning its death throes as an empire), it’s fascinating to watch.
Those of us outside of the US watch it like Americans watch TV. It’s like a slow-motion car wreck that we observe almost daily, eager to see what’s going to happen next. We criticise the madness of it all, yet we can’t take our eyes off the unfolding drama. It has all the excitement of a blockbuster movie.
- The national debt is, by far, the highest of any country in history.
- The economic system is a house of cards, getting shakier every day.
- The government has become mired in progress-numbing fascism and increasing collectivism.
- The government is aggressively creating the world’s most organized police state.
- The majority of the population have become wasteful, spendthrift consumers who apathetically hope that their government will somehow solve their problems.
- The media consistently misrepresents international events, prodding the citizenry into accepting that the ongoing invasion of multiple other countries is essential.
- The most popular candidates for president (both parties) are the candidates that are the most egotistical, out-of-control blowhards who preach provocative rhetoric rather than real solutions.
Still, most Americans retain the hope that, somehow, it will all work out. Continue reading