The USA—A Failed State

Discussion in 'Economics' started by glennmm, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. glennmm


    The U.S. has every characteristic of a failed state.

    The U.S. government’s current operating budget is dependent on foreign financing and money creation.

    Too politically weak to be able to advance its interests through diplomacy, the U.S. relies on terrorism and military aggression.

    Costs are out of control, and priorities are skewed in the interest of rich organized interest groups at the expense of the vast majority of citizens. For example, war at all cost—which enriches the armaments industry, the officer corps and the financial firms that handle the war’s financing—takes precedence over the needs of American citizens. There is no money to provide the uninsured with health care, but Pentagon officials have told the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in the House that every gallon of gasoline delivered to U.S. troops in Afghanistan costs American taxpayers $400.

    “It is a number that we were not aware of, and it is worrisome,” said Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the subcommittee.

    According to reports, the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan use 800,000 gallons of gasoline per day. At $400 per gallon, that comes to a $320,000,000 daily fuel bill for the Marines alone. Only a country totally out of control would squander resources in this way.

    While the U.S. government squanders $400 per gallon of gasoline in order to kill women and children in Afghanistan, many millions of Americans have lost their jobs and their homes and are experiencing the kind of misery that is the daily life of poor Third World peoples. Americans are living in their cars and in public parks. America’s cities, towns and states are suffering from the costs of economic dislocations and the reduction in tax revenues from the economy’s decline. Yet, Obama has sent more troops to Afghanistan, a country halfway around the world that is not a threat to America.

    It costs $750,000 per year for each soldier we have in Afghanistan. The soldiers, who are at risk of life and limb, are paid a pittance, but all of the privatized services to the military are rolling in excess profits. One of the great frauds perpetuated on the American people was the privatization of services that the U.S. military traditionally performed for itself. “Our” elected leaders could not resist any opportunity to create at taxpayers’ expense private wealth that could be recycled to politicians in campaign contributions.

    Republicans and Democrats on the take from the private insurance companies maintain that the U.S. cannot afford to provide Americans with health care and that cuts must be made even in Social Security and Medicare. So how can the U.S. afford bankrupting wars, much less totally pointless wars that serve no American interest?

    The enormous scale of foreign borrowing and money creation necessary to finance Washington’s wars are sending the dollar to historic lows. The dollar has even experienced large declines relative to currencies of Third World countries such as Botswana and Brazil. The decline in the dollar’s value reduces the purchasing power of Americans’ already declining incomes.

    Despite the lowest level of housing starts in 64 years, the U.S. housing market is flooded with unsold homes, and financial institutions have a huge and rising inventory of foreclosed homes not yet on the market.

    Industrial production has collapsed to the level of 1999, wiping out a decade of growth in industrial output.

    The enormous bank reserves created by the Federal Reserve are not finding their way into the economy. Instead, the banks are hoarding the reserves as insurance against the fraudulent derivatives that they purchased from the gangster Wall Street investment banks.

    The regulatory agencies have been corrupted by private interests. “Frontline” reports that Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers blocked Brooksley Born, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, from regulating derivatives. President Obama rewarded Larry Summers for his idiocy by appointing him director of the National Economic Council. What this means is that profits for Wall Street will continue to be leeched from the diminishing blood supply of the American economy.

    An unmistakable sign of Third World despotism is a police force that sees the pubic as the enemy. Thanks to the federal government, our local police forces are now militarized and imbued with hostile attitudes toward the public. SWAT teams have proliferated, and even small towns now have police forces with the firepower of U.S. Special Forces.

    Summons are increasingly delivered by SWAT teams that tyrannize citizens with broken down doors, a $400 or $500 repair born by the tyrannized resident. Recently, a mayor and his family were the recipients of incompetence by the town’s local SWAT team, which mistakenly wrecked the mayor’s home, terrorized his family and killed the family’s two friendly Labrador dogs.

    If a town’s mayor can be treated in this way, what do you think is the fate of the poor white or black? Or the idealistic student who protests his government’s inhumanity?

    In any failed state, the greatest threat to the population comes from the government and the police. That is certainly the situation today in the U.S.A. Americans have no greater enemy than their own government. Washington is controlled by interest groups that enrich themselves at the expense of the American people.

    The 1 percent that comprise the superrich are laughing as they say, “Let them eat cake.”
  2. Percentage wise, how many of the people you know would consider this kind of texts to be conspiracy nonsense by some terrorist loving slacker living in his mothers basement?:
  3. The point about Greenspan, Rubin and Summers conspiring to keep derivatives from being regulated are the heart of this crisis.
    There were warnings about these mysterious, nebulous worthless pieces of paper as far back as 1992.

    Financial gansters turned politicians. Sycophants of the American taxpayer.
  4. loza

    loza Guest

    I must agree in the light of the H1N1 news. It seems that we cannot do anything right anymore and graft, selfishness and STUPIDITY rules the land anywhere you look.....for both parties, Dems and Gopigs....
  5. glennmm


    Barack Obama and his team have failed the USA with $82 Trillion of debts on and off the books.
  6. loza

    loza Guest

    What was the year the USA Treasury ran in the black? 1974? I cannot even remember that time. I was a child then.....
    While I do not agree with Obama on countless of issues, indicting him alone for the clusterfuck this nation has become in the last 30-years is criminally STUPID.
    Special interest groups, criminal politicians and dumb sheep, complacent americans (like you) were part of the problem for at least 30 years. The two party system has been a failure and sham for a lot longer than Obama's 10 months presidency you ignorant SLUT...
  7. the most fucked up thing about america is the exhausting number of double standards, even though it's not unexpected from a country where most men are pussies with a penis attached to them. Where a man is seen as an evil entity always trying to stick his evil cock inside an innocent pussy, and is punished by the mentally fucked up society for being a man, what else would anyone want to be, but a pussy, and so those pussies with a penis would punish their weenie by whacking it off to some movie where a fag is sticking it inside some prostitutes mouth. Anyhow, I'm glad all these stupid double standards are called freedom.

    on the other hand, the great thing about america is the jobs, their availability and their pay. But the problem is even those are diminishing rapidly by the day.
  8. That actually is the plan, to bankrupt the country and then socialism takes over... why else would we have these unfunded mandates? They have never made sense and the people that want them never have been able to explain them.

    We might be able to do something about it though:
  9. Double standard:
    #10     Oct 27, 2009