The United States has long been following a dangerous course at the will of the political elite. Government self-interest has led us to abusive policies both at home and abroad. While many people ignore this reality, some are waking up and speaking out. However, it may very well be too little too late. In fact, our history and current direction bare striking resemblance to the Roman Empire. I feel it is time for me to make a prediction for the American future, and that, my fellow citizens, is appears to be a painful future. (more…)
Before I discuss U.S. foreign policy, I think it is important to define “war”. In practice, “war” is a conflict between to nation-states for profit, belief, or power. In post-war eras, the hostile country and their individuals will be forced to live under new laws and regulations, as enforced by the occupying nation-state. This does not necessarily mean the occupied nation is better off, but rather the product and resources are now subject to the occupying nation-state’s will. I think we should have a real conversation about whether or not that justifies war. Do we really know what is best for them, and can we accomplish that with an entity pursuant to its own interests? I don’t think so.