USA as we know it will die soon
You always think that the United States of America is the only
real superpower in the current world. Well… soon you may have to rethink
about it. The "real superpower" title is going to become the mother
of all lies and conspiracy theories that the world have had ever known.
Don't accept it? Read the following facts and think again:
the beginning of this 21st century, the United States is facing competition
from beyond its borders as well as internal difficulties. Its lower
and middle class families are slowly turning out to be the biggest losers
of current globalization. The United States, like ancient Rome, is beginning
to be plagued by the limits of its power.
The current globalization
is heavily affecting its economy. In fact, the US has actively promoted
the worldwide exchange of commodities like no other nation, and the
result is that their local manufacturing industries have begun to be
Some manufacturing sectors such as furniture, consumer
electronics, automobile part suppliers and computer manufacturers have
had left the country for good. In the recent past, free trade has primarily
benefited the very rival countries that are now mounting a heavy economic
offence on the United States and the rival countries have cut off a
large slice of America's global market share.
The financial position
of the United States has declined dramatically in the last 15 years.
The US federal budget is in the deep red, adding to America's dependency
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is wiping out loads
of dollars from US treasury. A government functioning so irresponsible
with no sense of the prosperity of its own country and people is not
really a superpower in any sense.
Almost no one is saving any
money in the United States today. Saving rates are very low or negative.
The US debt grows by about $1.5 billion every weekday and has now reached
about $6.5 trillion dollars. Private household debt has reached $11
trillion and 50 per cent of these debts have been incurred since 1998.
The Americans are enjoying the present spending spree at the cost of
their own future and future generations. The fact is that the expanding
consumer debt drives the US economy.
In the near future, many
US citizens may have to face harsh reality like a poverty-stricken,
third world family, living from hand to mouth situation without any
kind of financial reserves whatsoever. The imminent economic crisis
is waiting to happen in the US and will be the most thoroughly predicted
one in recent human history. People spending so irresponsible with no
sense of the prosperity of the country is not a superpower.
the world is very impressed by the low levels of unemployment in the
United States. Only the other half clearly knows very well that these
statistics may be the result of a voluntary telephone survey. Is working
just ten hours per week enough for one to be classified as "employed"?
The US statistics is usually intended to create more positive image
and opinion than about its actual condition. The net reality is that
the US job growth rate is falling behind its own population growth.
A country that cannot create jobs for its own population is not
Today, the United State's biggest bankers are China
and Japan, both of whom could cause the United States very serious financial
problems, if they wish to do so at any time. Roughly 27 per cent of
the government bonds issued by the US treasury are held by China and
Japan. That's why US doesn't complain much about China and Japan.
A country whose financial affairs are in the hands of foreigners
is not a superpower.
The US is heavily dependent on overseas
imports of manufactured goods and oil, including advanced technology
products. In 2006, US dependency on imports was thrice as large as US
dependency on imported crude oil. "No country or economy can survive
by importing nearly 80 per cent of manufactured goods and oil from overseas.
In fact, no society in the history had ever survived in excessive imports
and offshore manufacturing. Almost every country in the world now exports
products to the United States without purchasing an equivalent amount
of US goods in return. The United States can't even achieve a trade
surplus in its trade with less developed national economies like those
of Ukraine and Ghana. Everyday, container ships arrive in the US - and
after they unload the goods at American ports, many return home empty.
A country that imports even matchsticks can't be a superpower.
After the near erosion of all manufacturing sectors, the US is rapidly
increasing its dependency on imports of advanced technology products
and medical equipments.
A country that depends on import of advanced
technology products is not a superpower.
The priority of US military
expenditure has created a growing deficit that has creating major problems
in public welfare benefits and education. Foreign loans have provided
essential support to the dollar but the dollar is declining and so is
that support. As the largest debtor nation the US will have to be more
conciliatory to its creditors, and China is one of the biggest, for
they will eventually and perhaps quite soon switch from the dollar to
a new reserve currency for international trade. At that time, the US
economy and it's credit standing will plunge all together.
very striking fact is that the net increase in aging US population will
make all the difference. About 17 per cent of the US population is over
55 years old and 23 per cent is over 40 years. There are millions of
Americans who don't have any kind of health insurance.
that can't even provide free basic healthcare to its citizens can't
With US school students increasingly shunning
mathematics and the science subjects, United State's image of global
technology leader will soon become history.
A country which depends
on "foreign brains" to be technology leader can't be a superpower.
Leading technology companies such as Xerox, Microsoft, Apple, IBM,
GE, Google are moving their Research and Development projects out of
US is the one and only evidence needed to prove that the US will not
be superpower in this century.
The US was founded on the principles
of equality and freedom of expression for all race and religion. Whites
don't like blacks, blacks don't like whites, whites don't like Hispanics,
Hispanics don't like whites. The statement that "US is a melting pot"
is indeed a pot full of lies.
A country with racial inequality
can't be a superpower.
What did "Hurricane Katrina's message"
to all Americans and the rest of the world? There is also a Somalia
or Sudan is within the great United States of America. The US government
took five days to respond after all was out of control.
which is too lazy to protect it's own citizens and lie to them that
they are safe can't be superpower.
"You are either with us or
against us" and by launching a war of aggression on the basis of lies
and fabricated "intelligence", the Bush regime violated the Nuremberg
standard code established by the UN and international laws. By going
to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, many US military companies owned by
the politicians must have made billions in profit.
Thus, a land
of liars can't be the land of superpower.
casualties and infrastructure destruction in Iraq, along with the torture
of detainees in concentration camps and an ever-changing excuse for
the war, have destroyed the moral qualities that provided diplomatic
foundation for America's superpower status. A country that is no longer
respected and which promises yet more war isolates itself from cooperation
from the rest of the world.
An isolated country in the world
will never be a superpower.
A country that fears small, distant
countries such as North Korea and Iran to such an extent that it want
to use military in place of diplomatic means is not a superpower.
US politicians think that the US is still a superpower because of
its military weapons and nuclear missiles. However, as the Iraqi resistance
has demonstrated that the United State's superior military power is
not enough to prevail in fourth generation warfare.
is that the US is not a superpower at all.
The US is the only
country in the world to have used nuclear weapons against a country
and killing thousands of innocent sleeping Japanese civilians. If six
decades after nuking Japan, the US again warns to the use of nuclear
weapons on Iran, it will only establish itself as a criminal state under
the control of insane Americans.
If the US foreign policy and
foreign relations doesn't change totally, any sympathy that might still
exist in rest of the world for the United States would soon disappear
in the years to come, and the world would unite against the US.
A country against which the world is united is not a superpower.
The land of the great American dream, land of opportunities, land
of creations, land of all enterprises, land of wealth, land of future-minded
people, land of racial equality, America is revered by many. However,
America is not the same after 9/11, not even for the Americans, America
is still the same after 9/11 tragedy.
If one were to go by the
theory of Ibne-Khuldun, a 12th century Arabic scholar from Morocco whose
writings was compiled in the book "Muqqadima", theorizes that all civilizations
in this world usually will have a life span of approx 300 years before
totally fading out. Some civilizations after they fade away become dead
civilization like Aztec and Mayan. Others like Persian, Indian, Chinese,
Egyptian, etc, are living civilizations capable of rising again and
This might create a stir, but by this account USA has
gone past its zenith and could be on the decline now.
US leads the world in divorce, crime and immorality. It is a country,
which is actually waiting for total economical, social and lifestyle
disaster. The United States is too engrossed in power obsession to ever
have the will to revive and remain as a real democratic country for
its own citizens. It won't be long before the US will have to face grim
reality of the future.
The day is not so far ahead when the world
historians and world history will remember the US as 'once a superpower'.
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Who are the real
Peanuts Kill More Americans
If western governments were really trying win the "war on terror"
they wouldn't give terrorists so much credit
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, January 5, 2007
The menace of global
terrorism has been labeled the greatest threat to western civilization
since communism and yet swimming pools, peanuts and lost deer kill more
Americans every single year. Why are our governments facilitating the
terrorist's agenda by hyping a peril that simply doesn't exist?
The number of Americans killed as a result of international terrorism
since the 1960's gives us a benchmark from which we can correctly identify
and target other dire dangers to our very way of life.
- Allergic reactions to peanuts
- Lightning strikes
That's correct - all
of the above have killed an equal number of Americans since 1960 as
terrorism. One could even categorize M&M's, lost deer and the weather
as an "axis of evil arming to threaten the peace of the world," as George
Bush famously once said.
Enemy Combatant: Fear the deer.
As Ohio State University's John
Mueller concludes in a report entitled A False Sense Of Insecurity,
"For all the attention it evokes, terrorism actually causes rather little
damage and the likelihood that any individual will become a victim in
most places is microscopic."
Last summer's much vaunted transatlantic
terror plot, a facade that has since collapsed under the weight of its
own absurdity, led to ridiculous measures in airports banning any form
of liquids in carry on luggage and mother's were forced to drink their
own breast milk. Yet there has not been a bomb planted in a piece of
checked luggage on an American carrier since the 1988 Lockerbie disaster,
itself a false flag inside job. Since that time hundreds of billions
of Americans have been routinely interrogated about the contents of
their luggage while cargo remains completely unchecked.
the danger that Americans place themselves in every day by driving their
car down the highway, there would have to be a September 11 every month.
To reach the same level of risk that one undertakes in boarding an airline,
you only have to travel eleven miles in a car.
goal of terrorists is to terrify populations and governments into acquiescing
to their political demands. The only way they can achieve this is by
generating a substantial amount of fear and making people believe the
lie that their life is significantly threatened by potential terrorism,
when in reality the swimming pool in their backyard poses more of a
As soon as we lose the fear, the terrorists lose their
power over us to control our behavior. If western governments were really
trying to win a war on terror as they claim then they would downplay
and sideline acts of terror, pointing out that an individual has more
chance of being struck by lightning than being killed in a terror attack.
And yet what do we see? George Bush and Dick Cheney frothing at
the mouth predicting mushroom clouds over America, Fox News telling
us every day it's not a matter of if but when we're attacked again,
the British government warning that only "a miracle" would prevent London
from being attacked over the holidays.
"What is needed, as one statistician suggests, is
some sort of convincing, coherent, informed, and nuanced answer to a
central question: “How worried should I be?” Instead, the message the
nation has received so far is, as a Homeland Security official put (or
caricatured) it, “Be scared; be very, very scared — but go on with your
lives.” Such messages have led many people to develop what Leif Wenar
of the University of Sheffield has aptly labeled “a false sense of insecurity.”
By making these statements and continually recycling the hysteria,
these entities are facilitating the goals of terrorists, driving forward
an agenda that could not alone be fueled by relatively minor, rare and
inconsequential attacks that take few human lives in comparison to the
real dangers that we face every day - mundane things like car accidents,
cancer and heart disease.
that context, allied with the voluminous evidence that every major terror
attack we have witnessed was either a provocateured set-up or an outright
inside job, western governments are staffed at the very top by terrorists
who are openly espousing the creed and statecraft of terrorism.
Only by coming to the understanding that terrorism is such a limited
threat to our livelihoods and communicating that to others can we disarm
the alarmist propaganda that governments utilize in order to enlist
our obedience for the construction of the prison planet.
is a lie.