Today, in a rousing speech, our beloved Tyrant-Emperor called for even MORE murder and death for the long-suffering nation of Afghanistan. It’s a war worth fighting, he says from the safety of his Secret Service protection. If we don’t fight it, and win it, well, Al Queda will set up shop there and come back over here and kill us all.
Whatever. Same schtick we’ve been hearing. The longer the President is in office, the more he sounds like the previous Tyrant-Emperor George Bush II.
The utter hypocrisy of his statements on Afghanistan are just nauseating. If we care so much for the Afghan people, why exactly is it that per capita health care spending for this country that we have occupied for eight long yeas is less than fifty bucks? Why so little development aid? The answer to that is simple. This war has nothing to do with helping the Afghan people or protecting America. It is about greed and gold and oil. It provides a useful violent distraction from the bummer economic news. We ignore the fact that the enormous economic cost of our unjust wars is a major contributor to our on-going financial devolution. All that money spent on murder and mayhem is money that can’t be spent on other more useful and productive purposes. If you want to read some details about that, see Winners and Losers in the American Warfare State. We think we can do this forever without any consequences, but that just goes to show that as a collective, we Americans are adolescent fools, convinced of our own superiority and invulnerability.
The Bible says, “Pride goes before a fall.” See also “Sow not in furrows of injustice lest you reap a seven-fold harvest.”
I hope everyone’s plans to adjust to the much-poorer future reality are coming along promptly. What’s that you say? You don’t have any such plans? Better get busy. Procrastination is the thief of time.