Sunday, July 30, 2017
The Party's Over
Even the US military is finally facing facts. The party's over. American dominance, that anyone under 70 has spent their entire life taking for granted, is over. It's not coming back. America's only hope, according to the great minds of the US Army War College is to arrest the slide and that means ever more and better and more costly weapons and ever more soldiers to fire'em.
The only surprise in this report is that anyone could be surprised. Read between the lines in other Pentagon reports and, especially, the past two Quadrennial Defense Reviews and the warnings are all there. The latest report is available free in pdf. here.
We've known for over 15-years that mankind has driven Earth into "overshoot." It actually happened in the early 70s when we broke the 3 billion population ceiling. What are we at now, 7.5 billion heading in just another two decades to 9 billion? How deep does your Catholicism have to run to think we can avoid one or more truly cataclysmic wars before we would ever get to 9? Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.
The Pentagon is pitching this more guns/more gunners campaign based on a new world order. The real focus, however, is to maintain America's preferred access to overseas resources that her new rivals also need and ultimately must contest. What they're really proposing is a military response to the global dilemma of climate change, overpopulation, and rampant over-consumption. They want to try to fight their way out.
And if that doesn't scare the living shit out of you, it should.
This is what can happen when you sit around with your thumb up your butt. Your best options to act slip through your fingers, utterly foreclosed. Year by year, one by one they're gone. Eventually it comes down to might is right and the military option. The Pentagon just sent you your invite.