Newsclipping of the Day :: We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us

This depressing essay from Chalmers Johnson I think is not far from the truth. If we don't do something fast to renovate our economy, and divest ourselves of the cancer of our military-industrial complex, and our obsessive-compulsive imperialism, I wonder if the good ol USA will still be around in 30 years. We are so far down a bad bad bad, unsustainable, unhealthy path that even with all the effort and fortitude of all of us, it may not be enough. We live in a dreamworld where nothing is real. We are so close to collapse, and it will affect us all. And the Democrats running for '08 are perhaps least likely of all to tell the truth about what is going on and to take the tough, revolutionary steps to stop it. Certainly not Hillary.


john said...

Hi Sam--it's me John Michael from Open A Window. I just switched to wordpress so it's openawindow.wordpress.com

thephoenixnyc said...

Sam, you must, must, must, must read American Theocracy by Kevin Philips.

It goes into detail on this point and others in showing how and why Imperial America will fall if changes like this are not made.

Sam said...

Hey JM, we'll bookmark you're new digs. Hope all is well for you.

Phoenix, Steven read the Phillips book, and it has been reproaching me from the shelf for months now. I often OD reading too much of the current crop of writing about the current state of affairs here. Unlike the rest of the USA: I read the other day that a mere 60 books last year sold more than 100,000 copies. Startling, isn't it? Wonder if that's true.

Fight the H8 in Your State