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Debt, Death, & The US Empire

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Yosemite Sam Gets Worried About Federal Debt

In a talk which garnered little attention, one of the Deep State’s prime operatives, National Security Advisor John Bolton, cautioned of the enormous and escalating US debt.

Deep State operative John Bolton, a.k.a. Yosemite Sam [PT]

Speaking before the Alexander Hamilton Society, Bolton warned that current US debt levels and public obligations posed an “economic threat” to the nation’s security:

“It is a fact that when your national debt gets to the level ours is, that it constitutes an economic threat to the society.  And that kind of threat ultimately has a national security consequence for it.”

Annual federal surplus/deficit and total federal debt. Things have clearly gotten a bit out of control in recent years. [PT]

What was most surprising about Bolton’s talk was that there has been little reaction to it from the financial press, the markets themselves, or political commentators. While the equity markets have been in the midst of a sell-off, it has not been due (as of yet) to US deficits, currently in excess of $1 trillion annually.  Instead, the slide has been the result of fears over increase in interest rates and the continued trade tensions with China.

Interventionism is Expensive

While Bolton’s warning about the debt is self-serving, it is accurate in the sense that the US Empire which, in part, he directs is ultimately dependent on the strength of the economy.

“National security” is not threatened by a debt crisis which would mean a compromised dollar, but such an event would limit what the US could do globally.  Real national security is defense of the homeland and border control – not intervention abroad.

War mongers like Bolton are fearful that a debt crisis would necessitate a decline in US power overseas.  America is fast approaching what took place with the British Empire after its insane involvement in the two World Wars and its own creation of a domestic welfare state which exhausted the nation and led to the displacement of the British pound as the “world’s reserve currency.”

The US-led wars in the Middle East have been estimated by a recent Brown University study to have cost in the neighborhood of $4 trillion. Despite this squandering of national treasure and candidate Trump calling the Iraq War a “disaster,” as president, Trump increased “defense” spending for FY 2019 to $716 billion.

US military bases around the world. Note that these numbers fluctuate from year to year, and to some extent also from source to source, but this map shows a fairly credible approximation. [PT]

Wily Enemies and the Coming Crisis

Profligate US spending and debt creation has, no doubt, been noticed by those outside of the Empire. It is probably why Russian President Vladimir Putin has been so hesitant to take any serious action against the numerous provocations that the US has taken around the globe and against Russian interests directly.

The wily Putin probably figures that an implosion of US financial markets would eventually limit America’s ability to foment mayhem and havoc internationally.

Russian Czar Vladimir Wily E. Putin meets with Field Marshal Trump and his trusted sharp shooter YS and still finds time to say cheers to everybody… then he ponders who should be beheaded, exchanges locker room talk with the FM and later on coolly puts on his KGB disguise, lest we believe he got soft. [PT]

The Trump Administration’s latest bellicose act, engineered by – you guessed it – John Bolton, has been the withdrawal from the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF).

The treaty, signed in 1987, was a landmark achievement of the Reagan Administration which deescalated tensions between the two super powers and kept a lid on a costly arms buildup that neither can afford.

The next financial downturn will certainly dwarf the 2008 crisis, the latter of which nearly brought down the entire financial system.  The next one will be far worse and will last considerably longer since nothing has been resolved from the first crisis.  The only thing that has occurred has been the creation of more debt, not only in the US, but by all Western nation states.

Under current ideological conditions, a change in US foreign policy to non-intervention is unlikely. Public opinion is decidedly pro-military after years of indoctrination and propaganda by the press, government, academia, and the media.

It will take a fall in America’s economic power, specifically the loss of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which will ultimately bring down the empire. That is what has neocons like John Bolton concerned.

Day of Reckoning

Unfortunately, until that time, the US will continue its rampaging ways.  The day of reckoning, however, appears to be fast approaching and instead of a defeat on the field of battle, the US Empire will collapse under a mountain of debt.

A comprehensive list of involuntary recipients of US-made moral clarity raining from the skies since the end of WW II. [PT]

It would be more than fitting that such a scenario should play itself out which would thus begin the very necessary retribution process that may, at least in a small sense, compensate those who have suffered and died from America’s murderous foreign policy.

Antonius Aquinas



162 Comments on "Debt, Death, & The US Empire"

  1. Davy on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 7:41 am 

    LOL

    JuanP what I enjoy is knowing you are not smart enough to debate me and win. This means I have won and you have been defeated. It also shows you are a cheater and a liar and a poor loser. It shows you don’t give a shit about anybody but yourself. You don’t care that others do not like your bad behavior. I bet you shit on your family and your wife too because behavior like this reflects on the rest of your life IOW you are an immoral narcissistic piece of shit. I enjoy moderating and neutering you. BTW it is good exposure too. A dumbass like you spending so much time attacking me just shows others I have a message that is kicking your ass so you play dirty to fight it.

  2. DavyScum on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 8:22 am 

    Davy you are an honest to goodness grotesque piece of shit. Everything about you stinks. You’re the same as a mix of human shit and vomit.

    Nothing in this world would please me more than meeting you in some dark alley to administer the severest of ass kicking.

  3. Parasitic Retard on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 8:25 am 

    Parasitic Retard = fmr-paultard = Эй, братья, пожалуйста, ударьте антиамериканскую собаку, которую я сделал из гранитного форума

    Tell us, how does it feel never having held a paying job? Does it affect your conscience and self-esteem to depend upon the American taxpayer for your Social Security Disability Income monthly check + Medicaid + Mommy’s basement = Parasitic Retard Loser? Obviously not.

    Gee, mommy and daddy must be thrilled to know Retarded Paul has never and will never be a productive member of society. Instead he must depend on the charity of the state and others, although this gravy train won’t be functioning much longer.

  4. Dirty JuanP on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 9:18 am 

    When I show extreme anger well it is becuase Davy kicked my stupid ass.

  5. Davy on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 10:34 am 

    My apologies. Everyone here knows that Dirty JuanP is another one of my many sock puppets. I resort to sock puppetry when I have been defeated.

    I am not fooling anyone.

  6. Dirty Juan on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 10:49 am 

    Everyone knows that I start the shit and respond like a coward with identity theft. Davy offered an arrangement where we ignore each other but I enjoy being an asshole. I can’t help it I have a dysfunctional personality. The above:
    “Davy on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 10:34 am” is me LMFAO at all of you who think it is Davy.

  7. Davy on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 11:31 am 

    Dirty Juan is also another one of my sock puppets, but you all already knew that.

  8. Dirty Juan on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 11:35 am 

    I am dirty Juan and I took Davy’s identity above. Why, because I am a coward and a cheat

  9. Davy on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 11:39 am 

    If I sound unhinged, it is because I am.

  10. Dirty Juan on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 11:42 am 

    I am dirty juan the guy who dirties up the board because I don’t give a shit about anybody but me. I am a stupid South American Playboy that freeloads and fucks off. Why because I can and most of you can’t. I have not worked a honest day in my life. Daddy has bankrolled me. LMFAO at everyone else.

  11. DavyScum on Tue, 4th Dec 2018 1:50 pm 

    I am DavyScum who lies and dirties up the board because I don’t give a shit about anybody but me. I am a stupid American Playboy that freeloads off of daddy’s trust fund and I pretend to farm (everyone knows my job #1 is posting through various names). Why because I can and most of you can’t. I have not worked a honest day in my life. Daddy has bankrolled me. LMFAO at everyone else.

    Uh oh, I’m projecting again, damn.

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