America is still heading for a material collapse in the long term …
Some Americans, but far too few, want to know how Barack Obama is planning his next 60th birthday this month on his 30-acre oceanfront estate on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts.
There are 475 confirmed guests who will be looked after by a team of around 200 in the field that the Obama family bought for $ 12 million just after leaving the White House. One can imagine that the party will cost almost a million dollars. And this for a president who was above all a “social worker” before becoming president?
It may be remembered that, on the other hand, when Harry Truman left the White House and President Eisenhower took over in the early 1950s, Harry quit his job in Washington and he and his wife returned home unescorted. to Missouri where he had long maintained a very modest family home. .
It was the time when the United States was truly at the top of its game and very prosperous with a thriving middle class. Back then, the United States was THE respected world power. Eisenhower, a famous American General of World War II who, along with his peers, helped defeat Nazi Germany, proved to be a strong president. Just before leaving office after eight years, he delivered his now famous speech warning of the dangers of what he called the “military-industrial complex” becoming too important a factor in the country’s development and potentially leading to to all kinds of horrors, as it has had so amply since the mid-1960s and the start of the Vietnam War debacle. Eisenhower was never interested in buying a $ 12 million estate, while Obama was.
But the question remains HOW a president, unless he is already woefully rich by inheritance like JFK or the two Bushes, and just like many in Congress nowadays, manages to get very rich with relatively low salaries for his mandate and especially after leaving office. The answer is quite simply rampant and obscene corruption. The favors given to the so-called elites and special interest groups such as AIPAC and even the military during their tenure resulted in huge rewards after retirement. The Clintons are another example, and so are many in Congress today. Another example is Nancy Pelosi, who leads Democrats in the House of Representatives.
So what the United States has become is a society of haves and have nots like never before, and the results of that including the decimation of a middle class and even an industrial enterprise due to relocation to China and other countries, is a country that is undermining socially, spiritually, economically and infrastructural.
Biden has pledged to “bring America back,” but he’s already broken his election promises and America so far is only “coming back” as a bigger threat, with horrific allies like the Zionist apartheid state and the Saudis. , to name just two.
But you really have to ask yourself one question: what can you say about a country that has spent billions of dollars in the decades since World War II to build and often modernize several THOUSAND nuclear weapons? (When, presumably, a hundred barbarian bombs, which ONLY the United States has ever used unnecessarily – twice against Japan in 1945 – are certainly sufficient as a threat to rivals like the USSR, and could easily destroy civilization.)
Indeed, it can be said that American governance has been on the wrong track, at its peril, for decades, just as Eisenhower warned against. The United States has eroded at home and has not served its citizens well as a whole, especially in this century. Many realize this in the United States, but far too few citizens understand exactly why and their muddled reactions have often been absurdly counterproductive and seriously undermined the fabric of society, good governance and respect for the foreigner.
The biggest ‘say’ indicating the decline of the United States as a respected power seems to be this: The government has literally not been able to change leadership under ANY president or party since Lyndon Johnson’s reign. Yes, for example, Biden has withdrawn or is in the process of withdrawing the United States from Afghanistan, but that is only because after 20 years and billions of billions spent and some 3,000 grunts killed and more than 20,000 maimed , the United States was completely defeated in their war there. It is not because of a marginal change of direction.
The question, then, remains what small or large action COULD signal (before some sort of deep collapse occurs) the start of a real change of direction for the United States at home and abroad. ? Here is a list of candidates, some apparently minor, others major. 1. The United States lifts all sanctions against Iran and reinstates the JCPOA with guarantees that it can no longer be rescinded like Trump and Pompeo did. 2. Make aid to the apartheid Zionist entity conditional on how it treats the Palestinians, half of the population west of the Jordan River, and forces the entity to lift the siege on Gaza. 3. Material cuts to the Pentagon’s obscene budget. 4. Stop the widespread use of “sanctions” and withdraw them from Cuba, Venezuela and other countries where they have been deployed. 5. Dramatically increase taxes on billionaire and multi-millionaire “elites”. 6. Legislates Medicare health care for all citizens. 7. Raise the minimum wage for workers. 8. Writes off most of the nearly two trillion dollars in student debt. 9. Adopts strict environmental standards, which much Trump trashed. 10. Unilaterally dismantle 90% of nuclear weapons. 11. Stop the prosecution of whistleblowers like Julian Assange.
Any of these moves, no matter how small (and none of them respond to the long established “establishment”) could be considered a breath of fresh air for most Americans and many Americans. others abroad. Sadly, for now, none of these are likely to happen until AFTER some sort of material collapse of the United States, given the long path of bad governance the United States has been on. And also, it should be a warning to other countries that seem unable to change direction themselves.