Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

american foreign policy 101...

America's foreign policy for the last 100 years has been based on these two noble ideals:

Freedom: If freedom in another country is good for America's (business) intere$t$ then America fuels such a freedom movement. If freedom there would be bad for America's intere$t$, then America ignores the plight of those people and supports or installs a dictator or other totalitarian regime there.

Democracy: If democracy in another country is good for America's (business) intere$t$ then America fuels such a democracy movement there. If democracy there would be bad for America's intere$t$, then America ignores the plight of those people and supports or installs a dictator or other totalitarian regime there.

Now you understand why America has been "saving the world" for the last 100 years.

But what will save us from America?


Blogger JahTeh said...

Can we get saved from Howard first?

Then Costello.

Then Ruddock.

Then Abbott.

December 04, 2005 5:21 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

"Australia has voted!!!" You want to be saved from this mob, go convert some Liberal party voters. But I don't like your chances. Converting bigots is a bit oxymoronic...

December 04, 2005 5:30 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Chumpsrock, you asked "what will save Americans and the rest of the world from America?"

Well, aint that the killer question!!!

It breaks into two parts:

[1] What can Americans do?
[2] What can the rest of the world do?

[1] Well, you (generic "you") could start a brand new political party totally left of center, and vote for them in enough numbers to seize power. But that ain't ever going to happen in America. So, basically you're f*cked, because the Dems are really no different to the GOP except that they're cleverer at how they manipulate the gullible public.

[2] Well, flying airliners into your cultural icons doesn't seem to be the way. It just makes you (generic "you") even crazier and hundreds of thousands of innocent non-American lives are snuffed out "collaterally" to facilitate your national sense of outrage. Lovely! What a wonderful way to win friends and influence people! I think it's up to the rest of the world to make every American tourist feel distinctly uncomfortable (without actually harming them). I think a global outbreak of "Yankee Go HOME!!" graffiti would perhaps penetrate the thick American skull. Another thing is that the rest of the world could start to boycott the products and services of American corporations. Now, none of this is personal, chumpsrock, it's purely political. But you did ask...

December 04, 2005 8:07 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

But what will save us from America?

It's too late; about one hundred years too late to ask that question.

The new map of Australia

December 05, 2005 7:43 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Oh, I beg to differ, Ron. All empires crash in the end. Life will go on after the Americans get their come-uppance for their mass murdering interventionist resource-thieving ways.

Of course, the real problem these days in not so much America as globalisation and the big fat capitalists hiding behind that. And those bastards will still be around after the crash, picking up property and assets at bargain prices and the whole shebang will start all over again. Only now they're passing laws which, mark my words, will make it illegal to say what I'm saying here. what I want to know is how the'll package that under the labelling of "freedom and democracy" without getting sued for false advertising.

December 05, 2005 8:26 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

But isn't globalisation, the Americanisation of the world? Even if the American Century,as we know it, finishes, it will still exist because of the way it has made the world an image of itself through globalisation?

December 05, 2005 1:15 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ron, I have to admit I don't really know enough about who the major shareholders in the multinationals are.

But I guess the big money shareholders come from many parts of the world. And these days there are also hedge funds and such which is where many people's superannuation is tied up. So the fund managers represent many, many ordinary people.

When the crash comes (and I'm still tipping an oil-depletion-caused crash to happen within five years), a lot of people will lose their homes to the lenders and a lot of people's retirement funds will evaporate into thin air.

Buy shares in Prozac. They'll be slipping it into the water soon. It's the perfect complacency drug...

December 05, 2005 5:52 PM  
Blogger chumpsrock said...

Nothing taken personally. But I am prompted to define 'chump' (context: 'chumpsrock') I can only speak for myself, but after graduating high school & paying way too much money for a college degree, I learned nil about the world. Instead, I was tested on books that spew crap about American history, eg. the trials and tribulations of claiming 'untouched' territory from the people who lived here. It's a brutal account which is recognized annually in this county on 'Columbus Day.' I remember asking too many questions that were politely side-stepped until I eventually felt like a chump for asking.

Now, as an adult in America, I realize there is an entire population of people in this country who ask questions which are 'politely side-stepped' in an effort to maintain 'big business.'

These answer-seekers are seen as chumps. It's all about the 'big business' vantage point, and we're being spoon-fed news funded by 'big business.' It's truly a struggle to get a grasp on what the rest of the world is really thinking. Finding your web log means a great deal to me. Thank you, Gerry.

December 07, 2005 5:05 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Chumpsrock, thanks for defining chump for me. Now it makes sense. We're all chumps. Thanks also for your kind comments about the blog, but I'm just an uneducated vet spewing forth rants and hyperbole.

About soldiers, especially vets. Many believe (because of the propaganda and brainwashing in their training, that they are truly fighting for freedom and democracy. I too believed that in my Vietnam days. They don't know they've been fed a mountain of lies. They trust the government and the military. Their crime is trusting but trusting should not be a crime. That's what makes me so angry at those lying bastards.

They take basically good people who are trusting, loyal, courageous, willing to put their lives on the line, and then corrupt them with their lies and their brainwashing. If you want a definition of evil, that's one right there.

I believed I was fighting for freedom and democracy. I was badly deceived. But now, with this blog, I am fighting for freedom and democracy. I'm home at last.

They are extremely lucky I've become a pacifist along the way (no thanks to them), or who knows, I might have used some of those killing skills they taught me to make the ultimate protest right in their lying faces.

(Note to ASIO (our Homeland Security/FBI): Go get a woolly bull up ya!!!) (A typical Australian insult.)

Chumps rock!!!

December 07, 2005 6:55 PM  

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