Instead of a virtuous self-correcting system, which generates more goods and services, the parasitical classes grow and prosper.
Who brainwashed all these Americans into thinking China is the bad guy? How can people rationalize facing serious economic competition into war?
During the Syrian Civil War and the Trump presidency, it became very clear that the western mainstream media works with the spooks to shape and mould opinion, and manufacture consent.
How much is 5 g tube of cream in the USA? $600+. How about a generic? This is a generic. Zovirax, brand medicine, is $900+. In Poland? Around 2 dollars, without prescription.
The privileged and governing classes had at least $21 trillion stashed off shore in 2012. Noone with offshore millions are feeling any real pain.
Over at MoonofAlabama, b (would-be heir to billmon, probably the best socio-political blogger to ever put finger to keyboard) recently penned an engaging editorial, "The West is Past". The headline is creative hyperbole but does make the solid point that the USA and Britain by driving Russia and China together have created for themselves a difficult situation which could result in losing Europe. Not soon as it appears that either the funds to bribe Euro politicians are bottomless or that our politicians are very inexpensive wholesale by the bushel.
What surprised me was not b’s editorial but the reaction of veteran MoonofAlabama commenters. It appears they are died in the wool anarchists. A main thrust of comments on this article ostensibly about the infighting and decadence of the G7 was to cast stones at the Silk Road.
For anyone who has ever shot street, watching Exploring Porto with the Leica M-D is a straight shot of insight and inspiration.
Based on their reaction to nudity, it appears unsafe to let Americans out of the United States.