America should change sides and support Palestine.

Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Indofred, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. MHunterB
    Offline

    MHunterB Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    7,209
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +1,775
    I don't know about you, but to me 'compulsory' means you get punished (fined, go to jail) if you don't participate. That doesn't seem to be the case.

    And I fail to see what the availability or funding of abotion has to do with the topic of economic paradigms.

    The 'ethnocentrism' is still not 'established' by the sources cited, as they tend to be biased - albeit in a different direction.
     
  2. georgephillip
    Offline

    georgephillip Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    26,449
    Thanks Received:
    1,266
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Ratings:
    +2,049
    Rocco:

    At the end of WWII, some elite planners in the US State Department pondered how much time the average American spent thinking about foreign policy issues. As I understand the story, their conclusion was about ten minutes a day; today, those ten minutes are probably diminished by multi-tasking.

    I don't see how the 99% of Americans being victimized by today's plutocracy change anything by "choosing" between Democrat OR Republican in the voting booth since both major parties depend on the 1% to fund their campaigns.

    Possibly, when the next economic crisis CRASHES the US Economy loudly enough to focus our attention the same way 911 did, enough of us will see the revolutionary force that Capitalism becomes after it emasculates government.

    Do you have any thoughts on which side of that class conflict elites in the US military will side with?
     
  3. MHunterB
    Offline

    MHunterB Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2012
    Messages:
    7,209
    Thanks Received:
    1,767
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +1,775
    George, would yu like to explain a few things?

    1) what are you imagining as 'the next economic crisis' ?

    2)revolutionary force?

    3) 'class conflict'

    The US military *knows* it is never supposed to take political sides. All the veterans of that military know so as well. I very much doubt there would be any 'unified' response from our military to any poitical or economic situation.

    And none of that has anything whatsoever to do with 'supporting Israel' so far as you've posted.
     
  4. georgephillip
    Offline

    georgephillip Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    26,449
    Thanks Received:
    1,266
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Ratings:
    +2,049
    Marge...possibly a 90% "correction" in the US stock market?

    "Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.

    "Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of 'disappointing performance' in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.

    "In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in 'consumer product stocks' by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.

    "With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome."

    Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

    For generations, US investors needed a potent US middle class to provide the goods and services and drive 79% of US GDP with their purchases. Since US investors now have a much larger middle class rising in Brazil, India, and China, I look for continuing stagnation and decline for 90% of Americans.

    Pentagon elites are among the richest 10% of Americans with some among the richest 1%.
    I don't think they are likely to value "democracy" more than their lifestyle.

    Supporting Israel has always had more to do with subsidizing US arms sales to the Jewish State with US tax dollars. If Wiedemer is correct (again) about the coming "correction", the Pentagon isn't going to be able to borrow enough money to subsidize the Jewish State or wage war on the opposite side of the globe, and yet the US economy will still be addicted to war and fraud.

    What do you think will happen?
     

Share This Page