The Fourth US Revolution?

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    Very interesting, to me at least. Comments?

    Future tense, X: The fourth revolution by James Piereson - The New Criterion

     
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    Rather bleak and pessimistic. I prefer to think that we're on the verge of a breakthrough in fusion power that will change the entire energy paradigm, making us independent of foreign sources, fueling an economic resurgence on the back of cheap, nearly unlimited energy. The only downside, personally, is that I'm unlikely to see its full fruition in my lifetime.
     
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    It's another load of steaming partisan crap.

    Seriously, do you know any RECENT FUCKING history ?

    Don't you remember TARP?

    Cause you must not if you fall for this revisionist tripe.
     
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    Allow me to translate.

    America took a big hit in 2008 recession.
    Many thought it was the start of decline.
    But no. Americans are superhuman and will do whatever it takes to remain #1.
    Obama was chosen as the guy to lead the charge back to #1.
    Obama thought he was the right guy for the job.
    The charge back is not fully completed.
    Obama still thinks he is the guy for the job.
    Most Americans still think he is too, and will probably re-elect him.
    They hope he will be able to finish the job.
    But, my readers don't like him, so I will focus on the fact that he hasn't finished quickly enough. I will omit mention of the fact that the economy has improved dramatically over the last 3 years and that production, consumer spending, building and consumer confidence are all trending up. I will finish with a word that nobody normal ever uses...........and that will solidify my baseless, lame theories in the hearts and minds of my exceptional readers.
     
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    Interesting article.

    The author forgot to mention one thing that could happen that would actually have a much larger detrimental affect on the US than anything he mentioned. If the other nations of the world decide to replace the US Dollar as the worlds trading currency, we are flat out screwed. Some nations are already trying to set that into motion. When the US Dollar replaced the British Sterling as the worlds trading currency, it decimated the UK's economy for years.
     
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    Little more than a 'hit' peace. Interesting? Not.
     
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    MuadDib He's called The Stig

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    We've been screwed ever since the War for Southern Independence because of the Forty-Eighters.
     
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    Until we decide to solve our our debt, we'll be in decline.
     
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    LOL. My Great-Great Grandfather was one of those. Five of his seven sons served in the US Army in putting down the treasonous Southern Rebellion.
     
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    Get over it already.
     

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