America in Terminal Decline, Biden/Harris Hastening It

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman

The late historian/Southeast Asia war expert Gabriel Kolko believed US decline “began after the Korean War, was continued in relation to Cuba, and was greatly accelerated in Vietnam – but (GW Bush and Obama greatly) exacerbate(d) it further.” 

The late geopolitical analysts Immanuel Wallerstein and Chalmers Johnson said much the same thing, Johnson stressing:

Inevitable US decline is the same dynamic that doomed past empires – “isolation, overstretch, the uniting of local and global forces opposed to imperialism, and in the end bankruptcy,” combined with growing authoritarianism and loss of personal freedoms, adding:

It’s far too late “for mere scattered reforms of our government or bloated military to make much difference.” 

History is clear. We can choose democracy over tyranny and survive or continue today’s self-destructive course and perish.

The US is clearly going the wrong way with no signs of constructive change, just the opposite that’s virtually sure to continue under Biden/Harris.

Today’s cutting-edge issue is whether humanity can survive America’s rage for global dominance while failing to acknowledge its declining supremacy relative to other nations.

US decline continues despite spending countless trillions of dollars to remain the dominant global superpower — it lost to superior Russian super-weapons.

Russia, China, and other nations are rising, America declining politically, economically and militarily.

Discretionary spending on US militarism, warmaking, corporate welfare, and police state harshness come at the expense of eroding public services and a nation unsafe and unfit to live in.

The disparity between rich and most others in America is widening.

Poverty is its leading growth industry.

It’s permanently at war on humanity at home and abroad – Russia, China, Iran, and other independent nations considered enemies of the state for not being submissive to its will.

The myth of American exceptionalism, the indispensable state, an illusory moral superiority, and military supremacy persist despite hard evidence debunking these notions.

The US was at the height of its power post-WW II, maintained for some years in the post-war era, decline beginning and continuing in recent decades, notably post-9/11.

It’s the same dynamic that doomed all other empires in history – a nation in decline because of its imperial arrogance, hubris, waging endless wars against invented enemies, and its unwillingness to change.

America is a warrior state. Both right wings of its war party pursue the same course.

Operating secretly, they’re unaccountable, intrusive, and repressive, in pursuit of a self-destructive agenda.

The long ago founded republic no longer exists.

It was replaced by the imperial state that features ruinous military spending while vital homeland needs go begging, social justice disappearing.

During the Cold War years, Washington got along with Soviet Russia, even if uneasily at times. Nixon went to China.

Relations today with both countries, Iran, and other independent nations are more dismal and dangerous than any previous time because of US rage for unchallenged global dominance.

The notion of a once dominant nation in decline seems inconceivable to most Americans and its ruling authorities. 

Numerous respected analysts explain what’s suppressed in the mainstream.

The US is outmatched by Russia’s super-weapons, a nation using its resources wisely – unlike notorious waste, fraud and abuse in America.

Project Censored earlier reported a whopping $21 trillion gone missing from the federal budget from 1998 through 2015.

Most of it went for militarism and war-making, a monumental black hole abuse of power, indicative of America’s fall from grace, its declining power.

It’s able to wage war on invented enemies that can’t match its military superiority. 

It would be hard-pressed confronting Russia, China, Iran and other nations militarily that are able to hit back hard if attacked.

It’s been unable to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan after nearly two decades of trying.

It’s waging endless war on Syria for nearly a decade — a futile effort to transform the country into a US vassal state.

Wherever US forces show up, mass slaughter, destruction and human misery follow while vital homeland needs go begging.

America’s rage for dominance ignores its declining strength. 

Will its aim for regime change in nations matching or exceeding its military might destroy planet earth it seeks to own?

The longer it pursues global militarism and warmaking against invented enemies — by hot and other means — the more greatly it hastens its arrival in history’s dustbin where it belongs.

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”

HOW WALL STREET FLEECES AMERICA Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War

 

“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”

BANKER OCCUPATION: Waging Financial War on Humanity

Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.