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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:27 AM

World War III Already Happened, America Is A Simulation


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America is a simulation. It is the mask the global capitalist empire wears to conceal the fact that there is no America … that there is only the global capitalist empire.

The whole idea of “World War III,” of powerful nation-states conquering other powerful nation-states, is pure nostalgia. “America” does not want to conquer Iran. The empire wants to restructure Iran, and then absorb Iran into the empire. It doesn’t give a rat’s ass about democracy, or whether Iranian women are allowed to wear mini-skirts, or any other “human rights.” If it did, it would be restructuring Saudi Arabia and applying “maximum pressure” to Israel.

Likewise, the notion that “America” has been making a series of unfortunate “strategic mistakes” in the Middle East is a convenient illusion. Granted, its foreign policy makes no sense from the perspective of a nation-state, but it makes perfect sense from the perspective of the empire. While “America” appears to be mindlessly thrashing around like a bull in a china shop, the empire knows exactly what it’s doing, what it has been doing since the end of the Cold War, opening up formerly inaccessible markets, eliminating internal resistance, aggressively restructuring any and all territories that are not playing ball with global capitalism.

I know it’s gratifying to wave the flag, or burn it, depending on your political persuasion, whenever things flare up militarily, but at some point we (i.e., we Americans, Brits, Western Europeans, et al.) are going to need to face the fact that we are living in a global empire, which is actively pursuing its global interests, and not in sovereign nation-states pursuing the interests of nation-states. (The fact that the nation-state is defunct is why we’ve been experiencing a resurgence of “nationalism.” It isn’t a return to the 1930s. It is the death throes of the nation-state, nationalism, and national sovereignty … the supernova of a dying star.)

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/world-war-iii-already-happened-america-simulation

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:34 AM

1. Lots of words. Even more emotion. Are we supposed to be doing something?

I mean, people have to make a living for themselves. The vast, overwhelming majority of the time that involves interacting with other people.

Capitalism is one of those systems, and it seems to be pretty damned successful - even by the article's own admission.

Should we scrap it for some sort of centralized command economy? Roll back to whatever keeps the Luddites from crying?

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:47 AM

2. Global capitalism beats the hell out of global socialism.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:50 AM

3. the american republic does still exist

but more as an administrative subdivision of the global capitalist empire than as a "nation state" (something that the usa, or most of its states, have never been.

middle east policy makes little sense in terms of the america people, as a means of moving inconvenient persons away from desired resources …….

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:03 AM

4. I mean, what sort of ungrateful idiot

who was raising in a free and capitalist society could be so stupid as to hate his own freedom?

I'd sue the high school he dropped out of.

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