Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Yee-Ha Ya'll

1. Energy cannot be created or canceled, but it can be concentrated. This is the larger and profoundly explanatory context of a national-security memo George Kennan wrote in 1948 as the head of a State Department planning committee, ostensibly about Asian policy but really about how the United States was to deal with its newfound role as the dominant force on Earth. “We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” Kennan wrote. “In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction.”“The day is not far off,” Kennan concluded, “when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts.”

2. Zbignew Brzezinski, in The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, writes:"In brief, for the United States, Eurasian geostrategy involves the purposeful management of geostrategically dynamic states and the careful handling of geopolitically catalytic states, in keeping with the twin interests of America in the short-term preservation of its unique global power and in the long-run transformation of it into increasingly institutionalized global cooperation. To put it in a terminology that hearkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."

There has been no empire in the history of man that has done more violence to the human soul or the earth than the United States Of America. The quotations above explain the ethos of this "great" nation.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's almost as though anything you can imagine, these guys are way ahead. Many years ago, I had a creepy dream, where I was standing at what seemed to be a military installation, in the desert. I was talking to someone when this baseball sized, satellite looking camera, came whizzing and clicking away, above us. I guess the idea was out there, but now it's been miniturized to dust!

Thanks for this. I'll pass it on.

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