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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:01 AM

Stumbles of an Empire

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The empire with the world's highest consumption of drugs destroys countries in the name of the war on drugs, using organizations dedicated to drug trafficking that run a financial system that launders capital that is reinvested in the most profitable trafficking in the world, which creates an invisible criminal empire that grows until it destroys everything else, including the empire with the world's highest consumption of drugs.

Stumbles of an Empire
La Jornada, Mexico
By Luis Britto García
Translated By Michael Belzil
8 November 2013
Edited by Kyrstie Lane

1. The colossal empire that can no longer find anyone to fight its wars brings in technicians from across the globe to construct drones that kill the children of the countries they have invaded, until the committee of shareholders that controls the colossal empire manages to get its technicians to construct drones that replace the workforce, until the workers that get laid off protest and discover that the technicians, the politicians and the shareholders are all drones that destroy the colossal empire.

2. The empire with the world's highest spying budget creates new security agencies that spy on the security agencies that spy on the former security agencies until every spy is spied on by innumerable spies that in turn are monitored by informants, until all of the citizens are spies completely and exclusively in charge of betraying each other, and one of them betrays the rest of the betrayers of the empire with the world's highest spying budget.

3. The empire that consumes more than anyone else forces the rest of the world at gunpoint to accept as payment for all of the goods that are taken from them, a piece of green paper that goes from having no value to having less than no value with which it acquires everything valuable in the petroleum market, raw materials, natural resources, cheap labor, free patents, consciences, intellectual property, until it gets so used to importing without ever producing that it ends up with a debt of worthless green paper that is greater than 100 percent of a gross domestic product that doesn't exist, about to spend worthless paper on merchandise that reduces its economy to nothing.

4. The empire with no culture, using war and thievery, attempts to destroy the cultures of the remaining countries of the world through bombing their libraries and museums, illegal trafficking in cultural heritage, theft of archeological treasures, pillaging of masterpieces, sacking of the creations of the marginalized peoples that they reject and exclude, systematic corruption of intellectuals and artists, and the imposition of the idol-worshipping paradigm of profit-seeking, until finally accumulating so much foreign property that it becomes a mountain of plunder, a heap of emptiness, an empire with no culture.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:06 AM

1. Beautifully done!

Wish I could rec this moe than once.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:36 AM

2. Kick for "the idol-worshipping paradigm of profit-seeking...."

 

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:10 PM

3. # 8 is so on the money:

8. Ever since it stopped creating things, the empire that monopolized foreign debt can no longer pay its public workers and it declares bankruptcy, which leads to its assets being put up for auction,
but nobody bids anything for the noose used for lynching blacks,
nothing for the ashes of the girls incinerated in Vietnam,
nothing for the miserable cultural industry that broke every art form down to dividends,
nothing for the intelligence built up by the dictatorship of stupidity,
nothing for the military-industrial complex that only managed to turn everything into nothing.

wow.

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