Getting the short hard end of the baton

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Say the bailout for bankers reaches Five Trillion, while your holdings and your livelihood are let to evaporate to nothing. Say all social services are trimmed back, offices closed, and you have nowhere to turn.

Say voters in November are turned away in record numbers and Republicans are let to steal the election. Abetted by the Supreme Court.

Say there’s no ending the carnage in Iraq. Instead, more soldiers are sent there, and to Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and Sudan, and South America.

Say the next president grants indemnity to Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rice, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Goldman Sachs, Blackwater, Exxon and Carlyle.

Say Guantanamo and torture and rendition and unlawful detention and surveillance and intolerance persist despite court orders to stop. Say your representatives in Congress won’t listen, no matter how many times you call. How exactly do you propose bringing your government to heel?

2 thoughts on “Getting the short hard end of the baton

  1. At some point, the rest of the world is going to turn against the US, just as it did against Nazi Germany.

    Once they dump the US$, and refuse to give more credit, this very quickly becomes a third world country.

    The biggest worry, is who ends up with all our nuclear weapons when that happens, and our gov’t goes belly up.

  2. The US is not headed to becoming a Third World country. It is headed towards being what it has always been (or at least for the last some 100 years) which is an imperialist country cohort alongside other imperialist countries. Its leadership position amongst the other imperialist countries is not even going to become that much broken.

    Imperialist countries are led by their national Big Business class and seek to take advantage of smaller fish in troubled waters. They do not just dissolve and disappear on their own.

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