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Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War

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The Chinese government has called for "de-americanizing the world." The Russian legislature understands that being part of the dollar payments system is a Russian subsidy to American Imperialism. The Russian legislator, Mikhail Degtyaryov, told Izvestia that "The dollar is evil. It is a dirty green paper stained with blood of hundreds of thousands of civilian citizens of Japan, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Korea and Vietnam."

However, Russian industry spokesmen, possibly on Washington's payroll but likely just people without a clue, said that  Russia was bound by contracts to the dollar system and that perhaps in 10 o r 15 years, Russia could take a more intelligent approach. That is assuming that Russia would still be capable of acting in its own interests after suffering 10 or 15 years more of US financial imperialism. 

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Every country that wishes to have an independent existence without living under Washington's thumb should immediately depart the dollar payment system, which is a form of US control over other countries. That is the only purpose that the dollar system serves.

Many countries are afflicted by economists trained in the US in the neo-liberal tradition. Their US education is a form of brainwashing that ensures that their advice renders their governments impotent against Washington's imperialism.

Despite the obvious threats that Washington poses, many do not recognize the threats because of Washington's pose as "the greatest democracy." However, scholars looking for this democracy cannot find it in the US. The evidence is that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy.

An oligarchy is a country that is run for private interests. These private interests -- Wall Street, the military/security complex, oil and natural gas, and agribusiness -- seek domination, a goal well served by the neoconservative ideology of US hegemony.

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The American Oligarchs win even when they lose. Finally, Washington's notorious torture prison, Abu Ghraib, has been closed. But not by Washington. The Iraqi city fell last week to "defeated" al-Qaeda. Remember, we won the war in Iraq -- $3 trillion wasted, but that's not the way the military/security complex sees it. The war was a great victory for profits.  

How much longer will dumbshit americans fall for the flag-waving deception?  The Republicans used the wars in order to create huge budget deficits and national debt that are now being used to dismantle the social safety net, including Social Security and Medicare. There's talk of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. More profits for Oligarchs in the offering. The gullibility of the American population is really without comparison.

The gullibility of the American public will doom the world to extinction.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)
 

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