Over 500 years of brutal, rapacious Western Menace imperial world domination soon will be just a fading (bad) memory, as China emerges as the world's 'sole superpower.'
Were Uncle Sam and the other 'Western Powers' non-delusional, considerations of China would be front-and-center in all their thinking.
Within each Western Menace homeland, especially from their corporate-government-controlled 'news' media, there remains much chatter about the United States (truthfully, The US Empire Menace) and its role in each and every aspect of today's world, for the Yankee imperium still is said to be 'the sole remaining superpower,' the 'indispensable,' 'exceptional' nation and society, without which the world as we know it could not function and would not even be. Yet, to honest, non-feeble-minded observers, this lofty characterization seems to be the wisdom of yesteryear, and largely a fable, at that. Events in this 21st century have shown - clearly, demonstrably and absolutely - that The US Empire Menace is in major, actually terminal, decline and retreat, as are all of its Western Menace puppet-vassal empire-states.
This rapid, almost mushrooming, rise in China's overall development - which already has lifted many hundreds of millions of their people out of grinding poverty, the legacy of Western Menace imperialism - when combined with the steady dumbing-down of Western Menace populations, and the terrible crumbling of Western Menace homeland infrastructures, means that China soon will achieve 'per-capita-parity' in overall development with every society in The Western Menace. Let's stop to appreciate what this will mean. As China is home to more than four times the number of people than is The US Empire Menace Homeland, soon, such as by 2030, China - 'Chung Gwo,' or Center Country - will exceed the Yankee imperium by over four times in all areas: economy, wealth, industry, education, innovation and, of course, military power.
Just the other week, 'think tanks' in The Empire's Homeland conceded that, on a (correct) purchasing-power-parity basis, China's economy now is at least as large as Uncle Sam's, while it is growing much faster and more-sustainably. The real truth is that 'The US Economy' mostly is a 'Potemkin' fake (please see my piece of 18Oct2013), and China's economy now is, by-far, the world's largest. Also, The Pentagon has admitted (privately) that China has indeed attained overall military parity, and this is reflected in the gross mis-match of the blustering, hot-air, tough talk by Uncle Sam in his 'pivot to Asia,' in which, as usual, he is just bluffing, with the obvious fact that he has taken no real steps towards a military confrontation in East Asia, which China would win, handily. To help remind everyone of the coming massive preponderance of China, alone, over all things Western Menace, I have coined the useful moniker of 'Four-to-One' China.
The lesson for today is that in every discussion, of everything, about every Western Menace society - all of whom have lived, and continue to live, since Columbus sailed, as parasites off of the entire rest of the Humanity - 'Four-to-One' China, the great, new reality of the world, must be considered, at every turn. The coming 'sole superpower' of China, thus, is 'The-Dragon-in-the-Room,' who soon will have major influence on all of the globe's happenings and events. To a significant extent, this already is so today, though the arrogant, head-in-the-sand Western Menace empire-states carry-on as if it is still the era of their long-departed heyday and hegemony of the 19th- and 20th-centuries. [The short-lived, berserk fantasy 'New American Century' of the late 1990s, which never achieved reality, overlooked, among so many other huge things, the now, nearly-total Western Menace de-industrialization and fraudulent 'financialization,' which have bankrupted all Occidental societies, rendering them terminal 'short-timers.']
So, even as The Western Menace now plots and plans to combat 'ISIS' as 'the greatest threat the world has ever known,' China and most Non-Western societies are watching, with disdain, for they are well-aware that it was the mendacious, imperialism-based Western Menace 'war on terror' that actually created ISIS and the nearly-identical Al-Qaeda before that. So far, no one has moved to block today's renewed round of Western Menace military aggression (very-modest air-bombardments), but that forbearance won't last. In the next decade, with 'Four-to-One' China as the world's 'sole superpower,' the ever-smaller-scale, rapidly-aging air fleets of NATO would be quickly and firmly cleared from the skies.
Thus, Uncle Sam and all other leaders of his Western Menace puppet-vassal empire-states would be very uncharacteristically wise to acknowledge and consider 'The-Dragon-in-the-Room,' at all times, in all of their 'thinking,' lest these Occidental, parasitic societies inadvertently kick-off sudden blow-back changes to the world's current, fragile 'international order' that still grossly favors them and enables their stolen 'Western way of life. Of course, nothing that anyone or anything in The Western Menace might do today, or in the future - such as fomenting more 'revolutions,' bombing campaigns, drones, 'fifth column actions,' cyber attacks, secret financial ploys or sanctions, - would be able to stop or even measurably slow the inexorable, massive tectonic changes embodied in Western Menace decay and simultaneous Non-Western, especially Chinese, uplift.
As things now stand, Western Menace societies don't have all that much time left, but if they want to live, at all, into the 2020s and beyond, they'd better quit acting like they're still 'kings-of-the-hill.'
Also, given that China and Russia clearly will be very important societies in Humanity's soon-to-come Post-Western Menace future, is it really true that 'communism' failed?
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