Nuclear, Solar/Wind Power or Vegetables...of the New World Order (of the Hippie generation).
The Bush Regime and some of the wider implications
A rambling soliloquy with no particular conclusions...
Every time a soldier fires his M16 and goes on patrol in his Humvee, it appears in the balance sheet/profits of Lockheed Martin et al.
Everything else, bringing democracy, liberating the Iraqis from a brutal dictator, patriotically ‘supporting the troops’ is propaganda – it is bullshit.
The rich own shares in Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Blackwater, et al, and they also own the reins of power. So they go to war for the profits – right? Well, in a way, yes; but there is much more to it than that.
Another reason for the war and occupation of Iraq, it has been said, is oil. The oil companies want to dig up the oil and sell it for profits, no? Well, if the oil stays in the ground, there is a shortage and the price goes up, whoopee! More profits. And the oil is still there to be dug up later for even more profits.
As a Brit, taking interest in what goes on in America and in George Putsch’s head, I would like to tell you my, and others observations of the view from England. Finally we got rid of the hateful poodle, Blair, and a Chancellor (finance minister) who has had the luck of presiding over a sustained growth for 10 years became Prime Minister. He got off to a good start, cooling (apparently) the relationship with George Putsch and giving up his holiday to go back to work for the unprecedented floods, and then the foot and mouth crisis, and even seemed to react, perhaps belatedly, to the Northern Rock Bank crisis, but who could blame him for being late, after all nobody ever expected that run on a bank right? Even though dire warnings of a global recession due to the greed and shenanigans of the rich Hedge Funds, sub-prime mortgage lenders and banks, precipitated a housing crash. Nobody can say that the writing was not on the wall. So he is a good man, has suffered a loss of a child, has limited sight in one eye, praising the National Health system of Britain and the doctors and nurses that saved him from being blind completely, as he recently reported in a speech to the Labour Party Conference. So he is a man of some substance, his own man, a man of principle and prudent with the public monies.
And yet, and yet, he has come out in support of a war with Iran! WTF? So you see, all is not right in the ‘old country’ too. And what about that Sarkozy in France, turning the country hard right so much he is called Sarkozy the American? And is Mertle of Germany any better? I have not done an exhaustive check on all the other leaders of the countries of the EU, that is for later, but it seems to me that generally the EU, with its stance on Iran sanctions and also Hamas and the Palestinians are also lock-step with the hard right republicans of America.
Which brings me to a possible conclusion, and that this is nothing to do with hard right politics or liberal-left-progressive or what have you.