Quote of the day and Joseppi’s opine.

H/T Joseppi.

“Once you go down the path of empire, you inevitably start a process of overstretch, of tendencies toward bankruptcy, and, in the rest of the world, a tendency toward the uniting of people who are opposed to your imperialism simply on grounds that it’s yours, but maybe also on the grounds that you’re incompetent at it.

Indeed, one wonders whether we have already crossed our Rubicon, whether we can go back. I don’t know.

The Department of Defense is not, today, a department of defense. It’s an alternative seat of government on the south bank of the Potomac River. And, typical of militarism, it’s expanding into many, many other areas in our life that we have, in our traditional political philosophy, reserved for civilians. Domestic policing: they’re slowly expanding into that.

So, what do I suggest probably will happen? I think we will stagger along under a façade of constitutional government, as we are now, until we’re overcome by bankruptcy.”

Chalmers Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t8KxIE9m-A#t=1501

When the political process becomes controlled by multi-national corporate interests, the US government becomes a tool of corporate interests. When multi-national corporations control the mass media as it presently does, democratic debate becomes impossible. As we witness Corporate power becoming a dominate force in international relationships, it will continue to diminish independent national sovereignty under the banner of “free trade”.

Nothing is free, especially our future lunch. Bon appetit – Joe

http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2014/10/a-trade-storm-is-brewing.html