The 7 Choices Left to the Military-Industrial ComplexSubmitted by go213mph on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:29
Since 2002 the US government has presided over one of the most dramatic financial bubbles of all time: the bubble of the military-industrial complex. (A few will remember that Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans about this in 1961.)
This bubble, like all others, will pop, and it looks to be deflating right now. The amounts of money that have been spent in the past decade can only be characterized as obscene. But the point that really matters is this:
Military spending is just part of the bubble.
In addition to the military complex, we have a massive intelligence complex.
Not only that, but we also have a massive law enforcement complex. The Department of Homeland Security has given them at least $34 Billion in the past several years, on top of their take from local taxes, state taxes, fines, seizures, and other Fed money.
The military-industrial-intelligence-law enforcement complex has only a few choices left in front of it. (Aside from rational things, like giving up their immoral and abusive game.)
Those choices include:
- Find a way to legitimately juice the economy. (Good luck.)
- Make people want to be poorer. (Again, good luck.)
- Act like Stalin and terrorize your populace openly. (Americans still have guns.)
- Create a really, really scary foreign devil. (A tough sell these days, but not for lack of trying.)
- Create an iron-clad, world monetary system and government. One that can feed them no matter what. (Probably requires a nuclear war first.)
- Create a truly scary war, with piles of dead people in US cities. Then folks will be frightened enough to hand over the rest of their money.
- Down-size: Work with their politicians and bankers to dominate only the major cities, the major corporations, and those who will live as dependents to the system. Abandon most of the rest and stop meddling in all the world’s affairs.
The one other possibility for them is to convince the Fed to print faster and damn the consequences. And they may choose that option first, since it would allow them to kick the can just a little bit further down the road.
But once that’s done, they’ll be right back to these seven choices.