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Perceptive, more like.

The 'American Dream' is just that. A dream, which also Europe bought into. Globalization is largely an American invention, and is fundamentally different from Colonialization, at which Europe has been an expert, but now accepts as discredited expertise.

Colonialization, however exploitative it was, did allow for cross fertilization. Why is curry the favourite dish of the English?

While colonialization was certainly flag-flying, it was also pragmatic. In contrast, globalization is essentially occupation - the non-pragmatic imposition of values upon other cultures. The US is the cuckoo in the planetary nest.

On home turf, the American Dream has reached its logical nadir. In a winner-take-all motivational culture, the ultimate taboo has now been breached. Even elected representatives now say 'we are the winners, and to winners belong the spoils'

America, IMHO, is finished. It will slowly collapse in on itself to become a white dwarf. There is NO rescue. Europe, I don't know - perhaps the peripheral states will create biodiversity and ensure survival of the whole for a while (some generations).

China is so fucking huge.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 06:00:20 PM EST
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