The Eagle, the Dragon, and the Bear, by Robert Gore

Posted by straightlinelogic 9 months, 1 week ago to Government
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US Atlanticists have used that leverage to cement Europe into the US’s confederated empire. That Trump is willing to blow off Europe suggests that he may be blowing off empire. America’s imperialists equate backing away from empire with “decline,” but such a sea change would be the exact opposite. Empires require more energy and resources to maintain than can be extracted from them. They are inevitably a road to ruin.

Nothing is as geopolitically telling as Trump leaving Europe’s most “important” heads of state early to meet with the leader of one of Asia’s most impoverished backwaters. Europe’s time has passed, the future belongs to Asia. Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia may look like the same recognition, but it was not. That pivot was designed to encircle China diplomatically, economically, and militarily. That thinking persists among much of the US military, but Trump may have something different in mind.

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    Posted by CircuitGuy 9 months ago
    “A good measure of [the president’s] efficacy is the outrage he generates.” 
    By this measure, one of the most effective things he could do is to find a way to pour urine into the heating vents of people’s homes. (John Oliver’s joke)
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    • Posted by freedomforall 9 months ago
      When you can't actually find factual evidence just make something up and try to irrationally assign that action to someone you disagree with.
      (False attribution – appeal to an irrelevant, unqualified, unidentified, biased or fabricated source in support of an argument.)
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