Yes, the empire really does strike back but ultimately the joke will be on Americans who are slowly being delivered into a totalitarian Nazified hell.
Elections in America are never about foreign policy which, of course, keeps defense contractors and the military industrial complex fat, happy and murderous. In fact, foreign policy is so irrelevant to Americans that politicians can safely ignore the issue.
A recent poll indicated that only 4% of American registered voters even consider foreign policy an election issue, as disclosed in a recent CBS/New York Times poll, here.
Most Important Issue in the Presidential Election (Among registered voters)
Economy and jobs 62%
Federal budget deficit 11
Health care 9
Same-sex marriage 7
Foreign policy 4
For the vast majority of Americans, the damn wars really are nothing more than a murderous TV reality show. It's entertainment.
That speaks volumes about us as a people in a nation that was founded on the principle of steering clear of foreign wars and interventions.
When one makes the decision to worship the state and all the evil that accompanies it, one tends to acquire the diseases that are spread by the state, notably poverty and oppression.
Americans seem to think that our reality show wars are simple cost free entertainment that is included in our cable TV packages and endorsed by CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC. After all, the media is the government's most powerful and effective propaganda vehicle. The media and the entertainment industry propel our culture of violence.
Americans and taxable entities are currently paying about $2.2 trillion a year in federal taxes. It's been recently reported that 56 cents out of every tax dollar collected goes to the military and the wars, here.
Last year we taxpayers were charged 56 cents of every dollar we sent to Uncle Sam for military spending.CNN recently reported that the cost to maintain one US soldier is between $850,000 and $1,400,000 a year (and rising), here.
Keeping one American service member in Afghanistan costs between $850,000 and $1.4 million a year, depending on who you ask. But one matter is clear, that cost is going up.When Americans can no longer afford the popcorn to go with the cable TV's and visits to the movie theaters to gorge on louder and bigger violence, perhaps they might pause and notice that the military industrial complex has eaten them alive and left them with nothing but acute impoverishment and militarized police state tyranny.
It's practically a law of physics that every empire in human history is destined to bite the dust. The evil US empire is no different. When Americans have no jobs, no food on the table to feed their families and no shelter, they can ponder where their prosperity went.
United Bases of America
For America and Americans to be restored to liberty and prosperity, the military industrial complex must die.