BIDEN IS PLAYING WITH A CROOKED DECK BUT HE’LL STILL LOSE
As Vladimir Putin has said, when empires become very powerful they tend to think they can afford to make mistakes, acting unethically to solve the problems that arise from them. But over time the consequences of these acts only create ever more problems, to the point where they become unsolvable.
So it was with the Soviet Union and so it is now with the U.S. empire.
Special leeway is given by international financiers to elites of the USA to accumulate enormous debts. This has given them a feeling of invulnerability. This combined with a self-awarded mission to bring their power-hungry system of materialistic corruption to all others has led them to their current impasse.
The USA is a dying power, riven by internal discord, fueled by notions of never-ending wealth and now showing symptoms of incipient death even while asserting a diseased belief in its own exceptionalism. It is a system without the ability to heal itself as it has locked itself into conceiving existence as a wholly individualistic, ultra-competitive, dog-eat-dog wealth-fest. This and the current pandemic has exposed it to the degenerating effects of a self-devouring individualism where flawed solutions are inevitable.
Now, as in the past, the same delusion of this inherently rotten system as clung to by the USA somehow reflecting its status as the preeminent nation to solve all the world problems, has risen once more.
Biden holds up the specter of an ever-expanding U.S. empire of control as a positive banner to the world while the world holds the USA as the most dangerous nation on the planet. (This by every worldwide poll ever held on the subject.)
Other nations are rising in economic power to cumulatively rival the past strength of the USA and its allies. The urgency now seen in speeches by Biden and others in truth reflects THIS development, this reality rather than any need for the self-regarded beneficent force of the USA to cure the world’s ills. This reflects the abiding desire for ever more power, influence and increased income that personifies so much of the U.S. ethos... in its geopolitical empire, as in reflected also in its ever-aggressive corporate empire.
The elites of the USA have used and abused their power time and time again to manipulate events and circumstances to their advantage. Now they fight, with Biden at their head, to save and secure their position by doing their utmost to destroy all opposition that shows every sign of eclipsing them and spoiling their game.
The cynical use of so-called human rights abuses and the framing of other systems as authoritarian are the two major ploys being used currently to hide the true motivation involved, simply to remain top dog in geopolitical terms and in terms of economic power. The ability to spout the same self-serving, sanctimonious dogma as ever, despite have caused mass death and destruction in recent times, is impressive in terms of an almost self-hypnotized lever of self-serving delusion.
But the USA is not what it was just as those nations it seeks to talk down to and criticize are not what they were. Covid-19 revealed just how unfit for purpose U.S. society and systems are, unable to coordinate or agree on the level of the most basic necessities for good order and mutual protection. The aggressive individualism and prioritizing of profit over societal need has brought a nation that sees itself as the greatest to the level of the most grotesque.
In the upcoming meeting between Biden and Putin we will doubtless see the same grandstanding as ever from the U.S. position concocted by Biden’s advisers. The same specious arguments presenting the USA as the greatest force for good, freedom, democracy and so-called Western Liberal Values will be heard. An attempt (yet again) to paint an eminently trustworthy smile on a blood-spattered skull will be made. The nation that has slaughtered hundreds of thousands in recent years will be talked of as a paragon of virtue only interested in saving the world from itself. While being totally unable to coordinate the saving of its own internal chaos or to change it in the way it so fundamentally requires.
A facade seen so many times before will be erected by Biden. The USA as paragon. The saintly savior of all that’s good in the world without whom everything goes quickly to hell. Naturally no mention will be made, or even alluded to, regarding the vast destructive power unleashed by the USA in recent years causing death, destruction and ongoing chaos across the entire Middle East. The same old pristine and utterly specious facade of America the Good, utterly uninterested in gain for itself but only for others, their rights, freedoms etc. etc. will be erected for others to report on. This while most of the rest of the world looks on and knows all too well that behind this well-known facade lies a military industrial complex lusting to exhibit its products once again.
Biden still has a hand to play despite the internal chaos, division, discord and corruption of the nation he represents, there is still much power he can unleash, many bribes and offers he can tempt others with and still many arms he can twist. But time is not on his side.
The crooked hand that Biden will play now contains much more bluff and bluster than earlier ones that had the ability to obtain a high degree of compliance. China is on course to permanently eclipse the U.S. economy within the next decade. This is an utterly inevitable and irrevocable certainty. And with this being increasingly obvious the power of the USA to twist arms, slander others with impunity and wage regime change wars of choice (by economic or military means) will decline, atrophy and die. Nations will align with China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and those others who decline to submit to U.S. power. Especially not to a power that is now set to diminish visibly before all eyes.
Biden will deliver the same old rhetoric regarding rights, values and freedoms, he will attempt to diminish Putin’s obvious achievements and by one means or another will attempt to slander him. He will use every semantic trick in the book to indicate he has the most powerfully righteous stance, the best of motives, the most unselfish of desires and most perfect and idealistic of plans for the world. It will be all about the so-called free world, human rights, liberal values and not at all about the blood dripping from so many American hands.
Biden is playing with a crooked deck, able to still bluff a while yet... but in my estimation he is ultimately fated very certainly to lose.