As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
Paul Craig Roberts Infowars.com
October 24, 2013
The year 2014 could be shaping up as the year that the chickens come home to roost.
Americans, even well-informed
ones, don’t know all of the
mistakes made by neoconized and
corrupted Washington in the past
two decades. However, enough is
known to see that the US has lost
economic and political power,
and that the loss is irreversible.
The economic cost of this lost
will be born by what remains of
the middle class and the increasingly poverty-stricken lower class. The one percent will have
offshore gold holdings and large sums of money in foreign currencies and other foreign assets to see
In the political arena, the collapse of the Soviet Union presented Washington with the grand
opportunity to reallocate the Pentagon budget to other uses. Part of the reduction could have been
returned to taxpayers for their own use. Another part could have been used to improve worn out
infrastructure. And another part could have been used to repair and improve the social safety net,
thus insuring domestic tranquility. A final, but perhaps most important part, could have been used
to begin repaying the Treasury IOUs in the Social Security Trust Fund from which Washington has
borrowed and spent $2 trillion, leaving non-marketable IOUs in the place of the Social Security
payroll tax revenues that Washington raided in order to fund its wars and current operations.
Instead, influenced by neoconservative warmongers who advocated America using its “sole
superpower” status to establish hegemony over the world, Washington let hubris and arrogance run
away with it. The consequence was that Washington destroyed its soft power with lies and war
crimes, only to find that its military power was insufficient to support its occupation of Iraq, its
conquest of Afghanistan, and its financial imperialism.
Now seen universally as a lawless warmonger and a nuisance, Washington’s soft power has been
squandered. With its influence on the wane, Washington has become more of a bully. In response,
the rest of the world is isolating Washington.
The prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, recently declared China and Russia to be India’s
“most important partners” with whom India shares “common strategic interests.” Prime Minister
Singh said:“ India and Russia have always had a convergence of views on global and regional
issues, and we value Russia’s perspective on international developments of mutual interest.”
India joined China in expressing concerns about the Federal Reserve’s practice of printing money in
order to cover Washington’s vast red ink. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are
taking steps to create their own method of settling trade accounts in order to protect themselves
from the looming dollar implosion,
China has forcefully called for a “de-Americanized world.” After watching the “superpower”
offshore a large part of its GDP to China and then add to the diminished tax base the burden of $6
trillion in wars that brought no booty and served no US interest, China has concluded that
American power is spent. The London Telegraph thinks “it is only a matter of time before the
renminbi replaces the dollar as the primary currency for trading commodities and resources.”
The Obama regime attempted to attack Syria based on the sort of lies that the Bush regime used to
invade Iraq, only to be slapped down by the British Parliament and Russian government. This
rebuke was followed by the childishness of the government shutdown and threat of default.
Consequently, the Washington morons have lost their monopoly on economic and political
leadership. A few days ago the British government announced a historic agreement that permits
British investors direct access to China’s markets and allows Chinese banks to expand their
operations in Great Britain.