Here’s a question for you America First Lovers. As OrangeTweet continues to promote a useless and limited wall to nowhere, Russia, India and Iran are working toward a 7,200-km long lane mixing sea and rail routes essentially linking the Indian Ocean with the Persian Gulf through Iran and Russia and further on down the road, to Europe.

The Japanese are looking toward a revamped Trans-Siberian Railway to improve trade connections with Russia and China. This too will help tie North and South Korea and Vietnam into closer economic ties as well.

There is no invasion here. No military attacks on sovereign countries or military bases being forced on any of them from the outside.

Just maybe that American Imperialism isn’t looking so good and the fact that we are losing on every front may mean that the U.S. is doing something drastically WRONG!

You know, if you really have something beneficial to offer, people will gravitate toward it. Not fight it. They’ll steal it!

Interesting that China and Russia are putting huge sums of money into infrastructure while we keep dumping huge sums of money into military exploits.

And on top of that the “best” plan is an ego-wall for the emperor!

The times have reversed …….. the end of the Han Dynasty in America?

  1. Well, this whole wall issue has turned the Demander in Chief into a wallnut.

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  2. Sha'Tara says:

    Wallnut? Good one, that!

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  3. Sha'Tara says:

    It’s strange, for me that is, that now I see the writing on the wall (pun intended) for America, for the very first time in my life I feel sorry for Americans. The coming years are going to be increasingly unpleasant, even unsupportable. There’s no doubt that as more infrastructure collapses and disease become rampant due to unhealthy city living conditions, violence will increase against all the wrong people, not that violence is ever justifiable. Yes, the future of America saddens me, and much of it will be felt equally here, a few miles north of the border. The Trump wall and the very loud sabre-rattling against Venezuela only spell one word: madness.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Sha’Tara don’t be too sad, we here in the U.S. still have a couple of weeks to live in fantasy land and believe we are the greatest country since sliced bread.

      The Phoenix could still come out of the ashes but on second thought if you have ever been in Phoenix, AZ why bother?

      But come on, all is good with enough drugs …….. ask your doctor!


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  4. Lara/Trace says:

    tRump is one stubborn fool.

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  5. swo8 says:

    Let’s hope this isn’t a dynasty, Tubularsock, he has children. We have a dynasty in Canada and it gets worse by the day.

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  6. selizabryangmailcom says:

    As the puppets sang in “Team America: World Police” lo these many years ago:
    * America, FUCK YEAH! *

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  7. Batt Guano says:

    Ohhh NO!!!! Not Canada and the Mounties too. Say it isn’t so!!! (sob!!!!) Except you can’t drain the swamp in Canada, it will have to be draining the Tundra..And now where can disillusioned Americans flee to? Look out Madagascar here we come!!

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  8. Norman Pilon says:

    To tell the truth, it’s fucked up everywhere.

    We are apt to think that ‘imperialism’ is something on which America has the sole monopoly. But this only appears to be the case because America’s brand of imperialism just happens to be as yet the ascendant if descending brand.

    Something that I recently learned from Jack Rasmus: Russia now has a 70% stake in Venezuela’s oil exports and production (just as it does, coincidentally (in return for helping Assad and Co. flatten half of their country) in the phosphate mining sector in Syria). All of it for profit, of course. None of it to the benefit of Venezuelans (or Syrians).

    With China (and Iran), the same (capitalisitc) dynamic is very much at play.

    Where ‘making money’ is in play, ‘trade’ cannot but be exploitation and oppression, whether domestic or foreign.

    So sadly, it ain’t just the U.S. It’s the same insanity prevailing EVERYWHERE.

    Les “gilets jaunes” commencent a comprendre, à mon avis — ou du moins je l’espère.

    As for the wall, under the ubiquity that is capitalist exploitation, it’s more about keeping the ‘illegal immigrant’ illegal than about keeping him or her out of the country: labor bereft of all rights is simply more profitable to hire than that with a modicum of legal standing.

    Of course, in a world without exploitation, borders would be superfluous. Maybe one day . . .

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    • Norman Pilon says:

      Oooops. Correction: while it’s true that Russia now controls some 70% of the phosphate industry in Syria, it only now controls 49.9% of PDVSA. My apologies.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Norman, Tubularsock agrees the U.S. isn’t the only player in the world but our strategy of “world policeman” gets mixed up with our desire for “world domination” and then our policies take on a distorted aggressive tendency. And then BOOM!

      When you really look, as you have within, the capitalistic nature of profit at any cost permeates the ruling classes in EVERY so call “political” system.

      If “PURE” socialism and communism existed it may be beneficial to all but that ain’t going to happen.

      Capitalism is centered on profit as the ONLY goal and as a result has been detrimental to people as well as the environment and will continue to be. It is the nature of the beast!

      And as you point out the ruling classes are using capitalism to line their own pockets and have been forever.

      One sign post Tubularsock has seen over the years is, look at the house the leader of the country lives in with HIS family.

      And then look at the house the people live in with their family.

      Communist, Socialist, Capitalist leaders ALL seem to live in a huge gorgeous house.

      Now what does that tell us?

      Comme “nous ” les capitalistes disent: laissez les gilets jaunes manger du gâteau!

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  9. sojourner says:

    You nailed it, Tube!

    This may help to explain, as well:

    It’s amazing just how fucked up this piece of shit has become. And we thought it was bad fifty years ago (and it was)!

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  10. Batt Guano says:

    Tube: You & I have had this discussion before. All Human Beings are corrupt, and the only reason God created them (according to the late and wise comedian George Carlin) was so He could get plastic. Well now God has his plastic (in obscene abundance actually), and humans are now expendable. Judgment Day ain’t too far away. Hallelujah!

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  11. Batt Guano says:

    To Tube–they could indeed.

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