Thursday, January 17, 2013
The American Dynasty
Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors (Sān Huáng Wǔ Dì) ruled China for 782 years. That was the longest ruling house in China. Every Dynasty ends. Every ruler sees it's end. Whether through natural causes or through a nasty takeover. The Spanish ruled. The Mayans ruled, The Aztecs ruled and America ruled / rules. Think about the entirety of that statement. America has only been established for 236 years as it was broke away from the British in 1776. The years that followed America become the super power for manufacturing, inventions, business and health care. It seems now though with China having more money than us and America owing China so much monetarily that America is on the decline. America is the first one to be asked for help, military wise and financially. And the first one blamed when things go wrong in those situations.
Between the political structure of the US, the declining value of the dollar and the super Corporate nature of America, I'm just waiting for the implosion. I believe in the next 50 years tombstones will have corporations names on them among the names of the deceased. Almost every sports Stadium is owned and named for a Corporation. Corporations even have stake in election outcomes. Comcast owns NBC, Disney owns Marvel and Google owns everything else.
The US dollar has seen a great decline over the last 20 years. The dollar used to command a great return but now the Euro and Pound are dominant. Jobs are down while drugs and guns are way up. America acts as the Boss of everyone and can't even control itself. We are about 25th in the World in education. Our grip seems to be slipping in the areas in which we were once a force. If we don't get a hold of things soon we just may disappear like the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Greeks.
Old Glory Indeed