Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another Ron Paul person: Oliver Stone
In “Our History” you ask if there’s “a potential wild card in an internal economic collapse of the empire”? Is America an empire? And if so, do you foresee the fall of the empire?

Yes. Yes, both. I don’t think it’s a wild card; I think it’s a given. There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate – I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama – is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one of anybody who’s saying anything intelligent about the future of the world.

Why is it necessary for every candidate – except for Ron Paul – to pay obeisance to this hypocrisy that the U.S. is a good force in the world, and that it is the dominant force, and can be the policeman of the world? Since when? What gave us that right? The right of empire, the right of force?

They’re based on this idea, this myth, Woodrow Wilson passed on when we entered World War I that we’re exporting democracy and freedom.

I’m still rooting for some element of capitalism to come through and be fair...!
Of course Stone’s right about empire and not learning from history being wrong.

No sale: Henry Wallace was a Communist traitor. As, in practice, was his boss. Yalta. Want to prevent the Cold War? Stay out of WWII and let the Nazis and Soviets destroy each other. Imperial Japan = Red China today.

A literal coup for LBJ? I don’t rule it out.

Jim Morrison: Musical minimalist cool. Nothing more. Epitomizes the self-destruction in the culture he’s identified with. A romanticized bohemian; what else is new? Steve Sailer would have something to say about the son of well-bred folk (admiral father) being a natural leader of the artistic élite (looked it up: he had a 149 IQ, a literal genius).

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