"It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is real, it does not matter if victory is not possible...The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous...The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor... A hierarchial society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance...In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation...The war is waged by the ruling group against it's own subjects, and it's object is not victory over Eurasia or East Asia ( or Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or Iran) but to keep the very structure of society intact." -- George Orwell, 1984
We are rocketing toward an end game that never should have been allowed to get this far. Read that above quote from 1984 and tell me it isn't a blueprint for everything going right now. The real reason we don't fight wars the way we should isn't because of some bullshit morality that doesn't exist but because the military industrial complex doesn't WANT war to end because when it does, so does their profits. It is therefore in their best interests to drag out conflict as much as possible and thus the never-ending state of war we have been for almost the entirety of the United States existence.
Research shows this country has been at war 93% of the time or 222 out of our 239 year existence. That is a lot of death and destruction for one nation to accomplish in such a short period of time. The reason for this is the bankers and the death merchants have been pulling the strings for time immortal. As long as we allow this to continue, nothing will change until it has to. And that is where we find ourselves right now. One can only juggle so many balls before it all comes crashing down, as aptly seen when the bankers fucked the world back in 2007 and somehow managed not to only to convince people to not throw them in jail but to pretty much keep doing the same crap that sank us in the first place. Now, it's the death merchants time as the bankers have destroyed this planet again and economies look ready to fall so a huge war is needed to remind people what a dangerous world it is. The worry is this could spiral out of control and no one, not even the 1%, will be able to stop the end of the world.
North Korea is on a collusion course with the United States and it looks highly unlikely this will end peacefully, Know this, best case scenario if we go to war with North Korea is 100 million dead in days. Worst case is total global destruction. And here's the worst part, Trump is NOT wrong that North Korea poses an existential threat to our existence. We are still at war with North Korea and have been since the early 50's. So every time you hear that Afghanistan is our longest war at 15 plus now, just remember Korea has been going on a whole lot longer. And Raytheon profits soar as a result.
We should have ended this war way back when, with nukes if we had to, but because we like dragging out wars rather than ending them, we have now turned millions dead into possible the entire planet. Great job, Eisenhower, proving my point that actions taken by presidents even more than a hundreds years ago STILL have repercussions in today's world. So when some idiot asks how long are you going to blame W. for all the problems we have today, know that we will be long dead and he will still get rightfully blamed for some of the crap he pulled. Woodrow Wilson fucked us in 1913 with the IRS and the Federal Reserve (neither of which was ever actually ratified) and that still hasn't been fixed.
Today, Trump called the ENTIRE Congress to the White House for a meeting with not only Trump but Mathis, Tillerson, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford and the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. It is allegedly quite rare for this to happen and word is he is briefing the House next. The only reason you would ever do this is if we are looking for a war declaration against North Korea should they take some sort of aggressive action. I cannot find the last time this occurred so the significance of this action should not be lost. It would appear that we may be headed for a war which will have real world, possibly world ending, possibilities,
You would think this would be all we have to worry about but no Trump is also hell bent on ending Obamacare even if he has to tip the scales to achieve it. He keeps threatening to end subsidies to poor Americans, which if accomplished would throw tens of millions off their health care plans and the deaths of tens of thousands the first year alone. If he does this, I hope the Secret Service is well stocked in bullet proof vests because insane America is heavily armed, impulsive and PISSED! Take away stuff that keeps them alive and this country will turn into a free for all where those with nothing to lose shoot people who have everything. He is also talking about a tax plan to be released on Wednesday which will most likley be as popular as his DOA budget plan.
The biggest thing going next week is funding the government for which Trump keeps threatening to veto it if it doesn't contain border wall funding which it won't because if it did, it would never pass. He would be a fool to shut the government down 99 days into his presidency and for which he will get all the blame. If he thinks his numbers suck now wait until poor people lose their food stamps, parks close, people lose their jobs and the economy tanks. Top that off with businesses who all lost billions the last time this occurred and you will see his numbers plunge into single digits. At that point, expect a lot of Republicans to turn on him lest they lose in 2018.
But even with all of that, North Korea is the big issue right now and Trump again is not wrong saying the status quo is no longer tenable. If North Korea is unwilling to give up it's nuclear program, and they develop an ICBM, they could blackmail the planet, share the tech with rouge states and break the world. A nuclear armed North Korea never should have been allowed to happen in the first place but as we like dragging out wars for profit, we have painted ourselves into quite the corner. We now face the abyss with two man children and nukes. What could possibly go wrong?