Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 18:19 UTC
Re: The U.S. is already gearing up for a space based war. ¶
I wouldn't hold my breath. America is in very serious decline. It's gone from a world leader to a 2nd tier nation. A good portion of the population has gone to second world status. America is imploding. There isn't a nice way of saying that. From opioid epidemics ripping small cities apart, to deeply divided politics and state authoritarianism coming from the extreme right, to oligarchs who want to speed along its destruction to create an autocratic serfdom for the rich (ie the Koch brothers and their Ayn Rand cultist buddies like Paul Ryan - who's a total chump by the way). If the USA continues to use military might and continue to spend 100's of billions (almost a trillion!!) on war for a way to self finance itself, it's going to inevitably continue to unravel itself. Unfortunately, how much damage is this going to cause to the rest of the world with other countries that already view the United States as a state with borderline personality disorder will have to wait to be seen. However I don't see America getting better. I see it getting worse and continuing its descent. You can't keep a nation like this with so much money going into war while impoverishing it's own people without it unraveling itself. It's like another Rome. Except if America splits into multiple states or morphs into something else, we'll all still be speaking English most likely. But this doesn't say much about what damage can be done if the USA truly decides to weaponize space if the USA doesn't pull it's head out of its ass first and actually get on board with what it means to be a truly peaceful nation rather than a nation based on perpetual war.