Originally Posted by joe
Because a lot of people are getting jobs and money every time we enter a new area. And since they can pay the bill with either inflation or debt, the taxpayers don't care and so their behavior in Washington isn't checked. If taxpayers had to pay for all these foreign ventures, politicians who support them would be losing votes. Not the case in the bizarro financial world we live in.
no no, we're not quite that level of pyramid scheme yet. that line of thinking is worthy, but should not run away from a sensible person.
i think it's more straight-ahead... that is, we have economically and politically-vested interests, relationships and partnerships all across the globe. this empowers us in material, labor, military influence, sustainability, etc.
IMO this is related to the thing that US citizens essentially don't want to realise-- we VERY much like our style of life and will tend to blame the large enablers before we examine our own conduct in the matter of energy and material usage.
unfortunately we've become total hypocrites who think that we're righteous by blaming large corporations, govt and so forth.
we like to act like corruption, greed, graft, self-interest, etcetera got invented by politicians and wall street... instead of realising what's really going on, i.e. those tendencies are just magnifications of our own behaviors as citizens.
how's our high-tech civilisation working out under present expectations? maybe it's going great, but i have some worries based on the results.