The End of the World Is Coming To A Town Near You
This has actually been true for two generations or more. The difference now is that Bush and his future counterparts don't even need to pretend that anyone else agrees with them and the use of nukes as a first strike option has, for the very first time, been declared as policy. Sinister indeed.
Moreover, the arrogance of the United States government has been revealed to all. The United States "will not allow" any state -- friendly or otherwise -- to match it in military strength. In other words, if Europe, say, decided to become an independent global superpower, the United States claims the right to say "No!" In this case, democracy doesn't count. What the people of Europe -- or anywhere else for that matter -- want is of no account. Only American interests matter.
I'm in my fifties now. I can't be bothered to fight this fight any more. If the younger people of the world would ever get their faces out of fashion magazines and fast food wrappers maybe they could put some pressure on to change things. If they don't, they'll find themselves as slaves to the interests, deprived of rights one by one, forced to go along as the price for continued survival. That's their future, may their Gods help them.
Mine? I'm going back to my poetry and my storytelling and my family. I'll be watching hockey, soccer and the America's Cup preliminaries. I'll be taking a lot more pictures and making a lot more images. You'll find them at Jak's Place if you're at all interested.
I'll be turning back on the comments here (when I cvan find the code, which I seem to have misplaced right now). Use it as a place to vent or whatever. I'll pop in from time to time and maybe post some more. We'll see.