The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

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The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by Sertorio » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:28 am

If The Streets Of America Are This Chaotic Now, What Will They Be Like When Things Really Start Hitting The Fan?
by Michael - June 16, 2022
http://endoftheamericandream.com/if-the ... g-the-fan/

If you are not alarmed by what is happening to our largest cities, you should check to see if you still have a pulse. Once upon a time, the beautiful new cities that our forefathers constructed were the envy of the entire planet, but now many of them have degenerated into crime-infested hellholes that are absolutely teeming with violent predators. Shoplifting has essentially become a national pastime, open air drug markets operate freely right under the noses of indifferent authorities, and addicts pull down their pants and take a dump whenever and wherever they feel like doing so. Thanks to record levels of illegal immigration, gang membership is absolutely exploding, and human trafficking has reached truly frightening levels. Of course our steadily thinning police forces are overwhelmed at this point. In fact, police in Seattle are stretched so thin that they often are not able “to take reports from rape victims”. And if you are the victim of a non-violent crime in Seattle, good luck ever getting a police officer to pay attention to your case. From coast to coast, communities are descending into a state of utter lawlessness. So if things are this bad already, what will conditions be like when things really start hitting the fan?

Continuing a trend that we have seen for the last couple of years, crime rates all over the nation just keep going higher and higher.

For example, auto theft, grand larceny and transit crime are all up by more than 50 percent in New York City so far this year…

Data released by the New York City Police Department showed Grand Larceny Auto increased by 51.1% with 5,420 incidents as of June 5 compared to just 3,587 incidents by the same time in 2021.

That category had one of the largest upticks during the most recent crime statistic report covering May 30 to June 5. Grand larceny incidents spiked by 50.1% from 20,659 incidents reported to NYPD as of June 5, compared to the 13,713 reported during the same period last year.

Meanwhile, overall transit crime surged by 53.6% so far this year.

I thought that the new mayor was elected to end the crime wave.

Instead, it appears that it has been supersized.

One way to hide the rapid rise in crime is to decriminalize things that used to be major offenses.

In Portland, voters decided to decriminalize hard drugs, but that just turned the city into an “open air drug market”…

The streets of Portland resemble an ‘open air drug market’ after state officials’ scheme to decriminalize hard drugs led to a surge in overdose deaths, critics claim.

Law enforcement agents say that the streets of Portland are full of homeless addicts openly buying and selling drugs and that signs of drug addiction are actually increasing statewide, Fox News reported.

Photos show the desperate situation in the liberal Pacific Northwest city, where people can be seen shooting up drugs or passed out in broad daylight.

At one time, Portland was one of the most magnificent cities in the entire world.

Now it is a horror show.

(...)
Now imagine that all those billions dollars being wasted on the Ukraine were instead being used to solve problems in the US... But of course those companies getting rich through making and selling weapons would not be so rich, and that cannot be allowed...

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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:54 pm

Having actually been in a few American cities recently, this piece isn't based in reality; it's just fodder for gullible foreigners with anti-American sentiments.
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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by Sertorio » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:54 pm
Having actually been in a few American cities recently, this piece isn't based in reality; it's just fodder for gullible foreigners with anti-American sentiments.
And since you have (chosen) not to see it, it cannot be true. And therefore you are happy that all those billions of dollars are sent to the Ukraine rather than being used to solve American social problems...

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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:21 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:54 pm
Having actually been in a few American cities recently, this piece isn't based in reality; it's just fodder for gullible foreigners with anti-American sentiments.
And since you have (chosen) not to see it, it cannot be true.
"Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm
And therefore you are happy that all those billions of dollars are sent to the Ukraine rather than being used to solve American social problems...
I've said that exactly zero times.
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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by neverfail » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:34 pm

Steve Foerster:

I would like to read your assessment of this:

Did the USA achieve its position of hegemony out of ambition or did it have this role pushed on to it by default; because no other friendly power in the sphere of Western civilisation was fit to carry the burden of leadership?

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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by Sertorio » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:52 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:21 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:54 pm
Having actually been in a few American cities recently, this piece isn't based in reality; it's just fodder for gullible foreigners with anti-American sentiments.
And since you have (chosen) not to see it, it cannot be true.
"Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm
And therefore you are happy that all those billions of dollars are sent to the Ukraine rather than being used to solve American social problems...
I've said that exactly zero times.
Everything you write is a statement in favour of the continuation of the American hegemony.

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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:25 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:34 pm
Steve Foerster:

I would like to read your assessment of this:

Did the USA achieve its position of hegemony out of ambition or did it have this role pushed on to it by default; because no other friendly power in the sphere of Western civilisation was fit to carry the burden of leadership?
There's certainly never been a lack of ambition amongst US policymakers. Consider that the US went from settlements hugging the Atlantic coast at independence to stretching all the way across the continent within a single lifetime. But after the second world war there really was no other major power that had intact industrial and financial systems, so in that sense it's also true that there was no one else. And that's a position that US policymakers have since jealously guarded, to a fault.
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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by SteveFoerster » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:26 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:52 pm
Everything you write is a statement in favour of the continuation of the American hegemony.
Since I do no such thing, this is just another lie.
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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by neverfail » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:27 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:25 pm
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:34 pm
Steve Foerster:

I would like to read your assessment of this:

Did the USA achieve its position of hegemony out of ambition or did it have this role pushed on to it by default; because no other friendly power in the sphere of Western civilisation was fit to carry the burden of leadership?
There's certainly never been a lack of ambition amongst US policymakers. Consider that the US went from settlements hugging the Atlantic coast at independence to stretching all the way across the continent within a single lifetime. But after the second world war there really was no other major power that had intact industrial and financial systems, so in that sense it's also true that there was no one else. And that's a position that US policymakers have since jealously guarded, to a fault.
Thanks Steve!

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Re: The Cost of Trying to Remain a Hegemon

Post by Sertorio » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:53 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:25 pm
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:34 pm
Steve Foerster:

I would like to read your assessment of this:

Did the USA achieve its position of hegemony out of ambition or did it have this role pushed on to it by default; because no other friendly power in the sphere of Western civilisation was fit to carry the burden of leadership?
There's certainly never been a lack of ambition amongst US policymakers. Consider that the US went from settlements hugging the Atlantic coast at independence to stretching all the way across the continent within a single lifetime. But after the second world war there really was no other major power that had intact industrial and financial systems, so in that sense it's also true that there was no one else. And that's a position that US policymakers have since jealously guarded, to a fault.
That's what some people call imperialistic arrogance. Thank you for recognizing it.

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