Many time I question the US centrism of this site. But it seems like all the GTB’s would shrink a bit if the world leader (financial and military) actually lead.
Not to be I’m afraid. Up here in Oh Canada, we may smugly sneer at things American, but the simple answer is we are too tied economically ( part of the Master plan) to detach ourselves from the achingly bad, as is Europe and Asia and India and…
We bought into the good money train and chose to turn away from the shitballs. So in varying degrees we are watching us disinitigrate. Poverty, disparity of wealth, military incursions, environment, neo liberalism’s greedy hand, all part of that good old American culture. We supported it and now we are all in effect, American.
And we are all going to feel their anguish as they struggle thru these writhing times.
Seems to me a good time to reflect on the world we would like to be in, and how we will get there.
And most important, the world we are handing over to the next generations.
It ain’t going to be pretty.