Hans Holbein: The Dance of Death

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For an idea of where the US is headed, I suggest reading  brief Immanuel Wallerstein’s brief explanation in The United States Heading for a Crash which begins:

President Barack Obama has told the United States, and in particular its Congress, that it must do something very major in the Middle East to stop disaster. The analysis of the presumed problem is extremely murky, but the patriotic drums are being turned to high pitch and almost everyone is for the moment going along. A cooler head might say that they are all flailing around in desperation about a situation that the United States has the major responsibility for creating. They don’t know what to do, so they act in panic.

The explanation is simple. The United States is in serious decline. Everything is going wrong. And in the panic, they are like a driver of a powerful automobile who has lost control of it, and doesn’t know how to slow it down. So instead it is speeding it up and heading towards a major crash. The car is turning in all directions and skidding. It is self-destructive for the driver but the crash can bring disaster to the rest of the world as well.

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2 Responses to Hans Holbein: The Dance of Death

  1. goetzkluge says:

    I am not so sure whether just the US are in decline. The distribution of resources and power is changing globally and there are limits to what even a country like the US can do. Complexity is increasing (no surprise) and there are no simple solutions anymore. The times where an Alexander the Great could be admired for finding a simple (and of course violent) solution for dealing with a knot are over: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kraftgenie/4629454037/

  2. trueoutsider says:

    No argument there.. Too bad that the US Military Industrial Complex hasn’t figured this out.

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