I’m beginning to view the coming battle between Democrat and Republican in poetic terms. While the two co-dependent siblings – or perhaps they’re Siamese Twins – gear for another expansive, counterproductive hate-fest at the expense of taxpayers, political progression, and of human spiritual maturation, we helpless plebeians must endure the worst Democracy has to offer: hateful rhetoric; unrepentant media spin and obfuscation; widening of a irreconcilable political divide.
What we will soon experience is another example of human depravity, the ultimate expression of naked hunger for power and wealth. American political strife is not about how we help those in need, as the Democrats would have us believe. It’s not about national security of economic growth, as the Republicans would have it. It’s about who gets to destroy all that is good in humans, through the advancement of corruption, aggression, and hoarding dwindling global resources.
Unfortunately, what America does to itself, the rest of the so-called civilized world must live with. So entwined are global economies, the boundaries between what is theirs, and what is ours have blurred indistinct. Such is the legacy of greed that has been successfully leveraged by the US since the last Great War. Our great nation has worked hard to force our economic strength to shape other markets; we’ve fought hard to display military might as a not-so-subtle reminder of who’s in charge; we’ve not been shy to undermine human potential if it occurs overseas.
America is the bully in the barnyard, looking for kowtowers. For decades other nations complied – in lesser degrees as time removed us from the heydays of post WWII – to their detriment. Now, the world watches as we spin ourselves apart with partisan politics as dysfunctional as all family feuds are. The world bands together in their distrust of our crude foreign policies and secretly prays for our downfall. They’ll be there to buy up the fragments of what I hope is the last Empirical power in the world. While the American twins gird themselves for battle, like Romulus and Remus, the surviving nations and people will write the history books decrying the excesses of unabated capitalism, the absence of humanity, spirituality, compassion in formulation of political power and its expression.
In light of this, we are doing humanity a service, while disserving ourselves. If the meek inherit the Earth, there will be no Americans among them.