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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Soon cultural hegemony will begin to erode once-proud American traditions. Rocky Mountain oysters and buffalo burgers and beer will be replaced with fast food cat, borscht, and cheap wine. Martial arts movies will begin to dominate the entertainment scene, and most will be produced overseas (like everything else). The Universities will start to be taken over by businessmen, and some will be closed because they are found to be an inefficient source of workers. Rice growers in Calif. and Arkansas will be put out of business as a cheaper, subsidized rice is shipped in. When community leaders complain, big boss man overseeers will tell them, "I don't see any problem. What are you complaining about?"
    And President McCain will say: "You don't have to do well in college. You can just join the military and do well. Just look at me."

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    Good one, Big. Yes, there will always be a future in the military to help stomp out global terrorism and make the world safe for propertied interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Soon cultural hegemony will begin to erode once-proud American traditions. Rocky Mountain oysters and buffalo burgers and beer will be replaced with fast food cat, borscht, and cheap wine. Martial arts movies will begin to dominate the entertainment scene, and most will be produced overseas (like everything else). The Universities will start to be taken over by businessmen, and some will be closed because they are found to be an inefficient source of workers. Rice growers in Calif. and Arkansas will be put out of business as a cheaper, subsidized rice is shipped in. When community leaders complain, big boss man overseeers will tell them, "I don't see any problem. What are you complaining about?"
    What exactly is that supposed to mean? Fast Food cat, borscht, and cheap wine? Is that a racial/ethnic slur? I'm not sure I understand your point here.

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    There is human dignity besides the color green Bonnie. You can create millions of jobs but I doubt it is a good thing when American engineers for example are carrying skiing equipment for foreign tourists as their main job.
    I have a book that I've been trying to read for awhile. I think I'll do it after the wrestling season is over this year. It's called "An Embarrassment of Riches" by Simon Shama, and it's about the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th Century and the downfall from the time of shipping trade riches. It seems like there are a lot of parallels.
    "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." -- Abraham Lincoln

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    matclone it was America that prescribes globalisation to the world so America could take advantage of every poor developing nation and even some powerful nations, its funny how globalisation has turned full circle and is fucking America up.

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    Tiger, don't kid yourself, globalisation is...global. The powers that promote globalisation (big capitalists) may have originally come mostly from the U.S. (in support of U.S. corporations) but they also come now from many other places all over the world--ever seeking the lowest cost labor and the fewest regulations. Actually, it's really nothing new: the Spanish conquest of America in the 15th to 17th centuries--the Dutch Royal India Company (perhaps the first large corporation) in the 19th century. There's a great segment in the movie Gandhi which shows globalisation at work where the British attempt to control and profit from the salt in India and beat the people who would claim it as their own. I cannot think of a better illustration of how capitalism works in the real world.

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    I am not kidding myself. By the way that should have been prescribed not prescribe. These days Americans are all about localisation. I personally prefer localisation.

    There is a beautiful irony in America getting screwed by globalisation, after they screwed so many.

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    That's a pretty simple way of looking at it: America is the bad guy, and America justly suffers. Here in America, I often hear that Mexico is the bad guy, or Iran is the bad guy, and they all should suffer. Again, a pretty simple way of looking at things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspiantiger View Post
    I am not kidding myself. By the way that should have been prescribed not prescribe. These days Americans are all about localisation. I personally prefer localisation.

    There is a beautiful irony in America getting screwed by globalisation, after they screwed so many.
    How is America getting screwed by globalization? I assume you're talking about a long-term screwing, right? Because there are always short-term blips and anomalies.

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