The United States sits at the apex of a mighty empire that stretches across the world. It is a former Republic that has been co opted by a Military Industrial Complex which profits greatly from the supply of tools necessary to coerce the rest of the world into give us more than our fair share of resources. The recent misadventures in war for profit have show us the limits of our power, and the future will not be kind if we continue to overreach and sow discord with the rest of humanity. We risk going the way of the Roman Empire, and we should learn from the past, and not repeat their mistakes.
If we settle down, get our own house in order, and play nicer, we might just survive another 200+ years, otherwise we're in for a chaotic inevitable decay.
This is the first in a series of blog posts to flesh out the list from yesterday.