Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

The sun sets in the west

Like so many ugly tattoos on the wrinkled skin of an aging biker

"Look... can you just try and get along?"
"Why don't you meet them half way...?"
"Lets discuss this and find a solution..."

All the sort of shit we expect from and push on the weak.
Because, you know... if you have the biggest stick on the block, you don't waste time with that...
When it's hammer time, you just go.

Yet when the little guys assert themselves, it's a big hassle and everyone condemns them for their aggressive behaviour.
We ask... then we tell... them to sit down and shut up, but maybe not in so many words.

But the big mutha with the vast resources will wander into the fray and get blow jobs from all the candy stripers, push the little guys around and tell their generals to teach those aggressive bastaches a lesson or two.
Meanwhile, the mess in the bully's backyard remains unattended.
Their debt spirals out of control... dooming future generations.
Their commitments begin to weigh heavily on their capability.
And the dirt keeps piling up at home.

Sadly... the time of all great powers comes to an end.
And in every instance... denial and frustration lead to terrifying losses of life, liberty and property, before the truth sinks in.

Tofler spoke of the influence of the asian genus on the global populations several decades ago.
He failed, however, to talk much about the inevitable rise of their power.

Have your fun George
Wave that stick around
And tell the little guys to do as they're told.
Enjoy it while you can
But you really need to start practicing that wave
Because the sun that is rising in the East... is clearly fixing to set in the West.

Funny how colonialization has been the last gasp of the dying nations throughout history,
yet none manage to learn from those experiences.

Believe me... there is no stopping the inevitable.
And the next chapters will record the names of those that lead the way down this path.
You're leaders will carry this stain, like so many ugly tattoos on the wrinkled skin of an aging biker.
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