[ExI] [Soc]Complex Adaptive Systems - Tending Always to 50/50 split)

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 08:38:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 3:31 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 5:25 AM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ummm...., I think the US needs to be a military superpower (at least for
> the
> > near future) to offset those nations who would engage in "Germany in the
> > late 30's" behavior (I sure don't see Europe doing it anytime soon).
> It may well be in the interest of the US to remain a military
> superpower as long as they can, but one should make the little
> perspectivist effort to realise that they may well be perceived in
> exactly the same terms by other, competing, countries.

Yes, this of course is going to happen due to the propaganda of American
rivals (even when the U.S. does the right thing in the world arena).

> the "21st Century global Nato" to offset
> > Russian (and especially) Chinese aspirations for unlawful
> military/political
> > expansion.
> As opposed to "lawful" military/political expansion or egemony,
> "lawful" as defined by international institutions largely dominated by
> the US and their friends? :-)

The U.S. and it's allies are far from perfect, but we do have an internal
self-correcting (at least sometimes) moral compass that Russia and China
sure don't seem to have.  They are essentially tyrannies.

> Would you really blame the Russian Federation for preferring an
> Eurasiatic scenario where the geopolitical "heartland" establishes an
> alliance and a Monroe-like doctrine preventing political
> interferences, military attacks and exploitment of local natural
> resources by outer powers?

Did Georgia really want to be part of this Eurasiastic alliance? lol  Yes,
Russia will do their best to create an alliance to oppose the West.  And
they will bully their neighbors to make it happen.  The Russian love/hate
relationship with the West continues...


> Stefano Vaj
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