Will Global War Preempt The US Civil War or Will The US Civil War Preempt Global War?
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So much for Trump being the candidate of "peace" and represents a shift away from "global empire". Anyone with with a modicum of perception knows this was never the case. All of the intellectuals that voted for and supported Trump for these reasons have eaten shit for breakfast this morning. Of course they all bear political responsibility for the certain destruction that will befall the USA this year.
I've written much recently about the escalating civil war raging in the country at present. This leads me to speculate why Trump launched the most dangerous and reckless military assault since the Korean War. In the first instance Trump has been broken by the military-intelligence complex. The military generals have consolidated their grip over the White House. In the second instance, the assault on Syria takes the heat off Trump for being a Putin puppet. However, Trump is following what every president since Bill Clinton has done. When facing low opinion poll numbers or under political pressure, the instinct of any sitting president is to launch an air strike or launch a few dozen cruise missiles to distract the public. This is clearly what Trump is trying to do.
More fundamentally this has made the unruly American public pause from their mutual acrimony recrimination. Undoubtedly the US government is well aware of the heated political and social temperature of the body politic. Triggering Global War is certainly an option that American capitalism is considering, not only to maintain its economic and military hegemony but also to cool down the domestic temperature. In other words, triggering Global War is the method to unify the country against "common enemies". With so many stupid liberals and Democrats thinking that Trump is a Putin stooge, it's a way to bring them on board the Trump train. Ultimately, it's a method to preempt civil war.
There's no guarantee that this strategy will work. Since 1998 American capitalism has been unable to keep the American population completely distracted and pacified. Social tensions are exploding into the open. Already Trump has lost what remained of his mass support by launching the military attack against Syria. The social and political contradictions are too great to put out. As the year progresses the social discontent will grow and erupt beyond control.
This is the thing: The US at present is confronted with two stark choices. Either the country will erupt in civil war which will preempt Global War or Global War will preempt Civil War. In conclusion, this is the "freedom of choice" that American capitalism has come to represent. In retrospect, monopolistic capitalism's mid 20th century choice between Coke and Pepsi looks innocent and sweet.