My good people, our days as a Super Power are numbered. The days of us going into other people’s backyard, kickin’ their ass and smackin’ their kids around soon will be gone. The days of telling countries not to fuck with some other country “or else”….forget about it. It was fun for the phat kats, the Rockefellers, the Fords, the Bushes, the Kennedys, the DuPonts. It was fun for them, they reaped the rewards on the backs of the American workforce and soldier. We can no longer be outraged by guys like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying the “American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road.” prophecizing about our country’s demise.
The good news is, the internet and other mass media has helped capture the attention of the American public and for the 1st time in my lifetime, the John Apple Fuckin’ Eating Pie is saying “enough. You ain’t gonna tax me to bail out some Wall Street bastard for screwing the rest of the country over”. Its a welcome relief to see this, but again, this is the beginning of the end. Look forward to soft, under the rug squirts of socialism on things besides the financial market like medical care and immigration.
As ties in to most of this blog, I look for how this ties into the culture of hip hop. Remember, hip hop started as a form of communication from the streets about the plight of the streets. Well, I foresee a resurection in that as even fewer people are going to relate to the videos and casio keyboard harmonics of today’s rap and its barage of big asses, ice, and Moet. I’m looking forward to some serious message as well as an emergance of international hip hop. That’s gonna be tight.
But back to the matter at hand, we the regular people are gonna have to pay in more ways than monetary-wise. Remember when you could go to Europe for vacation because the cost of a dollar was worth more than a pound or a franc? Gone. It started about 4 years ago, and now there is little hope that any of us will be able to travel in Europe on the cheap. You know how you go some place and get chastized for being American? Yeah, that’s gonna continue, accept soon it’ll be worse. You may even get attacked.
Consider the “2nd World Country” powers; Poland, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, etc. All of these countries have decent economies, but none are strong enough to have an impact internationally on the rest of the world. Enter USA and her fucked up loan to debt ratio, inflation, and life support GNP. Yes, us and the Brazils of the world are gonna be REAL good friends soon.
My advice? In the words of BET’s best freestyle rapper, Jin, “y’all gonna learn Chinese….”