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I don't think he fits in your box.

I think the logic runs this way:

Scientists agree resources are running out, which means shortages. Shortages imply conflict or accommodation. Since it's obvious from the various resource treaties that "them as has" ain't gonna share any significant amount with "them that ain't" then the next (unthinkable) step is conflict. Now we're talking about (unthinkable) mass war, for which Europe isn't really ready, mentally or physically, and the USA is.

So we will hear much wishful whining about "why can't we all get along" to which the (unthinkable) answer is: It's who we are, and no one is willing to think about changing the genome, or the culture, so war it is.

There, I fixed that for you.

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sat Dec 5th, 2009 at 06:55:13 PM EST
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In what way, shape or form is the US ready for a mass war? We are no more ready for a mass war than the British at the beginning of WWI ... less, in fact, since our logistics for a mass war depend critically on crude oil, 2/3 of which we import.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Dec 5th, 2009 at 09:01:20 PM EST
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by asdf on Sun Dec 6th, 2009 at 12:47:15 PM EST
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You're projecting your own analysis on Kaplan. He doesn't think in terms of a global struggle for resources that are running out. He does think in terms of third world wretches being hurt by environmental degradation, but that's a different matter.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Dec 6th, 2009 at 05:22:33 AM EST
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