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Didn't take a climate catastrophe to end the USSR; plus folks like me have a living memory of what the dismantling of an empire looks like. Still stickin' to my guns.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 06:13:23 PM EST
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... and people willing to seize the opportunity ... frequent and steep enough oil price shocks (I think the opportunism can be taken for granted) is enough for the present American Empire.

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 Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 06:19:05 PM EST
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