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The victory of the cockroaches, or the decline of the United States as an alternative to the new world

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On the agency website News The Inter Press Service recently featured a remarkable article by John Feffer, entitled “A World Without the USA.” Among other things, the material talks about the inevitable, albeit slow, decline of that world gendarme and world financier who is trying to "steer" the entire planet. There is also a duality of attitude towards the United States, for example, China and some countries of Latin America: at the same time they do not want American hegemony, but at the same time they are very dependent on trade in Washington. The author pays attention to such an important aspect as the US presence in the regions: where it is shrinking, the era of prosperity begins.


John Feffer is co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Political Studies in Washington. The Narrative of a World Without America Scientist precedes a brief retelling of the content of 2007's best-selling book “A World Without Us”, written by journalist Alan Vaisman.

The book describes the planet, recovering from the disappearance of people. Skyscrapers fall apart, bridges fall into rivers, but dense forests rise and buffaloes roam everywhere. Ironically, Feffer calls this process an optimistic vision of the future. But optimists are buffalo or dolphin. No more ranchers or fishermen with their nets. The author also refers cockroaches to optimists: after all, dichlorvos is also no more.

Man, this future does not apply. In fact, Weisman warns people who naively assume that they will always exist - regardless of the threats. A threat is enough: nuclear weapon, climate change, pandemics ...

From the fantastic bestseller Weisman, the author of the article turns to the reality of the 21st century. It comes to geopolitics. What would a world be like without the United States?

Topicality of the topic, the author emphasizes the recent "shatdaunom" of the American government (recall, it was "turned off" for 16 days). This very “shutdown” led many to imagine a world in which the United States did not disappear so much as would suffer an internal fiasco. Concentrated on domestic issues, Washington would abolish Pax Americana (or Pox Americana, as the anti-imperialists would prefer to say; Pox - syphilis) and avoid the role of world financier and gendarme.

The answer to the question “Will the world become better?” Depends on the point of view - just like Comrade Vaisman.

Americans profit from economic and military hegemony. This profit is expressed in the form of GDP per capita, a strong dollar, and even dependence on English as the main means of communication in the world.

Americans take it all for granted. But the non-Americans feel differently. Non-Americans, the author ironically puts in place those buffaloes, dolphins and cockroaches in a world free of people. Anyone who lives outside the United States could well applaud the end of the American superpower.

The analyst notes that in the midst of the recent political crisis in Washington, the Chinese news agency Xinhua issued an article in which the "perplexed world" proposed to start considering the possibility of building a "de-Americanized world." The Chinese expressed recognizable arguments: The United States "abused its superpower status and brought even more chaos into the world, shifting financial risks abroad, igniting tensions in the regions against the backdrop of territorial disputes and under the guise of outright lies unleashing unwarranted wars." According to Chinese material, deamericanization can be a strengthening of the United Nations, replacing the dollar as a key currency, providing developing countries with more influence in international financial institutions. According to John Feffer, all this seems like reasonable offers.

However, as some American commentators pointed out, this provocative article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Chinese government: after all, Beijing depends on the US economy, whether it is American consumers or Wall Street liquidity. Beijing depends on the fact that Washington is more or less holding back the ambitions of its key allies in the Asia-Pacific region.

The same can be said about the countries of Latin America, which have long condemned American imperialism. Like China, the author notes, Latin America is largely dependent on trade with the United States.

Most analysts who speak of the decline of the hegemon (from Paul Kennedy to Farid Zakaria), agree on this duality of attitude toward the United States. However, the United States will gradually come into relative decline, for which there is no viable alternative.

The analyst recalls: The United States supports many dictators in the interests of stability. So what? The United States produced significant instability in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Here are other examples. The United States reduced its military involvement in Latin America - and the region began to flourish. The United States reduced its military presence in South Korea — and there was no “anarchy” on the peninsula. Finally, the US has closed down many Cold War bases in Europe, but Europe remains calm.

The author's conclusion: just as people need to change their relationship with nature, the United States must reconfigure its relationship with the world. In both cases, the worst scenarios will lead to the victory of the cockroaches.

Wonderful words, add on my own. True, the White House is clearly not ready to give up the role of a hegemon in the world, despite the past and the imminent government shutdown that may occur in January or February of 2014, when Republicans in Congress will again deal with President Obama.

If, however, we introduce into geopolitics the so-called moral component, then here Washington does not intend to abandon the declared “exclusivity” that the highest officials of the state have been promoting in recent weeks, from Barack Obama to John Kerry.

As a result, the United States is likely to try with all its might to preserve the old world order that they liked so much since the collapse of the USSR. As for the financial crisis, the petrodollar superpower has one proven method: raising the national debt ceiling.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Igor39
    Igor39 14 November 2013 08: 55
    +1
    And something recently for the Kyoto Protocol is not heard.
    1. Canep
      Canep 14 November 2013 09: 49
      10
      Not up to him now what kind of ecology if everything can collapse?
      The author is a little mistaken.
      Beijing depends on the US economy, be it American consumers or Wall Street liquidity

      Latin America is heavily dependent on trade with the United States.

      I think if the stripes are sintered, then the Chinese will start trading directly in Latin America, this is simply a matter of directing commodity flows. Mattresses in the world act not only as gendarmes but also hucksters.
      1. Polovec
        Polovec 14 November 2013 12: 02
        +7
        America is a self-sufficient country (like Russia). Even if the dollar crashes, you must understand that no one will die of hunger. Just financial speculators will wreak havoc around the world, which will be localized for a short time and the construction of new financial and economic relations will begin, based not on speculation and air trading. but for production. Products first. And the world from that. that the States will clog into the hole and go about their business inside the country, only win and breathe calmly. What the United States is afraid of more than hunger!
        1. Canep
          Canep 14 November 2013 18: 43
          +2
          Quote: Polovec
          that no one will die of hunger.

          Of course, no one will die, they will shoot each other before.
  2. Stiletto
    Stiletto 14 November 2013 09: 03
    +3
    "The petrodollar superpower has one proven method: raising the debt ceiling."
    However, one day this Pindossky magic wand will fail, and then ...
    1. Nikolay D.
      Nikolay D. 14 November 2013 19: 25
      0
      Quote: Stiletto
      and then...

      And then what? Never mind. The United States will forgive everyone its debt, and will begin to build its web on a new one. That's all business. Here it is necessary to cut evil at the root. How? Here let men think scientists that they live in our Duma / government. smile
    2. alone
      alone 14 November 2013 20: 44
      +2
      a financial failure of the United States means a failure of almost the entire world economy. Do you think there is little Russian finance spinning in America? or American finance in Russia? everything is quite interconnected, and the failure of one link is given a domino effect. I do not think the whole world will calmly watch this.
    3. sasska
      sasska 14 November 2013 21: 34
      +2
      and to hell with them, if only the big war would not end
      1. Centaurus
        Centaurus 14 November 2013 23: 19
        +1
        But without this it is unlikely to do. The United States has only one way out of the crisis if it comes (and it will surely come, and not only for them). And therefore yours in the Duma, as your comrade above put it, needs to think and think hard. However, I think V.V. does not sit still and does not wait for the weather by the sea. Oh, I hope that Russia has "4 something like that" 4 that the star-striped ones would be unpleasantly surprised, but Russophobes and alarmists will forgive me for my naivety.))
  3. svskor80
    svskor80 14 November 2013 09: 06
    +3
    Unfortunately, no one in the world at the moment can offer a generally used world order different from "Western values". And as long as this situation persists, America will be afloat.
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 14 November 2013 09: 22
      0
      You are not right. There is a new concept for the development of the world, alternative to the existing one.
      And Russia has it. It is summarized in the program:
      http://www.kpe.ru/partiya/programma/3622-programm
  4. avant-garde
    avant-garde 14 November 2013 09: 06
    10
    Quote: Stiletto
    and then...

    suddenly, clouds are dancing for Obama, and Obama is seething on the violin smile
    1. Stiletto
      Stiletto 14 November 2013 10: 00
      +2
      Quote: avant-garde
      suddenly, clouds are dancing for Obama, and Obama is seething on the violin


      Oh, smiled, Comrade Colonel General! My plus to you !!! hi
      1. avant-garde
        avant-garde 14 November 2013 10: 34
        +1
        Quote: Stiletto
        Quote: avant-garde
        suddenly, clouds are dancing for Obama, and Obama is seething on the violin


        Oh, smiled, Comrade Colonel General! My plus to you !!! hi

        And thank you)
        1. hommer
          hommer 14 November 2013 17: 49
          +3
          Quote: avant-garde
          Americans take it all for granted. But non-Americans feel different. The author ironically puts non-Americans in the place of those same buffalos, dolphins and cockroaches in a world free of people.


          Quote: avant-garde
          Oh, smiled, Comrade Colonel General!


          But they, exceptional, in my opinion, already have to cry from their exceptional intelligence -

          On January 02, 2013, David Eckert finished shopping at Walmart, in Deming. David violated the rules of the road when, when leaving the parking lot, he did not make a full stop in front of the Stop sign. He was immediately stopped by the police.
          Eckert’s lawyer, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview that after the police asked his client to get out of the car, they thought he was clutching his buttocks.
          The police decided that this was sufficient reason to suspect that Eckert was hiding drugs in his anus. The officers detained Eckert and received a warrant from the judge to search the anal cavity.
          The lawsuit claims that the police tried to conduct an anal search of Eckert at the emergency department in Deming, but the doctor there refused to search Eckert’s anus saying that it would be “unethical”.
          They agreed to perform the procedure in another city, at Silver City Hospital. A few hours later, Eckert was accepted.

          Then:

          1. An X-ray of the abdominal region of Eckert was performed, no drugs were found.
          2. Doctors examined the anus of Eckert with fingers. No drugs were found.
          3. Doctors again examined Eckert’s anus with fingers, no drugs were found.
          4. Doctors cleared the anus of Eckert with an enema. Eckert was forced to crap right in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his chair. No drugs were found.
          5. Doctors repeatedly pierced Eckert's anus to insert an enema there again. Eckert was again forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched as doctors searched his chair. No drugs were found.
          6. Doctors for the third time penetrated the anus of Eckert with an enema. Eckert was again forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers. Eckert watched the doctors pick his chair. No drugs were found.
          7. Doctors repeated X-ray of Eckert, but did not find any drugs in it.
          8. Doctors prepared Eckert for surgery, injected him with anesthesia and had a colonoscopy, during which a tube with a camera was inserted into Eckert's anus so that doctors could carefully examine his rectum, colon and large intestine. No drugs were found.

          Although throughout this trial, Eckert actively protested and refused to give doctors consent to perform any of these medical procedures, doctors billed Eckert for medical services for several thousand dollars.

          There are serious doubts about the manner in which the search warrant was executed. Kennedy claims that the search warrant was excessively wide and lacked a reasonable basis for the search. In addition, the order was only valid at Deming, while the police took David to Silver City. This means that all medical procedures were carried out illegally, and doctors tortured the patient without any legal grounds.
          Source - http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/05/dont-appear-to-be-clenching-your-buttock

          Well, who is now a buffalo or a cockroach, to say the least?
    2. Centaurus
      Centaurus 14 November 2013 23: 45
      0
      ... in the dirty, dark corridors of an empty subway.
      And fall apart Manhattan, and drown Hollywood.
      And no one will remember what Mackeen's name is.
      From the blue shore, from the sea, from behind the mountains, a wave will suddenly rise and fall upon Langley.
      And then for sure, the Pentagon will suddenly drown
      Wall Street Place
      Well, the Rothschilds drown in the pool.
      And then the world’s
      He will be sad and marvel, mourn for a month, and throw a feast all over the planet!
      A striped star flag, instead of foot mats, will tear under your feet ... laughing am
  5. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 14 November 2013 09: 12
    +4
    The United States has two prospects: either, by driving itself into a corner, continue to be an international monster, or to gather strength and restore order in the United States itself. In the first case, an imbalance of funds will certainly lead to chaos in the States themselves, and, accordingly, the collapse of a la USSR. In the second case, the United States will have enough forces to restore order within the country, but the role of the international gendarme will come to naught. The world will return to a state of multipolarity, respectively, the UN will rise. Russia will have a historic chance, having thrown off the parasites, to become a great power again. Respect for the world as a won value will become a global trend.
  6. Irtysh
    Irtysh 14 November 2013 09: 23
    +2
    In my opinion, a sharp fall in the states will be very painful, practically for all countries. They will try to lower them meeedenly, vduuuuumochno. No matter how cruel it was. This disease cannot be cured in one day.
  7. denson06
    denson06 14 November 2013 09: 35
    +4
    Let's see how their Saudi friends will behave there ... lately they have somewhat changed the direction of their movement ... in fact, it's time to end with the petrodollar. For decades, Tehran has been paying the countries in their currency or barter, and despite the most severe sanctions - there is such a country and it is strong!
  8. mountain
    mountain 14 November 2013 10: 19
    +1
    If the states burst, then together with it the satellites and its close countries will also suffer a catastrophe, I do not want to list, we all know about them. The redistribution of territories will begin, And how all this will end, God alone knows.
    In any case, this can no longer continue.
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  10. Nitarius
    Nitarius 14 November 2013 10: 45
    +1
    US cheeks will burst!
    History shows-- that other small countries always begin to unite against HEGEMON!
    and whoever wants something - the union will bear fruit!
  11. Djubal
    Djubal 14 November 2013 11: 01
    0
    The United States would have to nationalize the FRS and develop industry for itself, in order to at least somehow balance consumption and production ... in the world there will probably be an order of magnitude more democracy, dictators will cover themselves with a white fluff ... in general, the United States will not have to rob others so as not to die by itself. ..but it needs a lot of work and less consumption, and they are unlikely to master it
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 14 November 2013 11: 11
      0
      Quote: Djubal
      usa would be worth nationalizing the fed

      Kennedy tried ...

      "West" was fed while the USSR was, now there is no need to do this.
  12. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 14 November 2013 11: 57
    +1
    Quote: Boris55
    The West "was fed while the USSR was, now there is no need to do this.

    That's for sure, they themselves sometimes regret that the USSR did not become.
    Here are other examples. The United States reduced its military involvement in Latin America - and the region began to flourish. The United States reduced its military presence in South Korea — and there was no “anarchy” on the peninsula. Finally, the US has closed down many Cold War bases in Europe, but Europe remains calm.

    But in another way, the Americans thought only of themselves, and the locals, at least sometimes constructively (often depends on the leader), think about themselves.
  13. Horn
    Horn 14 November 2013 14: 42
    0
    Quote: svskor80
    Unfortunately, no one in the world at the moment can offer a generally used world order different from "Western values". And as long as this situation persists, America will be afloat.

    You are mistaken. Islamists have suggested. And they are unsuccessfully promoting this project.
  14. VARCHUN
    VARCHUN 14 November 2013 17: 19
    0
    The author of the article is right in only one thing: it is necessary to rebuild the concept in relation to the world, and even better to rebuild all of America and the Anglo-Saxons, it’s not a secret to anyone that the most rotten country with eternal set-ups is England, in their history they always framed their allies including Russia.
  15. uzer 13
    uzer 13 14 November 2013 18: 56
    +2
    Not long left ...
    1. alone
      alone 14 November 2013 20: 45
      0
      but not so fast enough to take this time for long.
      1. I am
        I am 14 November 2013 23: 25
        +1
        In the scale of history, it will happen literally tomorrow !!!
  16. Arkan
    Arkan 14 November 2013 22: 38
    0
    Everything says that we already hear - "Farewell songs of the political pygmies of ping ... tan."
  17. Sterlya
    Sterlya 15 November 2013 07: 14
    0
    Here you read amerskie basques like the whole world depends on pin ... these. yes all this garbage. all these are the words of amers and nothing more. let the dollar disappear tomorrow. Yes, nobody will feel bad tomorrow. and it will be better amer. collars will start printing tomorrow. and the whole world will start using it. like amers have the most powerful "economy". for trillions of course. and provided with the whole world, you can build everything. Americans are no longer people. not humans. a person must have a soul. conscience. mind. and not the instinct of devouring and cheating. Americans bring only consumption to the world. but why x..en everyone thinks that without the desire to eat deliciously and ride a good car, you can't live?
  18. slaventiy
    slaventiy 17 November 2013 14: 32
    0
    Unfortunately, the United States, as at the current moment, Russia is occupied by Jews. Until we cope with these PARASITES of the Earth (Jews and their masters), we will have wars (it’s not clear why) epidemics and various nasty things ...!?
  19. Alfonso
    Alfonso 17 November 2013 20: 33
    0
    Do not save the dollar savings, do your bit to free the world from parasites !!!