The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166020   Message #3988708
Posted By: Donuel
23-Apr-19 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: A solution to Fakebook
Subject: RE: BS: A solution to Fakebook
In hindsight, it seems obvious that the final conquest of the United States and UK came about, not as a result of war and invasion, but simply because so many notable and ignorant people were purchaseable. History books, if any get written, will someday explain how those in and out of government, all had a price. Which when you think about it, makes a heartbreaking kind of sense. From its inception, our national culture has been predicated on the ruthless pursuit of profit. Sure we can all enjoy movies, books and TV shws that portray people putting principles ahead of personal gain. But it might be time to admit that in the real world, grandiose patriotism has always been a mask used to hide the banal self interest. Regardless, the sale is complete. Cash, not Kalashnikovs, sealed the deal.