"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3
Report: U.S. finds mineral riches in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials has discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, conceivably enough to turn the scarred and impoverished country into one of the world's most lucrative mining centers, The New York Times reports.
This is old news and typical of US media carrying the water for the government. How can this possibly be a new discovery when China is already mining in Afghanistan and has done so for years. They beat everyone else to the punch.
The Chinese aren't fighting in Afghanistan, they aren't supporting the country with foreign aid and more importantly heroin or other drugs are not being smuggled into China. China like the rest of Asia is doing what they do best: copy from the USA and discard the liberal politics and cast off the right wing religious zealots.
Applaud Asia for knowing how to win and recognizing they are in it for the long haul. Asians plan for the future. And they have won; it is they who are burying the west. They have our technologies, our companies, our jobs, our money, our future and our dreams. They did it by knowing they are Asian, being Asian and acting like Asians. They know who they are and are comfortable in their skin.
They did it without politicians who sell their vote while hiding behind the smoke screen of right-wing-lunatic-religious Hee Haws or the shroud of holier than thou liberal give-it-all-away nose wipes who do it on the backs of others.
History will write that America 'was' a great idea in experimenting with government. America, the country that never lived up to its potential where in the end Born in the USA will bring a hoot and holler, ha ha ha, lol.