For anyone outside of the U.S. who doesn't know who Ted Nugent is, picture that American you meet and then afterwards all you keep wondering is, "holy fuck, what happened?". Oh yeah, and he was a '70s rock star for about :15 minutes.
Brainwashed by Faux News
Unfortunately, I have faint sympathy for demented hilly billies who don't represent their own interests. For 30+ years now they've been voting the wrong way and standing by while their children's future was sold out from underneath them. In Darwin-speak, that phenomenon is known as the "unlikely survival of the least fit".
In the age of drones and NSA databases, being "fit" is no longer a function of joining the local militia group and sporting the right tattoos. The fantasy narrative among the Nugent-set is that the well stocked militias will rise up against the U.N. Communist controlled U.S. government and then resurrect The Little House on the Prairie, as every immigrant who came to the U.S. in the past 100 years packs up and heads "home". Good luck with that. I think the DHS has been war gaming that scenario for about a decade now and the NSA has that database fully indexed. Drones, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, spy satellites, several million returned troops sitting around with nothing to shoot, Faux News Running Man TV - against what, some draft dodging aging nut jobs trained on Call of Duty? Sure, whatever. Like everyone else, I'll tune in to that one to see Darwinian end-game in action.
This escalating stand-off in Ukraine was largely seeded by the relentless expansion of NATO under the Bush Administration. The NeoCons saw an opportunity for a land grab and they pursued it without thinking about the long-term implications. For the Ukraine to join NATO would be like Canada joining the Warsaw Pact. There is no way in a million years, the U.S. would ever have let that happen. As always in history, who is deemed "right or wrong" is purely a function of who won the last war.
Rome Was Destroyed From Within
Reverse Shock Doctrine
This impending financial meltdown and ensuing anarchy will have to be calamitous enough to scare the bejesus out of the elites and force major change. Basically Shock Doctrine, but in reverse. Because given enough time - as we learned in 2008 - they will find a way to invent a new ponzi scheme, solely to their benefit. These are some hardcore sociopaths at the top of this global pyramid scheme, who make Bernie Madoff look like a rank amateur.
Ayn Rand Was a Fiction Writer