Think about that awhile. Think about how China got to where it now sits. Now think about the habits of tyrants, the proclivities they display, especially when things get "tight". Money is not an issue. The ability and the will to enslave to whatever degree may be required by a given goal under a set of circumstances, however, eminently is.
America was founded on the Empire model, meaning that slavery of one form or another is an inherent feature for all, including the masters, for they also live in cages, the presence of gilding making it no less a prison than the dank and dark cell. The architecture of the mindset that lead to the design of this land as a nation-state was inescapably Empire in its corner stones. How else could it have been? The men who designed the United States were marinaded in Empire, just as are we, for it
Robert Kagan Blames America First
By Jacob Heilbrunn - September 9, 2014
Ever since the 1970s, neoconservatives have alleged that either Republican or Democratic administrations are engaged in the appeasement of a foreign foe. The charge was hurled at Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger when they negotiated arms-control treaties with the Soviet Union. Jimmy Carter was accused of truckling to the Kremlin as well. Then, in 1982, Norman Podhoretz accused none other than the