The Year of the Dragon began on January 23, 2012.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all foreigners are mad. The United States of America differs from other countries in that it needs no commentary to illustrate this.
A scheme to charge the population a fee for the use of rainwater was abandoned. No way of establishing the source of household water stocks could be found.
In celebration of the New Year the ruler of the USA signed into law a regulation allowing him to kill or imprison for ever any of the citizens of his country at his sole discretion, a power possessed and ruthlessly applied world wide, but openly declared only by him. All other countries profess the conventional formula that they rule in the interests of their populations.
The climate of the planet Earth has become noticeably warmer owing to the burning of fossil fuels, mainly coal and oil, which puts millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. The net result of this warming can be easily summarized: wet places will get wetter, dry places drier, hot places hotter, cold places colder, effects difficult to hide from the population without immense effort. The great majority of candidates for the presidency of the USA deny climate warming as a hoax.
The profits of the oil companies break new records every year, and the companies encourage the burning of as much coal and oil as possible. If consumption slowed or stopped, or were abandoned in favor of other technologies, their large inventories of coal and oil would be worthless.
Initiatives for new foreign wars, and intensification of old ones drive the main effort. No one can say what these wars hope to accomplish in any conventional war making sense. There is no such purpose.
In the New Empire success at war no longer matters. The extraction takes place by being at war.
No one can say what the purpose of these wars is, or what would constitute victory, because no such purpose exists. They are there to keep the system going, that’s all, buttressed by the financial system, where the population, not only of the US, but of all western states, has had a declining income, and rising costs of goods and services, for thirty years. That’s in a paper currency, worth less and less every day, carried upwards on the winds. No one has any money.
Not generally known is that Norwegians were literally starving to death until they changed their system to become the most stable and prosperous country on earth.
Now it’s the turn of the Egyptians. And the Bahrainies. And the Iranians, and South Sudanese.
What is left? To do what the hand finds to do, before the darkness arrives that always. has. the last word.