To: Little Ray
There are times when I think we should encourage the PRC to assume the role of the world super power. We could take a rest, and watch as China bankrupted itself through expansion and over-extension of its military.
Think of India, under British rule from ~1750-1947.
Think of Ireland, under English/British rule from whenever- you-want-to-start to 1922.
In both cases the country was profoundly changed by the outsiders, and not by the inhabitants or their local culture.
Expect the Chinese to have a similarly profound effect on a Disunited States. One to two centuries from now you will not recognize the ideas and culture as American.
posted on 04/12/2012 11:27:55 AM PDT
(It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
The United States barely resembles the country I remember from 1960s and early 70’s. I don’t have any expectation of it be recognizable in two centuries.
posted on 04/12/2012 12:52:29 PM PDT
by Little Ray
(FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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