The External Sector
In my recent post, Getting to Know your Parasites, the external sector was ignored in the interests of simplifying explanations.
There had to be another related post, because the biggest parasite of all is a dominating presence in that sector.
This is a lightly edited, Moderate Rebels1 interview with Professor Michael Hudson to mark the recently released third edition of his book, SuperImperialism.
Towards the end, Australia gets a mention in regard to the Whitlam dismissal and the submarines debacle. Don't listen to this part if mental images of brains in jars is unsettling.
The transcript is available here.
Hudson's interview is the primary focus of this post because it saves me having to write about the external sector. It's not necessary to understand everything only to get the gist of it.
The American Empire turned itself into a parasite, and now there's no turning back from that. It's parasitic within, and without.
There are no other employment opportunities when you're a parasite. The Empire is now incapable of earning an honest living.
All the signs are there that it's not going to go quietly into the night.
Life's good when your host has become a plague. But, when the host exhausts resources, it's game over for all. This reality is looming large.
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