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Social unrest ought to be no surprise

SNAP-Trend-1984-2014

If you want to know why America is entering a period of social unrest, check the following chart. This is participation in the US Government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as Food Stamps. In the past five years, the number of working people forced into poverty has soared while the “economists” on TeeVee debate Keynsianism and marvel at …

Let’s just start an Empire already

American Empire

It is entirely predictable that a group such as ISIS would emerge in the power vacuum of Syria and Iraq. After our policies of regime change, the Iraqi power structure was eviscerated and its Syrian counterpart greatly weakened, making sectarian conflict inevitable. Power abhors a vacuum, and so weakening the national regimes left jihadism as the only organizing force in …