by Brandon Turbeville
Ever since 9/11, it has been apparent that the American empire is living on borrowed time. In more recent years, the inevitable collapse of American world hegemony and the unipolar world is one that very few informed observers can continue to ignore.
Riddled with massive unemployment, an overextended military, entrenched police state, crumbling infrastructure, and the ever-present threat to the US dollar, it is clear that the United States is merely the shell of its former self. Indeed, in 2014, the concept of long-term American primacy is only a fantasy maintained by the mainstream media with its constant repetition of meaningless and absurd notions of recoveries, humanitarian interventions, and national security.
More credible researchers, however, are well aware of the fact that the United States, as an empire as well as a nation, is headed the way of every empire before it. There is little doubt that the United States will soon run out of steam in its march across the world and a crackdown at home while reckless economic policy continues to be dictated from the halls of Wall Street.
Yet the decline of the United States is not simply the result of a few years of stupid mistakes made by the ruling class. The truth is that the end of America is nothing more than a waypoint in a script that was written long ago.
In order to gain a deeper grasp of the level to which the fall of the United States is a scripted development, it is worth consulting the work of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the infamous geopolitical strategist, architect of al-Qaeda, former US government official, and current advisor to Barack Obama. Particularly, it is important to consult Brzezinski’s book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives.
Here are some key passages: