Sunday, April 20, 2008

Two Big Mistakes

George Bush and Adolf Hitler have at least one thing in common- two big empire-ending mistakes. Really dumb ones.

In Hitler's case, it was the idea that Germany needed to invade the grain-producing plains of Poland. Being a moron, Hitler did not realize that the strongest economy in Europe did not need to invade Poland, they could simply buy the grain. Hitler learned nothing from finding that this initial mistake had resulted in war with England; he repeated the mistake two years later in invading Russia and, thus, sealing his doom.

George Bush's mistake was in going to war for oil, in the decade that the world begins to transition off oil. "The stone age did not end because they ran out of stones, and the oil age won't end because we run out of oil." Like Napoleon, the Bush mistake is so thoroughly intermixed with pure larceny that it becomes at times difficult to determine to what extent he's wrong, and to what extent a gangster, but, either way, it's wrong. At the bottom line being a gangster is no smarter than being a moron. Hitler and Bush were and are both.

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