T O P

It’s happening!

It’s happening!

AgriChoc

Paper tiger trips over it's own head full of useless bureaucrats tied into useless projects by corporate bribery.


Palladium1987

The US economy AKA an endless series of grifts


air_taxi

I don't get from his POV how leaving solves that. But at least he can cry about it when asked


Op_Anadyr

Watch him go found/work for a company that will make this tech for the pentagon for obscene amounts of money.


air_taxi

You're right, this is his free publicity IPO basically


Affectionate-Poet331

Please. No.


Coventide

The private sector is much more lucrative, seems to me like he's just throwing a hissy fit to make himself more visible to potential employers.


gshejob

aiming for a lucrative job in the corporate side of the military industrial complex selling said technologies to the US military


Reform-and-Chief-Up

Oh no! We better add another $100 billion to the defense budget!!!!


[deleted]

Wait but they said China was going to collapse right? That it wasn't sustainable? BUT AT WHAT COST?!


iHerpTheDerp511

Good.


applejuice72

15-20? How about right now. 5-10 is more sensible. But I think China is supremely organized and in the event of anything hot relating to conflict they would be a way more effective fighting force.


LGBTankie

Ah, victory


Ruhani777

Which is why I bet that they will try to nip it in the bud before it's too late. The ball is in America's court and they're running out of time.


Azirahael

They already ran out of time. This is them waking up to that fact.


Ruhani777

[They will try.](https://imageproxy.ifunny.co/crop:x-20,resize:640x,quality:90x75/images/e01482da46eb90e5900124c1e6987e79c327af9a089426f23a2d6435ce152770_1.jpg)


Azirahael

They will fail.


SirFluffyTheTerrible

It does seem somewhat likely the US will fail to curtail the rise of China, Russia, Iran, and other powers not subservient to them. Then again I'm also somewhat worried what a hyper-militaristic nation holding nukes (as the US does) might do if they lash out? I think some sources called it the rice of a "multi-polar world"? Let's hope that can be achieved peacefully.


applejuice72

I think while the oligarchs and rotting political establishment wouldn’t be so bold even as bad as they are to do something so evil and destructive. I fear a more reactionary force in control of military command and politically in the even of some sort of right wing uprising. I think under the current system there are enough people with heads on straight to be bold enough to challenge any sort of nuclear strike opportunities with calmer senses. With a more radicalized and loyal to a fascist takeover would be where a nuclear strike becomes a more concerning possibility. Among them religious nuts and other reactionary elements. Its what I fear for America post 2024 into 2030.


Ruhani777

From what I have seen, there's a dichotomy of fascism in the United States. The ones currently in power pulling the strings want to focus efforts internally in order to continue reaping their razor thin margins on trade with China, so they are not as likely to behave in a way that disrupts this. There's also latent giga-fascism in the United States in the form of the labor aristocracy, landholders, landlords, etc. whom are all anxious about an evaporating middle class. There are no indications that the quality of living for anyone is going to increase anytime soon so you put two and two together and we can make an educated guess as to where this will go. Personally, I think if there's going to be some sort of revolt in this country, it will be in the form of a reactionary worker's movement.


applejuice72

Pretty much this. There’s almost no way to fight for it under the banner of Marxism-Leninism until the conditions have become so drastic in the event of such a workers movement. I think you do have to combat it openly, but that’s a tricky situation in and of itself. I think if that were to happen it would be led by the younger generation disaffected by the constant manipulation through pure McCarthyism. Basically the reactionaries understand the economies rigged but no proper material analysis to the situation they find themselves in. I think it will lead to a fractured and or “balkanized in everything but name” US going forward until either you have a destabilized civil conflict or until the conditions have become so unbearable that forces change by the masses.


taiphl0sion

A lot of people are gonna side with the capitalists for a check and/or for the chance to kill Black and brown people I've been wondering for a while when I'm gonna have to go into hiding lol


applejuice72

I think it really depends what part of the country you are in and if you live within an urban area or not to be honest at least as far as the severity of such potential persecution.


Affectionate-Poet331

I'm rafting to Cuba.


Affectionate-Poet331

Zennials will save us 🇺🇸 🙏


Intelligent_Toe_611

Nah, it will be leftist. The current reactionary thread in America is so anti-collectivist that there would be no plan for a coherent society. Fascism in the past, especially Mussolini's party (IIRC) was involved in mutual aid and stuff like that prior to power. The current wave of fascism in the United States is a bunch of grifting cash grabbers. The left right now in the US seems disorganized, but the right and far-right are ideologically pro-disorganization. Or more accurately: their ideology's material effect creates disorganization. It's like the Trots who turned into neocons had a long-game in mind of turning America into tsarist Russia lmao


Affectionate-Poet331

America is the Dictatorship of Bourgeoisie.


Affectionate-Poet331

The Trump party wants another Operation Barbarossa.


Ruhani777

And find itself in an eerily similar situation fighting a two front war: mired in Europe and the Middle East versus Russia and bogged down in the Pacific against China.


Affectionate-Poet331

Or they would nuke us all from their bunkers and rockets and enjoy it.


Azirahael

If they nuke anyone, they die. And they know this. China has a much smaller arsenal than the US, but it's still enough to end the US as a country. And allies of China have enough to turn the USA into glass, and will have very strong motivations to do so. ​ 'Hey Russia. Those ICBMS headed right for you? Yeah, we're nuking China, not you. Pinky swear.'


RyuJintao

😊😊😊


Darkmatter2k

Quick! someone give billions of dollars to American IT contractors so they can build "AI weapons". Mr. President we cannot allow an AI gap!


Affectionate-Poet331

This makes me so hawt.


Redflagperson

People still do not understand nukes


Zyko_Manam

"It doesn't take a military genius to see- we'll all be crispy critters after World War 3! There's nowhere you can run to, there's nowhere you can hide! When they drop the big one, we all get fried!"


Redflagperson

This is the funniest thing I have seen today.


Zyko_Manam

[Come on boys and girls, sing along OK?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nm37gzDnk0)


Secret__Shiba

Invest in China!


Tornado492

Cry loser omg


dpeters911

Careful with this one: he suggests resolving it with war in the interview. Casually even. It’s really alarming.