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C1 “Take over America. Of course we are. You say that you have a better plan, comrade.”
C2 “The primary lesson of the Twentieth Century is that it is easier to take by investment than by invasion.”
C1 “Clear thinking, little butterfly. Invasion is costly and ineffective. Invasion only assists the defense industry. You can eat butter; you can’t eat a gun. We focused our spending on efficient invasion technology. We are letting the Americans spend on offensive technology to allow them to go bankrupt.”
C2 “They are already bankrupt.”
C1 “They are. They are also too big to fail, but not too big to own and operate efficiently.”
C2 “Increase the purchases of t-bills and t-bonds by another fifty percent to a holding of 1.5 Trillion U.S. They will be worthless, but they are one of the tickets to control.”
C1 “We will decide what they are worth later.”
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C2 “America has an unproductive class of third-rate minds and fifth-rate characters who suck staggering amounts of money without contributing anything of value. They are identified as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and their like and ilk. They run companies and run them into the ground.”
C1 “Comrade, we plan to teach them how capitalism really works. Survival of the fittest. They are not fit. They will not survive.”
C2 “They do not have a working market for talent at the top of American corporations. The market is broken . . . and fixed. The brigands and hooligans run the companies. The American schooling institutions feed and fuel the broken market.”
C1 “The brigands and hooligans will be fixed like the mongrel dogs they are. They will be sent to regional re-education camps . . . to be re-educated.”
C2 “Were they ever educated?”
C1 “Very good. You will go far. What about the cyberfun we are having with them.”
C2 “You should taunt them with simple technology and gauge what they have to combat the efforts.”
C1 “We can send a message internally to the Seventh Fleet to ‘stand-down’ at any time that looks like it is one of their own. We can even send a message to have the crew stand on their heads.”
C2 “We can? What will you do with the people? The people do not produce.”
C1 “They produce but not products. We provide the goods and the money to buy the goods for now. They will be allowed to consume as long as it is in our interest to allow them to consume.”
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C2 “Soon the Middle East will be our challenge.”
C1 “A problem not a challenge. It is now an American problem and will remain an American problem. America has a place in the world and a role to play.”
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C2 “We have our own domestic problems.”
C1 “Not if we don’t acknowledge them.”
C2 “Look at the problems we don’t acknowledge.”
C1 “Who asked you?”
C2 “Our comrades are becoming . . . filthy running dog consumers. We are creating our own mess.”
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C2 “I have another plan. What if we tried to work with them? Why don’t we have a beer with Gary.”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
Is it possible to go through the day and encounter something or anything not made out of oil and not made in China?
Gary Locke – nominated to be the Ambassador to China. O’Bama’s most astute and foresighted appointment.