Thursday, November 01, 2012

Finishing up the Debt Star

So the big news this week is George Lucas got just a smidge over $4 billion to sell the rights to "Star Wars" to Disney. Lots of money, right?

Consider this: the Federal Government *borrows* this amount EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In other words, the proceeds from selling possibly the best known movie franchise in history would cover Uncle Sam's credit card for a mere 24 hours.

Scene from the draft script of Global Wars: The China Syndrome (coming to a galaxy near you):

Admiral Chu:  The U.S. Navy is too well equipped. They're more dangerous than you realize!
Minister Hu Dat: Dangerous to your fleet, Commander, not to this People's economy.
Minister Li Pin:  The Americans will continue to gain support in the United Nations, until...
Prime Minister Duc: [walking in with General Tso] The UN will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that Premier Qiang has dissolved the Security Council permanently. The last remnants of Western global power have been swept away.

Minister Li Pin: And what of the Americans? If they have obtained a complete readout of our economic strategy, it is possible - however unlikely - that they might find a weakness and exploit it.
Minister Hu Dat: The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
Prime Minister Duc: Any military action taken by the Americans against us would be a useless gesture, no matter what economic data they've obtained. Their national debt is now the ultimate power in geopolitical strategy! I suggest we use it...

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