The End of History.
Tony just laughed. "Twenty years ago that would not have been possible. Such a thing would have been totally unthinkable. We were treated like royalty in those days. We were educated in the academy. We were also given the most fantastic toys that anyone could think of, to play with. In those days it was every boys dream to fly. We were given a chance for these dreams to come true. We were given marvelous machines that could fly twice the speed of sound, and more. Can you imagine what it is like to see an oncoming fighter at this speed. You see a dot on the horizon, and the next thing you know he is behind you. Those are exhilarating games. Sex is nothing compared to that. Our task was to track those fast moving targets in real time, and we were given the most fantastic weapons system to do this with, that you can imagine. We had weapons systems that could track nine targets simultaneously. All we had to do was lock on, validate the target, the rest was automatic. We had all all of this before anyone could even think about a personal computer. We had the best the nation could provide, and our job was to protect the best nation in the world. The Soviets would not have been able to send a fly across the border without us knowing it, and taking it out. We were even prepared to take out the Soviets if they had dared to attack our nation.
"But that was then," Tony sighed. "Now they treat our people like shit. They work them twenty hours a day, impose pay-cuts, and send them out to drop million dollar bombs onto mud huts to kill a bunch of defenseless people. And if the guys screw up under this constant grind, they court martial them. They guys aren't even allowed to complain. Whoever criticizes the system gets a reprimand in the records, or even a dishonorable discharge without pensions. Can you imagine what this does to the morale?"
Tony explained that if you treat people like shit, they don't give a shit anymore. "This isn't conspiracy theory," said Tony. "That's reality. You asked me if it is possible that our own people will act against us. My answer is, open your eyes. The synarchists already own the government. They are in all of the highest positions. Sure, they can't order an assault against the USA directly, but they are in a position to soften up the ground for this to happen, and they do it extremely well in their synarchist way. They do a much better job than the synarchists did during the French Revolution. During the French Revolution they killed all of the nation's patriots. Today's synarchists do something much worse. They take away their humanity and turn the patriots into potential enemies who are willing to sell their country out for a buck. On this basis they can do anything. Whatever the military can do, the synarchists can do, because they treat the entire military like shit, including the intelligence agencies. Everything is now built on lies.
"I'm sure the Navy boys get treated the same way," added Tony in a somewhat quieter tone. "If someone wants to reprogram the targeting of a missile, I'm sure this can be done. Our boys on the front line are like naive children in the hands of the synarchists' professional psychological manipulators, especially when the ground has been softened up. And whatever technical information you need to do this, can be bought on the open market. Too many leading edge people have been laid off the by the defense contractors, and been replaced with newer and younger, and cheaper employees. The laid off experts are on the market for hire. All the synarchists have to do is destroy the economy, and they'll have thousands of those valuable resources to choose from. Quite a few of them will help the synarchists without even knowing that they are helping to destroy their own country."
Tony turned to Ross. "Why do you think the synarchists made it their number one priority in recent years to destroy the economy of California?" he asked forcefully. "I would say the synarchists already have all the resources they need to destroy the United States with its own military might, and that they have the resources to do it from one of our submarines, so that nobody really knows who did it. In fact, it is far easier for the synarchists to get us to do this destruction ourselves, than it is to coerce the Russians or anyone else to do it for them. That's what I think. After all, if you want to destroy the country, the best way to do it, is to do it yourself, and to do it from within. The synarchists have been doing this sort of thing for along time already. It's become a tradition with them. That's how they started the Vietnam war. They tried to provoke the Vietnamese into attacking them in the Gulf of Tonkin to be able to start a war there, but the Vietnamese wouldn't comply, so they did it themselves. They cried, 'we are under attack, we are under attack,' when there was no attack. On the strength of that lie the synarchists got their war started, and after 600,000 people were killed, the lie was casually admitted, almost like a joke, that there had actually been no attack. The Vietnam War escalation that resulted, was a great success for them. It did enormous damage to the American society and to humanity as a whole. Eventually though, they didn't even bother with lying anymore. They just did what they wanted to do and covered up afterwards, and they leaned to cover up better than they had done to cover up their murder of President Kennedy."
"My problem is that I still tend to think like everybody else," said Tony. "I have always assumed that the new world-empire is going to be an American empire, because America has the greatest military might. I don't think the fondi allow this to happen. America has no imperial tradition and no imperial history. To the contrary, our brightest tradition has been on the side of human freedom and self-development. We stood proudly as the global enemy of imperialism. I think it is foolish to believe that the fondi will choose America as the power base for their coveted world-empire. They will use us towards this end to as far as we are useful to them, then they will throw us away. We are too much of a liability for them. To use people up and then throw them away has always been the fondi's tradition. There is no loyalty in the house of thieves. I think the power base of the new world-empire will be Britain. Britain has never had a history of freedom and self-determination, as we have had, which people could fall back on to challenge the empire. I think America is much too great a liability for them. They will destroy us, one way or another. They have already destroyed the better part of our economy through looting. We are presently more deeply in debt than anyone in the world."
"That is what I have been saying," said Steve. "There will never be an American Empire. They will utilize us as much as they can, and loot us in the process, then, when we are on our knees, they will wipe us out. I am not saying that they will do it exactly as I had outlined, which may be a high probability. There are countless ways to achieve the same end. I am merely saying that these kind of synarchist responses are on the table, and we have to prevent them if we want to survive as a nation. I am saying that ever since the synarchists have hijacked our government, our nation has been in mortal danger, and everybody I know refuses to see that danger."
Steve then spoke to Ross and began to laugh, saying that he should have asked why the synarchists haven't destroyed America already. He suggested that this would have been a good question to ask.
"So, why haven't they?" Ross asked.
"I think they haven't, because they are fools," said Steve. "They are even greater fools than most people, because they are dreaming that they will bring America into the fondi's world-empire intact and alive, as a junior imperial partner, like Mussolini was to Hitler. I think they really believe that they can do this. As far as they see it, they are well on the way. They've already turned the entire population into moral and intellectual vegetables. Their problem is that they see what they want to see. The synarchists see a population that has become so gullible that the people believe anything they tell them, and will do anything they are told to do. But I don't think the fondi are buying that. Everything that I hear tells me that they aren't buying any of it. Sooner or later the fondi will pull the plug on America, and the synarchists will be their tool to do it. As I hear the fondi talking on the grape wine, America is far too great a liability to them for allowing America to become a part of a world-empire, or be the empire. They know that America's history has not yet been forgotten; not by the American people, nor by the people of the world. They know that this history has the potential to turn the American people, and much of humanity too, into human beings again. They are actually scared of the possibility."