The Agenda

By John R. Houk

© 2/27/06


What is the Agenda for PAX AMERICANA? Does anyone know? Let us look Pax Americana.

This is the Latin version of the American Peace. The ancestors of this concept are the Pax Romana and the Pax Britannica. 

The Roman Peace occurred over time initially as wars to protect the City-State of Rome. Competitors attacked Rome; Rome defended itself and defeated a growing circle of competitors. The Romans did not pat the losers on the back and rebuild their defeated communities. Rather the Romans took over management and it was an efficient management at that.

Under the Roman aegis the people enjoyed relative peace and commerce. The Roman Republic kept expanding in this manner. Toward the latter days of the Roman Republic, the incredibly wealthy elites began to desire the wealth of foreign nations.

As Rome evolved from a Republic to an empire ruled by an Emperor, the agenda changed. Conquer people and use their resources for the benefit of Roman citizens. Wealthy got Patricians became wealthier and Plebeians enjoyed the dole.

Inner Corruption of Roman rulers and elites began to crumble the Pax Romana. Eventually Rome became a shell of its former glory enforcement of peace, and then she ceased to exist except in the minds of legends and would-be copy cats.

The centuries pass and eventually the British rule the seas of the Earth. The British Navy was so powerful that it was said, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” The Pax Britannica was empowered by their Navy. The agenda was to beat off European rivals by colonizing nations inferior in power (not necessarily in culture). The race was to exploit the wealth of poorer non-Western peoples. As long as the British ruled the Seas their colonies enjoyed a fair amount of peace, thus the Pax Britannica.

Unfortunately for the British, European competitors wanted to exploit wealth of foreign indigenous peoples as well. The Europeans began fighting wars about their colonies. These continuous wars weakened the British power structures. It also weakened the other European power structures.

Eventually WWI occurred and the Pax Britannica came to an end. The British needed help to be the Kaiser in Germany. That help came from the United States of America. This began the ascendancy of the Pax Americana, although the British were still powerful they had just become too weak to maintain the peace on the seven seas.

The Germans arose again to dominate Europe with a perceived Aryan Nazi Empire. Again Europeans called on America and again America won WWII. The end of this war established America as the most powerful nation on the planet with the Soviet Empire challenging American hegemony with stealth and client antagonists. 

President Reagan crushed the Soviet Empire without firing a shot by simply outstretching the Soviets in military spending. Soviet Communism crumbled and the Pax Americana was supreme.

The Agenda of the American Pax American is to enforce the American National Interest. The challenge to the American Peace is Mohammedan civilization.

Liberals and Conservative both want the Pax to continue, it is the means in which the disagreement lay.

The liberals trust in soft words of understanding and appeasement. The conservatives (especially the neoconservative) realize that the Pax can only be maintained by assertiveness. 

America is in the midst of discovering who is correct.  

China & India Will Challenge American Hegemony

China and India are emerging economic powers. China is a Marxist/Maoist regime flirting with the prosperity Capitalism brings. India is a somewhat Western style democracy implementing Capitalism as an economic growth agenda for national prosperity. The two nations are competing to whom will dominate in their region. Their race affects American hegemony on a global scale.
Let us be clear, American global hegemony is what will prosper America in the coming centuries. In light of this concept America must continually evolve policy to match what is good for the American National Interest.
China is a Marxist nation. This is diametrically opposed to all America stands for. America stands for Liberty, Freedom (civil liberties and free thought of religion, philosophy and atheism) and the Pursuit of Happiness. China stands for dictatorship, managed economies and State Supremacy over its citizens (managed liberties and civil rights).
India is a Capitalist nation that stands for emerging civil rights and liberty. They have not achieved that by any means in their society, but it is a goal. And it is a noble goal. Nonetheless, India has been emergent as a competitor on the global level that has taken jobs from Americans. This counters American National Interests.
These are things the American public (because they are voters) and America’s ruling elites (whether Democrat or Republican) must consider in future policy decisions.
With that in mind I am posting an article from (gasp!) a liberal publication that discusses the emergence of competition to American hegemony.
China’s Strategy of Containing India

February 23, 2006
By Dr. Mohan Malik, Power and Interest News Report


Tensions brew between burgeoning world powers

There has been a lot of talk lately about the end of American economic hegemony. The National Intelligence Council, an affiliate of the CIA, put it simply, "The international order is in the midst of profound change."

Economists have even coined a term, BRIC (standing for Brazil, Russia, India, China), for the countries in the best position to step up as superpowers. But to view these countries as a unified bloc ignores the significant cultural differences and traditional rivalries between them.

A clear example of the lack of cohesion is the tension between India and China. Writing for the Power and Interest News Report, Dr. Mohan Malik, a professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, explores the growing rivalry between the world’s two most populous countries. China and India have been cooperating economically lately, but as their shares of the world market increase, competition between them seems inevitable.

As Malik reports, China has taken the lead in terms of "economic and
military capabilities," but India is not without its defenses. India has a
sizable nuclear arsenal, and lately has been trying to increase its nuclear leverage through joint efforts with the United States. In a move that has been criticized by many in China, the US announced last summer that it entered into talks to supply India "civilian nuclear technology and conventional military equipment," according to the Washington Post. This would boost India’s energy supply and military arsenal, but many suspect that it is part of the US strategy to strengthen India in order to balance the rise of Chinese power.

China’s response to growing Indian power has been a policy of
"containment," according to Malik. China has been cozying up to many of India’s neighbors in an effort to assert control over the region. The communist government has begun to acquire naval bases in Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, India’s longtime rival. And Malik points to Chinese patrols’ numerous crossings of the border between India and China as a tactic meant "to test Indian resolve, psychology, vulnerabilities, and border intelligence."

Although conflict may be brewing under the surface, for now India and China are working together. Trade between the two countries is on the rise, and they are engaged in high-level military talks to ease tensions. Malik says that interested parties want to maintain the "status-quo," but with two nuclear arsenals and a collective population of more than 2 billion, much is riding on this "rivalry."
— Bennett Gordon

There is more, go to the link provided in the story title. Nonetheless what I have posted gets my general idea across to ponder.