Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jabber The Whut? - 3

In this series we are discussing the overactive amygdala of MOMCOM, which appears radically different from the outer appearance of the surface of MOMCOM.

The previous post was Jabber The Whut? - 2 which discussed how the lizard brain can cause behavior that seems to be a strange form of "cannibalism", self-defeating actions of other sorts, and in general behavior not in accord with the rest of the brain activity which one would expect from an intelligent source.

The thrust of the argument is that nations can behave like individuals, since nations are composed of individuals, and that behavior can be affected by the inner lizard brain as well as the larger cognitive portion of the brain.

Here are figures, sorted by dollar value, of m/p (military expenditures / divided by population).

That formula derives the general equivalent amount each citizen spends each year on the military (in several nations):
US ($661,000,000,000 / 330,000,000): $2,003
France ($63,900,000,000 / 65,400,000): $977
England ($58,300,000,000 / 61,800,000): $943
Germany ($45,700,000,000 / 81,500,000): $561
Japan ($51,000,000,000 / 127,400,000): $400
Russia ($53,300,000,000 / 141,900,000): $376
China ($100,000,000,000 / 1,341,000,000): $75
One must sum the amounts of military expenditures for about 14 other nations, to exceed the sum of known USA military expenditures, as shown by the following list in $US:
1-US: $663,255,000,000

2-China: $98,800,000,000

3-England: $69,271,000,000

4-France: $67,316,000,000

5-Russia: $61,000,000,000

6-Germany: $48,022,000,000

7-Japan: $46,859,000,000

8-S.Arabia: $39,257,000,000

9-Italy: $37,427,000,000

10-India: $36,600,000,000

11-S.Korea: $27,130,000,000

12-Brazil: $27,124,000,000

13-Canada: $20,564,000,000

14-Australia: $20,109,000,000

15-Spain: $19,409,000,000

These numbers were compiled from Wikipedia here and here.

These numbers are not completely comprehensive, in terms of the total the USA spends for all military efforts, at least in terms of the Dredd Blog definition of "the military": "the vast enterprise necessary to carry out militant events, from intimidation and unwelcome antagonistic intervention in the affairs of foreign nations, to outright war against them, as well as similar events domestically".

When the 25% loss factor ($661bn x .25 = $165bn) is added, the military spy system is added, and other factors are added, that somehow don't make it into the budget, it gets larger.

The list does, however, show that the lizard brain of MOMCOM is clearly overriding the intelligent, sensible, and cognitive portions of the nation's brain.

Notice that the USA spends 6.7 times more than the next largest nation, China, which has 4.1 times more people than the USA.

A lengthy discussion of the military endeavors of MOMCOM has been put together by Prof. Jules Dufour of Global Research, and another good source is SIPRI.

The bottom line is that it depends on what is included to derive the figures, so the Dredd Blog statement that the USA spends more on "the military" than the rest of the nations combined is not always accurate because that is not the way the amounts are always figured, or how "the military" is always defined.

For example, the cost of oil barons overthrowing governments around the world where oil is to be found is not considered a "military" operation, yet it is militant (they use armies in uniform and out of uniform) and is criminal as a matter of law.

Suffice it to say, the point of the overriding lizard brain of MOMCOM (discussed more in the next episode), which drives imperialist conquest, has been demonstrated IMO.


  1. It should be noted that with regard to military spending, no one else - not even the Chinese - are seriously attempting to catch up. Why? I would say that in the case of our allies, they simply enjoy the free ride we're giving them, all at the small but still considerable cost of putting up with our bullying in world affairs. In the case of our competitors - primarily China and Russia (Russia especially, since militarism has already bankrupted them once) - they realize the true cost of senseless militarism, both actual and opportunity, AND, they realize that in the interconnected modern digital world we live in military power simply has some serious limitations that make its bang for the buck (and the Chinese own a lot of those too) fairly limited.

    If our ongoing adventures in Iraqistan haven't taught us that, then we're simply too stupid to remain a global super power for much longer (and we won't). Imperial overreach will indeed be our undoing. Nothing new under the sun, just another in a long list of empires run aground on the shoals of imperialistic grandeur and hubris. We'll be despised, but surely not missed.

  2. More fun facts:

    Figures for Saudi Arabia and Isreal, the US's two main, allies in the middle east and evil Iran, "the greatest threat to world peace today":

    Saudi Arabia:
    Defense Expenditures: $39,257,000,000
    Population: 27,136,977
    $/person: $1447
    % GDP: 8.2%

    Defense Expenditures: $14,309,000,000
    Population: 7,653,600
    $/person: $1870
    % GDP: 7.0%

    evil Iran:
    Defense Expenditures: $9,174,000,000
    Population: 74,763,000
    $/person: $123
    % GDP: 2.7%

    %GDP: 4.3%

    Damn! I wonder how much Iran could spend if MOMCOM woud just break down and sell them some sh*t? They're really gonna have to pick up their game over there if they want to continue to live up to all that "greatest threat" propoganda we throw at them.

  3. I should add that in my last commment I quoted the US Defense Spending as a % of GDP as 4.3% which may be technically true - BUT! - one should keep in mind that US GDP figures include the financial and housing sectors, and we all know those figures are complete bullshit(!), so actual % of GDP is much higher, even before considering the substantial amount of MOMCOM obfuscation and cover up.

  4. One big falsehood MOMCOM economists foster on the little people is that war is good for an economy.

    The opposite is the reality we live in.