"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
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What country or bloc could rival or replace the US as the global hegemon? China is a non-starter, especially given the fact that it has massively lent to the US and hence has absolutely no interest in a US recession - which would have a disastrous impact on its own economy, and in turn pose a possible threat to the political supremacy of the misnamed Communist Party of China. Despite the claims to the Morning Star’s Communist Party of Britain, Socialist Action and other Stalinites, the CPC party-state machine is incredibly fragile and could easily fall to pieces. If its economy slowed down, or went into reverse, then the Chinese bureaucracy would find extreme difficulty in subjugating the masses and maintaining its own cohesion - an essential requirement if it is to successfully function as the sweatshop of the world capitalist economy, into which it is inextricably locked. And the signs of Chinese slowdown are there - industrial output grew at a slower pace in July, while inflation unexpectedly quickened, putting the central bank in a bind as it tries to keep prices in check without dragging down an economy facing increasing threats from abroad. China to the rescue of capitalism? It just goes to show that the leaders of the capitalist world have no viable strategy. How about the EU ‘taking on’ US imperialism as a new contender? To ask the question is to get the answer - only with a new Napoleon would that be a possibility.