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America's Fall From the Stars
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:48:25 AM »

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Re: America's Fall From the Stars
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 11:34:55 AM »
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Re: America's Fall From the Stars
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 01:09:20 PM »
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Americans may delude themselves into believing that America can just opt out of the ancient struggle but the rest of the world will just snicker into their sleeves and step over our slumbering bodies, having drowsily clambered onto our own pyre. The rest of the world is gleeful to strike the match. America learned that lesson during WWII. We slept and our enemies, emboldened by our passivity, struck Pearl Harbor.
And we won that war, decisively, in less than four years of fighting. Europe has been at peace ever since.

We also let the war in Europe rage for three years before entering World War I. We came in and won that war in 18 months.

Meanwhile, our attempts to wage preemptive half-wars in Korea (still unresolved), Vietnam (over a decade of futile blood spilled), Iraq (ten years later and still no stability) and other places has led to nothing but expensive headaches and is one of the two main reasons our government is drowning in debt (entitlement spending, of course, being the other).

We may not be able to avoid war, but we can hold off fighting it until absolutely necessary, then fight it with the fullest extent of our power when provoked. Red Russia knew this, and that's why our four decades of tension was a cold war and not a hot one.
"A deficit is what you've got when you haven't got as much as if you just had nothing. If we tried any of this, we'd end up in jail, but the government gets rid of its debts by nationalizing them. That's like the alcoholic who solved his problem by pouring the booze in all of his bottles into one big container. Himself." (Charlie Farquharson, edited for spelling)


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