The American Left always demands we be more peaceful. Like Europe. As in the newest installment of European peacefulness, Ukraine, in a Europe that, since the Goths in the 5th Century, has NEVER stopped killing each other.
Franco- Prussian wars (plural)
Napoleonic wars (plural)
The Hundred Years’ War
The War of the Roses
At some point LIBERALS need to grasp that America is the largest peaceful geography on the planet. So quit militarizing it and enjoy your peace & freedom.
And CONSERVATIVES need to grasp that making the rest of the world peaceful is not our job. If others want to kill each other why should we sacrifice our kids to stop them? They’ll just restart once we’re gone. They always do.
What are we seeing among nations & peoples constantly warring? We are seeing Darwin at work on the national level. Let it play out.
Conservatives say they like competition. So let these cultures compete to see who wins. What do you think war IS? Let them fight it out locally. No one got in our way when we fought it out locally with the Brits.
Conservatives scream that SCOTUS interrupted a national dialogue on abortion & we’ve been screaming at each other in a cultural war ever since; far better to have let it play out on the national stage without centralized interference.
So stop interrupting the international dialogue on the order of nations. Let it play out. Leave well enough alone. If others want to alter borders or destroy cults — so what? Since when did the people of Sudan or Somalia or Iraq become America’s children we are willing to die to protect?
The Right ridicules what they call “isolationism” in international affairs, but then demands the non-interference of DC in State affairs, which is nothing other than “isolationism” at the national level.
This is absurd.
States’ Right (Constitutional government) and isolationism are the same philosophy at different levels: national the former and international the latter.
What coherent worldview demands States’ Rights AND interventionism? None.
Can we have a little perspective here? We are killing OUR future generations over regional and cultural and religious spats having NOTHING to do with us, that fly in the face of our own demands to be left alone.
Conservatives brag about The American Century. Why? Had Wilson been smart enough to heed the counsel of President Washington to stay out of Europe’s wars, the 20th Century would’ve been a whole lot more peaceful. And our national economic & scientific might – and our children – would not have been squandered in far-off battlefields irrelevant to our future, nor would enormous, powerful, evil empires have risen: USSR, NAZI Germany, Red China.
Conservatives need to BE conservative: stop demanding we involve ourselves pretending to alter hearts & minds of every other human being in existence. If others want to believe as we do – they’ll get there. If not, not.
Since when did being conservative mean forcing others to your will… instead of leaving them alone? Isn’t that what Progressives demand?
Do Conservatives really demand to be Progressives on the global stage?
Conservatives in America want to be left alone to pursue their happiness un-trammelled by an over-reaching central government, to work out our own problems by ourselves. We even demand our 2nd Amendment rights in order to wield the force sometimes required to BE left alone.
Why are other nations different? Leave them alone to pursue THEIR desires. Let them use the force they see fit to do so.
Liberals need to recognize the greatness that is America – the most peaceful continent on the planet. And leave us alone.
But mostly, post- Baby Boom Americans need to see the utter disaster Boomers have visited on America and the world, haul in our horns and let EVERYONE ALONE to live as they – NOT WE – see fit.
Until they attack us, then destroy them quickly and utterly and get back to our business. Which is exactly the same as the 2nd Amendment: not calling some massive force structure (cops or armies), but just taking personal responsibility and killing your enemies completely dead immediately.