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The historic knowledge of American opinion makers and politicians is appalling.
The First Thing we did on accepting the surrender of Imperial Japan was force their emperor – ACCEPTED AS A GOD BY THE JAPANESE – out into the open and to acknowledge formally that he was NOT a “God.”
The idea we cannot define religions as unacceptable because of the First Amendment is ludicrous.[…]
Take the long view re: Belgium.
The Kaiser chose the short road to Paris in 1914, in another of the Franco-Prussian wars, ignoring Belgium’s neutrality. This led directly to the entry of the British into WW1, which led to America’s foolish entry, as well.
WW1 begat the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the British and French partitioning of the Middle East and South Asia, the rise of the USSR, Weimar, NAZIs, WW2, PRC, DPRK, Korean War, Vietnam, Cold War, Modern Islamist terror, Kuwait, 9-11, the Intifadas, Afghanistan, Iraq, Hamas, PLO, Syria, ISIS…. and now, the bloodiest century in […]
What’s happening is a changing of the guard.
Just as when Britain overtook Spain as the biggest empire, and when the USA overtook Britain post-war. The difference is that these previous empires were built in greed and religion (Spain, Catholicism) or were essentially an updated version of their predecessor (America replacing Britain mercantilism – which replaced Dutch mercantilism.) And, of course, that technology has changed the world in fundamental ways – and a global empire now really can be just that. But it will remain mercantilist.
At minimum it will impact global reserve currencies with unknown, but probably negative, impacts […]
For unknown reasons the GOP is unable to accept that the Cold War ended a quarter-century ago.
Every candidate – with the exception of Rand Paul – is saying “we need a stronger military.” Carly even gave us numbers. But… why? We already have the strongest military in the history of the known universe.
Why do we need a stronger military? Why does the GOP keep demanding it? Because Reagan demanded – and got – it? That was during the Cold War and we needed it. But – we won the Cold War; it’s over.
Should we never go […]