Do not despise people for what they are, but for what they do. “By their fruits you shall know them.” I am trying to love America. I am trying to be a good citizen. But it becomes increasingly hard to know how to do this. Meanwhile, can a former KGB officer really be so stoutly anti-socialist?
I’m reading a book about Japan called The Longest Day. Everyone in Japan, at the end of WWII, wanted to save Japan from annihilation. Half of them thought that the way to do that was to sue for peace, end the war. Half thought that the only way they could do that was to keep fighting to the last man and hope they could outlast the American. Meanwhile, both sides hoped that Russia, who was secretly committed to declaring war against Japan, could somehow broker a truce and assure no “losers.” While everyone was running around trying to win the day, America’s ultimatum went unheeded. One bomb dropped, and Hiroshima was gone. More indecision ensued, another bomb dropped, and Nagasaki was gone. More indecision, Russia declared war, and Manchuria was gone, and whole army divisions in gulags. What is the end game of America? Tried one coup in Libya, with limited success. Tried another in Egypt, which backfired. Tried yet another in Syria, with carnage mounting and no win in sight for anyone. Tried another in Ukraine, with possibly the same bleak outcome. One foreign policy a-bomb after another, and still we march toward our own death. Are we going to put a stop to this nonsense soon. We, too, have an emperor whom the people revere as God. But, instead of suing for peace and saving our country, he leads of gleefully to annihilation.
Back in 2011, when as part of the Arab Spring one after another regime were toppled in North Africa following violent coups, not without substantial support by the US foreign service and the CIA, the local population was delighted – after all there is nothing quite like the specter of Hope and Change to lift one’s mood, and murder the reigning dictator.
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