Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where's This Generation's USSR?


The good Bad Guys
The country today needs the USSR, metaphorically speaking, not actually.  Who knew that when Mr. Gorbachev DID, in fact, tear down this wall - we would be so screwed.
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Without a big enemy, the country doesn't seem to have much of a sense of purpose.  I think that might have been the real reason behind Manifest Destiny.  As long as we were all committed to the future, then we could work amongst ourselves.  Without an enemy (that we all agree on), we have been reduced to fighting among ourselves.
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China would, at first glance, fit the bill nicely.  But, China owns way too much of our debt.  You never saw Stalin or Kruschev buying long term T-Bills.
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Plus, China fights unfairly - they don't care about political leanings, but profit.  Which sounds like a US goal, but isn't.  For example, Zambia is probably our ally, but China exploits all their resources.  China doesn't care about bases or votes in the UN, just about making money.
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Humm..  Some people have tried to make it about follows of Islam, but that doesn't work.  To many of these countries are our allies to make it a monolithic enemy.  You can't be enemies of all of Islam, but the work with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, India and Nigeria.
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Hard to take the Axis of Evil seriously after this
Remember when George Bush (the good - not the younger) pulled a world wide coalition to attack Iraq after they invaded Kuwait.
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THAT was a good war.  Between the Pentagon and the Media, they build Iraq's army into the "World's Fifth Greatest Fighting Power" - after US, Russia, China and Britain (Britain tested better then, you remember - right after the Falklands War).
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Turns out, not so much - apparently there was a huge ass gap between 4th and 5th.
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Bush the Younger tried to line up Iraq, Iran and North Korea (remember the "axis of evil" not to be confused with the "Trilogy of Terror").  Well, we ignored North Korea after the South Park parody, we wandered into the swamp of Bagdad only to find nothing of importance - and now the Bushies are screaming from the sideline it's time to attack Iran.  Please Trey & Matt, make a Iran parody move so we can all move on.
Now Karen Black - that was scary


3 comments:

Sharing the Wealth in Wisconsin said...

Answer: any country that even appears to be ..... "the dreaded socialist"

Anonymous said...

It all started to go down hill when the Mighty Ducks had to beat dreaded "Iceland" for the Championship!

PGN

Anonymous said...

OMG, I can't believe you threw a Trilogy of Terror reference in there! I do a mean imitation of Karen Black crouched down on her haunches working that knife into the kitchen floor. My sister couldn't sleep for days after she saw it. --svh