It was a century ago that President Woodrow Wilson said that the United States must make the world safe for democracy.
Hm. Ya think maybe we should start making this place safe for democracy first?
AlterNet published a story Friday which found that over half of Republicans surveyed would not be uncomfortable if Donald Trump postponed the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States of America.
That also demonstrates how dangerous conservatives are, not just to national security, but also to world security.
This egomaniac is willing to start World War III just to legitimize his presence in the White House when he has no clue of the repercussions.
Sure, the Chinese state that they would remain neutral in such a war. However, does anyone believe that Beijing would remain neutral for long?
The Chinese won't be able to remain neutral for long should Trump decide to start this quagmire, and even I understand that. Beijing would be forced to back Pyongyang in self-defense.
By the way, that's when the Americans will really have a problem that they won't be able to resolve. If the Americans thought that Vietnam and Iraq were bad, not only will this be much worse, but this columnist suspects that it would finish the United States of America as a world power because our word will no longer count for anything anymore. America may have the most powerful military on Earth for now, but that means nothing when America lacks the credibility to exercise deadly force.
Does anyone here have any idea how much that hurts for me, as an American, to write?
A war against North Korea would basically put America where Spain was after the Spanish-American War.
We would be done as a world power-forever.
We would have two groups in the American political arena to blame for this potential downfall: the Republican Party and progressives.
Republican voters want war. They want Trump to puff up and show the world how scary he is because they still say that Barack Obama was a militarily weak president-which, of course, is bullshit. After all, Bin Laden's not walking around anymore, is he?
Conversely, your local yokel Democrat runs around like a chicken with its head cut off, because he doesn't know what to do. It's not the Democrats in public office who have this problem, it's Joe Dumbass who is an officer in the local Democratic Club in Smalltown, USA who doesn't know what to do. His solution is to write our representative in Congress (the Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate, so there's no point to wasting time) or march down the street again. Another thing he does that's stupid is that he tries to push the Democratic Party to Bernie Sanders' Crazyland-where nothing will get passed, nothing will get done, and the Democrat will be destroyed in the next election.
I did that during the Iraq War, and I admit that. However, there really was no chance in Hell that the United States was going to get out of that quagmire until George W. Bush left. And while we're still there, I can't think of a gentler way to put this other than to write that our role (at least to my understanding) has greatly diminished during the Obama years.
Here is what really sets me off about the American left right now as I write this column. According to the New York Daily News, half of Republicans would support Trump's decision to delay the 2020 Presidential election were he to do that just
(source: http://www.alternet.org/election-03918/half-gop-ok-postponing-2020s-election-and-believe-other-big-lies-about-vote) that.
Meanwhile, the liberals on Facebook just whine and scream like they're fucking three-years-old! They are baby boomers who either want their Mommy or their toy bear! They never left the Sixties. They still believe that marching works. Well, if marching did a damn bit of good, we wouldn't be seeing black people being murdered by American cops, now would we?
What does that tell you about the state of affairs in my country? You have theocratic terrorists on the right and three-year-olds on the left!
Good people of this world, I apologize to every one of you for the butchery of some and the cowardice of others in my country. I fight both sides every day.