Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
I am not blaming religion for where we are at right now. I am arguing against starting to use it to keep us on the present path.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
As for personal responsibility... you might be right about that. But it's not because of a lack of morality. It's a lack of the sense that our actions matter. We're becoming obsolete and disposable. The shrinking middle class is because we're getting financially raped by the upper class, and as for family values... I don't even know what that means. We still form families. Families still protect and love each other. Not sure what family values you think are going away.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.