- 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.
But I strongly disagree that the person you aimed your vitriol at sounds the same. You are confusing apples with cinderblocks. Don't chip your tooth and that nice piece of grey pie.
Race can be a part of this issue. It does not mean it is the enitire issue ON EITHER SIDE. To ignore that is simply to ignore the totality of what we have seen in the birther movement.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Nope. He didn't say that either. His grandmother's irrational fear is her own fear. He said that the typical white person has "a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way" - whether the reactions were the same as his grandmother's he did not say.He said, his grandmothers irrational fear of white people was typical for white people. Can't really get around that one now can we?
Now, where did he accuse you and all white people of being racists?
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I'm pretty surprised he's done this. Just shows that when Trump took hold of it, it became mainstream. If he was ever going to do it, he should have done it a long time ago. Indecisive. Knee-jerk. Not very leader-like, in my opinion. The strongest position would have been to do nothing. Personally? I think it harmed the office of the presidency.
Thank you, Quazi!