I also like the option "arms are for hugging". I would like to hug a few places with nuclear arms.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
Yes sir, I am indeed anti-communism. However, my anti-communism is not the knee-jerk reaction of someone who grew up in the Cold War days (though indeed I did), but of someone who has studied both the theory of communism (IMO a well-intentioned but misguided philosophy) and the REALITY of communism when applied via governmental force on a national scale: Gulag, purges, Political Officers, "counter-revolutionaries are shot or hung", secret police, imprisonment or execution of dissdents, Tienamen Square, one-party rule, USSR workers saying "we pretend they work, and they pretend they pay us", oppression on a vast and terrible scale... the reality is far from the theory, and always has been in the real world, and probably always will be.
It sounds like you're singing that tired old song about how "Communism WOULD work if only it was done right!"
Well so far every attempt to implement it on a national scale has failed and resulted in misery and oppression for hundreds of millions of people.
Yeah, so would anarchy, IF ONLY people would play nice without laws... and there would be no need for government if men were angels, but they are not.
Communism fails because it FAILS to take into account human nature... there will always be a Stalin waiting in the wings to co-opt the Glorious Revolution. It is the nature of things.
If your mantra is "Communism good, USA bad!" then we are destined NOT to see eye-to-eye... but you need to change your lean to something more honest than "moderate".
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Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"George W. Bush gave up golfing in 2003, explaining his rationale five years later in an interview with POLITICO, saying it was wrong to play during wartime:
I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Obama clearly disagrees and has been unperturbed by criticism of his golf, maintaining a steady pace even during an election year."
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Like anyone here is a credible judge of these things.
We need to have as many as it takes to deter a nuclear attack; the number we need is a function of how many our adversaries have and how rational they are.
Th wisdom of the samurai...
Perfect the art of violence in hope of never having to using it.