Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In the Navy
I thought nations have a military to defend themselves, not to keep people employed. The Republican response to "Bayonets and Horses" is pitiful. Or, and probably more so, it finally reveals the true nature of the beast (or should I say "holy cow"?): America wanting to continue to be the strongest nation on the planet has nothing to do with being "better", but it has to do with pride. Just like in the Olympics, it's okay to be second at times, or third...But as it is, the US military remains the proverbial elephant in the room nobody (neither democrats nor republicans) wants to talk about, as it is the main reason for the unbalanced budget and all kinds of economic problems that follow suit. 9/11 of course provided the perfect reason to keep the military-industrial complex going that needed a massive threat after the collapse of communism. So, if you continue to support the endless spending of the US-military, it's you who has drunk the cool-aid... And: no, Mr Romney, America is not the hope of the earth. Not sure what your Mormon church taught you, but in my book the hope of the world is not any nation, but Jesus Christ, the son of God!