Now ** Oakminster **
That’s the stuff I was talking about! But not really. I can’t say I am such a simple mind,
(you can feel free to say so), I knew this would be a bad idea but wasn’t sure WHY.
So far we got:
A) ** It would totally freak the whole world right out of existence. ** And that would be bad. (Omniscient).
B) ** We would be tipping our hand. ** Giving them the technology they lack which could be used to REALLY mess us up. (Oakminster).
C) ** I think Janx is an idiot ** and I just wanna poke the bunny because I’m really bored and have nothing of substance to add to the thread. (Little Nemo).
So I guess we can skip “C”, though it is entertaining. (you go girl!)
There was something that I didn’t really look at. Like “B” – now that is a perfectly sober treatment of the question. If we did that, in a few years they could do that too, fool! They can rant and rave all they want, but now the most they could hope for is sending a nuke to one of the last islands in the Alaskan chain. That is when they actually get nukes.
As far as “empty” is concerned – yeah’ I meant a big old ICBM that had no teeth, but upon further reflection, and input from the level heads involved – it would be a bad idea, why bother, and there are more effective ways to demonstrate “stealth directives”. Cool. I agree. So then I guess what escapes me is WHY this is such a big deal. Why does it even get any air time? Why would it change oil prices? And in the end, what would happen if we just tossed a rock at them and said “shut up” – be it an (unrealistic) “empty” ICBM, a “drop” of red white and blue paint on the capitol, (which I think is a fantastic idea), or a drone that takes out an empty but “important” house. So that’s that, why all the air time to an emperor that has no clothes, when with all the bombs we have here, all across the country, the hundreds of nuke armed submarines we have in any place at any time, plus the ability to send something like a Tomahawk from hundreds of miles away, we still have to listen to this “saber rattling” You know as well as I do the US could win any war with out even sending in soldiers. Yet we still have to be “civil”. What’s up with that?
After 9/11 Afghanistan was prone within a month, beat that place into submission, the hang up is going in and “rebuilding” the country as we did with Europe and Japan, back in the 1940s. Is the structure here so obvious that the US couldn’t “level” a country and then just let it rot after the “big-bam-boom”? I know we couldn’t do that – other countries can because they don’t have the responsibility we have, but I been thinking that “responsibility” is a straw man as well, it never gets us any where, except messed with.
So what if? What if we did that - wasted entire regions and did nothing to clean up the mess? We could you know. And they know we could too. But we don’t. WHY. Others do, all the time. It would make it hard for Americans to take vacations beyond their borders, but other than that, what would be the impact? Would China quit supplying Wal-Mart? Would Honda stop sending cars? Would all the “tech phone lines” start being answered by folks in the USA instead of India? Really. In the end if the USA truly exerted itself, where would we be? Would the sun not come up? Would the stars fall from the sky? So why do we take this shit, why are we asked to believe things like the North Koreans having a weapons program is a “major threat” – why are we asked to feel like we have too much. Why would anyone want us to think that we are wrong, and that we can be defeated? Why? So cant we just throw a rock back at the heathens over the hill and say “shut up” – No Janx, we could never do that - the ACLU would never except it, the New York times would say bad things, the politicians wouldn’t get their money, and think of the message we would be sending to our children! We really ought to be more subservient to the will of the rest of the world, get with the program man! Janx, old bean, we are better off having nothing for anybody than something for somebody, silly goose!
So what if that somebody is you. No, give us your life’s work and get up against the wall,
Where you belong.
Now do I have it? That is where we are going right? That is the end game right? I just want to make sure I have it. No matter whom says whatever BS is in their head, the USA is wrong, its model is wrong and we have no right to be who we are – right? And so we should all be ashamed to be Americans – isn’t that what I am supposed to believe?
At least, that is the message I am receiving lately. I just want to make sure I am with the program. Wouldn’t want to teach my kid that the USA is the greatest country on earth for a reason. That would be bad. Right?
I just want to be clear on this. Little bitty Communist country gives its finger to the USA
Is a GOOD thing, USA giving the smack down to any belligerent little country is a BAD thing. My religion is WRONG. Their Religion is RIGHT, so it is OK if they kill my family, but I can not kill theirs. I have prosperity, that is WRONG. They are poor, that is RIGHT.
So to be on the same page with the rest of the world, I should be POOR, I should have NO PRIDE, I should be SUBMISSIVE to my government even if my government is based on religion or the ideas of a minority. I should NEVER think for myself and I should never be allowed to think that my ideas have merit. Should I express my ideas, I should DIE. Is that it? That’s where I see us headed.
Feel free to correct me. I anticipate it.
All things considered. Maybe we should just ship North Korea a bomb, let them have at the technology – I mean, why prolong the agony.