You know - the kind where that interesting soccer game that the folks with funny accents play gets cowboyed up to the point that you need helmets and pads to reduce the probability of severe cranial injury.
That's reduce - not prevent.
And what's all of this about having to be a Global community? I realize that the United States must cohabitate with the rest of the nations on the Globe, but I am a citizen of one country and one country only.
I have neighbors. I cohabitate with them on the same block. But I only live in my house. And if I decide to put up a fence, I don't ask them for permission. I don't feel any guilt. And if their roof is leaking, I certainly don't feel obligated to pay for the repair to improve their quality of life.
I've been thinking about this since reading Brohica's last post. I, too, believe in peace through superior fire power. You say that in some circles and the listener will laugh a nervous laugh and hope you're joking.
I'm serious. And I'm proud of that fact. I would open up a discussion with Ahmadinejad. I'd call him up and say:
"You know, Dinny. Can I call you Dinny? Whatever, I will anyway. See, Dinny - [insert sound of me eating potato chips here] - you're way behind the 8-ball in this whole nuclear arms development thing. We've already got a program that's pretty awesome. I mean, seriously. It's...it's just awesome. Just take my word for it. You don't wanna take my word for it? Fine - I guess I'll just prove it, then. Later, Dinny."
Bam - problem solved. One way or another, that is.
Of course, I'm being a bit facetious. A bit. I just wonder what happened that you have to hide your fervent patriotism so people won't think you're a right-wing nut job at worst and a Republican ideologue at best. Why is it I feel like I'm Axel Foley and I've found myself in the twilight zone known as Beverly Hills?
Axel Foley wasn't looking for trouble, he just possessed some good ol American Grit. He knew that sometimes when defending your territory you have to get bit disreputable. Being liked is not the issue. Protecting that which is valuable to you is. And my country, the freedoms it gives me and the ideals on which it was founded are very valuable to me. To protect them, I'm prepared to get a bit disreputable.