by Jack Campitelli | August 10th, 2010
This is a short rant.
Fred wrote it for me.
If you can stand my rants and don’t subscribe to Fred On Everything, you’re missing a treasure.
I don’t suppose either Fred or I speak to anyone under 55, but young ‘uns, this stuff is the real truth.
Forget what Sister Mary Margaret or Mr. Jenkins taught you about history or civics.
This is the real thing. We’re old enough to have been screwed by every crook and politician, seen every scam two or ten times, been through war, recession, and more hogwash on TV than a gentle God should ask of us. And we still have a few brain cells left.
We’re the most dangerous generation ever produced. We’re angry. That’s the polite word for what we are. We’re broke. We’re jobless. Our retirements are f*cked. Some fool is ruining the economy into a depression or massive inflation matched by endless unemployment and, in his spare time, passing “health care” run by the IRS? OMG!!!
I would like not to have my doors kicked in so I’m not going to finish this paragraph. You write it “In your own words” about what a generation of old men, with their wits still with working, and nothing to lose, can do. Wants to do. Is ready to do.
Fred says it is the all volunteer armed forces that let’s “them” get away with these totally stupid wars that just amount to taking your sons and daughters blood and turning the lost lives of some and the best years of the lives of others into cash for someone else.
There is not one damned thing we’re doing anywhere in the world that truly needs to be killed for.
So what if Muslims or radicals take over those countries? Hell, they hate each other as much as they hate us. They’d kill each other if we’d just give them the chance. Russia thought Afghanistan was of strategic importance to it – and Russia lives right next door! It cost them more money than they had and killed thousands needlessly and in the end . . . it didn’t matter a damn that they didn’t win. It won’t matter when we don’t win, either. And we won’t. We’ll just stop. There and in Iraq. Everywhere.
While y’all are trying to throw the bureau-rats out this next election, pray God we find a few with brains and integrity and who aren’t “managed.” I want this new crew to do what? Nothing! And stop everyone else from doing anything. We can’t take any more “help” from the federal government. We can’t afford it and we can’t stand it. These people are dumber than dirt. Certainly dumber than the average American.
It’s time to re-build America and let the rest of the world worry about itself for a few dozen years.
America already has, and should maintain, the largest navy and air force in the world. And a decent nuclear deterrent as long as there are nuclear weapons in the world. Keep enough rapid deployment troops to handle flare-ups. But then, quit.
Do you know why we have 50,000 troops in Germany? We do. If the Russians decide to take Berlin, the 50,000 troops are not going to matter. Only tactical nukes will and Germany has those already. There are 35,000 troops in Japan. Why? So we can send forces to North Korea? Or China. Those are NOT wars we can win with grunts. We can nuke ‘em but we can’t go hand to hand combat with ‘em. They need to reduce their population by, what, 500,000,000? More than our whole population. They produce 100,000 new people A DAY. We could kill everyone we saw everyday and they could come at us forever. Eventually we won’t have anyone to show up to fight in the morning.
Perhaps some “strategist” thinks 35,000 troops in Japan will tame North Korea. 35,000 troops wouldn’t slow them down 30 minutes, would it? The North Korean government is crazy and their soldiers are prepared to die. Every last man Jack, of them.
Sound like any of the other half-dozen war-zones where we deploy our troops? Who in the hell came up with this “plan?”
We’re best at wars from 50,000 feet, anyway. It films well. Big boats. Big planes. Big booms. Hardly anyone on our side gets killed. No prisoners to torture. The perfect war and it only costs 10% of what we spend now.
For those of you who are not math wizards, that means if we did this, we could pay off all our debt! I mean if “they” would ever stop printing fake money. But that’s another rant.