You're always exploring and researching. You know a lot of fine-point
details about a lot of things. But you don't seem to know what the U.S.
Constitutional Republic is all about... how it incorporates all the things
about Liberty and Opportunity that people throughout history have dreamed
about, worked to implement, and died for.
Not long ago, I said something about 'The American System' and you replied
about Hollywood and that aspect of American culture.
I infer from this that you believe America is defined by Hollywood, not the
Constitution and the spectrum of genuinely diverse cultures and heritages
that built the country.
No question that this U.S. (American) system was quickly set upon by
malicious actors. For example, the failure to outlaw slavery from the
start; many Supreme Court rulings that undermined plainly stated limits on
government in the Constitution and its Amendments (especially the first 10).
Schiller's essay comparing Athens and Sparta might be a good place to start
before getting into the structure and purpose of the U.S. Constitution.
Regarding the U.S. Constitution, I'm more in agreement with the
Jeffersonian view than any other view. But some of the Federalist's ideas
are worthy of consideration.
Lincoln's power grab was a low point in U.S. history, and the effects of
that Marxist-inspired operation are still haunting the world. (Marx and
Lincoln admired each other. I recall an old book that had an engraving of
the early Illinois Republican Party meetings where a picture of Marx was
displayed. Here's one of the things Marx wrote to Lincoln
Before you shift the focus to slavery, be aware that the North continued
slavery in places where it served Lincoln's tyrannical purposes, but made
it illegal in the Confederate States. Slavery in the North was finally
outlawed with the 14th Amendment, but this was misused by malicious players
when the terms of that Amendment were applied to Corporations and virtually
denied to Living Humans.
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:52 PM, douglas rankine <
I see that Mr. Trump has pledged that the USA will last forever and be
top dog in the world forever. And one can see it in the way he is
talking to the Peoples Republic of Korea, and how his government is
acting, sort of disproves that, and shows off the weaknesses of the USA
rather than its strengths. If we had been back in the days of the
Vietnam uprising and rebellion, the troops would have been in right
away, bombing the shit out of everyone, right left and centre in the
name of putting down a rebellion against democracy. Nowadays, with many
countries having become nuclear powers and being armed with quite
sophisticated delivery systems for nuclear weapons, it isn't quite so
easy, radiation drifts across states. American cities are not quite so
safe as they once were, from a nuclear conflagration.
From what I can see, little North Korea is doing the rest of the world
a service, by pointing out that the USA has a huge arsenal of nuclear
weapons and has lots of military bases all over the Eastern Pacific, as
well as the rest of the world, most of them capable of delivering
nuclear weapons. Cuba and the stationing of nuclear delivery systems
there, so close to the United States, and the fear and trepidation it
caused in the hearts and minds of Kennedy and his associates and the
American people seems to have been forgotten by the US government.
We can all see that people are frightened of what nuclear weapons can
do, not only to themselves, but to the rest of the planet, so the
American citizens are not alone in that, but my question is, can't the
American people see the same fear engendered in others too, by their
government, or is there some perverse sort of psychology going on there,
where it is the US government's right to put the rest of the world in fear.
Like most wars, they generally happen by accident, rather than design,
the next world war will be unlike any other, and there is no guarantee
that the US or any other Nation State will win. In fact it is
guaranteed that the human civilisation on any part of the planet will
NOT win. One would rather put such a scenario off as long as possible,
it seems to me.
It really is about time that the nation states of the world got together
with a view to organising multilateral nuclear disarmament.
Just a thought,