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Old 08-14-2022, 06:30 PM
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Unhappy At War With Ourselves


“Is Life So Dear or Peace So Sweet, As To Be Purchased At The Price of Chains And Slavery?” (Patrick Henry, a Founding Father - ‘1775’….)

But whether you wish to face it or not, there are still some people out there who seek to yoke and to transform “Our Nation” into a carbon copy of a few of those “Old World Bastions of Depravity” that have plagued humanity, ever since its very own inception!

One thing, however, is really a “No-Brainer” - it being the penchant these days of many people to just hang it up, roll over or call it a day, half-way through a bout! “But We Are Still A Nation Of Winners And Only When We Admit Defeat, Can We Truly Be Beaten!”
And granted again, there are a great many times in life when some ass-hole (or group there-of) attempts to take control over our very lives. But only when we give in or give up to - “These Flagrant Earthly Cowards”, is any “Genuine Man” ever truly beaten!

In A Real Man’s World, However, It Is Still a Case of All In, Hang Tough and Punch On! And This Too, Is Also an Indisputable Fact of Life - And They Who Do Not (At Least) Mentally Respond To This Truthful Analogy – “Also Respond With Their Deafening Silence!?”

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Old 08-15-2022, 06:44 AM
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At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering Its Chance to Build a Better World
By: A book by: Michael Hirsh - Writer

As correspondent for Newsweek, Michael Hirsh has traveled to every continent, reporting on American foreign policy. Now he draws on his experience to offer an original explanation of America's role in the world and the problems facing the nation today and in the future.

Using colorful vignettes and up-close reporting from his coverage of the first two post-Cold War presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Hirsh argues that America has a new role never before played by any nation: it is the world's Uberpower, overseeing the global system from the air, land, sea and, increasingly, from space as well. And that means America has a unique opportunity do what no great power in history has ever done--to perpetuate indefinitely the global system it has built, to create an international community with American power at its center that is so secure it may never be challenged. Yet Americans are squandering this chance by failing to realize what is at stake. At the same time that America as a nation possesses powers it barely comprehends, Americans as individuals have vulnerabilities they never before imagined. They desperately need the international community on their side.

In an era when democracy and free markets have become the prevailing ideology, Hirsh argues, one of America's biggest problems will be "ideological blowback"--facing up to the flaws and contradictions of its own ideals. Hence, for example, the biggest threat to political stability is not totalitarianism, but the tricky task of instituting democracy in the Arab world without giving Islamic fundamentalists the reigns of power. The only way for Washington to avoid accusations of hypocrisy is to allow the global institutions it has built, like the U.N., to do the hard work of promoting U.S. values.
Personal note: It seems our issues are now in book form and as far as I can tell - we need a new path to improve our outlook to the world. They are looking for any weakness within our system.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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