Thursday, April 24, 2014

Obama fine with World War Three?

Obama appeared on CBS. He said he's not worried about war with Russia because NATO has so many more conventional weapons. He apparently doesn't know or doesn't care that Russian military doctrine, for years now, is that they will use tactical nuclear weapons if attacked by superior conventional forces.

The Russians lost ten million people in World War One, twenty or thirty million in World War Two. If World War Three starts, they're not going to mess around.

There was a movie called We Have a Pope. It was Italian, directed by Nanni Moretti. We see the cardinals go through the process of electing the new Pope. But once they've done this, the new Pope has a panic attack and can't bring himself to go out on the balcony and speak to the masses. He runs screaming through the Vatican. No one can do anything about it because they guy is Pope, after all. No one can make him do anything. And the cardinals aren't allowed to leave the Vatican until he make his appearance to the public.

The cardinals just elected the guy themselves. They did it by a two-thirds majority vote. It's obvious that they elected the wrong guy. But once they've done it, they treat him like he was chosen by God.

Which is pretty much the situation in America. I don't see any Obama supporters dismayed in any way by anything he does. He does have Republicans to cope with so he can't act freely. But is this what they had in mind when they voted for him?

They say that if you don't vote, don't complain. But what if you did vote and your candidate won? You can't complain if you didn't vote, you can't complain if you voted for the winner, you can't complain if you voted for a third party candidate because you threw your vote away. I'm not sure whether voting for losing candidate from a major party gives you the right to complain. In this case, Romney is making public statements that are worse than Obama's.

Basically, in a "democracy", no one has the right to complain.

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