Monday, March 3, 2014
To: The Editor
Subject: A Cold War restart is not smart
“A Cold War restart is not smart”
I was born with the Cold War and television in 1950. I am an old Cold Warrior who once faced the Evil Empire on the Eastern Front, at SHAPE HQ in Belgium and at Prum Post in West Germany. A Cold War restart is not smart! The Cold War has restarted, according to some old Cold Warriors (with John Wayne Brain Derangement Syndrome), patriotic paranoid Pentagon-PAC-rat porkers, defense contractors and military media manipulators.
We cannot afford another foreign European war; nor can we continue to militarily Rome/roam the globe. Our constitutional NATIONAL defense begins and must remain at home and along our own borders as it ought to. There is no honest, rational real reason for us to be scared about what most of those other seven-billion people do over there everywhere. No matter the moronic military chatter or how much these defense nuts pout and shout, they have worn those old Munich and Pearl Harbor analogies and warnings out; like those nostalgic old Cold Warrior generals who we hear and see on our TV screens: babbling about us leading the world from a geopolitical position of expensive strength.
Thank God that Georgia [the country] and Ukraine are not NATO members! Had they been, they would have been our alliance allies if not our friends, and we would have been bragged, dragged and nagged into another European war again! When they all get mean, like they did back in August 1914, we had better be out of Europe and NATO. During World War One, those elite educated sophisticated European leaders of nations and empires committed their countries to suicide pacts, with the deaths of at least one million of their best and brightest young male citizens and subjects, from that lost generation that has never been replaced. It was hell and allies, alliances and empires fell. Let us watch those Europeans go back to August 1914. Let them pout, shout and whine because we must not join in to defend them or be their allies and friends this time.
The United States and our bitter veterans got nothing out of World War One, it not being fun for those young men with bayonets and guns. NONE of us have “been in the trenches”! Stop misusing this figure of speech. A World War One or World War Two or Cold War restart is not cheap, painless or smart!