Let’s face it. America has been on a downward slide since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Terrible Presidents and worse governance. Those of us who lived during the reign of the “Evil Empire” remember how every American (except Ted Kennedy and assorted liberals) recognized the Soviet Union as an existential threat to the United States.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, America was left as the sole world superpower. We had a good run where, instead of making intelligent decisions, we lived far beyond our national means and allowed politicians to do tremendously stupid things. Our national debt continually skyrocketed, government grew in size and scope, economic freedoms waned, and America began its downward slide. Today, no one who thinks for themselves sees a rosy future.
Instead of having a common enemy in the Soviet Union, Americans turned on ourselves. Liberals and conservatives grew to despise each other. Oddly, liberals now identify with the failed economic policies of the Soviet Union and communism while ignoring the brutality and mass poverty forced upon those under the control of the Kremlin. America is truly a house divided.
Question? Would America fare better with a renewed challenge from the Soviet Union? No doubt China would love to see a more powerful Russia to partner with against American interests. Would the spoiled Gen X generation benefit from realizing that freedom is not free and there are bad people in the world as once did their parents and grandparents? Would America realize that instead of cutting billions from national defense and rewarding welfare moochers that our money is needed defending our freedoms (what’s left of them)?
It’s been interesting watching conservatives siding with Vladimir Putin as he destroys the foreign policy of Barack Obama and exposes him as a community organizer idiot. Putin is KGB and despises America. AWD has never forgotten Putin is KGB and has never praised him even though I have nothing but the most negative feelings for Obama and the destruction he is forcing on our country.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind watching Russia overtake Ukraine. Perhaps that aggression would awaken the West from its stupid, politically correct slumber. Maybe Europe would cast aside their acquiescence to Islam and America would focus on strengthening our economy and putting more producers to work instead of crying racism and pushing amnesty for illegals. The West didn’t win the Cold War by political correctness, weakness and struggling economies.
Weigh in with your opinion on this. I’d like to hear. AWD believes we need to be shocked into action to get back to the values, ethics, and toughness that made America the strongest and most prosperous nation in history. A renewed Evil Empire friendly with communist China would certainly do that.