Wednesday, October 21, 2009

America the Socialist Dream

Our recently "reset" friends, the Russians, are pleased that the United States is moving towards socialism. Writing in that classic Russian style that omits an article now and then, Pravda observes:

If everyone had these values, the “dog-eat-dog” principal would be the major principal in the world history. But America failed to do it. There are plenty of “underdeveloped” people in the world who continue to cherish spiritual values. There are not that many chances left to force them into worshiping money since these “underdeveloped” people adopt western technology and become stronger. The appeal to adopt American values doesn’t work either. Why would we adopt the system if the system is in crisis?

The problem isn't that you have cut-ups like Pravda gloating over the perception of our demise. The problem is that you have our friends, and even some countries on the fence that see this kind of behavior coming out of this administration and they are afraid. They are afraid that the only power they will be able to turn to will be rogue countries like Russia. Our allies are losing faith with every additional day that Obama dithers on Afghanistan. We have seen this progression once before - during the Carter years when a good chunk of Africa was lost to fall under the shadow of the Russian bear.

The piece, through some twisted logic, ties in our decision to not deploy the missile shield over Eastern Europe to our supposed recognition that we need to be everyone's friend. No, we withdrew the shield because this President has a hard time recognizing our allies and a propensity to go four-paws-up in the face of what he perceives to be a bigger dog - you know, the Russians, the Saudi king, Hugo Chavez etc.

This is a sad and dangerous time.

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