Wednesday, July 12

Another Cold War???

What's the deal with these Ruskies trashing the good old U.S. of A.? First Putin, then Gorbachev. (Though Putin's comment was actually quite funny) Ah, well, it's so fashionable to bash the U.S. these days, I don't know what I was expecting...

This story about Gorbachev's comments starts off:

Mikhail Gorbachev is generally regarded as the man who broke down the "iron curtain" that separated the communist world from the West and thawed the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

No, ABC, Gorbachev is not generally regarded as the man who broke down the curtain (except among self-delusional elitists like the MSM and their cronies). Everyone else knows that Reagan told him to do it. Or rather, forced him to do it, by creating the "Star Wars" missile defense program, forcing Russia to bankrupt itself trying to thwart our efforts and compete with us in the arms race. (You know, that silly, ridiculous program the Left bashed in the 80s that's now helping protect us from N. Korean missiles, etc.)

Gorbachev asks in this interview:

"Do you really think you are smarter than we are?"

Well, yes, actually. See we're sitting pretty over here enjoying our capitalism. That whole ideological battle between communism and capitalism --we were right. (Though, again, I'm sure many elitist Lefties here would like to give communism just one more chance.) The better economy in Russia of late and the booming economy in China is thanks to letting a little capitalism in. It's just magical how that works, isn't it? (Kind of like how when tax rates are lowered for corporations and the rich, the government sees MORE tax revenue come in. Works like a charm, every time it's done, but I know it's still difficult for Democrats to grasp.)

Probably Gorby's most ridiculous statement:

The former general secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party accused Americans of arrogance and trying to impose their way of life on other nations.

"Americans have a severe disease — worse than AIDS. It's called the winner's complex," he said. "You want an American style-democracy here. That will not work."

Worse than AIDS, eh? I bet there are tens of thousands of people in Africa right now who would beg to differ with him. I'm sure they'd much prefer to be suffering from "winner's complex."

As far as us trying to "impose" our way of life on everyone, what utter rubbish! You don't have to "impose" the desire to live freely upon people. It's already built there, from birth. As our founding fathers so perceptively recognized, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (which does include deciding where you want to work, electing people to make the laws that govern you, etc.) is simply a part of the human spirit. No one who knows anything different would willing say --gee, I think I'd like to live under a dictator who spends all of the country's resources on weapons while I anguish in poverty and oppression and need a revised Google so I don't look up anything controversial when I'm surfing the net.

Personally, I think Gorbachev has it backwards. The Russians need to get over their Loser's Complex and move on.

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