Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Most Dangerous Country on Earth

Earlier in the A.M. today, Morning Joe called North Korea the most dangerous country on Earth.

Hmm ...................

Seems to me he is not even close.  North Korea has only threatened to blow people up.  Surely it is a scary thing, making threats like that.  But what about the one country that has blown people up conventionally many times, and on at least two occasions, with nuclear weapons.

And now that the USA is under the control of a sleazy accumulation of spineless losers and lead by an amoral idiot, I would have to say the World should consider the USA the most dangerous country in the World.  Our track record warrants it.

Leaders throughout the World will always put their own self interests first.  In that pursuit, they will exploit every weakness they perceive another country has.  That is Geo -politics.

But every time one of our feckless leaders gets up on their high horse and preaches about how righteous the United States is, I want to retch.  Their self righteous ego inflating rhetoric would be amusing if the stakes were not so high.  And with nationalism currently riding a wave of popularity, dangerous consequences are a distinct possibility.

Fortunately over the years a set of rules, spoken and unspoken, have developed that keep the inter continental tussles to mostly battles of words, not weapons.  The one major consistent exception has been the USA.  But we only pick one fight at a time usually and we are well versed in the etiquette of browbeating diplomacy when we decide to use it.  No one can blow up the dress of a country like the USA can..

Now that the awesome and scary weaponry of the US is under the control of a mad man who thinks Canada burned the White House in 1812, the rest of the planet is right to worry.

Later ......................................
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4 comments:

PipeTobacco said...

There was a great but frightening article in the New Yorker showing similarities between the personalities of tRump and Kaiser Wilhelm. I will try to find a link to it and if I do I will post it so you can read it. They seem like kindred spirits.

PipeTobacco said...

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-happens-when-a-bad-tempered-distractible-doofus-runs-an-empire?mbid=nl_Humor%20060718&CNDID=11822498&spMailingID=13653287&spUserID=MTQxOTMwNDQ3MTc5S0&spJobID=1420640166&spReportId=MTQyMDY0MDE2NgS2

robin andrea said...

We do find ourselves in a terrible moment of history. I am blown away by it. I can only hope that one of the houses of congress turns in the midterms. Otherwise, it's only going to get weirder and worse, which is impossible to imagine.

JACKIESUE said...

sigh*...we're fucked