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America's Role in a Darkening Age

DuaneUrban Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:51 PM
America does need to get it's nose out of other people countries as in trying impose our values on them. The idealists have been trading our jobs in return for countries modifying their internal policies for years via one sided "trade" deals. What are we going to do now since we no longer have jobs to give away? Free trade only works when both sides win. Turkey makes awesome oriental we make awesome Amish quilts. We buy their rugs they buy our quilts. What we do is however is buy their rugs then build an Amish quilt factory over there and buy the quilts as well while throwing the quilt makers in the US out on the street.

When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed.

By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East.

America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent.

Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down.

The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was...