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Thursday, March 28, 2013

North Korea Wouldn’t Last Two Weeks

If North Korea actually manages to start a war with either South Korea or the United States, they couldn’t possibly keep much of their vaunted 1.5 million man army in the field for more that a week or two.

And why is that, you may ask?

Because they have no FOOD!

Have you seen pictures of their solders? Have you ever seen a skinnier bunch of  baggie clothing in your life?
They're basically bags o' bones with military uniforms. Even the once diminutive Chinese look like GIANTS in comparison to the North Korean army. Oh you may think being skinny means “Lean & Mean” but in this case there is a real lack of size and muscle in that group which comes from generations of poor nutrition and scarcity that North Korea’s massively failed system has produced.

The North cannot feed themselves and haven't been able to for decades and since their shabby Democratic People's Republic collapsed, they can't even BUY food. The DPR even has the Communists thinking they're on the wrong path.

As Donald Rumsfeld first pointed out, North Korea is a country of darkness and misery. The North Korean military could be in possession of  all the food in the country but that’s not saying much. There is only ONE fat guy in the whole country!

And to think that China will want to or even be able to get enough food to them fast enough is hard to imagine. The only motivation that the North Korean army has to attempt to storm South Korea’s heavily armed fortifications is because they smell food cooking over on the other side.

China would be wise not come to North Korea's “rescue” if Pyongyang is that stupid or that desperate to start a full scale conflict since a global fall from grace for China could very well spell doom for their robust but still sensitive economy and would most definitely drive other countries back to the U.S. for stronger relations and investment. They may have the big bucks but NOBODY really trusts China.

There is a saying, and I'm going to screw it up but it goes something like this: "If I owe you $500.00, you own me but if I owe you $ 500 Billion, then I own you." Could a boycott of Chinese goods get their attention from the United States, still home to the largest population of mindless consumers in the world? Look, we're all being taxed to death and money is short but we still run out and buy iPhones and basketball sneakers when the ads come on TV! Oh, and give up our CABLE? That's crazy talk!

Or how about a DEFAULT on our debt to China. Would that get their attention? Then again, there's no telling if the current administration actually has the BALLS to do it but just maybe they will if pushed far enough.

We can always buy our cheap stuff from India, at least THEY like us. Such competition makes the world go around.

So go ahead China, send some troops and help out the global scourge you have cultivated for so long. That will look great. Look what helping out the Assad regime in Syria has done for Russian relations!

North Korea may have a nuclear warhead or two and they can cause much local damage which will be a sad, sad thing if that happens but once they blow their wad, they’re done, it’ll be over, the iron grip of misery for the North Korean people will be unclenched and the world will be rid of this particular lot of nasties and on to the next group, I guess. Once the regime is broken, both North and South Korea will become a garden.  

And the world will just caulk up Kim Jong Un as yet another petty tyrant to be swept away by his own lack of benevolence to his people and the world.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America vs. The Radical Left of America

I have been an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for over a decade. I believe that there is no finer organization for the training of young boys to be upstanding young men in the world.
It is a long program, spanning ages 6 through 18 and there are no short cuts. The BSA is a Meritocracy, that is, all advancements are earned and scouts are reviewed by adults at every step up the ladder to Eagle. They learn first aid, how to work as a team and eventually how to lead a team. It is they who decide what they want to do, where they want to go, plan how they’re going to do it and who among them they want to be their leaders. The adults are there for guidance. This has been the model for over 100 years.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the oldest and most benevolent organizations in these United States. Any child of any color and any religion can join and be a part of the troop. The BSA has a place for them.
And you can be gay, just not openly gay. That’s the caveat. It’s not an issue because it’s none of anybody’s business, really, if you are or you aren’t. Just don’t make it one.

But factions of the political Left in this country are using the current BSA policy as a hammer, and although overruled by the Supreme Judicial Court in 2000, continue to wage a media war against them.  
Why do these people want into the Boy Scouts so badly? Can’t they just start their own scout troop?
If they really cared that much about gay scouts having no organization of their own, then why haven’t they chartered their own openly gay scouting troop? There is nothing stopping any body, government organization or private citizen or organization from starting a scouting troop, is there? You just can't call it the Boys Scouts of America but there's nothing holding anybody back. Let someone start an openly gay troop and let the multitudes run to them.

Sure, they wouldn't have the National or World Jamborees but the BSA didn't have them in the beginning either. The BSA built up their organization brick by brick into the long standing pillar of stability, achievement and youth education you see today, more than 100 years after it started. It is a long running success story built on self-reliance, training, teamwork and personal achievement. Basically it's for everything the political Left is NOT.

This is why I don't believe that this issue is about the exclusion of gays from scouting. For me this issue was aways one of Sovereignty. The BSA and its sponsors have every right to choose how it wants to run its organization, period. It’s a private organization chartered mostly by churches.
If the chartering organizations don't want openly homosexual boys or leaders in the troops they sponsor, then they shouldn't have them and shouldn't bow to pressure to accept them. If the parents of scouts have an issue with openly gay boys sleeping in the same tent as their kids, they have every right to protest and every right to leave scouting if they so choose.
Forcing acceptance of openly gay individuals into the Boy Scouts of America will achieve neither unity or acceptance. It will only fuel further division and people will vote with their feet. Reaction will be swift and could lead to fracturing and turmoil among the ranks of long standing volunteers and their children.

But the Left will take that, rather it wants that to continue the conflicts that divide us as a nation. That way they can fight on; receive their funding from who knows where and continue to be the obstacle to, rather than the force for, good. That's what Anarchists do.

I see no upside for such a policy change.

May God bless the BSA.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hugo Chavez Died Like A Dog

Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez contracted an infection in one of those pitiable Cuban hospitals that spread to his lungs and he died rasping and begging for his foul life in a third world banana republic.
There was no glory in his death at the hands of nature, fate and perhaps ultimately the Cuban hospital system.

So then why on God's Green Earth is our nation’s news media only repeating the glorified account of his death as told by some murderous Chavez henchman like it was a page out of the Gospel? Beats the hell outta me!
There is no doubt, however, that Chavez was anxious to get back to Venezuela and the business of totally destroying the economy and extending his misery over the people who were not yet living in the slums. He needed EVERYBODY to live in the slums. He may still get his wish.

Hugo Chavez would not have loosened his madman’s grip on the nation until everyone was drinking out of mud puddles a la the African nation of Zimbabwe when kindred spirit Robert Mugabe used his uneducated mindless hordes to force the white Afrikaner farmers out of the country and confiscate their land.  Zimbabwe has never recovered while the nations bordering the country flourish.

After 14 years of Chavez’ rule, the slum dwellers remain in their slums. How they must rejoice. But others have joined them! The middle classes have fallen into the ranks of the poor and the nation’s money is not worth wiping your behind with. This is Chavez’s legacy to his nation and the world.

This is a man to be lionized and remembered? What I remember is that during political rallies by his opponents, armed men would ride up on motorcycles and fire bullets indiscriminately into the crowd of men, women and children and then ride away unobstructed by the police.  And why not, the shooters were the police.
But to people like Chavez, it’s not about bringing up the status of the poor but to tear down the well-to-do, the wealthy, the Haves. It is the pleasure of the rabble to bring down the hard working achievers even if it benefits them not. Because to Chavez and the people like him, these people didn’t deserve it, they somehow cheated and built their success by taking away from someone else. The benefit for people like this is to see someone else suffer. This is a sickness that plagues mankind and Hugo Chavez, like so many others in history, played on it. In other words: Chavez was filth and his filthy minions remain so, not one step closer in legitimacy, high stature or enlightenment.

Hugo Chavez died like a dog, begging to be saved by the witless doctors of a backwards, cloistered nation hopelessly stuck in the late 1950s in thought and ideology. There is nothing to see here. There is nothing to memorialize and nothing redeeming to look towards.  Chavez and his ilk are the embodiment of archaic thinking and singular want. He was just another misguided Marxist Megalomaniac terrorizing a nation of people who only wanted a good life for themselves and their children and an opportunity to make something of themselves.

Yet Chavez’s minions vow to “Continue the Revolution”. What Revolution? They already ruled the country for 14 years and, much like Mugabe’s idiot ill-fated army of autobots, they haven't a clue what to do with it. They can’t farm, they can’t produce and they can’t govern. They don’t know how, they're too stupid. The nation has been failing ever since he took over and is on the verge of total collapse. They will rule a nation in taters. There has been no "Golden Age" of Hugo Chavez, only deprivation, shortages and hardship.

To praise Chavez is to praise the Devil. To tell it any other way is a lie.