05 December 2009
"Can you hear me...can you hear me running..."
Thoughts anyone? I remember loving this song on MTV some 20-odd years ago. Wondering if the songwriter knew something the rest of us didn't. Then the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR declared Ch.7, and the thought of needing an underground resistance in our lifetime seemed ludicrous. Now the Russian bear has awakened and remembered he once had claws, Iran thinks it can build a N-Bomb (and for some unfathomable reason, thinks Israel will hesitate to do whatever is necessary to wipe out their nuke facilities), Radical Islam is waging a small-scale, but wide-spread guerrilla war, while we're too "enlightened" to call it a "war" even though THEY do, and by the time we need them the most, our government just might have already maxed out our credit cards (for that is what Treasury Notes are) on bailout and benefits, and we may find ourselves with no one to defend us but ourselves.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury." Unknown, usually attributed to Alexander Tytler. (and yes, I know we're not actually a democracy)
For further reading, take a look at this article. (note the dateline, you can read the abstract without subscribing) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed isn't the first terrorist to have been tried in criminal courts. Reckon his defense strategy will be history repeating itself?