When this blog refers to a cold war or the cold war, it has something specific in mind.
The natural state of mankind is war. We hope it remains cold. We stay strong to give it the best chance to stay cold.
That great generational record of human behavior, the Holy Bible, reminds us that our species is capable of limitless cruelty in the hope of gain. More recently, in the last century, we just concluded the bloodiest experiments in socialism across the globe from the USSR to China to Cambodia and countless other countries.
Non-socialist countries are not immune. Countries with the greatest hopes of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” can quickly drive down the path of violence as well.
So if anyone points me to a “scientific” study that seems give us “…hope for the whole human race living in peace if we were only to A, B, or C…” I will not be impressed. I will not be willing to bet against the cruelty of my species.
A peaceful country requires a strong military.
Fortunately, I live in a country ruled by law and generally representative of the people’s will. So advocating a strong US military is a much stronger moral position than, for instance, advocating a strong Russian military, or a strong Iranian military.
All this to say that for us to live the lives we dream of, here in the USA, it is best that we hold a gun to the head of any other countries that may have designs on our assets.
As long as we keep our nation strong economically, politically, and militarily, no other country will start a “hot war” with us, that is, with destruction of property and loss of lives on a grand scale.
If the war is not on a grand scale, it is a cold war. And that is where we find ourselves today, and God-willing, every day.
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