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It's now been a week since this heart-wrenching, devastating event. However, this morning the sun still rose, the world still turned, the flag still waved.
Many times during the past week, I've been asked by family, friends and colleagues what I think it all means. So, I thought I'd write down some thoughts in the hope a few might be helpful.
It all comes down to a fundamental, disturbing question: Is our next president a demagogue or democrat?
During the election, Donald Trump found facts inconvenient. But facts are very useful things. They lead to truth. For example, here is Webster's definition of "demagogue": "a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power."
We could respond to hate with hate and fear with fear. However, if we do this, then we are no different and no better, and everyone loses.
4) The increasing breakdown in law and order in the United States, and the rapid rise in gang violence in major US cities
originally posted by: Counterintelligence
Now these Hollywood "liberals" are what are known as champagne socialists. They clearly think socialism is a great idea for everyone, everyone but themselves obviously.
originally posted by: Black_Fox
Hell, there were cry-ins for these embarrassing things, when decades ago, people their age were storming beaches at Normandy.
On 8 November 1942, the invasion commenced with landings split between three beaches—two west of Algiers and one east. Under overall command of Major General Charles W. Ryder, Commanding General of the U.S. 34th Infantry Division, British 11th Brigade Group from the British 78th Infantry Division, landed on the right hand beach, U.S. 168th Regimental Combat Team, from the 34th Infantry Division, supported by 6th Commando and most of 1st Commando on the middle beach while the U.S. 39th Regimental Combat Team, also from the U.S. 34th Division, supported by the remaining 5 troops from 1st Commando landed on the left hand beach. The British 36th Brigade Group from the British 78th Division stood by in floating reserve
On November 8th 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on “Operation Hump”, war zone “D” in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1200 VC. 48 American soldiers lost their lives that day.
...it is amazing that any of the American forces survived this battle, as the enemy outnumbered the Americans 3 to 1. But the casualties tell the story. On the American side there were 48 killed, many wounded. 2 Australian MIA’s *located and repatriated to Australia on the 5th of June, 2007. The Commanders for the American side was the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The Commanders for the People’s Liberation Armed Forces (Viet Cong) are unknown. Their strength was around 1,200 and they lost 403 that day. The result was a standoff. To me, that means the American forces that day did America proud. And I am very proud of what the American soldiers did on that bloody day on the 8th of November, 1965