posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 06:12 PM
originally posted by: Gothmog
Funny how communication between 2 countries prevents matters like that...
Yeah, seems like the flailing side is looking to change the definition of diplomacy now that their boogeyman is actively utilizing real diplomacy to,
you know, finally *solve* some of the problems the same crowd has hollered about for some years now.
Think about how ridiculous things have become. A veritable invading force is actively attacking our southern border. Any efforts made by the
administration to quell that invasion or push against it is met by calls of "racism," "fascism," "OMG, we don't need walls and borders, we're all
human beings, you cold hearted monster!" Meanwhile, the same administration actively meets with two historical enemies of this country who are both
trying to modernize and normalize, to varying degrees, their relationships with the world. The calls immediately begin "Oh, you're letting them push
you around!" "How weak, you actually met with them and legitimized their leadership positions!" "This isn't diplomacy, it's capitulation!" "He looks
so weak!" Mind you these are catcalls of "capitulation" from people who supported a previous administration which traded a huge list of concessions,
including permission of the architecture needed to actually build nuclear weapons, to a rogue nation in exchange for a non-binding agreement to try
and be better behaved (Iran) and who allowed Russia to obtain access to 20% of this country's uranium reserves in exchange for $145 million dollar
Russian donation to the Clinton Foundation.
So borders only matter *sometimes*
Russia is only an enemy when *convenient*
Diplomacy needs to be a zero sum game when real diplomacy proves *inconvenient*
Zero sum game threats leading into diplomatic meetings are *warmongering*
If you actually try to follow these (I'll take the high road here despite my instinct to drop some bombs into a still water) concerned
political Chinese firedrill, your head will literally start spinning around like Linda Blair's in the Exorcist.