Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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I'm all for severing the tie between the US and Israel.
Look, anything worth having is worth fighting for. It's true in Zimbabwe, it's true in Darfur, it's been true everywhere we've gone meddling or been tempted to. It's all variations on the "Tiger Syndrome" theme to me. The US Ryder Cup team has been shit for years, and Tiger has always been there and played well. I think people lean on him and forget to look after themselves, thinking it doesn't matter what they do, Tiger will pick them up. And it's not that he couldn't, but he can't do it all. He sits out this year with a bum knee, and these guys are on fire (except for that fat POS Mickleson) and win for the first time in a long while.
It's true in lots of sports, and it's true elsewhere. People are lazy, and pain is something to which the mind and body become numb. They'll try to avoid it, sure, but if they're already experiencing it, they're fine as long as it doesn't rapidly get worse.
If it's clear that people cannot rely on the U.S. to get involved, I think it would serve as a tremendous motivator for people to look after themselves and not wait forever for someone to fix their problems.
What is the U.N. other than asking a bunch of other insignificant bastards whether or not it's OK for us to do whatever we want anyway? Who's going to stop us if we really want to do something?
It's a crock. We're FAR too powerful to be involved. It's like asking God to pick sides. We should be neutral as all get out.