Hello everyone, took a few days off from the site so I could recharge the batteries.
Your last Bill starts off about my mate Donald. Never did say he was perfect, and even he has never claimed to be perfect but of the choices I believe he was the best of a bad lot. Then again I have always been a "conservative" politically. If one studies the recent history of the Yanks it is woeful, particularly when the Democrats have been in for a while.
Starting with Wilson , no NOT Harold, in the early part of the 20th Century. He was in essence,by his actions responsible for the debacle that followed. Prohibition, the Utopian 'League of Nations, which came in while he was President. He vetoed the Volstead Act (Prohibition) but it was passed anyway in 1921. As you all know Prohibition was repealed in 1933 by FDR but it was too late for the country, if it hadn't been run by criminals before certainly after, it allowed the rise of Organised Crime, which has led to a steady decline in the morality of the Nation. (and I am an Atheist talking about morality)
After the Second World War with the big club in his hand (the A Bomb) Truman started to bully people(s).
Ho Chi Minh was basically a Nationalist and tried desperately to stop the return of the French, whose colony it had been before the war. Truman needed the support of the French to establish NATO so instead of telling the French to stay out he allowed them to return, a la the First Vietnam War. As you all know NATO HQ was originally in Paris until De Gaulle pulled the French out.
There is no doubt that the Allies, including the Soviets, could have formed a coalition to rebuild Europe after the devastation brought about by Hitler, but Truman wanted to show everybody that he was not to be pushed around and could stand up to these people like Stalin and Churchill, despite some of the advice he was given by his own advisers. The start of the Cold war? We all know about that, don't we?
The huge US Defence (should called the Attack) Industry was firmly established during the war but was allowed to wield power after the war, and increase.
Eisenhower followed Truman and continued the dislike of the Commies. He was followed by JFK, incidentally the Kennedy fortune was established during Prohibition by JFK father Joe Kennedy running illegal liquor. It has reliably been recorded that JFK was assassinated because he was going to stop the American (Second) Vietnam war thereby depriving the now, all powerful, 'Defence' Industry of making even more Billions.
Some pundits say that JFK's successor, L.B. Johnston, was in fact the guy who organised the assassination.
LBJ was followed by Tricky Dickie. The rot in the American Government had certainly set in by this time.
Gerald Ford was the next. Jimmie Carter followed him. I was in Berlin by this time and many of the US servicemen of that time told me they would support a coup because of him.
Dear Old Ronnie was the next but it could be argued that he was very much responsible for the ending of the Cold War. Amen to that. My belief is he contributed a great deal to its finish, even though jokes were made about him at the time. (Can anybody else see the similarities between Ronnie and Donald, one did a lot but not the glory but ridicule and Donald is similarly being crucified despite making THINGS happen)
Then all the Super Elites began to appear, Geo H.W. Bush, followed by Bill (I DID NOT have sexual relations with that woman) Clinton. Then came Geo W. Bush followed by Barry Soetoro, looks like his TRUE birth certificate has finally surfaced. Look forward to his erasure from the list for being born in Kenya.
All of them started or continued wars to Defend the security of the USA (Keep its Oil flowing).???????
Then comes Donald, seems to me from the same mold as Ronnie, JFK, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt and dare I say it good old Abe, a Republican, who forced all those nasty Democrats to free their slaves, who fought a civil war to keep them.
Change of subject: Sorry Bill as you know I don't agree with you on Global Warming. I believe it is the biggest 'SCAM' in history. The Have Not's will continue to pay through the nose by higher prices for energy, loss of jobs and such, while the "savings" made will not contribute in any way to the SAVING of the environment. Meanwhile Have's will continue rake in the profits of this inflation in prices. This is what the Emissions Tax is all about. But until ALL the world reduces emissions (pipe dream) and it is discovered that Al Gore conned us nothing will change. HUSSAR
Sorry, when I started it was supposed to be a 'potted' history. I got carried away.