Skip to comments.Are we Reliving the 1930ís: Weak Leadership and Appeasement
Posted on 07/10/2010 8:41:43 AM PDT by Wanderer659
Another factor to consider in our comparison to the 1930s is a weakness in leadership.
Factor #3: Appeasement Presents Weakness in the Face of Tyranny
While Hitler and Mussolini were rebuilding their armed forces, the rest of Europe, and the world (for the most part) slumbered. Stalin was busy purging the leadership of what was once the best military on the continent. FDR was foisting his failed policies upon an economically depressed America. Britain, still scarred by the horrendous losses in WWI, looked to their leaders to maintain peace, as another war was unthinkable. France, also appalled by the carnage of the last war, invested heavily in the static defenses of the Maginot Line, and suffered internal political and economic instability.
The effects of WWI cannot be underestimated. It was unparalleled carnage. It was a war of large static defenses, with little to no capability for maneuver. Calvary could not outrun machine guns, so infantry charges against prepared defenses were the order if the day. Massive artillery and poison gas killed and maimed many more. In a single days fighting, one side could lose as many men as were lost by the US in all of Vietnam. The youth of Europe were mowed down by the millions, and the lines changed little. After the war, Europe vowed to never have another, and sought to severely punish Germany for the last one. Ironically, it was their response to the first war that laid the seeds for the second.
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The title need not be asked... and is a gross understatement of an American situation long ago , unparalleled by todays events.
Yaeay, Yaeay, the great nefarious one is sitting in office cultivating the fall of America and the rise of Islam.
Everyone was kissed to sleep in 2008.
Its that simple.
It’s 1930 Economically in the USA with a 1938 foreign policy and a political climate that’s looks eerily like 1859.
Our 1980 is coming in 2012, and I hope the Reagan is Sarah Palin.
I believe she would route the Marxists in an historic election of her own and send them packing from our nation's capital.
GO SARAH GO!
And if Obama succeeds in using a post-election "lame duck" Congress to pass amnesty, cap-and-tax, card check, etc., it will look eerily like 1861.
To compare some medieval guy with box cutters hiding in a cave to the threat posed by Hitler and Tojo is laughable. Pro-war conservatives are such nervous Nellies.