Haven’t put up a political rant for awhile. If you are easily offended, just move on.
Here we go again, getting involved in the internal affairs of another country, Venezuela.
This isn’t a defense of the wretched despotic socialists currently ruining the lives of their citizens.
It is for the citizens of Venezuela, or Iran, or China, or any other country whose values we don’t share to make changes. How many lives of our military do we continue to spend in stupid interventions? How much treasure do we give to the military industrial racketeers? Do we ever learn?
The cost of the Vietnam debacle was such we could have given every Vietnamese $1,000,000 some folks estimate. What cost was the 50,000+ American citizens who died?
I know many of the arguments about keeping shit away from our borders by influencing (read, active intervention) the affairs of those who may, or may not, be our enemies. We have every right to defend our borders. As a nation, we’ve let the racketeers make intervention the norm. Not just acceptable, but praiseworthy. Fuck that! We need to mind our own business. Can’t solve our own problems? Whee, create a crisis, or some noble endeavor, to keep the deplorables distracted.