The cold war is over, but the politics of the cold war are still lingering in certain places. alot of variables are playing in on this, but basically, people are getting tired of the old-school way of running things.
Yes! The cold war is what fucked up my country! The adding of under god to everything, including the pledge! Just wrong.
Instilled that arrogant patriotism (nationalism?) into us, the thing other country's despise.
And it made us, or at least the Republicans, belligerent.
My country started it's descent into chaos the moment FDR died and when Truman decided to drop the A-Bombs, triggering the cold war. Since then, every Republican (ironically Truman was a Democrat) has had an aggressive, intrusive foreign policy. The paranoia of the cold war is what made us this way, and it still lingers long after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Precisely why I dislike Truman and despise Communists. e_e;
...granted I doubt Truman intended to start the cold war, so maybe I can't hate him.
But before someone brings up the MORAL implications of the atomic bombings, might I just say this: Yes, it was wrong, but so was every other time someone bombed/killed civilians in World War II. Some other bombings in fact killed more people, so it's wrong to single out the A-Bombs based on the simple fact they were a new type of weapon; it doesn't matter how you kill in that context, it's the fact people died.
No one back then had precision weaponry. Every side then killed civilians as far as I know, and at least here we don't celebrate the atomic bombing and teach it was wrong(which, in essence, is us ourselves being hypocritical in the sense we don't teach how the fire bombings we did killed more people), in Japan they don't even teach their children about the war crimes they did to the Chinese, Filipinos, and Australian/British/American P.O.W.'s out of shame.
Edited by Kacen, 17 January 2008 - 03:05 PM.