2014 will determine a lot more for the United States than most think.
We have lost a lot of wars in my lifetime. The Vietnam war was won, and the Tet offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Viet Vong (VC), yet Walter Cronkite declared it a disaster and huge loss for America that Lyndon Johnson turned it into a loss. Nixon made "peace with honor" and Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho got their Nobel Peace Prizes, just to have the NVA run over South Vietnam less than 2 years later.
We as a country lost our will to win a war at that time. Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation" watched in horror as we lost a war that was already won. Korean Was is considered was a draw, but the Republic of Korea is one of the most prosperous countries in the world now, while just north of the 38th parallel they are still trying to figure out which rocks are edible.
We have become fat, lazy and self indulgent ad a country, and the hippies who opposed the Vietnam War are now in power and in the US congress. So, do we have a will to survive as a nation, or will we go the way of the Roman Empire.?
For many of us, who understood the threat of radical Islam going back before the Iranian hostage fiasco, the attack on our country on September 11, 2001 is not only a wake up call but a call to action against this evil bloodthirsty movement disguised as a religion. Not all Muslims are part of this movement, and Turkey seems to be ready to kick out the Islamists if the regime allows free elections this year. But radical Islam is at war with us, and all of the west, even though most don't realize it because they are not paying attention. War is here whether we like it or not, even though Obama lost Iraq and now Afghanistan. I'm not even going to talk about the Libyan fiasco or Syria now. This is about us as a country.
So where do we go from here? Can we survive as a country? These are serious questions, and I want serious answers.
We have a pacifist, complacent, self-indulgent population who wants more and more free stuff from the federal government that we can't afford. These people vote, and this is what they vote for. They don't look at future consequences or worry about how we are going to pay for all this "free stuff".
Furthermore, they do not see radical Islam as a threat. It is as though the American people hit the snooze alarm after the initial attacks by Al-Qaeda on 9-11-01. They just want to forget about it.
This is they way countries collapse. We are heading down that road. I don't see how we stop this road to perdition unless America wakes up and realizes that we are under attack, not from outside but from within. Illegal immigrants, and radical Islam is part of our problem to say the least, but we as a nation are just too busy worrying about who will perform on the next Super Bowl and if he will expose his junk to understand that we are becoming Rome in the time the fall of the Roman Empire.
So as Dennis Miller says, who wants pie?