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So southern Europe is falling-apart in either appeasement of non-workers, or a re-run of the Ottoman. Surprised?

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Submitted by Alex Scipio (United States), Sep 27, 2011 at 14:14

The Euro is the next dodo. Dead through over-use by those unwilling to use it responsibly.

The EU, built to forestall wars among Europeans who historically never stop fighting unless made to (like when sandwiched between the Warsaw Pact and NATO, but of course they began fighting immediately after the Pact dissolved), will follow. Turkey and the various non-European Islamist states, having never educated their masses of ignorant peoples who still believe in the superstition of religion and have never had an Enlightenment or Reformation, now are running as hard as they can toward war in the Med. And of course the Greeks and Italians will participate, if for no reason other than the masses of muslims stuck in the 7th Century they have allowed into their countries. If the European Project (an elite fantasy from the beginning) fails, and the Northern-Southern work ethic divide in Europe again results in a 1st-world northern Europe and a third-world southern - just as Russia is returning to totalitarianism - which is the only foreseeable outcome when only one half of the demi-continent actually works, then the near future is quite clear: Europe - AGAIN - will go to war.

Fine. Great. Knock yourselves out and the winner can keep France.

But America needs to stay out.

The history of the 20th Century is one of America not allowing natural selection to take place. Put into the terms of the current economic debate in America, the 20th Century is a history of the American govgernment pciking winners and losers - rather than the marketplace of ideas and their progeny of State governments.

Had America not entered WW1, Germany would have taken France. So what? A Continent of hard workers, a strong Germany - that likely would have precluded the rise of the USSR. No ETO in WW2. A different and perhaps better dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. No Korea, Vietnam. No USSR to foment Angola, Cuba, Afghanistan 1979-89. No USSR-v-West Cold War competition in the ME to the detriment of all there. No pretend nations like Afghanistan, Iraq.

America just needs to leave well-enough alone and let natural selection take its course. If a nation chooses to be so weak as not to be able to stand against its opponents, that's THEIR choice, and not one for which MY son should have to die.

Libs argue for natural selection against intelligent design. Fine. LET IT HAPPEN. Cons argue for Constitutional government, yet deploy our forces absent a Congressional Declaration. BS. yeah, the CINC is the President, but a military force must be DEPLOYED in order to be COMMANDED, and ONLY the Congress can DEPLOY them.

If we are to have a future, we need to let the rest of the world figure-out their own futures without our picking winners and losers. What is the difference, Conservatives, between a government picking winners and losers in the marketplace, and geopolitically? There is none.

Come home. If we are attacked, nuke the attackers. If they attack again, nuke them again. Time to use technology rather than bullets - not fundamentally different from throwing rocks - to destroy our opponents.

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