He understood Russia reasonably well. He wouldn't have put up with this sh*t. It's funny, after heralding Churchill as some sort of god, Republicans are now at the opposite end of the spectrum from him. Don't get me wrong, Churchill was a massive screwup, but he knew when enough was enough.
This puts me in an awkward position, an extremely awkward position. But, whatever you want to call me, I'm stuck with being me, and it looks to me that it will be a lot easier to stop Putin's aggression now, before he conquers a few more countries and gets to like the taste of it.
I've been ridiculed repeatedly for advocating R&D for active measures to limit climate change. But the research tells a story that is dark. The West is drying up, so do we spend trillions on desalination, or a couple T piping an unbelievable amount of water down from Alaska? Or does California simply lose most of it's people?
Which brings up all the other ways we are failing to adapt to changing circumstances.
I have this thing in my head that pops up whenever I get this way. I was certain we would have WW3, and we did get close to it a number of times. But we got past it. I know, it's customary to say we won, but looking back, that was the same moment when Reagan pushed us towards income inequality, and eventual economic collapse. The USSR did collapse, but we didn't come out unscathed.. But... my pessimism was totally wrong.
You ever wonder how the anti-slavery party become the party trying to restore apartheid? From Lincoln's soaring rhetoric, to Trumps babbling... to a party that no longer deserves a place in a civilised country.