2 hours ago a buddy knocked on my door just before i was going to reply to you.
we ended up talking about the Neopoloenic(sp) wars and Hitler vs Russia and why Germany lost ww2.
he is a character, well he is gone now and so i shall reply to the best of my ability.
we agreed, had France had the balls and Britian to mind to coordinate/agree to a unified Command and control prior to Sept 2, France Amor (supporior to German) with Brit airforce (Equal to German) would have been able to invade into West Germany (while 8/10'th of the German forces were in Poland) - Hitler would have shit a brick and sued for peace - end of WW2 two weeks after it started.
but French (primarily - i do not blaime the Brits - outside of Champerlain and the slow start to reality vision of war as the only option - they fought wellish and did the right thing in dunkerk) rolled over. French desertion rates were outragous, and those that did fight, did a piss poor job of it. Hitler rewarded them with release from POW camps within a month post Vichy (Nazi France Farce)
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 am
As for the Americans, yeah, they do bomb things sometimes. And yeah, sometimes they get into other people's business. And yeah, there is such a thing as the "ugly American tourist." Sure. People have lots of reasons for being annoyed at Americans. But I understand them, and as a people in general, I like them. A lot of European prejudice against them is, in my experience, born of misunderstanding or ignorance of how Americans are thinking about things. People attribute to them sinister motives that are just not part of the national character. We could all do with being a little less judgmental of them.
most foreigners have for decades separated the concept of "gov from the people" and why i've found nearly all Iranians (for example) love the american people (though they think we are naive - and they are right BTW) and hate the American government.
i assume they feel the same way about thier own people and gov, and so can relate. lol.
Immanuel Can wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 am
As for the American military, yes, they do make aggressive moves. And some of those moves are warranted. Maybe some are overreactions.
or based on willful lies - Iraqnam!
WW1 was legit (but foolish, had America stayed out, France/Britain would have won - 2 years later prob, but writing was on the wall with the brit blockade, starve the Germans out by 1921. so no need for America to get in that own. I'm not protesting we did, just saying, we were on the "correct side" - though it was not a war of good vs evil, just a foolish Kaiser that started an unnecessary war out of ego.
WW2 was legit
Korea was legit, NK illegally invade SK, UN and US responded
Vietnam was moronic, Aussies and US pleabs (and mostly SV guys!) did a lot of dying for nothing (for upholding a corrupt SV gov that was a relic of the prior French loser Dem Ben Fu (french can't fight themselves out of a paper bag! - let alone beat the Veitnamese - that THAT (in when 56? - SHOULD have been a CLUE to American "foriegn policy experts" to stay the fuck out! civil war. I feel for the SV that died and the lucky that had only "re-education camps" - i do, but fk US getting involved. SV gov was never a "beacon of democracy", and if it were, then MAYBE it would be a war worth HELPING the SV to win (not saying the SV did not fight! - far from it, they did - they and we with them lost - they lost 20 times we did). Just saying the fking gov was so corrupt that the "south viet man on the street" did not really care to save his gov.................until post Hue-75, then they fought with teeth, but too little too late.
Gulf war - legit, Saddam illegally invaded Kuwait, hung men on street lamps. UN, US and exiled Kuwaiti armored division retook nation Iraq illegally invaded.
Iraqnam - wholey illegal, fully based on lies - JR ego trip to show daddy's son is a man and will finish the job of the Gulfwar, Chaney money crab via halliberton. Wolfy/Feith/Perle - to fullfill their Likudnick Israeli first mentalities.
I'm still waiting for Richard Perle, Douglas Faith, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfield, and Bush JR to be arrested by the UCC and put in an 8 X 8
i wait and wait and wait...............Perle who? Feith who?...........time works for them sadly................its nearly all forgotten now (even though ISIS is the result of this fuckupwar!)
BTW mentally i'm a Jewish Buddist in mindset/personal conduct
??? How does one get to be a Jewish Buddhist
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Buddist value just "sitting and listening" - meditate without distractions, and also value being humble (if you see the budda in from of you strike him down - or somesuch).....basically self actualization is something i value and think buddists do to.
Judaism is all about Justice. not turning your cheek to some asshole that stabs you - but to offer your hand to him, until he stabs you, then fucking stab the asshole back!
default is of course to offer the hand to the stranger (Justice! Judiasm (proper Judiasm - not the filth preached in the Occupied Territories - "Kings Torah - where it is fine to kill arab babies becuase they will grow up to kill you (those Settlers Jew are filth and Nazis!)).
so offer the stranger you hand/food/blanket/etc by default. GREAT!
if he then bites your hand!!!!!!!!!!! - don't be a fucking Christian and kiss it!!!!!!! -= fucking Bite it back!!!!!!!!!!!! (YES "who starts it matters") - My obligation is to NEVER start a fight, but i sure as shit will return what i recieve!!!!!!!!! Love for Love, Hate for Hate.
Reciprocity is what its about and Judaism is all that!
Christianity is about kissing the asshole that beats the shit out of you! (hey if i started the fight, then i deserve a beatdown and should kiss the guy - but Christianity makes it all about NOT who started it - and all about forgive them regardless. fuck that. imo.
and so why i see myself as a Judaic Buddist.
I find the OT more accord with my personality than the NT - we can discuss why so - but you prob read the many posts by me why i like amos/jonah/mark and not paul/john/leviticus in many other threads since i've been here for nearly 2 yrs now.
Wow. I wonder why I didn't run into you before.
thanks for reply BTW - i welcome conversing with you - you have a mind, and that might seem like much, but in this day and age it is! sadly.
My pleasure. Thanks for your response, too.
I have read most of the OT and some of the NT, and would love to talk about the works i like and those i don't, and why so - if that is of interest to you.