Every war has casualties. It is certainly one reason we should avoid them. People are wounded maimed and killed. Beyond that, there is usually a great deal of damage. After WWII, there was a lot of rebuilding that had to be done, on both sides. London certainly had its share of damage. Two or three cities in Germany were leveled by bombing. Then, of course there was Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two cities were virtually rubble after the atomic bombs were dropped on them.
I am not writing to say anything pro or con on using the bomb, though I do believe it the proper decision. There was a decision by the Japanese Emperor to gain control over the Pacific and it was decided by Hitler to gain control over Europe. It is how the war started. It is indisputable. Had we not defended ourselves, we in this country would be speaking either Japanese or German, possibly both. Our country might have been split down the middle.
Almost immediately after WWII came to an end, another war started, the so-called Cold War. It was called The Cold War because the enemies did not attack each other. Instead, we just threatened each other. To be sure, there were some hot spots in The Cold War. People died in Korea. Who truly knows how many died in Vietnam and the surrounding countries? Lives were lost in Poland and Hungary. Others were imprisoned. Though the Soviets did their fighting from behind surrogates, the motives were the same as the leaders of Japan and Germany, world dominance.
The Soviets went after Europe and China went after the Pacific. They each had a doctrine in hand promising world peace, of course, under their control. They promised a world where there would be no rich and no poor. The phrase they liked to use was “From each according to his ability to each according to his need.” Oddly, there have been a number of people who attributed the saying to the Bible. It’s not there. I know. I have read the Bible cover to cover many times.
I guess I am getting off subject a little. After all, my subject is supposed to be the casualties of war. …and for a cold war, there were many casualties. Perhaps the biggest casualty is FREEDOM. The commies took over China, for the good of the people. I don’t see much freedom in China, though the commies have had control in China almost since WWII. As for equality, there isn’t much of that. Well, let’s put it this way. The leaders have more equality than everyone else. The same might be said about the Soviets. While the USSR might have fallen, it’s still the same leadership and their goals are the same. Not much freedom in Russia either, no matter what the country is called.
As for the commies, they are still very active. To be sure, the US suffered many casualties, that is, besides those that fell on the battlefield. The fact is that the communists have taken over our colleges, our news media (almost completely), Hollywood (entertainment), as well as several other institutions. They have infiltrated our government and our legal system. If we don’t have 4 judges on The Supreme Court that aren’t communists, they are close to it. They certainly enforce communist ideas, including atheism. The lower courts are full of such judges too. More important, had President Trump not won the last election, it would be five commies instead of four. …and, by the way, they have even infiltrated the churches. Those churches that refuse to accept communist ideas are pressed to make inappropriate changes to their Christian doctrines, regardless of what is taught in the Bible.
It is all being sold under the guise of being politically correct, same as communist. If you truly know the communist doctrines and you compare the two, you will have to agree with me. Moreover, it is the purpose of the communist to divide in order to takeover. If you think it over, you will realize it is also the purpose of the democrats.
As I look over the country as it is today, I wonder if it is too late to stop the communists. Each day I see control of another small aspect of our country taken from us. For a while, I thought maybe President Trump will be able to pull us out, but now I don’t know. He is being assaulted from every direction. I don’t know how much longer he will be able to stand up to them, when even the RINOs refuse to support him.
The fact is that if we don’t stop the communists, the country will degrade to examples of Mexico or Russia… or China. Is that really what we want? Do we really want a nation that pollutes the air like China? Do we want a nation with the freedoms of Russia? Is it really such a good idea to starve as those who live in communist countries?
The Democrats like to use a term, compromise. I have a different name for it, giving up land. Each time there is a compromise, we give up a little land. After a while, we don’t have any land left. …or anything else for that matter.
I’m 70. I won’t live here much longer. It won’t be my problem. If you ignore the commies, it will be yours.