Probe with bayonets. If you encounter mush, proceed; if you encounter steel, withdraw
~Nixon quoting Lenin
Perceived weakness often results in subjugation. Corporatists in this country have spent six years, aided by a prejudiced and uninformed constituency, undermining our current administration. Never in history has any president been so maligned, especially given that his policies align with a former, highly revered opposition president. A world view of our current political climate could be seen as a civil war in the making, or, at the very least, a country led by a president no one will support.
The maniacal leader of the Russian Federation seems to be embracing this perception. Cold war tactics such as undermining neighboring countries and territory seizure have already happened. The sabre rattling is deafening as nations struggle to contain this quasi reinvention of the Soviet Union. “Probe with bayonets..” seems to be the credo for this expansion strategy. Of course, corporatists love war. War is profit on both ends. While, for the rest of us, it will result in the loss of many young people…on both ends.