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30 years ago today, Ronald Reagan courageously predicted the demise of Comm

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by stsai465, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. stsai465

    stsai465

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    I offer to you this contrast of what we had then and what we have now...
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012...sly-predicted-demise-communism/#ixzz1xDi2lt6g

    What do we have today? "Wait until I'm reelected; I'll be able to be more flexible then..." type grovelling from our current POTUS.
     
  2. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I sure miss the good ol' days.
     

  3. maxsnafu

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    Little did he know that it would soon morph into cultural Marxism that would infect and fatally degrade the nation, indeed the entire Western world. One need look no farther than that bastion of conservative thought GTPI. Take note of the frequent and promiscuous accusations of racism and you'll see how entrenched and pervasive cultural Marxist "thought" is.
     
  4. callihan_44

    callihan_44 INFIDEL

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    after you listen to some of reagan's speeches makes wonder how we've ended up in the insanity that is today:dunno:
     
  5. Dexters

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    He was right about the demise of communism in the USSR.

    He missed the rise of communism in the USA.
     
  6. countrygun

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    The "cultural Marxism" was in this Country long before Reagan's presidency. In fact, if you want to learn something, take a look at the things he said about why he left the Democratic Party.
     
  7. The Maggy

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    Marxism-Leninism was left on the ash-heap of history? When did this happen?
     
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    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Repeatedly...

    ...But it keeps rising from the ashes.....:upeyes:

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  9. The Maggy

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    Hasn't the PCP been the ruling power in China for like 100 years now?

    Reagan may have predicted the demise of the USSR; but Communism is still going quiet strong.
     
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    juggy4711 Nimrod Son

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    Reagan talked a good game unfortunately he was just another step to the left. Though it would be entertaining to have a president as well spoken and clever off the cuff.
     
  11. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    If our beliefs are correct, the USSR was doomed to implode ANYWAY. If so, the treasure spent in the cold war was wasted.
     
  12. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    How much longer would it have taken for the USSR to implode, if they didn't have to try to keep up with us in the battles in other countries, and the arms race.

    I don't know either, but I'd guess "a significant bit" longer.
     
  13. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Ronald Reagan saw the USSR hurtling toward a cliff like Thelma and Louise holding hands and calling it quits. He took credit for the inevitable.

    Did the threat of Star Wars defense technology hasten their demise? Perhaps, but it only rewound the movie a few frames.
     
  14. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    The cold war was about a lot more than missile defense. It wasn't always cold either.

    All in all, communism being the bad thing that it was, it was reasonable to oppose it's expansion.

    The past is the past. We'll have to live with it.
     
  15. maxsnafu

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    The point is while Reagan was battling economic Marxism, cultural Marxism was metastasizing.
     
  16. countrygun

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    That is about like saying,

    "the fire would have burned itself out, you didn't need to go and call the Fire Department":upeyes:
     
  17. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    So is communism a viable economic system?
     
  18. countrygun

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    So the Isalmic Caliphate is an idea that can't work and we should not do anything to resist it either?
     
  19. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Actually, yes, if you stick to it. On paper, it's almost a perfect system. But it fails to take into account, human nature. People want, those in power get, those not in power, don't. The inequality leads to bad morale for the masses. Eventually, the peasants are at the gates with torches and pitchforks.
     
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    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I don't think he was going quite that far....