chris_gerrib (chris_gerrib) wrote,

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Three Things Make A Post

Like the label on the tin says:

Thing The First

Star Trek's "Genesis Trology" proved you don't need to have a plan. As somebody who committed trilogy by accident, I fully endorse this idea.

Thing The Second

Afghanistan Isn’t 1975 South Vietnam, It’s 1948 China. Basically, we "lost" China because Chiang Kai Shek’s Kuomintang (AKA Nationalist) Party did a shit job of governing. To paraphrase Dean Wormer, corrupt, greedy and incompetent is no way to run a government.

Ditto Afghanistan. In both countries, as George Marshall said of China, "A great deal must be done by the Chinese authorities themselves…nobody else can do it for them.” The key difference is that in China, some US policy-makers were honest about the situation. In Afghanistan we stuck our heads in the sand.

Thing The Third

Much ink has been spilled about why the job market is so tight. Since the extra Federal aid has ended, that can't be the cause. I agree with Robert Reich when he says "American Workers Are on Strike Over 'Low-Wage S*** Jobs."

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