Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Comic: Maybe Americans Should Study History Better?

I was reading a bit about the end of the Roman Empire, and it eerily struck me as being similar to contemporary America:  government bloat, higher taxes, military adventurism, inflation, and so on.  One could just change the names to Trump, Biden, and other recent American political leaders as well as a few other details, and the history lesson would be complete as a description of our current situation, which was a bit depressing.  One would hope we would have learned better and avoid the mistakes of the past, but, no, we keep on doing the same dumb stuff.  Different dumb stuff would be refreshing if still dumb.  One doesn't need to even go back that far.  The current waste of money and, more important, lives, that is the Russia-Ukraine war struck me as very similar to the Vietnam experience as far as America's involvement is concerned.  One could make an argument that one only need go back to the Iraq misadventure or the Afghanistan debacle, but the creeping nature of our involvement in Ukraine reminds me more of how we got more deeply involved in Vietnam when we would have been wise to steer clear.  The result is this cartoon.  To read the comic, I suggest clicking on the image and making it full screen.  You could also download it after you click on it for the primo view, I suppose. 

Well, that was depressing, so if you need some fun now, then read my latest novel:  Fast Guy Slows Down!

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