Will history repeat?

Posted by $ TomB666 3 years, 6 months ago to Government
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I watched the 1960 election with some interest - I was still too young to vote but was intrigued by a Catholic running against the former VP. Word was out that the election was 'stolen' by Richard Daly, the Democratic mayor of Chicago who flipped IL. Looking back on how that turned out is instructive. JFK as we know won and then was assassinated and the VP, LBJ took over. LBJ was a great friend of the military-industrial complex Ike warned us about. He mobilized young men via the draft and escalated the conflict in Vietnam to a full blown war which was highly profitable for military suppliers such as Boeing and General Dynamics. Over 58,000 mostly young men who did not have the political connections to avoid the draft, died in that war. It appears that we now have another stolen election where in a apparently senile old man is elected with a fully Communist VP ready to take us to who knows where as soon as he is killed or declared incompetent. I hope it is not another long drawn out war with such tragic loss of life. (On personal note I am of the age of the people who were conscripted to die in that war. I 'voluntarily enlisted' to avoid being drafted and was very lucky in not being shot at. However I lost a couple of friends and a brother to that disaster.) Will history repeat?

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  • Posted by Ben_C 3 years, 6 months ago
    Trump - no. Biden - yes. Biden In October 2002, was one of 77 senators who gave President George W. Bush the authority to use force in Iraq. He will continue our presence in Afghanistan rather than pull us out of that hell hole. South Africa will likely be next to ensure the lithium sources for our electric cars,
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 6 months ago
    Southerners, who constitute 40% of the US armed forces, won't fight a war for Buy-den and Kamaliar. More likely they'll fight a war to assure a fair election.
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    Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years, 6 months ago
    I don't know if history will repeat or rhyme, but many of us who support Biden were in the streets protesting the invasion and occupation of Iraq. I can't imagine us abiding another similar war.
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