The Cold War was the period when the free western world, led by the US, was in a deep conflict with the Communist world, led by the USSR. It never broke out into open war between the superpowers, that is why it was called “cold”. It did result in much fighting behind the scenes and through surrogates so it was called a war.
One reason that many don’t believe in it is because the Progressives who control the media, education and the Democrat Party have made it a practice of deception and distraction. Mona Charen in her book Useful Idiots addresses this issue. In her discussion she makes this comment:
“The Democrats in Congress did not believe in fighting, far less winning the Cold War. Scarred by Vietnam (for all the wrong reasons) and tolerant of Third World flirtations with communism, they believed above all in one thing: arms control. It was the sheer ownership of weapons, they argued, that endangered the peace of the world. Wars, they believed, could not be avoided when nations engaged in ‘arms races.’” p. 122What struck me in this is that the logic of the left never changes. They felt like the reason for war was weapons. If we want to avoid war then we should disarm because the only reason that Germany invaded France, The Soviet Union invaded Poland, Japan invaded China, the Huns invaded Europe, the Aztec attacked the Maya, etc was that the countries invaded had weapons and these noble nations were afraid.
Once a useful idiot, always a useful idiot, it seems. They have carried this thinking over into the issue of the Second Amendment. They believe the answer to crime and violence is to disarm the law abiding citizens. The problem is not failing schools, belief in entitlements, the war on Christianity, sympathetic judges and pornographic television. The problem is too many guns.
To be continued....
Charen, Mona. Useful Idiots. Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2004.
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