by Spike72AFA – USAF Maj Gen (Ret)
During the bad old days of the cold war, pundits suggested that the West should never fight China because its population was so large they could march ten abreast into the Pacific Ocean, and would never run out of people who could fight.
I wasn’t worried about that because I knew the West could develop technologies which could overcome the pressure of sheer manpower. However, today we face a foe who we may not be able to defeat. And that foe is not a foreign power. It is something which we have created within our own borders.
For as long as I remember, I was taught to follow the rules.
In school, this was extended beyond personal actions to an understanding that government was the physical manifestation of the formal rules which society used, if I might borrow a phrase, to “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, etc.”