The other day I heard a Fox “News” personality say that the world had better watch out because, …"there’s a new sheriff in town". Of course, he was proudly describing Pres. Trump’s ordering missiles into Syria to blow up stuff in response for Syrian Pres. Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons on his own people.
Suffice it to say that our President’s use of long distance bombing, especially without consulting neither members of Congress nor our allies, gives me flashback-headaches. I can recall several instances of our politicians using military strikes to deflect a multitude of various sins or foist an undeclared conflict upon us. In the end, perhaps many years later, we discovered that the supposed incident had never occurred.
Still, I do like the idea of a “new sheriff” patrolling the world and defending innocent people from degenerate and unmerciful evil in any form no matter from where it originates.
Gort was the real thing. His peace keeping ability was unmatched because he could melt weapons without causing injury to the violent perpetrator. Now, that is unique and very cool.
That kind of peace keeping has a multitude of uses. For instance, we could create a protective system that causes a rifle, shotgun, or handgun to misfire when someone attempts to use it in a school, retail store or public place. That would be great wouldn’t it?
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A clip from The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951.