ISIS has a problem and it’s not what you think. They aren’t being sought out and destroyed with extreme prejudice. They aren’t being adulated by the world as some almighty threat that needs intense scrutiny and attention. They’ve been marginalized and given dirty looks. Ladies and Gentlemen, they have an inferiority complex and we gave it to them. They want to be treated like a dangerous world power. They want the respect a recognized state would receive when pulling such villainous shenanigans. They want war, but they just get a talking to and lots of inaction. I think we should give them the satisfaction of getting what they want. Face it, they’re not going to stop. You know how they are. And all these stern denouncements on TV are just firing them up. I can hear them now. For all intents and purposes, Pinky and the Brain are ISIS:
“How many did we kill, Pinky?”
“reports say about 45 right now, Brain”
“What have the Americans said?”
“Stop doing that”
WWPATBD? An acronym for what would Pinky and the Brain do. The same thing they always do, try again tomorrow. The motivation doesn’t go away and is hardly weakened by world efforts to quash the persistent acts of war waged on the universe. I’m not mistaken, give them space ships and they will attack aliens. They are the frustrated bunch and you’d think we (USA) would be. But there is seemingly nothing they can do that will make us spring into action like the super power we are… or at least used to be. Perhaps one day soon we won’t take their shit anymore. We don’t even hurt them in any way. In fact, we help them by meddling with the power structure of other nations that have in the past helped to check these militant groups and prevented them from spreading like wildfire. They fight on, we move our military further away from them. It’s actual insanity. We have a few choices and the sooner the US figures it out, the better. We either fight them here or we fight them there. We either bounce around the world cleaning up after they inflict mass casualties or we wipe them out, immediately. I’d pick the proactive route. Currently, we do nothing. You can impose sanctions on an unrecognized state, but they won’t recognize them. They are not a conventional organization so why do we consider conventional methods of dealing with them? It’s wobbly moral ground we stand on, not wanting to attack them for fear of the innocents. What are the people they attack? Guilty of living? I could go on and on about how we’ve perpetuated their existence and extended their longevity but that would take ages. The problem right now is that we are not giving them the attention they crave and deserve. They need our military’s attention in a bad way and I say we give it to them.
The latest and greatest buzz is about the tried and true electoral college and how it no longer fits the needs of this glamorous nation. Well, before the 2016 election that wasn’t the case but this particular election showed us how flawed a system it really is. To some. People are crying for it’s dissolve, in effect insisting that the feelings and beliefs of New Yorkers and Californians far outweigh those of the rest of America. We should be using the popular vote to elect our president, right? How do we quiet this babble. How can people be convinced that the system created by our founding fathers is a necessary one? It’s tough because they are box thinkers. Might have to show them. Kind of like how they’d love to filibuster Trump’s cabinet and judicial nominees but they can’t because at one time it was favorable for them to restrict that power. Now the rules need a vote to be changed, a vote they can’t win because the democrats do not and can not control anything at the moment…most especially, themselves. When the law is weakened, people suffer. When rules change, it’s hard to change them back. People love it when the non-application of the law or constitution benefits them, but they will be the first to point at the rulebook and hold up the constitution when they feel wronged. So get rid of the electoral college, let’s pretend it’s gone. Now what? Now let’s switch the numbers around. GOP registered voters skyrockets (which I think will happen in real life)… When the left loses ONE election by the popular vote they will call for the re-establishment of the electoral college. They will all of the sudden be constitutionalists. It’s mercenary politics that they play and it’s by that game that they defeat themselves. I’m not complaining. They can live in a fantasy world if they want to, they simply should not be surprised that we remain unlike them in that we do not dream in crayon.