If You Want A Perfect World Get Rid Of The Hardliners

From the Taliban to the Iranian mullahs to Putin to Congressional hardliners like Senators David Perdue and Tom Cotton to the fanatical Trump base, these ego primitive hardliners all have one thing in common. They demand to have everything their own way while holding a permanent advantage. This is the worst of the negative tribal offset in action and the root of all conflict in the world.

Indeed, where it not for the world’s hardliners humanity would be living in a paradise on earth. Hairlines are always the ultra right within their own culture. They hate real democracy, change of any kind and cling on for dear life to vested interests. They are aggressive and destructive and mostly end up shooting themselves and the rest of us in the foot or much worse.

They are superstitious, anti science and anti-intellectual and boring beyond belief. They lie at the drop of a hat and live in their own alternate reality. In other words they are all variations of Donald J. Trump.

Now of course we can’t just get rid of the world’s hardliners simply because nature demands that good always be offset by evil — probability balance — as I see it. And so the world is doomed to limp along from conflict to conflict until the conflict of all conflicts — a nuclear holocaust — or some natural disaster bring down the final curtain on humanity — oh, happy day.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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