2020 Has Demonstrated One Thing
By Ron Munden — 01/04/2021
COVID-19 has demonstrated one thing — the United States cannot win a war against an adversary — be it a nation or a virus.
This country’s response Covid has been a complete failure. We have more cases and deaths even though other countries have bigger populations and less resources.
We can say that this is because of poor leadership by President Trump. While Trump contributed to the failure, he is not the big reason for the failure.
We have met the enemy and it is us — the American people.
Thank God – World War II was fought by America’s greatest generation. If my generations and the following generations had been responsible for winning WWII, we would be speaking German today.
COVID demonstrated that today the American people can’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag.
While the US military is still the best military in the world, that is less than 10% of the country’s population. Health care workers have done their job but that is less than 20% of the population. The rest of us, the majority of the country, have demonstrated we are unfit for duty.
Our COVID failure points out our county’s critical weaknesses:
Lack of Leadership – Trump said he was a war-time president but he did not manage the COVID problem like you would manage a war. The old saying goes: Lead, follow or get out of the way. Trump just layed down across the road and went to sleep.
While this was a problem. A much bigger problem is the attitude of the American people.
To win a war you must be united. During WWII Americans were united. Our parents demonstrated character and discipline. There was a spirit of shared sacrifice.
Today the United States is at war with itself. Both political parties put party above country. Both parties would rather fight to the death against each other party rather than do something good for the country.
Today rural America is in a war with metropolitan America.
The hatred of Americans for Americans has never been more intense since the Civil War.
Sadly the pandemic has shown the United States is a nation in decline. The US is on a trajectory to take it from the World Superpower to the newest banana republic.
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