Aug 7, 2007

If (next of many If's)

If we'd taken control of the high orbitals in the 1970's (like we should have, and easily could have), we wouldn't have these problems today.

The original: Daniel O. Graham 's "High Frontier". Followers: search "Kinetic Kill Weapon" or read (almost) anything by "New York Times Best-selling" Science Fiction Authors David Weber and John Ringo.

Now why did I think of this?

"What kind of peace?"

"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace - - the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living -- the kind that enables man and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children - - not merely peace for Americans by peace for all men and women - - not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.

So, let us not be blind to our differences - - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal. "