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Forum Post: Soviet Union did not become peaceniks, they went broke

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 7, 2015, 8:13 p.m. EST by windyacres (1197)
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Ron Paul was interviewed and the title is a paraphrase of what he said. The arms race was over because the USA had won! The Soviet Union was broken up and the race was over.

The Soviet Union decide not to continue the arms race because the USA had clearly won. Business deals became the opiate of the masses of the people of the Soviet Union, because they included conditions me and millions of Americans are feeling now. Ron Paul was predicting we would go broke partly because of our defense budget.

After WWII, control of the skies was recognized as the ultimate military goal. Cyber war is significant, but need satellites.

If only we could trust our military, bypass politicians, but because the military agree, we can choose a better way, we alter things. The military immediately agrees to transparency that will not always be decided by "national security", secret decisions.The military should submit to Humanity, and we love one another, then handle the grey areas calmly.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The soviet union was a dictatorship same as the current Russia is - the same as the past U.S.S.R was. The people were all for a socialist civilization - but those who grabbed power were not.

[-] 2 points by windyacres (1197) 2 years ago

The only reason any specific drone is not being mass produced is because innovation would make it obsolete so soon.The ability to make nukes and communications obsolete gives the ability to choose Equality, Justice, and especially LOVE one another. A world with fewer losers, less suffering, and closer to spirit. Choose!!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Here ya go - join in:

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