Tuesday, October 25, 2005
STAR WARSRonald Reagan
Now settle down geeks, this isn't about the movies. This is about the missile defense shield that was proposed during the Reagan years. I don't remember it, as I was too young, but in a sense it was to be a system of satellites, lasers and missiles that would have blown the hell out of any Commie attack on the U.S. Of course it didn't happen. Most people think it's because it would have cost way too much, in the billions of dollars, and because it was just impractical and dumb. But I have another theory. I think Star Wars worked. It was a ploy by the United States government to scare the Russians. They had no plans to ever do anything like this, but they made it seem that they could if they wanted to. The Russians knew there was no way they could have competed against something like this. They were already in the hole from spending so much money trying to up the arsenal that if there to even try go up against something like this they would be in serious trouble. Which in turn began the fall of the Soviet Union ending the cold war. Reagan was a damn genius. He was Master Yoda. Why did I bring this up? Because I was watching I Love The 80's 3D on VH1 and they were talking about it. Great show.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look.

1 comments:

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

I must confess, I love all the VH1 shows! Don't tell anybody!