A monument is the most wasteful thing you can do with public property. You can’t use the land for anything, The land is tied up forever. After a few decades, the people who find it meaningful die or lose interest.

Any monument from the 1960s is a stylistic embarrassment. That is the fate of all monuments.

Go look at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC Canada. It is littered with monuments that are meaningless to any living person. I suspect any other large city park would be the same way.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)

Refighting the Korean War

The Americans fought the Chinese to a stalemate in Korea. Later the Chinese/Viet Namese defeated them in Viet Nam. How would they do today? China has acquired massive manufacturing capability. The USA has shed its factories. The USA is $14 trillion. The Chinese own much of that debt. The American success in WWII (World War II) came because Roosevelt was able to rapidly commandeer America’s manufacturing industries for the war effort. The USA can’t even prevail in wars against unfunded and unarmed resistance such as in Afghanistan and Iraq. Americans have a bloated opinion of their military might. They are in a position much like Britain in its sunset years, dreaming of empires long gone.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)

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