Notice: This essay contains no disparaging remarks about China…

I’m just kidding — of course there are some in there!

Remember that time the American Navy intercepted the Japanese navy at Midway? And they wrecked it so bad the Japanese commander felt his guts were better off on the ship’s deck he retreated until his own flagship was bombed right out from under him by Jimmy Thach and his hard-haytin’ posse of aviators? YEAH — me too; I remember that!

Oh, but that was a really long time ago back during WWII, the last war America was ever able to fight successfully. Since then the country has been pouring sons into a wood chipper over a bunch of wishy-washy, ill-defined, ill-dedicated flailing actions that have amounted to Jonathan-diddly-squat.