"Ronald Reagan luck"
By Michael Moriarty
While all eyes would have been, or should have been, on the Olympicsthere's "hanky-panky" going on in the States (sex scandals … hmm, indeed!) and, well, "serious, neo-Soviet hanky-panky" going on with the Russian invasion of Georgia.
It all feels somewhat like this year's version of the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Berlin. Admittedly, Hitler didn't invade Czechoslovakia until three years after his Olympics.
The face of the 2008 Olympics varies from the sometimes disturbing, swarming and beehive-like orderliness of Beijing's opening ceremonies and then descends into the ominously goose-stepping precision of Red Chinese military flag-bearers. Initially the Olympics flag was born by adorably costumed children, but then handed-over to Red Chinese soldiers -- as if being a part of that provocative military style was the eventual fate for all Chinese children.
Then, of course, there's the frenzied triumph of Michael Phelps' victory cry, superimposed over the frozen agony in the face of Alicia Sacramone who faulted badly in gymnastics. While this continuingly manic-depressive cycle of Olympic competition hypnotizes the on-looking human race, scandalous personal and national behavior tries to hide itself behind the global distractions of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In the case of Russia's expansionist ambitions, there was just enough time for Vladimir Putin's army to swallow up Georgia before any nation, particularly the American government, had time to put together even an effective response.
President Bush, earlier during the Olympics, was … well … yes … "schmoozing" in the Olympic audience with Putin.
Take a closer look "into his eyes", Mr. President!
Just when the Free World is playing "hands-across-the-ping-pong-table" with the Red Chinese Giant, that other, formerly Communist and now neo-Soviet Russia is ready to re-instate the Cold War.
How much did -- and does -- China know of Russia's full, expansionist intentions?
Remember the Sino-Russian military games they shared together not so many years ago, when Putin had just come to power? Who might have been the real, "let's pretend" opponent of the Red Chinese and neo-Soviet Russian war games?
Meanwhile, the Tibetan protests and the growing world sympathy for them has China rather in the same predicament that America found itself in with Vietnam. The decades long, Chinese Communist repression of Tibet is approaching the memory of America's savage, but much briefer presence in Vietnam.
Putin's obvious and proven preference for an actual alliance with Red China has the two, increasingly totalitarian nations growing closer and closer together with militant Islamic nations: Russia with Iran and China with the Sudan.
If Russia, Red China and Islam are steadily becoming a 1940's "Axis", and 9/11 is this generation's version of Pearl Harbor … and this year's Olympics mirror those of 1936, events are somewhat in reverse order … but we're horrifyingly headed to another nuclear war.
As disturbing as the size of our enemy, is the depth to which the liberally Progressive Democratic Party is eager to represent America with appeasement.
"We are simply continuing FDR's policies … and, if you'll remember, it was he who led the Free World to victory … he and Harry Truman!"
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who pandered to Stalin and FDR's Vice President, Harry Truman, who watched the butcher Mao Tse Tung defeat the Nationalist Army of China.
"The loss of China was another Vietnam, Mr. Moriarty … an unavoidable victory of the Communists over a government that had been corrupted by the worst of Western values!"
"Don't try to ‘Hmmmm' us, sir … your warlike rhetoric is reminiscent of Barry Goldwater's!"
And Ronald Reagan's.
"No Republican will ever again be as lucky as Ronald Reagan was!"
If you love America at all … you'd better pray you're wrong … and if you think Ronald Reagan was nothing but lucky, then you'd better start praying for your own brand of "Ronald Reagan Luck".
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.