I Am Become America; the Destroyer of Dreams

Or not, what will we choose?

In 1903 this happened

First_flight2

Those bicycle mechanics from Ohio flew about half the wingspan of a 747, and changed the world, forever.

66 years later, yesterday we, America, did this.

moonlanding

Later on, we left a car, like this:

That’s a good summary of my America

But 24 years to the day before that flag went up, a man, in Alamogordo, NM said this:

I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.

He had just watched this

But, you know, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer was wrong, at least so-far. The nuclear weapons program has not destroyed any worlds, in fact its very first result was to save at least two million casualties, half of them Japanese, it then went on to help prevent war between the US and USSR.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

And thus America’s course through the stormy 20th century.

But you know, yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the day we landed on the moon. Other than the internet, what have we accomplished since?

Maybe this is why.

Think about it.

This is more like America

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2 Responses to I Am Become America; the Destroyer of Dreams

  1. the unit says:

    I remember all but, well the Wright Bros. All the rest I do. Why I couldn’t figure out Hillary’s book years ago…I’m embarrassed to think about. Same message from Obama now…you didn’t build that open sewer ditch through your village by yourself.
    We shall, we shall overcome…surely.

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    • NEO says:

      We shall, because we must. And because we remember a better America!

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