‘Americans have a disease worse than AIDS’
Well, maybe not us. But, the people in office certainly do. And it's destroying our lives and the lives of our children.
Mikhail Gorbachev is generally regarded as the man who broke down the “iron curtain” that separated the communist world from the West and thawed the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Now, 15 years after a coup removed him from power and the Soviet Union dissolved, he has some stern words for the United States, whose relationship with Russia has soured lately.I would venture to say that it's terminal, if it's not surgically removed - and fast.
“We have made some mistakes,” he said, referring to recent attacks on Russia’s democracy. “So what! Please don’t put even more obstacles in our way. Do you really think you are smarter than we are?”
The former general secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party accused Americans of arrogance and trying to impose their way of life on other nations.
“Americans have a severe disease —- worse than AIDS. It’s called the winner’s complex,” he said. “You want an American-style democracy here. That will not work.”
The current administration and our incumbent Congress not only wants to rule the world - but they actually think that they can. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans are being driven off a cliff by these delusional madmen.
The former Soviet leader had severe criticism for two of the most important people in the Bush administration: Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. “They are just hawks protecting the interests of the military — shallow people,” he said.He's too kind. My own impression is that they are driven by pure, unmitigated evil.