The Revolutionary War was 'unnecessary'
Brilliant. Genius. Savant. Being from a higher plane of existence. Saint.
All of these things Carter is not.
But really, let's examine this quote for just a second. Let it soak into your brain palate for a moment until it gives your operating system the blue screen of death.
The revolutionary war was unneccesary because the British were misled into war? The depth of Carter's insight underwhelms me. Might as well say all of history should be interpreted in light of your present political opposition to Bush.
CARTER: Well, one parallel is that the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we‘ve fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.
I think in many ways the British were very misled in going to war against America and in trying to enforce their will on people who were quite different from them at the time. msnbc.com
Did anyone else get the fact that: "we would have been a free country now"? If only... if only... "we would have gotten our independence in a non-violent way." This is a mind blower. Am I cracked or is Carter saying that America is somehow less free, or less of something because we achieved our independence through violence?
There is so much wrong in these few paragraphs that it boggles the mind.