Winning the war, losing the peace ramblings and rumblings dolor lumbar agudo

If you think about it, in every fairy tale where they all “lived happily ever after,” that’s not really true. Someone who was happy with the status quo at the beginning of the story, wouldn’t have been happy with the upending of the status quo radiografia de columna lumbosacra dieta. I don’t care if it was the wicked stepmother. She had feelings too.

I mention this because there’s an unfortunate truth in the history of human warfare. Without regard to the justification (or lack thereof) of the reasons behind the war, and without getting into a debate about what makes for a “just war”, there are bound to be lingering resentments long after the final shots are fired. It’s just a question of what happens next.

The most clearcut example of this is the Treaty of Versailles, which formalized the end of World War I.


Without going into hernia discal lumbar ejercicios prohibidos all of the details of the treaty, one major aspect of it, was effectively blaming Germany for the destruction and devastation of the war, and naming Germany as responsible for the costs of reconstruction.

I’m sure at the time, it seemed like a reasonable idea. Nobody could have foreseen the stock market crash a little over a decade later. Germany’s economy, already hobbled by the costs it took preparacion para radiografia de columna lumbosacra on from the war, was devastated. This, in turn, created the conditions that enabled Hitler to rise to power, and begin World War II.

I mention this because I’ve been trying to pinpoint the resentments that seem to be infecting American discourse today. And I’m thinking that there are three American wars where the peace left behind some resentments that have been percolating pretty much ever since the war ended.

In chronological order as the wars happened, I’m thinking that they’re the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, and World War II. It might seem strange to point to two wars where the Americans actually emerged victorious, and a third that effectively reunited a fractured nation as having birthed this resentment, but it sure does seem that way.

By just about any standard we can apply to it, the Mexican-American War never should have happened. It was a monument what can only be thought of as nationalism on the part of America, the desire to expand our borders all escoliosis lumbar ejercicios the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, without regard to whom we might have hurt in the process. It started when the state of Texas seceded from Mexico and culminated in a bloody conflagration that ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in which, for all intents and purposes, half of the land that previously belonged to Mexico, was ceded to the United States. With the exception of the area south of the Snake River in what is now Ariona and New Mexico (which we bought peaceably from Mexico in 1853), it completed what we know as the southwest corner of the continental United States.

It should not, then escoliosis lumbar de convexidad derecha, be a surprise that there has long been an undercurrent of resentment, anger, and fear of people crossing the newly defined border between the US and Mexico, especially as the respective economies of the two countries have diverged.

I should note that if there’s any problem with immigration into the US from Central American nations, it’s not the accusation of them taking American jobs, it’s the easy potential for them to be treated unfairly by the people who do employ them. They’re willing to work for estenosis lumbar tratamiento less money because they don’t need as much money where they came from, and the conditions in which they are forced to work and live tend to be less-than-ideal. And they know that if they complain about it, there are probably others coming from Central America who would be willing to do the same without complaint.

Let’s shift gears to the US Civil War. I’ve written before about contractura lumbar izquierda the Civil War, and although I am certainly not a fan of the bloodshed we had to endure over something as obvious as ending slavery, I understand its necessity. I maintain that we should be embarrassed that it was necessary to go to war to do it.

Believe it or not, I think the Bible is a good example of how the any post-bellum peace should be handled. Take Leviticus 19:28, which expressly bans the practice of getting a tattoo. Why should this matter, even back in the Iron Age? What I do with my body to make it look a certain way is certainly my own prerogative, especially considering that Genesis escoliosis izquierda 17:10 prescribes a different kind of body alteration in the form of circumcision.

The answer, if it wasn’t already obvious by my choosing to contrast these two passages is that they both can be used to identify membership in a larger group of people. Being circumcised indicates membership in one group, while being tattooed indicates membership in a different group. If you want to subjugate a group that you’ve conquered in battle, you escoliosis sintomas tell them they have to relinquish the mechanisms that group put on its members to distinguish themselves.

That was the mistake of the post-Civil War reconstruction: allowing the south to maintain their own racist identity. To not burn every piece of evidence that the confederate battle flag even existed. The southern states should never have been allowed to adopt Jim Crow laws, to enshrine “separate but equal” as a policy, or bring Plessy v Ferguson to the Supreme Court. The KKK should have been mocked relentlessly, not idealized. It should not have taken a century to finish the job on the legal front.

(Side note about the Plessy case: the sum and substance of this ruling was that there was no historical precedent for claiming “separate but equal” was a bad idea, so have at it. That’s absolutely true, but it absolutely ignored the completely racist intent of the policy in the first place. If the best part estenosis lumbar sintomas of your argument is “it’s never been done before, so why not?” you really need to look at your motivations for doing so…)

In the fifty years that began with the Spanish American War, the United States slowly came into being as a major player on the world stage. This is partially a result of the amount of land we now had, and the resources at our disposal. And it’s partially a consequence of changing dynamics within the world. Where previously, America might dolor lumbar derecho causas have been little more than a good trading partner trying to establish itself in the world, the US now had enough muscle to flex to influence world policy.

Given the US’s longstanding distrust of foreigners (which I hinted at above), surely some people felt uneasy about America being a leader in this realm, but whether we wanted to or not, it happened. Depending upon who you ask, either we stepped forward or everyone else who might have wanted to, stepped back.

I may have been mistaken in my April, 2016 blog entry about the phrase “Make America Great Again”. As I wrote that entry, I had been acting on the assumption that what Donald Trump meant at the time, was a return to what life was like when he was a young man in the 1950s and 1960s. If he’s talking about pulling dolor lumbar causas emocionales out of NATO, perhaps me means pre-World War II and maybe even pre-Spanish American War. It does not appear as though he wishes America to be an international leader in thought and action.

I don’t have a sense of how widespread this view is, but much like the anti-diversity movements that surely followed the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, it clearly thinks that if you’re not white, male dolor cadera izquierda y zona lumbar, and protestant, you’re not worthy of becoming an American.

Before Donald Trump decided to run for president, he represented the people who resented the success of a black man rising to the presidency, and they undoubtedly found churches that enabled that resentment. That resentment was born of ignorance and is creating a lot of discord and strife.