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How important it is to be a little more modest ...

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It is believed that modesty decorates the person. But the French say that modesty is like underwear: you must have it, but you should not show it! That is, opinions on this issue differ quite strongly. But what about the states? Should they be shy? And if “yes”, in which specific cases?


Among all the indiscreet states of the world, the United States probably can claim the title of the “most immodest”. It is enough to listen to what her president is saying from the UN rostrum to make sure of this. However, he didn’t say anything new. Another president, Theodore Roosevelt, discussing B. Adams’s book “America’s Economic Excellence,” wrote in 1899: “I ... believe that we should take our place among the nations of the world.” And it is clear that he meant the place is far from secondary, which was confirmed after the end of the First World War. And he is also known for the fact that 2 of September 1901, at a fair in Minnesota, quoted the West African proverb: "Speak softly, but hold a big stick in your hands and you will go far." That is, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the thought that America needed to be “strong” and, relying on force, to act on the world stage in accordance with its interests, owned the minds of Americans.


The newspaper says: "Testing of two nuclear missiles agreed." It is with such innocuous messages that the big trouble most often begins!

However, not only Americans wanted to be "strong" and cause fear of their "big stick". In 1902, a textbook for cadet corps was published in Russia, in which it was so directly written: “Russia is not a commercial or industrial state, a military one is destined to become a thunderstorm of nations!” Yes, yes, do not be surprised, that’s how it is it was written, and in that spirit there was teaching there! And ... we note that this was just bad, because a strong army can only be in a country that is strong in its industry and trade. Actually, this was proven both by the Eastern (or Crimean War), and Russian-Turkish 1877-1878 years, which cost Russia tremendous human casualties, and all subsequent wars of the Russian Empire.

Well, what about the USA? All this time they got involved in armed conflicts in the most minimal way and ... developed industry and trade. At the same time skillfully earning on everything and everyone. For example, the United States did not recognize Soviet Russia for a very long time, up to the 1933 year, however, all the years preceding this event, they actively traded with us through Amtorg. Machines, tractors, horses, motors, automobiles were supplied, and in some indicators supply volumes were so large that they directly affected the position of certain branches of American industry. In fact, supplies to the USSR supported them in the 1929 crisis of the year in a most serious way, but “Country of Soviets” received factories, machines, equipment and much more!

Very many people know that in 1913 year, tsarist Russia overtook the United States in terms of economic development rates and it seemed that, if not for the war, then it was our country that entered the world economic leaders. However, it did not come out anyway, and it was the United States that, at the end of two world wars, as well as the results of the cold war, was at the very top of economic power. Developed economy, developed science, constant population growth due to controlled migration - what else is needed for world domination, isn't it? So, what kind of “modesty” can we talk about here? After all, in terms of the totality of indicators, this is indeed a leader, although, say, in Switzerland, “that” is higher, and in Norway, “this”. But after all, in general, these countries cannot be compared with the United States, are they? And, therefore, there is reason for pride!

But ... for some reason, there is always a certain “but” that prevents us from reaching the absolute in everything. And the matter here is not at all the astronomical debt of the United States, to which so many of us like to nod. Well, debt, and debt, it really doesn’t interfere with any of the Americans. Actually, completely different circumstances are important, primarily due to natural geographic factors, which, unlike the economy, a person is still unable to change.

Let's start with the fact that Americans should be more modest (we are, of course, first of all talking about politicians!), First of all, because no country in the world is in such a dire situation as the USA is in relation to ... the coming geological catastrophe! This is a possible eruption of Yellowstone Supervolcano with all the ensuing consequences. And the consequences, as calculations show, can indeed be the most catastrophic: hot lava spreading for hundreds of kilometers, hot gases, but the main thing is a fantastic amount of volcanic ash in volume, capable of covering almost the entire North American continent. Emitted gases and ash can well damage the ozone layer, and then what will happen? In addition to all other troubles, the level of radiation will also rise! And where will the Americans run from all this? In Liberia, as some American experts in the field of survival in extreme situations write about it, since serious financial investments are allegedly going there recently, roads, airports and ... underground shelters are being built. But ... even if the "leaders" are saved, then what will their "leadership" turn into after the disaster goes down? The “right of the strong” will triumph, and all sorts of stocks and contracts will go at the price of toilet paper!

Residents of the central regions of Eurasia will win, where the tectonic plate has a maximum thickness, and where volcanic eruptions and destructive earthquakes can be avoided. Speaking of earthquakes ... As if God didn’t have enough of the Yellowstone caldera, and in addition to it, it also provided the United States with the San Andreas tectonic fault. There, too, a devastating earthquake can happen, and it can be a trigger for Yellowstone, and vice versa. So it is quite possible that America very soon (and the data of geologists seem to confirm this!) Will shake very seriously, and in addition it will be filled with poisonous ash, which will make it virtually uninhabitable. And in these conditions, a certain portion of modesty would not hurt American leaders at all, and ... clearly why! Because the question of where to put the refugees from the once leading world power will arise very sharply. But there will be a lot of refugees, and who and where will they be resettled then? And after all, it’s necessary to think about it now, because it can “shy away” tomorrow.

However, another question is no less acute today: is it not possible for a person to accelerate all these dramatic events? And here we find ourselves in a rather strange position. For the time being, mankind is simply unable to prevent or even stop a catastrophe of such magnitude. But to call it, it can easily! Just one hit of a rocket with a penetrating nuclear warhead or into a zone of tectonic fault is enough (it seems that this event was even devoted to the movie "Superman" - this is a classic of the genre, but this is no less a good "hint" to all those who "work "), Or into the caldera of a sleeping volcano, in order to activate the forces of annihilation accumulated there. But you can apply and immediately two missiles. Immediately and there, and here, and then what happens in the end? Moreover, the Americans do not have a missile defense system covering precisely these areas and, consequently, it is easier to strike a blow at them!


Here he is Superman - a savior in red underwear over a leotard, which is no longer relevant today! And why is it that in the American cinema there are so many heroes endowed with supernormal abilities that come and save everyone? This is a certain complex of mass consciousness! But even he cannot “shut up” the caldera of the Yellowstone volcano!

And for this, even strategic missiles will not be needed. Anyone, at least the very same terrorists can place missiles, including cruise ones, in the territory of neighboring US Mexico, and so that no one will know about it. So what, what, and there is enough desert areas. And bribery of some customs official in a poor country for obtaining permission to import “certain cargoes” will not be a big problem either. Well, and then an unexpected launch-departure, flight over the territory of the USA at a low altitude, as a result of which these missiles will not even notice the radar, the “hill” in front of the target and ... now the beginning of the Apocalypse, about which you can speak as God's punishment comprehended "wicked America."

In conclusion, it should be said that all this is not a fantasy at all, but a real possible thing. It turns out that the most economically developed country in the world is at the same time the most vulnerable today, and it alone can be so easily and simply destroyed by the forces of nature and ... by those people who wanted to help them! And in these sad circumstances just too much arrogance can well play the role of a trigger!
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  1. Eragon
    Eragon 6 June 2016 06: 29
    +5
    I love to watch "horror films" and disaster films, but why print such tales on VO?
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    2. Kostyar
      Kostyar 6 June 2016 08: 24
      +1
      In conclusion, it should be said that all this is by no means a fantasy, but a really possible thing. It turns out that the most economically developed country in the world is today at the same time the most vulnerable, and only it can be so easily and simply destroyed by the forces of nature and ... by those people who wanted to help them!

      Yes, they show off like a prison "authority" who saw freedom only as a youngster .... !!! They do not understand Us, Russians, tolerate, tolerate, and one fine moment we will knock down with a shitty stick and F-Fsё !!!!
    3. castle
      castle 6 June 2016 09: 08
      -6
      Why are the Americans? You do not have your own enemies who plunder the Russian State? I am ashamed of you, I do not want to offend you.
      1. Eragon
        Eragon 6 June 2016 13: 11
        +8
        Quote: hrad
        You do not have your own enemies who plunder the Russian State?

        We have plenty of thieves. But they are not going to destroy 90% of the country's population. And the Americans and the British say this bluntly: 10% of the population (literally) is enough to service the extraction of mineral resources in Russia. There is a difference?
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 6 June 2016 13: 18
          -7
          Quote: Eragon
          And the Americans with the British state it bluntly: To service the extraction of mineral resources in Russia, 10% of the population is sufficient (not verbatim)

          It's a duck. Old and well-deserved. But still - a duck ..
          1. Cat man null
            Cat man null 6 June 2016 14: 13
            0
            Quote: Cat Man Null
            This is a duck. Old and well-deserved. But still - a duck ..

            - who sincerely believes that it is not so - please give a link to a source of information in the studio
            - "Thatcher and 15 million Russians" - do not offer .. because it
        2. AK64
          AK64 6 June 2016 18: 04
          -2
          We have plenty of thieves. But they are not going to destroy 90% of the country's population. And the Americans and the British say this bluntly: 10% of the population (literally) is enough to service the extraction of mineral resources in Russia. There is a difference?


          And who told you that the Americans are "going to destroy", and even "90%" of the country's population?
          Word of mouth?

          Such nonsense blurted out Margaret Thatcher - the monkey was not a great mind, frankly. But even she didn't say a word about "destruction".
      2. Arjuna
        Arjuna 7 June 2016 08: 07
        0
        Do not want, do not insult.
    4. g1v2
      g1v2 6 June 2016 14: 43
      +1
      "Very many people know that in 1913 tsarist Russia was ahead of the United States in terms of economic development and it seems that if it were not for the war, then it was our country that became the world economic leader."
      Neighing. laughing The pace of economic development testified only to one thing - that RI at that time was in a deep z-tse. If you have an apple and they gave you one more, you have a doubling of capital. If you have 100 apples and you were given 2 - you have a two percent increase. Moreover, in the second case, the real increase is twice as much. request
      And so it was at the beginning of the 20th century. The United States was in first place with a huge margin from Great Britain, which was second in almost all economic indicators. Germany reduced the gap from Britain. The Russian Empire sat in sixth place and neither second nor even third place shone for it in the next half century. I love these stories, like in the article - they are pretty fun. lol
    5. Oorfene Deuce
      Oorfene Deuce 6 June 2016 18: 05
      0
      Some kind of messy article ... I read it, thought it over, but it seemed to me somehow vaguely. The author complains about a geological catastrophe on the North American continent and that the human factor can accelerate it.
      Academician Sakharov at one time proposed a nuclear torpedo project, after which the entire east coast of the United States would simply be washed away ...
      The military were horrified ... We are not as bloodthirsty as scientists, they said.
      1. kalibr
        6 June 2016 18: 22
        0
        Yes, but more recently, the same military supported the same idea, which was what was at VO.
        Quote: Oorfene Deuce
        The military were horrified ... We are not as bloodthirsty as scientists, they said.

        By the way, this is not confirmed by anyone what they said on the sidelines!
  2. populist
    populist 6 June 2016 06: 53
    -1
    It is believed that modesty adorns a person.

    Who, and where, considers modesty to be the best human quality? belay
    Among all immodest states of the world

    Modesty in politics is absurd, if not worse. lol fool
    1. kalibr
      6 June 2016 07: 05
      +3
      So, judging by your words B. Abama, well done, what a few!
      1. populist
        populist 7 June 2016 00: 09
        +1
        kalibr
        So, judging by your words B. Abama, well done, what a few!

        Obama, of course, is the last bastard, but smart and skillful. sad
    2. EvgNik
      EvgNik 6 June 2016 07: 09
      +7
      Quote: populist
      Who, and where, considers modesty to be the best human quality?

      Quote: populist
      Modesty in politics is absurd, if not worse.

      Hmm, how everything is running. It is necessary to treat. Not the states - they are useless. You immodest you are ours.
      1. populist
        populist 7 June 2016 00: 20
        +1
        Hmm, how everything is running. It is necessary to treat. Not the states - they are useless. You immodest you are ours.

        Imagine, I have the same opinion, only regarding you. hi
        I didn’t receive answers to my questions (2) and statements (1). No.
  3. beer-youk
    beer-youk 6 June 2016 07: 00
    -6
    Quote: populist
    Who, and where, considers modesty to be the best human quality?


    Modesty is a sign of incompetence.
    1. kalibr
      6 June 2016 07: 04
      +3
      Did you just read the first sentence?
    2. An60
      An60 6 June 2016 07: 15
      +7
      And arrogance is a sign of professionalism ??
    3. EvgNik
      EvgNik 6 June 2016 08: 50
      +6
      Quote: beer-youk
      Modesty is a sign of incompetence.

      This is something new. The classics have not seen this. Probably all were immodest, or incompetent. One of two things.
      1. a housewife
        a housewife 6 June 2016 15: 25
        +4
        Modesty, like arrogance, is not noticed by the person himself, this is his natural state. About the state of all this can not be said. And as for the successful states ... It's still about people. One works all his life. Another was a successful robber, then a successful businessman, now a successful oligarch. And looks down on the worker. Which he himself robs.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 June 2016 07: 21
    +2
    He who knows how to read between the lines understood everything, and let the rest compete in wit. hi
  5. ovod84
    ovod84 6 June 2016 07: 21
    +3
    The United States is losing its influence and it is felt in the East already, I think soon a big mess will begin or the United States will become a regional power.
  6. cap
    cap 6 June 2016 07: 57
    +5
    Anyone, even the very same terrorists, can deploy missiles, including cruise missiles, in the territory of Mexico, neighboring the United States, and so that no one will know about it. Already something, but there are enough desert areas there. And bribing a customs official in a poor country to obtain a permit to import “certain goods” will not be a big problem either. Well, and then an unexpected launch-launch, a flight over the territory of the USA at a low altitude, as a result of which these missiles will not even notice the “hill” in front of the target and ... this is the beginning of the Apocalypse, which can be talked about as God's punishment, that befell "wicked America."
  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus 6 June 2016 08: 12
    0
    Oh, and remember how passionately over ... dreamed about stopping the Gulf Stream?
    A bunch of articles about the fact that Europe will not survive the next winter.
    So that about this volcano is nothing more than a dream.
  8. nazar_0753
    nazar_0753 6 June 2016 08: 46
    +3
    Even if geologists confirm an imminent eruption, I would not hope too much for it. They operate with such time periods that for them "very soon" is a concept stretchable up to several thousand years laughing
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 6 June 2016 08: 59
      +3
      Quote: nazar_0753
      They operate with such time periods that for them "very soon" is a concept stretchable up to several thousand years

      But is it possible to hope?
      1. nazar_0753
        nazar_0753 6 June 2016 09: 13
        +3
        Quote: EvgNik

        But is it possible to hope?

        One can hope, but one should not seriously count on this. As always: hope for the best, get ready for the worst hi
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 6 June 2016 09: 03
    0
    Many people know that in 1913, tsarist Russia overtook the United States in terms of economic development and, if not for war, it was our country that became the world economic leader. ..What .. in the USA, an iron horse came to replace a farm horse, and in Russia .. a peasant horse didn’t even want to give way to an iron horse .. And of course it would, if it weren’t for a war .. would become world leaders .. riding a war horse ...
    And according to the article, the USA cannot expand the Universe indefinitely .. Yes, and even recently, British scientists have found that the Universe tends to narrow ..
  10. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 6 June 2016 09: 10
    +1
    Terrorugs have already written a guide to action ... laughing

    "... And where will the Americans flee from all this? ... But there will be a lot of refugees, and who and where will settle them then? ..."
    Gamers and we could take a little white population to Russia to work on plantations, mines, on canal construction and other geostrategic projects ... Essno, only after careful selection. The favorites. I think they will be more effective than Tajiks, etc.
  11. pavelty
    pavelty 6 June 2016 12: 01
    +2
    Should Washington be destroyed?)
  12. a housewife
    a housewife 6 June 2016 15: 30
    +2
    It cannot be that so many people seriously wish such a catastrophe with a volcano and a fault. Earth - it is one for all. You saw when the porch explodes and collapses. The whole house is already unusable.
  13. Lens
    Lens 6 June 2016 17: 34
    +2
    In my article, in my opinion, there is too much IF ... The well-known IMMEDIATE proverb about a grandmother, who if they had ... begs you, you know. The famous but forgotten Russian maybe!
  14. gladcu2
    gladcu2 6 June 2016 17: 51
    +2
    By the way about this volcano.

    If suddenly begins to pour ash. It can really bang a dozen atomic charges in this place to relieve pressure.

    Look and the ashes will cease to pour. The pressure will drop, and the ashes will settle locally.

    A good idea, the author suggested.
    1. AK64
      AK64 6 June 2016 18: 10
      +2
      A good idea, the author suggested.


      Can jerk off ...

      Ashes - a trifle: let yourself pour
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 6 June 2016 20: 41
        +1
        AK-64

        I mean, if the volcano starts already, then it is possible to loosen the soil around with charges, in order to weaken the internal pressure in the volcano. It is understood that with the help of nuclear weapons.

        And the area around is deserted.

        This is a way to control the effects of an eruption.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 7 June 2016 12: 28
          0
          Yes, there were such proposals. The Japanese seemed to be counting. But there are reservations and this topic is not forced.
          Nature itself, the planet Earth with this volcano reminds of "modesty". They are plastic blanks coffins there. ALREADY.
          The USA will not even know about the advice of Vyacheslav Olegovich. Here the cyclone has gone and the tornado is approaching, but no "modesty"
          It would be better for them to shut up for all their criminal intentions and sit quietly.
          Which have not be avoided.
  15. AK64
    AK64 6 June 2016 18: 09
    +1
    I did not understand what the author wanted to say ....

    Yellowstone threatens amers? So Yellowstone is such a cripple that Penza will get to the very best.
    In addition, only a journalist, philologist or historian can talk about the initiation of a volcano with a self-made cruise missile.