20 years ago it would have been unimaginable that shooting enthusiasts would buy so much of our ammunition from former communist countries and that the 7.62 x 39 round would gain wide acceptance here.
Eveen 10 years ago it would have been unimaginable that we would elect a communist to the white house and over half of americans would be ok with that.
So. Why did we waste out time, effort, blood and treasure fighting the cold war? Sure, the Eastern block is free now but history argues that they were going to be anyway. And then we accepted communism anyway. Well, technically it is closer to fascism. Either way the state controlls everything. The only difference is that in the later the state lets you own the means of prodction as long as you use it the way they tell you to.
Will we need 70 years to learn our lessons? Or will it take longer because there is so much more to loot?