Puzzling Inconsistency of the President Towards Retro Technology
Last night during the debate, President Obama countered one of Mitt Romney’s criticisms of him by saying
“Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed,” Obama said, after Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed the president for, he said, overseeing a Navy that is smaller than at any time since 1917.
We would be remiss if we did not note in passing the President’s curious approach, on a planet with 70% water cover, of placing modern ships in the same category – “Obsolete” – as bayonets.
But my main question is to request clarification about the standards by which to distinguish good retro technology from bad. The President looks down at bayonets and horses as obsolete but is a strong proponent of a centuries old technology for generating energy.
Can someone please supply the criteria by which bayonets are bad but windmills are wonderful?