Of Britain’s commonsense, and the madness of the Bushes’ retainers

Britain: Waking on Friday to see that the British had voted to unchain themselves from their socialist EU masters in Brussels was a marvelous experience. In so doing, they decided to return to adulthood, and to running their own nation, in their own interests, for better or worse. On both sides of the Atlantic, the leftist media will now thunder about the xenophobia of Britons and their stupid and self-destructive behavior in seeing and accepting the economic costs of reestablishing nationhood. The name-calling will continue but the economic roils will slowly calm, and the nation’s revenues will increase as payments are halted to the EU’s terminally begging and congenitally wasteful adolescent states, such as Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Hereon, Britain’s government also can do more to secure the nation by making and enforcing immigration laws that meet the majority’s demands, by ending military intervention abroad, and by legally deporting those deemed dangerous or subversive, all without the busybody milquetoasts in Brussels gumming up the works.

Overall, the British people have given themselves a chance to again be themselves, respecters of the rule of their laws, English-speaking, self-reliant, predominately Protestant, and traders, bankers, and businessmen extraordinaire. Britons again can be quietly proud but stubborn nationalists, men and women who can now speak about their ancestors, men who were the authors of the freedom that has emanated from the precious commodity — now widely attacked and subverted – that America’s Founders called “English liberties”. These liberties graced and soundly governed life in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States until the ahistorical multiculturalists  and diversity-hounds emerged from the cesspool that is the West’s academy and media to wreak havoc on commonsense, Christianity, societal cohesion, and history. Britons may well have a tough economic row to hoe for a while – and so may we, as a result — but they have acted manfully to regain their self-respect, independence, and sovereignty, as well as full control of their budget, society, and destiny. Well done. Now, it is time for Britain’s four children-nations in the English-speaking world to follow suit.

One final aspect of this drama occurs to me. All of the West’s pundits, economists, presidents, prime ministers, pollsters, and media outlets, knew for many months that the British referendum on EU membership was approaching and that many millions of Britons were pissed. And yet when the vote came and commonsense prevailed, the U.S. stock market lost 600 points, with similarly large declines in bourses around the world. Why? Because the West’s arrogant elites regard Western citizens as obedient fools on whom they can experiment with any kind of pseudo-intellectual nonsense. For decades they have forced the acceptance of multiculturalism, the fundamentalist religions of climate change and free trade, globalism, diversity, all forms of deviance as other forms of normal, uncontrolled immigration, and laws that do not apply to the elites (See, to date, Hillary and Bill Clinton). In addition, they have pardoned criminals and restored their franchise to vote for their pardoners, they have sent billions of tax dollars to support foreign nations and their often anti-Western interests, they have waged wars to spread the malignancies they regard as democracy and culture, and they have given legal preference to the demands of every non-white race, while damning, legally disrupting, and vilifying the speech, history, patriotism, and religion of whites. These hubristic elites just knew that the citizens they despise would never reach out to either depose them and their ways, or to simply choke them to death. Well, it happened last Thursday – peacefully this time – and so the very well-educated elites are scrambling in shock over the power of men and nations to want liberty, tradition, and history on their own terms, and not on the terms of those who see the world as their exclusive possession and who have so thoroughly cocked it up.

–The madness of Father Bush’s retainers: Of the many lessons that have been taught by the 2016 presidential campaign, one of the most useful is the clarity that it has brought to the often-stated, but always denied fact that there is no difference between Republican and Democratic foreign policy. Both parties support military, political, and cultural interventionism; increasing foreign aid; remaining in NATO and other organizations that take the decision to wage war out of the hands of Americans, and, generally, the ongoing and war-causing construction of George H.W. Bush’s New World Order.

This month the two parties’ identical foreign policies were highlighted when two centurions of the elder Bush’s New World Order – and therefore endless war for Americans – endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. Brent Scowcroft and Richard Armitage have hopped on that female felon’s gangster-filled train, with Scowcroft pontificating that Mrs. Clinton’s “longstanding relationships with a wide array of world leaders, and their sense of her as a strong and reliable counterpart, make her uniquely prepared for the highest office in the land.” The only reason Scowcroft could have for saying such a thing is that either he has advanced dementia, or he is on-the-take from the same powerful banks, lawyers, and industries that payoff Clinton for maintaining the foreign policy status quo.

Mrs. Clinton’s only “relations” with foreign leaders are ones of peddling her influence to them and thereby serving their interests not America’s, while enriching herself and he husband, the white Bill Cosby. Her “strong and reliable” nature is one of deceit, arrogance, and bloodthirstiness, best shown by her letting four Americans die in Benghazi rather than admit her Libya policy was a reeking failure, and by her eagerness to get U.S. Marines killed in multiple wars to ensure that every Mrs. Muhammad around the world can vamp, vote, and abort. As to being uniquely qualified to be president, she is unique only in her lack of any qualification but relentless failure. In all of this, Scowcroft follows the path of the execrable Colin Powell, who endorsed Obama for the presidency, thereby inflicting on his countrymen a man who, while Powell was a general, would not have been given the command of a squad.

Hillary Clinton is simply a corrupt liar who is obsessed only with money, Huma Abedin, and wars waged to make sure women retain and expand the right to murder human beings. The doddering and clueless socialist Bernie Sanders, and that screeching, ever-on-the-warpath virago Elizabeth Warren have proven themselves to be complete political whores, who eagerly ditched their so-called anti-Wall Street “movement” to seek the favor of that dowdy, greedy, and debauched Wall Street madam, Hillary Clinton.

“I believe,” Scowcroft said, in concluding his ode to the glory of both parties’ identical foreign policies, “Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.” What that means is that leading the United States, according to all senior Republicans and Democrats, can only be done by a person who is owned by Wall Street, the arms makers, Israel and its treasonous lobby, and the Saudis. They must be willing to intervene in other peoples’ wars, and thereby keep America always at war; remain in treaties that negate America’s ability to decide whether or not to go to war; and give tens of billions of dollars to foreigners, while a quarter of American kids are malnourished and U.S. veterans die waiting for medical treatment.

Seems like all roads lead to Mr. Trump for anything that resembles putting America first at home and abroad.

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U.S.-vs-Islamic State: As IS-held cities fall, America must come home, avoid the next, far harder war

We are likely to hear much crowing about the martial prowess of the U.S.-Europe trained, Iranian-led, and Shia-dominated Iraqi Army as IS withdraws – if only temporarily – from Ramadi and Fallujah. Cities, however, do not equal power in an insurgency. They more accurately impose a significant burden, one that requires the expertise to manage a not always supportive population, provide social services, potable water, electricity and gas, road repair, garbage collection, etc. It also requires something close to a trained bureaucracy, police force, and conventional army and air force for effective defense.

IS leaders knew these realities from the start, having been taught most cogently by Osama bin Laden, and having seen the disastrous city-occupying experiences of the Red Army, Afghan Islamist commander Ahmad Shah Masood, and post-2001 U.S. leaders in Afghanistan. IS chose, however, to throw the dice and take a chance by seizing the cities prematurely, believing that a credible effort to begin making their Caliphate project a reality, and not only an aspiration, would maintain and probably increase the Islamic world’s financial, spiritual, and manpower support for their jihad. IS leaders may be losing its cities, but with them they are losing their greatest liability, garrisoned cities that are sitting ducks for enemy aerial attack.

Shed of the cities, IS will return with a vengeance to its strongest suit, nationwide insurgencies in Iraq and Syria, and – thanks to the liberal multiculturalists, diversity mongers, and nation-builders who run Western foreign, immigration, and refugee policies — an enormously expanded international military capability. Though IS took it on the chin and heart in seeing its initial Caliphate-building projects slip away, this defeat is not nearly as serious for IS as the West is and will be claiming that it is.

How was the Islamic State removed from the cities? Well, as the superb IS media will tell the story, certainly not by fellow Muslims. IS media will simply use the truth in its messages, which is that the Syrian and Iraqi armed forces – mostly apostate Alawites, Shiites, and treacherous/money-grubbing Sunnis — were trained and armed by the infidels, the Unites States and most of its NATO allies; led by Iranian and Russian general officers and advisers; and supported by the air forces of Russia, the United States, some NATO countries, and the apostate/traitorous Arab tyrants. Using what is a factual description for much of the Sunni world and anyone willing to face facts, IS media will use the tried-and-true bin Laden script; namely, that in war you win some and lose some, but the important thing is to stay in Allah’s fight and keep fighting so that Allah eventually will allow the mujahedin to win. Indeed, bin Laden never enjoyed an array of scripturally exploitable and Islam-and-Caliphate-hating enemies that remotely resembles that which IS confronts.

If the cities are lost to IS, the war will revert, for a time, to a more traditional Islamist insurgency, one which U.S., NATO, and Russian forces have long ago proved they cannot defeat. The U.S. government ignored the one chance to reduce IS to the point where those it threatens – Israel, the Arab tyrants, the EU, and Iran and the Shia world – might be able to defeat it. As was noted here before, the IS decision to seize and hold cities gave the U.S. military a chance to do things at which it has historically excelled; namely, (a) the complete destruction of a nation’s economic, industrial, social, electricity, and transportation infrastructures, so that everything has to be rebuilt from scratch, and (b) the indiscriminate slaughter of the greatest possible numbers of IS leaders, fighters, and their civilian supporters. The U.S. national government ignored this winning combination and chose – as Obama always does – to be effete and feckless, and so IS will live to fight another day, and, once regrouped, will be more than a match for any foe still in the field.

Now is the time –  listen up, Mr. Trump – for the United States to get out of the Middle East as quickly and completely as possible, certainly before the IS post-cities insurgency resumes in Iraq and Syria. There is nothing left in that theater for the United Sates except additional costly and U.S. Marine-killing defeats. While we are at it, the republic should both withdraw from Afghanistan – the prototypical “lost cause” — and recall each of the numerous penny-packets of U.S. Special Forces from Africa that Obama has deployed for domestic political impact and not anti-Islamist military affect.

The U.S. national government’s war against the Islamists – overseas and perhaps at home — is clearly lost, and just as clearly out of either its control or the control of any Western power or Russia. As Obama and his NATO sidekicks remain bore-sighted on Iraq and Syria, for example, Islamist forces – both IS and al-Qaeda – are gaining power in the Balkans, the North Caucuses, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Yemen, and Pakistan, and are building manpower and organization in Europe, western China, India, and Bangladesh. Moreover, IS and al-Qaeda are waging war and contesting for power in Libya, the other North African states, West Africa, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania, and appear to be gaining toeholds in central and Southern Africa.

A three-continent war against the growing Islamist movement is something only a delusional madman would want to ensnare the republic, so naturally that is exactly what Obama and Hillary Clinton did. Fortunately, the entire Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama-made mess can be sidestepped by the national government if it would do the only thing it is elected to do – protect America and its citizenry first and stay out of other peoples’ wars. And the first requirement of that duty is fourfold; (a) close and control U.S. borders; (b) end all immigration to the United States for five-to-ten years, thereby negating the simpering, teary-eyed cries of discrimination made by clueless people like Paul Ryan, all Democrats, and most pundits and academics; (c) bring U.S. forces home to prepare to fight the Islamists domestically in what will be a tough, costly struggle against a foe that already has killed or wounded many more U.S. civilians inside the continental United States than were killed in all of America’s wars since 1917; and (d) urge all Americans to arm themselves with the most powerful weapons they can afford, having seen how Obama’s administration has made it impossible to cope with the domestic Islamist threat via law-enforcement agencies alone.

Now, this commonsense approach will be hard on the bipartisan governing elite’s interventionists, so to let them down easy I think it would be a grand thing to create an armed, volunteer battalion – perhaps the “Battalion of the Expendable”? — of those who want America to wage unending interventionist, nation-building wars and who want to void the 2nd Amendment and so deny U.S. citizens the ability to defend themselves against the Islamists, an incompetent, cowardly, and/or PC-palsied national government, and the many former U.S. military personnel – all partially responsible for America losing two wars to the Islamists – now urging unconstitutional gun-control measures so the citizenry cannot defend itself against either the Islamists or the oppressive national government that has created a shadow army of 200,000 heavily armed bureaucrats to use against them.

Start this project with the 51 State Department employees who want their fellow citizens to wage a nation-building war in Syria because the poor, dear little things find Asaad’s regime repugnant; add the staffs of the National Review, Washington Post, New York Times, Commentary, and the Weekly Standard; mix in arrogant and sniveling anti-Americans like Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos; throw in experienced but always defeated soldiers like General McChrystal and other military retirees who want to unconstitutionally deny weaponry to Americans whom they and the U.S. military have proven incompetent to defend; and complement this group with a Hodge-podge of John Bolton, Charles Krauthammer, Mark Levin, Senators McCain and Graham, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, George Clooney, George Soros, and the top-tier leadership of AIPAC, the Council of Foreign Relations, and anyone else who wants to start unnecessary, interventionist wars that will kill and maim other people’s kids, not their own. Once gathered, dress them in camouflaged uniforms, give each of them an AK-47, ammunition, and some MREs, and provide them transportation – after relieving each of his or her U.S. passport — to the war zone of their choice. Then, as they fly off to their death-by-nation-building, rejoice in the knowledge that for once, in the long, bloody, and financially ruinous history of unnecessary U.S. interventionism, the people who truly deserve to die will be doing the dying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When U.S. presidents help to kill Americans

Before Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their party pit Americans against each other by cynically twisting the Islamic State’s Orlando victory into a so-called hate crime, and use it as a tool to negate the right to bear arms, Americans must recognize that it is the common policies and actions of the Obama/Clinton, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton administrations that motivated the killing or wounding of more than 100 of their fellow citizens in a Florida nightclub. Americans also must accept that there are many more such events to come. The reality is that the dead and wounded were killed by a team, Omar Siddique Mateen as the shooter, and Obama, Bush, and the Clintons as his indispensable facilitators. A more effective unit to kill Americans is hard to conceive.

Bill Clinton refused multiple opportunities to kill bin Laden in 1998-99, when al-Qaeda’s forces numbered in the hundreds; Bush’s unnecessary Iraq War opened a world of easy movement and abandoned arsenals for the Islamists, one that now stretches from Pakistan to the Atlantic Ocean; and Obama waged illegal and incompetently lead and executed interventionist wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, and is now reinforcing the unstoppable U.S.-led defeat in Afghanistan. It is worth noting, too, that the Obama/Clinton-led military intervention in Libya completed the disaster Bush began in Iraq by clearing most of North Africa for the Islamists, and giving them more arsenals and a base from which to undermine Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, and to expand southward into the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, most Republican leaders, and the media also have continued to mindlessly chant the absurdity that describes today’s Islam as a religion of peace; this when Muslims clearly believe that U.S.-led, Western military interventionism in the Islamic world is meant to destroy their faith and brethren. Obama and Mrs. Clinton also have deliberately dulled the citizenry’s perception of how much danger the republic faces from Islamists at home and abroad, and of how the Executive Branch, under both parties, is using this prolonged war to solidify one-man rule in America. Obama, Bush and  Bill Clinton, moreover, have sent U.S. troops to die or be wounded in the tens of thousands in the necessary and unnecessary wars they started but never intended to win.

It is time for Americans to accept that, no matter what their presidents’ say, the republic’s war against the Islamists – now about 75 days short of entering its 20th year – is far more than a lethal nuisance. It has become an existential threat because of the incompetence, deceit, and hubris of three U.S. presidents and their advisers and senior generals, and because of the determination, faith, growing skills and numbers, and absolute ruthlessness of the Islamists, men who clearly know that wars are won by killing the enemy until he quits or ceases to exist.

America’s twenty-year war effort has succeeded only in helping to make the U.S. national debt all but impossible to repay; filling once empty acreage at Arlington Cemetery; creating a boom for prosthetic-device makers; arming U.S. presidents with a scare-mongering tool they have used to degrade the Constitution and Bill of Rights; and expanding a war that could and should have been won in Afghanistan into a world war, with fronts on every continent save South America and Antarctica. Needless to say, the United States, being bankrupt, militarily worn and undersized, increasingly chaotic and lawless at home, and led by a corrupt, womanish, and commonsense-free governing class, currently, and for the foreseeable future, is not a match for the Islamists on one continent, let alone five.

As the Orlando story unfolds, then, Americans must bury their dead and clearly understand – no matter how Obama lies to exploit the Florida dead for Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy and to neuter the 2nd Amendment – that the men in that nightclub did indeed die by an Islamist shooter’s bullets, but that he shot them for only two reasons: (a) the last three presidents have relentlessly intervened militarily, culturally, politically, and unnecessarily in the Islamic world, and by doing so have taught Muslims to hate America and motivated Islamists to attack the United States, rather than solely focus on their main Arab and Israeli foes, and (b) the last three presidents have refused to authorize the U.S. military to exterminate the Islamist enemy and its supporters, preferring injury and death for Americans over risking condemnation from the U.S. media, the Democratic Party’s base, and the effete, largely disarmed European nations and their thoroughly anti-American media.

These presidents have left Americans with only two choices, either end U.S. interventionism now or be ready — even in the dilapidated condition just noted — to wage a U.S.-casualty-filled world war, which, to be won, would require readopting a style of war-making that produces numbers of dead among the Islamists and their civilian supporters that the world has not seen since 1939-1945. And the time to make this choice is fast running out. U.S. presidents and generals have amateurishly played and lost at war for nearly twenty years. The Islamists, on the other hand, have tirelessly persevered, learned from mistakes, mastered the internet, expanded geographically, and become ever more militarily effective and bloodthirsty, notwithstanding their far greater human losses and far fewer material and financials resources. If Americans do not elect a president who puts America first, stops overseas intervention, and refrains from helping to kill Americans, the republic’s choice will come down to one, kill or be killed. In such a situation, the republic’s survival could well be a very long shot.

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America’s fascists are those who use the phrase “that’s not who we are”

A good friend of mine, a retired Colonel, recently asked if I had noticed that each time Obama, Clinton, Biden, Warren, Sanders, or any other senior Democrat says “that’s not who we are”, it always is in an effort to stop or denigrate – probably on the orders of George Soros — something that would increase the republic’s social cohesion, reduce its debt, improve its security, and strengthen its independence and sovereignty.

Having thought about it, I think the Colonel is on to something; namely, that the word “we” in the phrase refers not to Americans but to the theory-addicted, profligate, Ivy League-educated, amoral, and pro-tyranny elite of the Democratic Party and its fellow cretins in the media and the academy. In fact, when these people use the phrase, what they really are saying is that “you Americans are not who we [your intellectual superiors and pro-tyranny rulers] are, and so we care not for what benefits the republic, but only for that which benefits our egos, political power, and personal fortunes. You Americans are here only to serve as guinea pigs upon whom we can experiment with our social engineering theories.” A few examples of the phrase in action follow.

–When anyone questions the wisdom of the diktats that have imposed the policies of diversity and multiculturalism, the response is that the questioner is a racist and “that’s not who were are”. This silences questions, and that silence allows the madness and illogic at the core of the policies – that is, dividing Americans endlessly and pitting them against each other makes the republic stronger – to proceed unopposed in executing the destruction of the republic for which they were devised.

–When a person asks why we are spending hundreds of millions of borrowed dollars to bring unwanted, unneeded, often anti-American, and not assimilable migrants to the United States, the asker is told he or she is a xenophobe, nativist, and anti-Muslim, and “that’s not who we are”, and so the migrants keep coming to build the unquestioning, unthinking, mostly non-white and non-English speaking, and block-voting peasant class that the Democrats require to finish installing their tyranny.

–When a man asks why American military veterans are being required to go without medical care for so long that some die, while billions of borrowed dollars are spent to give comfortable lives, the internet, and cellphones to illegal aliens, the response damns the questioner as racist, uncaring, and nationalistic, and “that’s not who we are”, and so veterans keep waiting and dying.

–When a woman or a man asks why it takes the so-called “right” to legally murder infants – and to sell their body parts – to make a woman equal to a man, the female questioner is blistered as unmodern, conservative, and submissive, the male as a cruel, domineering, and conservative misogynist, and “that’s not who we are”, and so the total of post-1973 abortions climbs past 60 million.

–When anyone asks why Obama, through executive orders, illegal wars, and using government agencies against political foes, and Clinton, through influence peddling, blithe and narcissistic treason, and lust to delete the 2nd Amendment, are treated as if they are above the law, the questioner is termed a racist, a misogynist, and a right-wing conspirator, and “that’s not who we are”, and so the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and equality before the law lay dying.

–When a woman asks why our sons and daughters are being sent to be killed or maimed in unnecessary wars the national government starts, others in which America is not at risk, to defend Arab and other anti-American tyrannies, and to defend nations whose existence are irrelevant to the republic’s security, she is scathingly denounced as an isolationist, an anti-Semite, and, again, a nationalist, and “that’s not who we are”, and so unnecessary and interventionist wars continue, and kids keep dying or hobbling through the rest of their lives for the ego and world-government ambitions of American fascists.

The foregoing are a paltry few of the many dozens of instances where Obama, Clinton, George Soros, and their Harvard-educated band of Brown Shirts in the party, media, and professoriate have sought to negate the power and effectiveness of the 1st Amendment without formally abrogating it. Right now they are winning. As always, the full and frequent employment of the freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion; a thoroughly well-armed citizenry, with increasingly itchy trigger fingers, and a bipartisan governing class confident they will shoot; and, especially, a fall 2016 presidential vote that decisively rejects the Obama-Clinton0-Soros fascists and their plans to make Americans into obedient peasants and laboratory animals, are really the only ways to halt and reverse America’s now ongoing transformation from republic to Reich. Failure to do so this fall may well mean secession and/or civil war.

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If it’s to be America First, Mr. Trump, cut the crap, and listen up

In the past weeks, Mr. Trump, you have had bit of tough luck. Some of the Republican establishment is warming to you, for example, and the Neocon/Israel First senators Lindsey Graham and Robert Corker have said you seem like a nice guy. On the positive side, though, you have pledged full protection of the indispensable 2nd Amendment and presented an excellent list of potential Supreme Court justices, men and women who would apply the Constitution as it was written, and would not legislate from the bench, invent endless numbers of new “rights”, facilitate the presidency’s steady growth toward being a tyrant’s post, or give legal preference to the every new crackpot minority that seems to cross the stage monthly.

But there seem to be several themes that recently have gone missing in your public talks and interviews. There are also a a few potentially disastrous straws in the wind.

In the missing-themes realm:

–Why are you not relentlessly driving home the truthful point that America is dead broke, that we cannot afford the entitlement programs we have at the moment, and that those we do have must be reduced in their beneficence or eliminated?  If this ever-worsening debt problem is not credibly put on the road to resolution, the idea of an America-First government is a pipe dream and the republic will die.

–Why do you refrain from explaining to Americans that the United States cannot financially afford more of the unnecessary interventionist wars – fought for the lethal illusion that America can give democracy, liberty, and women’s rights to foreigners — that are always lost, deepen the debt, waste the lives of U.S. service personnel, and erode civil liberty? Just be frank with the citizenry, Mr. Trump. In 1940, Britain’s ambassador in Washington, Lord Lothian (aka: Philip Kerr), reportedly told the U.S. media “Well, boys, Britain is broke; it’s your money we want [to help defeat Germany]”. (1) You can paraphrase Lothian’s opening words and say to the electorate “America is broke”, and then emphasize that there is no one to help Americans except themselves.

–Why must you keep saying such mad Neocon mantras as “we are going to bomb the hell out of ISIS.” The United States, Russia, Syria, and dozens of other countries have long been doing precisely that and yet ISIS is today expanding on four continents. Air power provides the feeling, not the substance of success. You also would be smart to stop saying that Iraq, Jordan, the Kurds, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, and sundry other states are going to supply ground forces to complement Western air power and bring victory over ISIS. There are no ground forces coming from those countries to help the West impose its secular, and what Muslims widely perceive as an anti-Islam agenda on the Islamic world. Indeed, if the United States showed commonsense and disengaged from the war with Islam, you would see forces from those nations take the field alongside ISIS and al-Qaeda in a campaign to destroy Iran and, at least, the Shia populations in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. You should also say that it will be the policy of a neutral and non-interventionist United States to do or say nothing that would slow the start, limit the combatants, moderate the brutality, or shorten the duration of such a war.

–And while you are at it, why not tell the voters that there will not be a U.S.-led world war against ISIS and the other Islamists because that war properly belongs to the nations having genuine, life-and death national-security interests in it? Those nations are Israel, the European states, the Arab tyrannies, and Putin’s Russia, the last of which will pay a dear price in the Caucuses and Central Asia for launching a brutal Syrian military campaign it did not intend to win. It is their war to win, abandon, or lose; it is America’s to silently observe, while it works to exert control over its borders, limit immigration, and rebuild a military capable of enforcing U.S. neutrality and annihilating, without the encumbrance of whining allies, any entity that dares attack the republic.

–Why have you stopped explaining to voters the need for America to rid itself of a deadly and unneeded treaty commitment by withdrawing from NATO, an alliance that hangs around the republic’s neck and helps choke it to death? While you have gone quiet on the plague of NATO, John Kerry and his NATO counterparts have dispatched an interventionist “NATO Exploratory Mission” to Iraq (2) to get us more deeply involved in the last-gasp military affairs of a now disintegrating Iraqi government and the Shia-Sunni civil war that will follow its demise. The NATO military committee also has said the alliance’s force levels in Afghanistan will not be reduced, this after Britain began sending more troops to reinforce NATO’s defeat there in December, 2015, and as the U.S. military is now is sending ‘’hundreds” more troops to die in a war that was lost years ago. (3)

–Begin again, Mr. Trump, to explain to Americans why the republic must leave NATO – it is too expensive, negates U.S. sovereignty, and denies independence of action. It also would be well to explain to the citizenry why, when leaving NATO, it is appropriate to tell the Europeans that the United States will never get involved in the coming EU war with Islam, the one that will rage across the continent. That war will be entirely of Europe’s making own, the predictable result of the sublime lunacy of military interventionism in the Muslim world, of making Europe borderless, of installing diversity and multiculturalism as the pan-European state religion, of creating of an Islamic state in Kosovo and abetting the growth of Islamic states in Albania and Bosnia, and of following, like demented sheep, the Chancellor Merkel-led immigration disaster (AKA: ISIS invasion) that she and the EU elites have deliberately inflicted on their peoples.

–In the realm of potentially disastrous, straws-in-the wind:

–Why are you meeting and/or chumming about with giants of the war-wanting Israel-First and Neocon movements, men like Lindsey Graham, Speaker Gingrich, Sheldon Adelson, and that engineer of our Vietnam catastrophe, Henry Kissinger. These men abhor the idea of America First. Their goal is to keep U.S. money and blood committed to defend Israel, confront Putin, and continue worldwide democracy-mongering, and that reality can only result, for the United States, in an endless, unnecessary, and losing war with Islam, the expansion of the Executive Branch’s tyrannical powers, a larger national debt, and more reductions in civil liberties. If you want to use Adelson’s money and then ignore him after the election, that’s fine. And if you want to kiss Kissinger’s ring to please the Republican foreign-policy elite you have pledged to destroy, that’s fine, too, so long as the kiss is based on the rule that “insincerity costs you nothing.” But woe betide you, Mr. Trump, if the hint of betraying the goal of America First you have left in peoples’ minds by dealing with these men is an augury of your true status as just one more establishment warmonger.

–Why did you say that Israel should build all the settlements it wants? From an America-First perspective, of course, there is no real problem in what you said, though it might better have been left unsaid. If your words mean there is no reason that Israel should refrain from doing whatever it thinks necessary for its defense, and that all nations have the right to defend themselves, well, that’s fine and irrefutably true. But no nation — Israel, the United States, or a0ny other — has a “right to exist”. If your words mean that Israel should build settlements and that the United States always will militarily and financially defend both its right to do so and its right to exist, you have knowingly enslaved America First — as have many post-1945 presidents — to the disloyal Jewish-Americans who demand their countrymen pay and bleed to ensure their traitorous, Israel-First agenda. Why not offer some clarity on this point, Mr. Trump. Perhaps you could say saying something like, “Israel has every right to defend itself, as does Palestine, and we recognize the right of both to do so. Neither party nor their partisans, however, will be allowed to maneuver the United States into a position that would involve it in their endless religious war, one that is irrelevant to genuine U.S. national security interests.”

Overall, Mr. Trump, it is worth recognizing that while the media have said your candidacy is attracting support from “Americans angry with the national government,” the idea of “anger” may be inadequate to define the attitude of those supporting you. A recent comment sent to this blog suggested that a more precise term to define your supporters is “desperation,” and I think that is a valuable insight. While spurts of anger tend to come and go, the simmering anger – now decades old –that many Americans hold toward the national government is now progressing to a strong sense of desperation, one that sees the 2016 presidential election as likely the final chance to put the republic back on a steady economic, rule of law, and foreign policy track that ends the economic, cultural, faux-legal, racial, and interventionist carnage that has been deliberately inflicted on the republic by the theory-addled, Christianity-hating Democratic Party; the 90-percent or so of the media that thirsts to first lick the butt of and then praise any Democratic candidate; and, perhaps most enraging, their numerous, mush-mouthed abettors in the Republican Party – Romney, Paul Ryan, McCain, Chris Christie, Graham, Bush, Kasich, Bush, George Will, Bush, etc. – men who believe that a “good Democrat” like Hillary Clinton could be relied on to pursue the things they care most about, free trade deals that eliminate the middle class, and endless, unnecessary, and war-causing interventionism.

Citizens armed with this sense of desperation, it seems to me, are not hard to satisfy. There is, after all, little if anything that they want from their national government except to be left alone to pursue their livelihoods, keep more of their income, raise and educate their families, practice and pass on their faith, and love a country that is independent, sovereign, ruled by law, and always at peace unless it is attacked or imminently threatened. They want to govern themselves through the representatives they elect at the local and state levels; to protect what is unique about their region of America from the national government’s cruel process of cultural homogenization, especially that relentlessly imposed on the South; to prepare their children to be adults with an education controlled at the lowest possible level of government so they can influence its content; and to help shape their children’s spiritual life, conscience, and judgment with the faith and religious practices of their choice. In public, they want to celebrate their country’s history and honor those worth honoring on days set aside for, say, the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, not for a meaningless Presidents’ Day. In private, they want to mark their own region’s and families’ past by honoring those killed in combat in all of America’s wars, even if that means placing General Lee’s battle flag on the graves of Southern soldiers and Marines buried anywhere in the republic, this as an expression of love for the dead, respect for their steadfastness and bravery, affection for home and region, and as the most enduring symbol of the greatest American trait — the moral capacity to reconcile, forgive, reunite, and henceforth labor together for the sake of the commonweal.

None of this is much to ask, Mr. Trump, and all of it is encompassed in the phrase America First. If it begins to be clear that you do not intend to run a national government grounded on that principle, you are apt to see your support begin to whither and then flee. And that, Mr. Trump, is ultimately the great danger for the republic in the 2016 election, a danger which is now temporarily on hold, but only because of your public statements, promises, and apparent allegiance to the concept of America First. You, Mr. Trump, have a lot to lose not only for yourself, but for all Americans and their republic’s future.

Why? Because Americans with a sense of desperation are not going to give up and turn silent and submissive if you betray them. These citizens perceive, I think, that if this election cycle yields another iteration of the status quo, the chance of vote-driven improvement is over, and another tack must be devised. Indeed, this perception probably is the main motivation behind the enormous growth in gun purchases that has occurred since 2007. It has been far too easy for Democrats, Republicans, other elites, and the media to lie about this phenomenon by asserting that rising gun sales are soley due to a race-based fear and/or hatred of Obama, though that may have been a tiny part of the motivation.

The overriding reason that Americans bought those guns, however, is because they had found that almost nothing in America works, or can be made to work. People of all races who work have their pockets picked via excessive taxes meant to benefit those who do not and foreigners; wounded, maimed, and troubled service personnel die waiting for medical aid that never arrives; infrastructure collapses; deviants of every kind are awarded a status not unlike nobility, as well as legal preference above fellow citizens not lucky enough to be deviants; necessary and unnecessary wars are started, lost, and leave the enemy stronger; free speech is circumscribed at every opportunity, often by adding new categories to unconstitutional hate-speech laws; academic freedom and open debate are things of the past; authors are damned and books are removed from school libraries if they question the elite’s dogma on climate change, why Muslims hate us, abortion, diversity, multiculturalism, or bathroom usage; trade policy kills middle-class jobs and presidential candidates promise to use environmentalism to kill more; children are indoctrinated, not educated, in a system that is beyond their parents’ control but empties their wallets; and the national government works only to strengthen and broaden the tyrannical regime both parties have built and crave to make more powerful.

For many Americans, and especially your supporters, Mr. Trump, these issues must be addressed to their satisfaction or at least a credible effort to do so must be made. These citizens have worked to achieve their goals through decades of elections; they have been promised much in campaign seasons, but afterward are ignored and even treated as pariahs. The 2016 election is the last straw, and a victory for the status quo will render a new approach mandatory. Desperation and perhaps a touch of despair will lead these citizens to action. Added to that mix will be a measure of motivating fury after a year in which both party establishments, the media, and foreign leaders and journalists have loudly denigrated and ridiculed them as uneducated boobs, racists, trailer trash, clowns, misogynists, isolationists, dupes, thugs, and anti-Semites.

Words like these can be a last straw which brings on unwanted events, even something as terrible as civil war. “The heart of the matter,” said the brilliant Judah P. Benjamin, U.S. senator from Louisiana and later a Confederate cabinet secretary, “was not so much what the abolitionists and Republicans had done or might do to the South, as it was about the things they had said about the South – and the moral arrogance with which they said them.” (4) Whether similar words and the national government’s tyranny will do so in this era is unknown, Mr. Trump, but it would be worthwhile for you and the governing elite to dwell on that possibility, and then to reflect on Tom Paine’s timeless warning that people will not forever let themselves be “governed like animals, for the pleasure of their riders.” (5)

 

–Endnotes:

–1.) See, Robin Prior. When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940. New Haven; Yale University Press, 2015, p. 271.

–2.) Hurriyet Daily News (Istanbul), 21 May 2016

–3.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/05/18/top-nato-commanders-signal-support-for-keeping-troops-in-afghanistan/; http://forces.tv/88552731; and http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/world/asia/us-troops-helmand-province-afghanistan.html?_r=0

–4.) Senator Benjamin is quoted in, Don E. Fehrenbacher. Sectional Crisis and Southern Constitutionalism, 1860-1861. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995, p. 31.

–5.) Thomas Paine. Rights of Man, II, 1792

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