Note (14NOV2022): Consider the context. A looming nuclear holocaust. Disastrous inflation. A weakening military. A fragmenting society with massive illegal immigration. Rampant crime unchecked.
A recent poll reported that, among the fifteen most important issues to Americans, foreign policy did not appear. Given Biden’s recent offhand remark that we are on the brink of a nuclear war, one might think that American foreign policy might be noticed by more Americans, but reportedly such is not the case. Given the influx of illegal aliens and legal immigrants under Biden, their primary concerns likely do not include foreign policy either. When the demographics change, the context changes.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” -George Orwell (1903-1950)
So goes propaganda spewed by tyrannical governments. By and large, we Americans are a gullible lot. Too many of us swallow the swill that our increasingly tyrannical government spews at us.
Such is the case with the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict. President Biden and his cabal would have us believe that anti-democratic Russia under a malevolent Dictator Putin invaded democratic Ukraine under a benevolent President Zelensky in order to annex its territory. The Russian invasion they characterize as entirely offensive.
In response to the invasion, the Administration began supporting Ukraine with weapons and money, much to the economic detriment of these United States while seizing Russian assets without due process. Moreover, they levied sanctions against Russia that have hurt these United States more than Russia.
The facts, however, speak differently. President Putin was elected by a majority of Russians who supported him at the time and still support him despite the deplorable performances of his intelligence service and military command. Zelensky was elected promising to promote good relations with his giant neighbor. He lied. Once elected, he did the opposite. He courted membership in the EU and even NATO. He closed all political opposition and any opposing media outlets. With his neo-Nazi allies, the Jewish Zelensky (Go figure!) became the dictator of which our media accuses Putin.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine was a defensive maneuver not offensive. What would these United States do if Canada joined into an economic and military alliance with China against this nation? Zelensky’s groveling approach to enemies of Russia demanded a strong Russian response. Instead, it provoked a feeble one. Perhaps, Russia has learned some bitter lessons about allowing nepotism to rule over merit.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” -President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1961)
The feeble Russian response, nevertheless, prompted a strong Ukrainian response. Zelensky wanted peace. Putin wanted peace. They agreed to peace last April. The agreement was vetoed by both the UK and USA. Peace does not benefit the military-industrial complex. Accordingly, we have had war not peace. Then again, isn’t war peace?
From the beginning, Zelensky not Putin chose a strategy of urban warfare. The consequence was a multitude of civilian casualties as well as destruction of the urban infrastructure. With those casualties, Zelensky and his supporters internationally accused Putin of so-called war-crimes. Zelensky had established the context determining Putin’s response. Context and consequences.
Thus far, we have limited war; but, according to Biden, we are on the brink of a nuclear holocaust as a consequence of supporting a tyrannical dictatorship in Ukraine. How does our annihilation promote the interest of our nation that will cease to exist?
So, what to do? If the Republicans gain some control of the Congress, they can defund our support of Ukraine. Wait! Many Republicans, slaves to the Washingtonian establishment, support war. There’s a quid pro quo here. The industrial war-mongers support these corrupt politicians financially; in turn, these corrupt politicians support the industrial war-mongers politically. Consequences? People die needlessly while the nation is going broke, but the war-mongers profit.
What’s the takeaway? This fragmenting, declining nation on fire desperately needs a new political party — a party incorporating the Scientific Method with its three guidelines of specificity, objectivity, and accountability as described in detail in this commentator’s semi-fictional novel, Retribution Fever. How shall we put such a party into power? Therein lies the sixty-four dollar question. Should we follow the advice of one of our foremost Founding Fathers?
“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)