Thursday, September 14, 2023

War Money And America's Future


Col. Douglas MacGregor writes in The American Conservative:

When Richard Nixon lost the election to John F. Kennedy, Nixon told supporters, “I know Jack Kennedy. He’s a patriot.” Nixon knew that the nation would be safe in President Kennedy’s hands.

Most Americans do not have the same confidence in President Biden. In April 2023, fewer than four in ten U.S. adults (37 percent) said they approved of Joe Biden’s job performance as president, with six in ten saying they disapproved. By a 2-to-1 margin, American voters now believe controlling the U.S. border is more important than helping Ukraine fight Russia. For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Government’s interest payments on the sovereign debt equal defense spending. 

These revelations would shake the confidence of any White House, but there is much more for Washington and its NATO Allies to consider. Alleged efforts by the Department of State to freeze the conflict in Ukraine are dismissed out of hand in Moscow by every knowledgeable observer of the Russian government. In the absence of a freeze, Washington has no idea how to end the 600-day conflict. 


The astute and honorable Colonel concludes:

The Washington uniparty (corporate oligarchs, public health officials, mainstream media, social media, deep state agencies, academia, Hollywood, and an assortment of dubious international agencies like the UN/WHO/WEF) swiftly invested trillions to advance globalization with U.S. military power. Whenever the armed forces were committed to action, a series of administrations were always ready to defer to ineffective, even failed, military commanders. 

Wasteful defense spending, excessive redundancy in capability, and resistance to badly needed change in force design and modernization are now revealing that the U.S. Armed Forces are ill-suited to modern high-end conventional warfare. The fighting in Ukraine demonstrates that Washington can no longer ignore the influence of geography, culture, and economics, all of which operate as constraints on the use of American military power. 

The age of abundant wealth and unconstrained defense spending is nearing its end. How Washington reacts to these realities will determine America’s future.


Wow. Reflect, readers, and I quote: "The Washington uniparty... swiftly invested trillions to advance globalization with U.S. military power." I say again, invested trillions to advance globalization with US military power. Right in the X Ring, Colonel. And at what cost?

Beyond hideous. Hundreds of thousands dead over the last two decades and tens of thousands piling up in Ukraine every month, each one of them a mother's child. Beyond awful. So wherein lies the blame? MacGregor calls it, the DC Uniparty, that Man of Blood, intent on its enrichment at the psychotic expense of everything and everyone.

What amazes me is the way modern Leftists champion and cheer the killing machine, how blind they are to state agitprop. But perhaps I'm naive, maybe they were for this all along, see Lewis' Abolition of Man.



PS. Here's MacGregor chucking his monkey into the fight, via RHT:


Paul M said...

Who are the “4 in 10” giving approval to Biden, who is a clear and present danger to America and its citizens?

Wild, wild west said...

I've always thought it a good thing that LBJ had daughters and was such a sexist pig he didn't thrust them into politics like he would have sons, thereby saving us from another political dynasty like the Roosevelts, the Kennedys and the Bushies. Too soon to tell about second gen Clintons and Obamas, we still have those gifts to humanity to sweat out, but the Bidens seem to have imploded so at least we have that going for us.

Paul M said...

@WWW…Power may corrupt absolutely, it also twists the brain to lose all humility. Look at Pelosi and The Gav, another family with a long line of grifters and cheats. Yet this fossil wants to jump back in at 84! And why would that be? These power dynasties are like that one mosquito that won’t or can’t be swatted away, eventually morphing into a tick that burrows into societal fabric that sucks the life from the host.

Anonymous said...

Who are the 4 in 10?
Easy and West coast communist moonbats.

LSP said...

Paul, I question that poll too.

LSP said...

Oh my, Wild, LBJ was... all the words unfit to print. Speaking of which, you might be amused by the youtube vid/recording "LBJ's Pants" or something like that.

And yes, on the plus side of the ledger we have the Biden family imploding into dementia, corruption and sleaze. And Hillary's surely not in the running, but Michelle? Imagine that beast swooping in out of literal leftfield, eh?

LSP said...

"morphing into a tick that burrows into societal fabric that sucks the life from the host."

Paul, you wax lyrical! Might have to quote you.

LSP said...

WE have them in Texas too, Anon. They have a love for Austin but no city's immune.