Wondering What Putin is Doing?

What’s happening is a changing of the guard.

Just as when Britain overtook Spain as the biggest empire, and when the USA overtook Britain post-war. The difference is that these previous empires were built in greed and religion (Spain, Catholicism) or were essentially an updated version of their predecessor (America replacing Britain mercantilism – which replaced Dutch mercantilism.) And, of course, that technology has changed the world in fundamental ways – and a global empire now really can be just that. But it will remain mercantilist.

At minimum it will impact global reserve currencies with unknown, but probably negative, impacts on the dollar, euro and Western economies (already hammered by the Left in the CRA-induced 2008 collapse).

Russia moving into the lead is a bigger difference than US-Britain, and it will remain to be seen how large is the difference between a world order with Russia supreme v. the declining Brit/American (Anglosphere) world order. And, of course, how China will play.

American Baby Boomers have elected, unknowingly, to have Russia take the lead. Europeans have elected no longer to play – at all; the EU fertility rate is 1.6 (Ukraine’s is 1.3, so, seriously, who cares and why?) – they’ll be outta business in 40-60 years, except for the table scraps for which the muslim barbarian invaders already are fighting one another… assuming Putin doesn’t do the right thing and just nuke them – which he ought to do pretty soon in Chechnya. (With China already executing islamists in Xingjian province (20M muslims live there), and Putin arguably ready to move on Chechnya as soon as he pushes the infantile conceit of the American Left deeper into the mud, I’d expect serious action against islam within the decade. Real serious action. The sooner the better.

Putin’s alliance with Asaad is one of convenience: Putin needs the warm water port, and he wants to inject himself – and remove America from – the entire Middle East/South Asia discussion. By doing so he builds credibility with the entire world he cares about, gains dominant access to the oil required by Europe and Japan (two regions with suicidal fertility, so who really cares? they don’t; and helping his moribund economy), and sets the stage for whatever he plans to do with Egypt (largest Arab country) and Israel (not a lot of good blood between them, but Israel is pragmatic above all else; if Russia will stomp their enemies for economic reasons, and America won’t, look for Israel to belly-up to the Bear’s bar).

If you’re worried about Putin killing lotsa folks in Syria and Mesopotamia, and don’t like that, well, America armed ISIS with Ghaddafi’s weapons and stood by as THEY killed and displaced millions, so what, really, is the difference other than self-imposed ignorance?

Will a Russian-led (dominated?) world order bode ill or well for the mercantilist world Britain and American – and before them, Holland – created? Don’t know.

American voters have been voting for increasing levels of leftism and crony capitalism (“crapitalism”) since 1968; Boomers just hate freedom and liberty: The Left wants to tell you how to speak, think, drive, live… and the Right wants to tell you whom you can marry, love, befriend, and what to do with your own body.

So much for liberty under law.

Boomers will find that their infantile conceit that WESTERN Human Rights are “Universal” is laughable on the world stage, and that, once you give up being a functioning and senior member of the world order, no one any longer cares what you think. Baby Boomers have done exactly that, but are too dumb to realize it.

Our parents and grandparents saved the world, saved Berlin (airlift), and protected liberty for half-a-century. Baby Boomers ignorantly thought stasis was the way of the world, and that everyone wants what we want. It isn’t, they don’t, and we all are about to find this out. And they think everything they need to know they learned in kindergarten – but forgot that bullies exist there, before they are civilized by the shared mores and behavior standards of the adults, mores and behavior standards the Boomer Left rejects.

(GHW Bush didn’t help this at all when he decided the borders of a tiny medieval sheikdom needed protecting, setting off this entire mess. If a local warlord wants some more land in a tough neighborhood, but is willing to keep the peace with violent extremists that he – and not we – understand, why go in there and change all that? The Kuwait Punitive Expedition will be seen by future historians as an existentially foolish, ego-driven adventure with nothing but bad – very bad – consequences. If the West writes that history; history is written by the victors.)

But – are there reasons to be optimistic about our future?


If Russia takes on the goal of world peace, and annihilates a cohort that badly needs annihilating then we don’t need to have an over-extended military – or borrow trillions to pay for it.

(China can help, of course – which is why I wrote China Rising, in which both nations move forward and islam is – utterly – annihilated in an entirely plausible strategy – of which a Commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission wrote: “Riveting, brilliant, terrifying, hopeful, insightful beyond imagining. Turns your worldview upside down alongside a narrative you can’t put down. Truly one of the most extraordinary books I’ve ever read, as an avid fan of fiction and one who has studied China’s modern rise in great detail…”, and of which a 25-yr Mao analyst at NSA noted “It ought to be a White Paper…” A world divided into spheres of influence: Russia, China taking the Old World, America the New – would be far superior to the near-constant violence of too-early-de-colonialized tribes).

Our unique continental geography protects us to some extent (though Obama importing hundreds of thousands of barbarians who will refuse assimilation, to the joy of the Left, is problematic, I imagine the next president will put a stop to that and, if they get violent, a whole lot of them will be killed by Americans with guns). (Interesting that the party that – wrongly – sees itself as the Party of Peace is about to unleash the greatest amount of violence on American soil in history, isn’t it? That, too, shall pass. But it’s why we must be, and remain, armed and ammo’d-up.)

If into this new order – that Russia can pay for and in which they may act the adult that we have refused – steps a President Rand Paul, who – correctly – sees no reason to be deployed in 100+ countries, and wants to return to Constitutional government and liberty here in America, our future will be prosperous.

We OWN the future – if we can resist the ridiculous urge to combat an adult who will address the problems we have helped to create and allowed to fester, which, unfortunately, is an urge no other GOP candidate seems willing to resist – a bunch who STILL don’t grasp that the post-war stasis is over and it’s time to deal with a new world.

We still have the best minds, the best rule of law, the best higher education, the best fertility in the civilized world.

And if Russia wants to pay to protect that future, fine with me. They need a successful mercantilist system to fix their economy, so they are unlikely to change much, other than who is listened to first (Russia, not America), and to use an inarguably legitimate amount of force to end the islamist terror cult, thereby ending its burden on the world economy, something that needs to be done but that the West is too childish to grasp.

You can’t have freedom and liberty without order. Boomers don’t grasp this. It’s the reason we have laws – that they hate and disobey whenever they like. The issue is balance.

The Constitution once provided that balance. Presidents of both parties have overthrown the Constitution and law as they have wanted and been allowed to get away with: Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, Wilson, FDR, Obama.

Rand (and Cruz, though Cruz inexplicably can’t get past the Cold War) wants to return to that balance. The Left does not, nor do Bush/Rubio/Christie/Carly, nor any other progressive Republican politicians.

My guess is the Left is about to learn that without the balance they reject (Constitution), order will look far more tyrannical than they think. But then the adults will get rid of them, free-up the American workers, and stop meddling globally – and we can return to law, and the liberty it protects.



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The World de-Colonized Too Soon

Take a look around the world & tell me the world and nearly ALL its peoples were not better off under their colonial masters than they are today. Egypt, India, Pakistan, Palestine Mandate – under Brit rule. Mesopotamia under the French. Somalia. Kenya. Libya. Etc. (Exception the brutal and atrocious colonialism of Belgium.) Spain gave up its colonial empire long ago – but Venezuela didn’t turn communist & poverty-stricken with billions of barrels of oil while under adult supervision.

So Putin is establishing a colonial empire in S Asia. So? Do YOU want to? If that puts a devolving, depopulating Europe at his mercy for oil & gas? Tough. They can always frack. Will Putin put up with sharia? Doubt it. And he’ll kill it where it needs to be killed.

China wants to expand? BFD. They’re already executing Islamists in Xinjiang. Good for them. S China sea? Are you using it? You think pirates will attack China-protected sea lanes?

The world was kinda peaceful for some decades after WW2 American hegemony. That is over. But it doesn’t mean these tiny, corrupt, violent countries don’t require imperial masters.

The vast majority of the world’s population has proven since de-colonialism began in 1945 that they – as Churchill warned – were, and are, not ready for it.

If you care about people’s lives and have a grasp of history you need to realize that large empires keep the peace. Other than the Anglosphere (and a neutered post-war Japan) – no one has proven an ability to live peacefully and with rising living standards since.

Europe? The ONLY 45-yr period since Westphalia in which Europeans weren’t killing each other was when sandwiched between NATO & the Warsaw Pact. When the Pact dissolved? They went back to war: remember Yugoslavia? Yeah – DNE.

If most of the world requires re-colonizing in order to stop fighting, so be it. Let the old world recolonize. Bring our military home to defend our borders.


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Obama: The Opposite President

Obama has created the opposite of America. He said he’d transform us. He has.

We have let him.

Where once we worked to get past racism, we now embrace it.

Where once people came from the world over to celebrate the opportunity of liberty, Obama & a complicit Congress have rejected the Rule of Law liberty requires.

Where once people strove and fought and moved and worked for opportunity, now they vote for whomever will use the force of government to steal the results of another’s labor to be given them.

Where once immigrants would demand their children learn English and assimilate – knowing this was the only way to success – now immigrants leave behind failed societies & cultures to come here – and demand we adopt what failed them, so they can fail here, too, and take our nation down with them.

And we do so in the name of the absurdity of multiculturalism.

Where once we insisted citizenship was a privilege, we now demand it’s a right without obligation.

Welfare voters will never vote to leave the dole. Their numbers are growing.

Democrats will never vote for law. It requires them to do other than their whim – and to deal with consequences they don’t believe exist.

Immigrants will never vote for liberty – it requires self-sufficiency a welfare state abhors. Democrats tell them they mustn’t, and they come from countries with overwhelming govt; it’s what they know. It’s less scary than self-determination.

Is there a way back to liberty?



Democrats hate law & liberty & demand that others work for them rather than for themselves.

Leave them to it.

Leave them behind to the economic, intellectual and moral squalor they demand.

But move forward. America is an idea – not a geography.

America IS liberty, assimilation, work, freedom to succeed and to fail. It’s law and consequences. It’s children and families.

America is law and not man.

It cannot coexist with Democrats, third world immigrants demanding their culture – not ours. It cannot coexist with pre-modern barbarians demanding that their barbaric and subhuman beliefs supersede our laws. What human beings would cage a man and burn him alive, setting up big-screen TVs for their women & children to enjoy the entertainment of a human being burning to death? (No. There ARE no “innocent bystanders” in these barbaric cultures coming soon to a neighborhood near you.)

Liberty ONLY can be regained by leaving behind those who hate it – and never again letting them in.

America is devolving before our eyes because of a man who ignores our Constitution, disobeys our laws, disdains our liberty, and has degraded America far more than any enemy we have ever met in any battlefield.

To their everlasting shame our military, the first time in our history it has been called upon to defend our Constitution, our families, our future from a domestic enemy — has utterly and appallingly failed.

Our misnamed “representatives” in our government of, by and for the people, have rejected their oaths, squandered their trust – and profited as they have failed in their primary job: ensuring our Constitution and liberty.

Those who love liberty now, thanks to a ruling class who has failed their oath and their nation, must secede. Violently or peacefully. But secede.

It’s the only way back to America. A smaller America? Yes. An America that doesn’t need to police the world. An America that will let people fail without taking from others to support sloth or stupidity. An America again under law and not man.

Liberty requires secession now that we have made the repeated mistake of trusting a government we lazily allowed to grow too large & do too much.

Our government has failed us: our legislators, our judiciary, our military and our president most of all.

We must leave it behind, learn from it. We must never again entrust law to those who demand man.


It’s time.

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Accepting Syrian Refugees isn’t about Mercy or Charity

Understand that the Administration isn’t accepting tens of thousands of Syrian migrants, or tens of millions of South American migrants out of the goodness of their hearts. Democrats don’t do “goodness of their hearts.” If they did, Republicans wouldn’t outperform them on charitable giving.

Democrats are cold-blooded, heartless, cruel totalitarians. Their welfare has destroyed Black families – something not even slavery could do. Their “education” policies have churned out kids dumber every year than the preceding. Their economic policies have created Detroit, Ferguson, Baltimore, E. St Louis, E. San Jose, and municipal bankruptcies – and states (with required balanced budgets) that are in debt tens of billions of dollars. And an America $19 Trillion in debt.

Democrats are bringing in millions of third worlders for one reason: Electoral advantage.

What is the one promise Obama has kept? To “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

… and the best way to do this is through importing millions of people neither ready nor willing to become in any fundamental fashion, Americans.

Being American is not about your address; it’s about believing in individual liberty, the Rule of Law and Western values. It is about coming to assimilate and compete, not coming to overthrow the values that made America the country to which these millions want to immigrate – and demand a handout.

All of these people come from countries with large, even overwhelming governments.

None of these people are equipped via language, education, culture or philosophy to compete in a free-market America – so will vote in ever-larger numbers, for ever-more welfare, ever-bigger government, ever-higher taxes, and ever-less liberty.

Democrats know this. The GOP is too stupid to figure it out.

The president doesn’t set immigration law, and has no authority to “take” tens of thousands of refugees without consent of Congress, but will do so because we have an utterly ball-less GOP in Congress. Because not one – not one – of them is refuting absurd accusations of “xenophobia” with the Rule of Law.

Want to know why Trump is leading?

Am I sorry a toddler drowned on the shores of the Med? Sure. I’m also sorry when a kid in Appalachia or Harlem or East St Louis drowns – or isn’t provided the education necessary to compete in his or her own nation.

Am I sorry thousands of refugees are leaving their homelands due to sectarian violence? Sure. I’m also sorry when I drive through an inner city and see the men and women sleeping on sidewalks or drinking in a doorway, whose lives have been destroyed by the education, social and economic policies of the Left.

Am I sorry these millions of migrants are deprived of liberty in their home countries? Sure – but that’s the problem of the culture and religion they demand. Demands have consequences. If they don’t like the consequences, the answer isn’t to move and take their culture with them to destroy other regions; the answer is to change their culture.

American taxpayers cannot save the world and its citizens from themselves.

America is a nation built on the Rule of Law by immigrants who came here because that Rule of Law allowed them to compete and better realize their dreams. They came. They assimilated. They prospered.

Destroying the Rule of Law through violation of immigration law will not result in an America under the Rule of Law.

It won’t even result in what these migrants came here for to begin with: Freedom from oppressive governments and the ability to reach one’s potential in a free society.

But – that’s been the goal of the Left since 1968.

When an entire party in Congress stands and cheers a president telling them the American Legislative Branch of government – and by extension the Rule of Law – is irrelevant, you can be sure that a free future under law is not their priority.

It isn’t even on their agenda, and millions of immigrants that are unassimilable shortly will prove just that.

America can have unlimited, unassimilated immigration.

Or it can have the Rule of law and liberty.

We can’t have both.



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My Take on GOP Field, Post-2nd Debate

First off: CNN was disgraceful. All they did was to seek out responses to insults, not specifics of policy. Embarrassing.

Where I am now on the GOP field.

Carson is too nice a guy. I want an sob in the White House, not someone who’s gonna get along with everyone. Though I was impressed with his performance @ Heritage. Maybe I’m wrong. But with his 2nd Amendment stance (situational; what is it with people who just don’t grasp the Constitution?) he isn’t my top choice.

My preference now:

I know many already have dismissed Rand, and that the smart money says he’s toast. But he did well, the youth & Ron vote (& money) are heading his way. I think they’ll continue as he sticks to libertarian stuff & quits trying to be a RINO, which is what he did at the debate to good credit. I think he’ll have the money to stick around and the battle may swing his way if he’s smart enough to keep pushing in a libertarian direction.

Be nice if he also started making the point that, who cares if it’s Russia that kills Isis? Why send our kids back there – FOR THE THIRD TIME?!?

Go read my blog from yesterday: that’s the major reason I’m still a Rand guy, but I also think he’ll actually follow the Constitution. The others may go with the Obama precedent and just rule. BS. Per my linked post (above), I think the GOP cannot get past the Cold War. If Russia will annihilate ISIS why do I care? We allied with Stalin to kill Hitler. Isis is worse.

Cruz v Carly is a tough call. Diff for me is that I know Cruz will do what he says – always has. I know he’ll kick Feinstein’s ass on 2A. I know he’ll do solid SCOTUS picks. I THINK Carly will, but I KNOW Cruz will. But can Cruz get the women’s vote the way Carly will? Dunno.

At the same time, if they put Carly v Hillary debates on PPV it’d retire the national debt. I would LOVE to see Carly wipe the floor with Hillary. And she would. Hillary would be a deer spotlighted from a hide and never know what hit her. She is afraid of debating other DEMOCRATS, she’d be SHAKING WITH TERROR at the idea of walking out on stage to face Carly, her coronation crumbling beneath her. And Carly would know it; it would be pathetic – but fun!

Those two probably are a tie for me.

Anyway – those three I will vote for. I will NOT vote for Bush, Rubio, Christie, who are the only others I see (MAYBE Carson) still around by Super Tuesday.

Trump’s balloon started leaking with that sophomoric comment re: Rand, and it popped when Carly told him “every woman in America…” He’s done. He’ll stick around for a bit cuz of his ego, but once he tracks downward he’ll quit before he’ll allow himself to lose. I think he’ll be gone by year-end.

Folks’ll start dropping fast now: Pataki, Santorum are done. Same w Walker. Huckabee has his choir but is sticking around cuz – what else is he gonna do? Go play golf? Christie did well, but I think the GOP is past him, his sell-by expired in 2012; he’s over. Kasich is everything that’s wrong w DC: spent a career there & little changed aside from one balanced budget. Big-Gov republican. Carson got good response @ Heritage. He’ll be in til the end I think. Not sure why but maybe he’s a helluva lot tougher than he seems. I’ll have to start paying more attention to him, but his 2A stance probably enough that I won’t vote for him.

I am never again holding my nose & voting for the Republican. If we nominate another establishment GOP loser I’ll vote Libertarian.

Graham is done. Yeah he did great at the kid’s table. But he’s polling <2% in his home state; just don’t see donors sticking with him. He’s the worst kind of republican and I wish he’d just join hands with the Arizona loser & GO AWAY.

Jindahl? Did great in the early debate. Think he’ll move up in the next one as some of those folks drop. Can he overcome that disastrous SOTU response that put his career on life-support? Has it been long enough? Maybe. And he sure kicked ass on the est GOP.


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