Left unsaid amongst the electioneering is the reason an Obama presidency would be bad for America – and for the world: The Europeanization of America.
Any objective view of Europe concludes with the irrelevance of the continent. Literally speaking, nothing Europe does matters anymore. Even an honest Europhile will admit of this.
European economies do not create domestic jobs for their citizens. European citizens are not consumers – which is what drives the global wealth engine. European citizens do not seem able to police themselves, either domestically or within their continent.
Force projection, for good (tsunami aid, dislodging a foreign tyrannical dictator, a show of arms against Russia’s adventures in Georgia) or ill (inarticulately explained combat), is beyond the capability of Europe.
Europeans do not have children – future voters, future workers, future taxpayers, future believers in the freedoms and liberties of the West.
Any objective view of America concludes with its relevancy. Americans create domestic jobs, consume on a global scale, creating jobs and wealth internationally. We police ourselves and, when called upon by the UN or Europeans, police places like Kosovo. We project force without having to use that force, as in Georgia or the Taiwan Strait. And sometimes we decide that using force is in our national interest.
Like it or not, Europeans talk about diplomacy because that’s all they can bring to the table. Diplomacy without an ability to resort to force is just empty words. Russia knows this, as does Teheran.
Force is not even a last resort to Europe. Not one single European country can project force outside its borders. Police “no-go” zones – within their own cities – show that many European countries cannot project force within their own borders.
America is a “Great Power.” No European country – or group of countries – is or are Great Powers. Great Powers run the world – always have, always will.
Like it or not. Believe it or not.
It’s nice to talk about and have respect for the little guy, but bullies are deterred only by strength.
Great Power economies create domestic and international jobs. Great Power force projection ends slavery, stops tyranny, delivers aid and support. Great Power politics create global economies, drive global wealth, and create global trade rules which create global wealth.
Americans like being a Great Power – whether or not we admit it. We demand other countries adhere to our social and environmental standards. We demand liberty and freedom. We insist on the rule of law.
Because of our Great Power status these demands are taken seriously and often met with change – and success.
What has driven the very quick change between Great Power and non-Great Power status for Europe? What has driven America’s ascent to Great Power status? Social policies.
Europe chose social benefits that have precluded consumer spending, job creation, force projection, children.
America chose differently.
American social policies are derided by Democrats and Europeans for a lack of social welfare. But it is this same social welfare that has destroyed international and domestic job creation, destroyed consumption, destroyed force projection and eliminated any ability to influence world events.
The costs of these social policies drive the choice not to have children: national suicide.
Diplomacy is first among European responses to a conflict – simply because that’s the only capability Europeans have – to talk. Not only is diplomacy the first European choice – it is the last. Lacking any ability to project force, force is not a choice Europeans can make – even if their lives depend on it.
About half of America seems to like the idea of talk, talk, talk. But most Americans agree that when force becomes a reasonable “last resort,” that America have some force left to which we can resort.
Without realizing this, the Democrats have nominated for President a candidate who will remove the Great Power status of America. It’s nice to talk about higher taxes and returning “tens of billions of dollars” to the people, taking it from defense. Doing so will ensure the irrelevancy of America – just as it has of Europe.
If one looks at Blue State demographics, one can see this playing out: these choices of social policies result in negative population growth. At a national level this is national suicide – look at European demographics. In America’s case, it is suicide of the West.
The timing is extremely unfortunate. Just as China and India are rising, and Russia becoming resurgent, half of America wants to become irrelevant.
This is a critical historical juncture: With this election America will choose to remain relevant on the global stage – or not.
About half of America seems to be ignorant of the fact.