The New World split into two political groups: those who revered the Old World – and those who thought the Old world a bunch of “weak-kneed, eggheaded sophists.”
The people of the Old World could not stop fighting with one another. The people of the New World asked and told the people of the Old World to live in peace and stop fighting. Didn’t work. The New World had to send their military over to end the violence.
The New World returned home. Time passed.
Again, the Old World erupted into violence. Again, the people of the New World asked and told the people of the Old World to live in peace and stop fighting. Didn’t work. The New World had to send their military over to end the violence.
Again, the New World went home. Time passed.
Again the Old World refused to stop fighting and live in peace.
America & Europe? America & Islam?
Nope. The New World of Rome and the Old World of Greece, 2nd Century BC. Same behavior, different millennia.
The New World again started with diplomacy, sending over ambassadors to negotiate peace within the Old World.
The people of the Old World, in the Greek town of Corinth, accustomed by now to the New World being a paper tiger sending only diplomats for decades, laughed at the diplomats and threw the contents of their chamber pots on the Ambassadors of the New World.
But then the maturity of the New World shone forth.
The New World sent the military, defeated – again – the small, ineffective Old World militaries, and gathered the fractious Old World crowd in the stadium in Corinth, the Old World city-state fomenting the problems this time around.
Expecting to hear the same old ‘can’t-we-all-get-along’ plea, the Corinthians jeered the New World emissary…
… who ordered the town evacuated, the art relocated to Rome, and Corinth levelled – erased from the map. Razed.
Which the New World did. And went home.
It is time to stop playing the ridiculous game of diplomacy. We’ve tried it numerous times and it doesn’t work with our enemies. It never has. Not with Corinth. Not with Czechoslovakia. Not with Mecca.
We know what works – we just need to elect leaders willing to do it. And none of the establishment candidates of either party are willing to do what is necessary – repeat Corinth on our enemies as needed: Evacuate the town – and level it.
Quick, easy, inexpensive. Evacuate the residents. A squadron of B52s and a few hundred JDAMs, or a small tactical (5KT-10KT) nuke (better-faster-cheaper), will erase to the level necessary any important city in the lands of our opponents, while making the statement that we are – completely – serious: Quit killing people or else.
… or… we need to just quit worrying about them and let them do whatever violence to one another they desire rather than sacrificing our children, our future, to their inability to get along.
And Rand is the ONLY guy offering that – mature – policy.