From an intelligent, aware person who gets what is going on in the world:
“The word feels entitled to our power. The power we created. This is ridiculous. Want this level of wealth and power, World? Try out this Constitution of ours. No copyright on it. Free of charge.”
Feeling entitled to our power & productivity, the world now is distressed by Trump, a man who seems perfectly willing NOT to allow their parasitic use of it much longer. This is why columns & headlines from across the globe are screaming panic over his candidacy.
It really isn’t surprising. The post-war world has been a parasite on American power and wealth – and children – for over 70 years, nearly four generations. For Trump to come in and make them quit feasting off Americans and pay their own way will upset nearly all of that world.
They’ll realize they’ll need to have kids; that they’ll need to take those jobs they refuse now, and work at least 40 hrs a week to fulfill them. (France now is having heartburn about a 37-hr week, up from 35). They’ll realize that they can’t afford their safety nets AND their lattes AND their defense – that they’ll have to work for their keep, and raise children for their future – rather than expecting us to continue to do so.
That they’ll need… to grow up.
They’ll realize that bigness no longer works for them, and in fact works against them, so we’ll see lots of: BREXIT, EU break-up, Catalonia secession, SNP (Scottish National Party) secession from the UK, LePenn, Geert. I’d guess Quebec will again push separatism. This is all fine. Stasis is not the normal way of the world, whether Baby Boomers understand this or not. If we’re real lucky, Red States will secede from Blues.
We are seeing democratic peoples across the West rise against establishments that have lined their pockets with our wealth and our liberty and the lives of our children.
And it is because of Trump. He is the greatest threat to the established world order since WW2.
This is why the establishments across the West are reacting as they are – their cakes are about to get eaten and they don’t know what to do about it.
They’ll have to create non-parasitic, self-sustaining societies on their own, something of which europe has been incapable since 1914, and the post-colonial world never has. That’s pretty scary to alot of folks, and most of them aren’t protected by two oceans, and none of them have any ability to project hard power.
It’s a realistic concern as to how our vacuum will be filled – not that it doesn’t need to be created; we’ve been spending our blood & treasure on an ungrateful, unlearning, unchanging world for 70 years filling that vacuum. We’ve been subsidizing those who deprive their citizens of human rights, subsidizing with our free-market earnings those who disdain the free market, enabling them their conceit to be against that which is paying their way.
People are going to die when that vacuum is re-created. Tough. Why should Americans do all the dying to keep the peace? Either world will do what is necessary to make and keep the peace: Killing the societies that spawn death, which is the only way to create and keep peace – or not. But we need to quit doing all of it ourselves.
It’s got to stop.
No reason exists for Americans to substitute our kids and our labor for the lazy failures of all other nations to grow up. Time to kick them out of the nest to fly – or not – on their own.
Russia is weak economically, but loves hard power. China seems at a crossroads, their economic power may be bubbling to the breaking point and they as yet lack power projection capability – but they are working on it as quickly as they can. They could, of course, join this new world with a shock, which is why I wrote China Rising.
I’ve posited before a “Second Amendment World.” In America, those states in which citizens are allowed their Second Amendment right have lower levels of violent crime because of that right. It is the same at the level of the nation-state. Would Russia have invaded Ukraine had not Ukraine given up their nukes? No.
Nations need to be able – and seen as able & willing – to defend themselves, or they may well be eaten. Ask Georgia. Evolution works at the State level as well as the species level, and it’s pretty obvious that some nations have made (Ukriane, in giving up their nukes) or will make existentially poor choices. It’s their call.
But the world is changing. Trump is evidence of it. So is Bernie – but the Left really isn’t ready for the socialism they demand from adults – when the adults are in charge. So they’ll vote for not changing; for an old, tired, worn-out hag left over from the 1960s, and pretend to themselves that a change of gender in the presidency is a change, all the while instructing us that gender doesn’t matter.
It isn’t going to stop any time soon. The old order is over.
I’m just glad I’m in America as the world changes. It won’t be the pretty, kumbaya world the useful idiots of the Left think.
It’ll be Hobbesian.