Category Archives: The Rest of the World

Obama, Trump and the American Century

So… I read today that Obama ended the “American Century,” and Trump is bringing it back…

What to say, what to say. …

The “American Century” concept arose because we kicked ass in two wars, saved Europe with the Marshall Plan, protected it with NATO, and rose to enormous economic power.

Let’s unpack that:

WW1

Had by 1917 already arrived at a stalemate between continental Great Powers. Had it been left alone, a rather normal conditional peace likely would have broken out, the Germans and the French, enemies since the Goths sacked Gaul and Rome, would have traded a few […]

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“Ties”, Half Measures and History

Half measures rarely result in the success of the goals they are implemented to achieve. The West, including Israel, needs to accept this.

Accepting the half-measure of Wilson’s Fourteen Points and not defeating or occupying Germany in 1918 led directly to WW2 and its tens of millions of dead.

The full-measure defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945 led to their becoming freer, wealthier, better-educated than ever in their history, and political, economic and military allies since.

Throughout history, victors have taken some or all of the lands of those they have vanquished. The Apache took the land of the […]

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A “Split” Means Two Sides

Trump’s presence on the world stage is unnerving those, Left and Right, who are invested in the Western post-war order. Their complaint is that he will upset what already is devolving to failure, as acknowledged by the people living in the countries of the West, if not by its out-of-touch elites.

With european fertility nonexistent, and the takeover of all future employment in europe by illiterate muslims as a result, the “West” now consists of N. America, Britain (maybe – post-Brexit, we shall see…), and a mercantilist East-Orthodox Russia trying to Westernize.

There can be no “split” with a europe […]

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The (new) Gathering Storm

Waves of change are washing against the hull of the Western-dominated global order that has existed since 1945 – and the ship’s officers are denying there’s a storm.

The Ruling Class elites of the West have become totalitarian – on “both” sides of the ship’s bridge. This is why Brexit and why Trump. It also will be why Italy shortly exits, and why the Dutch, the Czechs and others are preparing to cast off.

This kind of childish blather from the EU is aimed at low-info voters and those who have not been paying attention for 20+ years, who […]

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Europe’s Existential Mistake … and America’s?

Following WW2, Europe’s leaders mistakenly decided Hitler & the Holocaust were the result of nationalism, so they erased their borders and made nationalism a thought crime. That Hitler was a one-off and the result of the Treaty of Versailles (another creation of the ever-failing leadership of the Continent) was not considered, though it was the actual provenance of Hitler and the Holocaust.

Because Europeans always had warred against one another and dominated all others (which is also why they and their American descendants invented the modern world), they figured if they destroyed the internal means and ideology of war, they’d […]

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