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Europe is dying for one reason: the lack of belief in commonality. Having created the most educated, inventive, free & prosperous culture in history, they assumed it would continue … just because.
The tribes fought & worshiped and fought some more between inventing the modern world. Tribalism became nationalism. Pagan & competing worship became Western Christendom. Fertility populated the Age of Exploration, bringing education, literacy, modern medicine and intellectual curiosity to the world.
Then they turned their backs on nationalism. Turned away from worship. They fantasized that a forced commonality many degrees more comprehensive than had organically arisen between their […]
This is an excellent column re: Why we can’t negotiate with ISIS. It’s in a center-left magazine, Atlantic. The final sentence – should – launch a broad investigation of strategy and goals, because it is exactly correct:
“If ISIS remains true to its principles, that’s also the reason the world can accept nothing less than the group’s full defeat.” (Emphasis mine.)
With the goal thus defined and defended, the strategic question becomes, “At what cost?” And, of course, two answers exist:
- The cost of tens of thousands of educated kids from Western Liberal democratic nations who have been
WW2 was won by obliterating Cologne, destroying Berlin, burning down Dresden and Tokyo, and annihilating Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Until the West vaporizes Mecca & Medina we will continue to experience Paris on a regular basis. FACT.
Our kids will continue to be killed by savages. Our young adults will refrain from bringing new children into this scary, violent, jihadist world – and our civilization will die.
Wars are WON by killing the enemy IDEOLOGY, be it NAZIism, Imperial Japan or Islam. By showing its adherents that it has been utterly defeated, squashed like a bug.
See: Sherman matching to the […]
This meme that sending our guys to get killed killing their guys in the Middle East has anything to do with our national security is just wrong. It’s why every GOP candidate who just wants to keep on doing what we’ve been doing and somehow get different results is wrong. It’s a waste of lives and money that CANNOT achieve the goal we say we want to achieve.
Attacking unorganized barbarians in the ME, waging war against barbaric savages who possess only small arms, has nothing to do with the safety of America. THAT is a false premise.
Wars are […]
Flawed thinking resulting in yet another column that says we need to keep doing what has never worked because we’ve always done it.
First off – America’s goal in the region, whatever it is, has not and will not be achieved via our current or recent strategies – whatever they’ve been. We’ve been doing this for decades and nothing positive has accrued. We either need to colonize the region with all the human and economic costs of dragging its inhabitants, a generations-long quest, into the 21st Century and post-Enlightenment world, or leave it to Russia and China, both of whom […]