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The Ethnic Excuse

Paving the way for Taking Taiwan…

(Originally posted 030314)

Excusing a Nation’s Projection of Power in order to “protect” Ethnic Groups has been used since Force was invented.

In the United States we are told, repeatedly, that Ethnicity does not matter… yet we’ve abandoned the Supremacy of the Individual and actively Demonstrated Race Does matter in our Hiring, Higher education admissions and Legal practices every day.

So how can we see it as a Ridiculous Reason to Invade another country?

Ethnic and Racial differences remain ingrained in the “Enlightened” European mind.  Racism is rampant and accepted.  These are the very same Europeans we are told we must emulate by Our Progressive Elitist class of Politicians.  (Yes, I’m referring to John Kerry et al.)  The very Europeans whom we are told have it all figured out.  The very Europeans who are surprised that anti-Semitism is exhibited not from “the far right” but by everyday “Liberal” people.

But the most interesting aspect is They see this Excuse being used by Putin as Reasonable, even Logical.  Protecting One’s Racial Heritage is as common as Hating the Other person’s.

Of course, this leads to problems.  Very serious problems.  It always has.

Once You accept this Excuse for Force as valid, as a Certain Harvard Russian Studies Professor has… sadly, you must look and see Who’s in the On-Deck position.

The most Obvious?

Taiwan.

Followed by some other minor players… like Nepal, Moldova, Slovakia, the Baltic States, Quebec, South Korea, Kashmir, the list is endless…

I know, Canada wouldn’t be upset about Quebec.  They would probably welcome handing off the corruption and crumbling infrastructure to the French for while, until they gave up and handed it back.

But the point is We are Allowing a Precedent to be set.  How do you argue that National Sovereignty has any meaning when you fail to support those Nations you Promised to support should it be challenged?  We have already ceded an Ideological High Ground by sacrificing Ideology based on Freedom and Liberty of the Individual.  So What’s left?  Our Word?  What is that worth?

Nothing.

The Chinese Leadership are not stupid, they see clearly what is being illustrated by Putin’s efforts.

And I don’t find it a coincidence that Taiwan was not permitted to fly their flag during the Sochi Olympics.

Frankly, If I were sitting in Taiwan right now I’d be looking for the closest container vessel headed south.  Right Friggin’ now.

If you still don’t get it, it’s a 1936 redux.

Godwin’s Law be damned.

Hitler took most of Europe using the “We must Protect Ethnic Germans.” as his broadcasted excuse.  Actually he was stripping the resources of those countries for his own use… but that doesn’t Play in Peoria.  So he went with Uniting German’s.  Just sounds nicer.

We are not seeing anything New here.

And the latest Non-Aggression Pact between China and Russia simply assures both parties they will not have to reserve any troops for a second front.  It just makes things easier… having to worry about one less thing when you want to focus on taking stuff you think should be yours.

The question I have is why do we let Appeasers run our country?  (It’s a rhetorical question… They sound “nice” so we put them in charge.  It’s the “If we’re only more friendly” argument that passes for reason in the Visualize Whirled Peas circle.  It’s also an ongoing effort to repress the past lessons or attributing those events to lesser humans who happened to be in charge at the time.  This belief is often spoken in the words “That could never happen today.”)

What’s interesting is, it’s as if Putin’s Generals are saying “You know Vlad, That Austrian Guy with the silly mustache had it right… he just got in a hurry.”.  (There has been a question posed regarding Bush’s inaction on Putin’s invasion of Georgia and if that made Bush seem weak.  Yes.  It did.  But the question was offered up as moral relativity giving our current Administration’s inaction.  Sorry, but it was weakness on display under Bush just as it’s weakness on display under Obama.  It doesn’t matter who was displaying it.)

If I were leading what must now be considered only a “Resistance Movement” in Ukraine I would be finding every camera I could and begging as loudly as possible for U.S. and British help.  But it has become so fashionable for Europeans to blame their problems on the United States over the last several decades that it places them in an awkward position and makes it nearly impossible to overtly ask for our help.  Their ego may be their undoing.

This must come as a relief to the current Administration.

Those in charge will do anything to prevent the perception of this being an “East vs. West” thing.  And they will certainly not entertain anything as foolish as “Good vs. Evil”.

So What Do You Do when you pretty much agree with the Guy moving his troops across Europe?

We’re doing it.

We’ll be doing more of it as we watch Taiwan get “Protected”.

But of course, that could never happen today.

(I have intentionally used Race and Ethnicity interchangeably.  When it comes to the sacrifice of the Individual in favor of Balkanization they are the same thing.)

(Originally posted 030314)


It’s Everything, Stupid!

James Carville famously stated “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

He was Hailed at the time by the Press for his Simple Brilliance.  Simple Indeed… like his much ignored by the Anti-War on Women Soldiers “That’s what you get if you drag a $100 bill through a Trailer Park!”

Anyway… that was Clinton and this is Now.  (Well… Clinton is still dragging $100 bills through trailer parks… but I digress.)

Now is the Age of Obama and the Liberal Progressive Renaissance.

With the Awakening of the Socialist Left, it has ceased to be just about the Economy…

It’s now About:

Ebola Killing

NSA Spying

IRS Targeting

DHS Militarizing

EPA Regulating

NEA Dumbing

CDC Stumping

TSA Groping

FBI Sleeping

VA Wait Listing

Lobbyist Working

Bank Bailing

Money Printing

Debt Monetizing

Market Distorting

Secret Service Whoring

Illegals Voting

The Middle East Burning

War Losing

Black Water Flourishing

Soviet Expanding

Anti-Capitalist Loving

GM Nationalizing

Small Business Ruining

Children Coughing

Insurance Company Destroying

Park Occupying

Health Care Socializing

Inflation Ignoring

Unemployment Fantasizing

Economy Failing

Government Controlling

Above the Law Posturing

WMD Surprising

Diplomat Abandoning

Drug Cartel Arming

Race Rioting

Golf Playing

Party Having

Climate Distracting

Science Fabricating

Consensus Prevailing

Poll Taking

Official Prevaricating…

Stupid!


Is Russia Accusing US of Having a Foreign Policy?

How Dare Them!  Who do They think They are?

If so, I DEMAND TO KNOW WHAT IT IS!

Frankly,

Someone should check the accounts of Organizing For America and see if they have accepted a paid position From Vladimir Putin.

This latest Flurry of remarks from Russia sounds so Familiar.

We already know that Ketchum is on the payroll

So why the Consternation over What Vlad is saying about The United States and Specifically President Obama?

The Rhetoric is the same we’ve heard over the last decade from Our Homegrown Leftists Who are Now in Control.

Why is Putin a “Bad Guy” for simply repeating it?

Is it his pointing out that the Stated Goal of The Obama Administration to reduce Influence of The U.S. on the World Stage has been Achieved?  (It’s worth noting this genuine Achievement stands alone for this Administration.)

Could it be that Putin knows the President of The United States is “thin-skinned”?  Is that why Putin’s use of “Prankster”, the Russian equivalent of “Silly Goose”, to describe Obama makes news?

Is it stunning that a Socialist would goad an external Enemy in order to Win Points with his Population?

Is it Really a surprise to have a Dictator use an Enemy’s own words to illustrate Their hypocrisy?

When you live in a World of Say Anything… and You’re rewarded for it… with Elected Office…

When Words matter more than Actions…

When you and your Enemies don’t really disagree on Anything… Except Who’s in Control…

And When You’ve made it Your Stated Mission to Not Be In Control…

What Do You Expect?

What Do We Expect?

(If not much else but Tanks… The Russians do have Century Old Brilliance when it comes to Writers.  Their Literature stands up to the Best The World has to offer.  Do not think for One Moment that Putin is a Fool.  He is not.  I would bet that if You compared the bookcases of Putin and Obama you would not be surprised… or be forced make up excuses.  If you’re going to Be a Hypocrite what grounds do you have to become Upset when someone points it out?  Or is That Too a Double Standard where only certain people can, and Other’s can’t.  “It’s an American Thing… You wouldn’t Understand.”  and No, It doesn’t matter how many “American Friends” you have.  Hear the Dog Whistle?)

Putin knows exactly What he is Doing.

Obama has Opened Himself Up to Putin’s Accusations through years of “Just Words”…  The Fact That Putin is doing exactly what he is accusing Obama of Doing makes complete sense.  If you don’t get it whip out your trusty copy of The Prince.  Read it on your own time.  A Dictator doing Dictator things should never be a surprise… yet it seems to be just that to Our elected Officials.

But There IS a Reason for this Consternation.  When Diplomats are put in charge they believe “rules” matter to everyone else the way they matter to them.  They believe Words and Feelings mean something.  They believe Everyone just wants to get along… to Compromise… to Work Together… They deny reality.

All of this should serve as a Wake-Up Call.

What Do We Stand For?

What are the Differences between Us and Them?

What exactly is American Exceptionalism and Why do We not seem to Know?

We are not just Weak… We are unable.


Mom! Vlad’s not Playing Fair!

So the Vote is happening right now designed to justify the Invasion of Crimea by the New Soviet.

And our Diplomats just can’t figure out what’s going on…

I believe the John Kerry types are genuinely perplexed.

Let’s look at it from The Secretary of State’s point of view:

Vladimir subscribes to the Right Ideology… we’re all on the same team here…  we want the same things…

Vladimir even made a group of children sing the Internationale during the Olympics!  It’s the Anthem for Someone’s Sake.

He has to know that Our Goal is One World where we all hold hands, Compromise on Everything and Share Stuff with Everyone while The Smart People like Us are in Charge…  just like His!

So What’s Going on?  We’re like Brothers!  Why is he being So Mean?  Invading places just looks so Bad!  All You Have to Do is Aid Them in Voting Their way into Socialism!  Why isn’t He Playing by the rules it took Us so long to set up?

Now Let’s take a look at it from Vlad’s point of View:

The Soviet Union has been made to feel bad about itself for long enough… and the People want to be Proud.  The time is over for feigning regret over Communism when the rest of The World has fully embraced it, if not in name, in action.  If I can make them Proud for reasons outside of Productivity and Creative Ambition, say something the Americans have done for years… something like… Ethnicity!  Perfect.  The People can be Proud to be Russians!  I will make them feel that way and they will Follow Me.  The World will Respect Russia, and the New Soviet, again with me at The Helm!

I will not make the Mistake my predecessors made.  Since there is no Great War allowing expansion, I will take small bites and remain calm while the World does everything they can to avoid confrontation because they don’t really believe in the Freedom and Liberty they espouse during their speeches.  Using the Ethnic Excuse will give me a pass because the rest of the World has abandoned the Individual and embraced the Balkanization of Humanity.  Now that Socialism is the rule and not the exception I can legitimize “protecting” my Brothers and Sisters. 

Once The World is accustomed to an Expanding Russia… and China… they will embrace the New Normal.  The time for World Socialism is Now!

What can the Americans, British and the rest of Europe do about it?  Seize our assets?  Wasn’t it the American’s with their Occupy Movement that Demonized the 1%!?  Who do they think they will be punishing by freezing foreign assets?  The Proletariat?  Of course not… and the Russian people will Cheer!  Punish the Rich!  They deserve it!

What’s humorous is Deep Down, down in a place where they can’t really admit it… The Current Political Leadership within the United States and Britain agree.  They’re just upset because their standing in The World has diminished.

The only part I can’t quite figure out is Why the Shocked Face?  The Standing of America has intentionally been reduced… Obama stated it as a goal when he came into power.  If your going to concede power then you must assume other countries will step into the void.

Even my Brothers and Sisters in the United Nations understand this.

But I’ve never understood the Reasoning of Americans.  It’s as if they think they’re Smarter than Everyone Else because they have Cell Phones… idiotii.

How Should We look at it?

Remove the dismayed look on your face when watching our Secretary of State and those surrounding him from the President on Down bumble, stumble and fumble their way through the Ukraine Crisis.  They are faced with the Ultimate difficulty… they are trying to appear in opposition to an Action they happen to Agree with.  They’re being Forced by those who voted for them to confront a Nation who is Doing Exactly what they’ve doing Domestically for Decades.  The most obnoxious part of the Ukraine Invasion and Crimean take over by The New Soviet is The Current Administration cannot point to any aspect of Ideology which separates Them from Putin.

Until We Remember that American Exceptionalism is based on the Ideology of Individual Liberty and Freedom, Property Ownership and the Free-Market Capitalism that protects all three then We will be trying to condemn others for Distinctions in behavior that have no Difference.

Both Political Parties in The United States have abandoned the Individual.  They have gone as far as removing the word from discussion.

That is Why We, The U.S., will Do Nothing of Substance in the Face of Soviet Expansion.  We agree with it fundamentally.  I take that back, we will start using the Label “Eastern Europe” again.  And… stomping our feet.

So… We Will Do Nothing.

Who Might?

The wounds are deep in the rest of Europe… if genuine fear exists it exists in Germany, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania… but they are watching us, the U.S., not honoring Treaties.  They Realize they will be On their Own.  With China promising to offer no threat to Russia’s plans, The New Soviet will be an imposing Foe for anyone within reach.

Envy, Ego…

Vices as old as Time Itself.  And they are at the foundation of Socialism in all it’s forms.


Roll Crimson Tide

(Cup your hands over your face and Yell this entire post.)

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…

Just When You thought your Country was Safe!… Safe… safe…

Roll Tide Roll!

The Red Menace Rolls into Ukraine like a Tsunami not seen in decades…  decades… decades…

On the Ground?

Dig up your Flowers, Dig out your old Soviet Flags!

Officially Welcome the Liberators!

Victory to the Proletariat!  Forward!

Watching at Home?

Pop the Corn, Fluff the Cushions turn the TV to your favorite News Channel then Throw Away the Remote!

It’ll be the Crimson Scourge all Day Loooooooong!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry… You’ll Shake Your Head in Disbelief…

But  Don’t you Dare Miss It!… Miss It… miss it….

(Forward!” While having a long well documented history within Soviet Propaganda is a Registered Trademark of the Obama 2012 Campaign, Organizing for America AKA: OFA and is used here with express permission.)


USA being Banned from the World Cup?!

Say it isn’t so!

The USSR has asked FIFA to ban the United States from participation in the World Cup

And there could be ten’s of Americans Who might be Very Upset!  Okay… I exaggerate, but this is Big!  Dang, I did it again… sorry.

If you’ve read this Distraction of a blog since the beginning you might remember I consider Soccer to be a Cult and those Parents, and children, who get sucked into it need to be Kidnapped and Deprogrammed before being returned to Civilized Society. (There are people who do this…)

But that’s beside the Point… if there’s a Point.

In Fact, I happen to know the KGB/FSB/SVR/DHS realize that no one, of any significance, living in the U.S. would notice let alone care. So what this amounts to is Putin being Funny… and he IS Funny…  What do you think the whole Topless Dictator thing was?  Hilarious!

Anyway, considering the level of Disdain the Majority of the World’s Despots possess regarding all things American I would not be surprised if the Ban is put into effect… Although I’m not sure I’ll ever know, because I have American things to do and already belong to a Cult.  A really Cool One.  You can’t join.


Just Concede!

This is the new Slogan for United States Foreign Policy…

and now Domestic Policy as well.

Apparently what limited effectiveness being demonstrated on the Border, just as overseas, had to be addressed.

So the Current Administration has handed down new rules dictating how our Border Patrol must conduct themselves.

From this day Forward! Border Patrol officers must retreat when faced with suspects throwing rocks.  The Officers will no longer be allowed to defend themselves.

It seems Border Patrol Agents have become too effective at deterring individuals who wish to travel to this country without entering legally…  In the simplest terms, Border Enforcement has been oppressing those who are seeking Amnesty here in the United States.

You might be saying to yourself “… this is ridiculous.”,  Among other things.

I would offer, It makes Complete Sense.

When you’re dealing with an extremely Complicated World having different policies for issues that arise Overseas versus those issues which occur right here at home is Counterproductive.  Not only that, It’s difficult, hard to manage and exhausting.  In fact, it can lead to Vast Confusion… even a break down in Morale.

In order to offer a happy, safe and nurturing workplace for U.S. Domestic Military the Administration has decided to make sure the Rules are Consistent, Transparent and Known by all.  And, they would only subject to change, without notice, by Administration Officials occasionally.  Above all, Consistency is the most important Policy Goal… unless determined otherwise.

Promoting a Friendly Border, just like our current Promotion of a Friendly Europe and South America, is incredibly important.  So the Replication of U.S. Foreign Policy within our National Borders is logical and will be Warmly Welcomed, once Those effected understand the Benefits.  The result, and implementation period, of this Improvement should mirror the Enormous Successes experienced with the Affordable Care Act.

It is Exactly this type of Progressive Thinking which will lead the United States into the 20th Century and elevates our status among Nations.  It is also this type of Mindset which will accelerate the realization of The New American Man.

Just Concede!

It’s more than a Slogan, it’s more than A Way of Life, it’s more than the Right Thing to Do…

It’s the New Normal!

You’ll get used to it, or not.

It Doesn’t Really Matter!

(“It’s Doesn’t Really Matter!” is a license Trademark of the Hillary 2016 Campaign and should not be used without express permission.  “Forward!”, “Just Concede!” and “It’s the New Normal!” are being borrowed with consent from Organizing For America and CPA respectively.)


Putin, Putin, Putin!

I’m with Jan Brady, why is it always about Putin?

Look, is it really a Surprise that Ukrainians have Discovered Putin is a Big Hit in the Crimea?

Really?

Good Lord, the Wall has been down for 20 Years! I realize Eastern Europe has some Catching Up to do but come on…

Seriously?

In a Country where Systematic State Induced Starvation has been Standard Operating Procedure for 100 years, you might think they would have been ahead of the curve on this…

What’s Funny is, of All the countries in the world Not associated with “Cutting Edge”, Canada has been using Putin as a Food Substitute for Years. It’s like a Cult. If you’ve been there you know what I’m sayin’ right?

Between You and Me, even I like some French Fries with Cheese Curds and Brown Gravy poured all over the Top. The only thing that could make it better is Bacon… not that weird crap they have in Canada that looks like it was sliced off one of them Walking Dead people, I’m talking Real ‘Merican Bacon. The Straight Thick Stuff.

I suppose it’s good the Ukrainians are finding their way into the 21st Century, but can we please move on to some Real News like that Handi-Capable-of-Murder Guy in Australia?

That Stuff Matters!


Secretary John Kerry’s Statement on Ukraine

Here is a direct Statement from Sec. Kerry.  Today Secretary met to discuss Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine with Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov:

“They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside…” – John Kerry

The Situation appears under control.

The U.S. Secretary of State has Calmed tensions in Eastern Europe and made the United States position Clear.

This is Excellence in Diplomacy.


Libertarian Dissonance

Or, Who are We?

Over the last 72 hours I’ve heard a growing number of TEA Party Conservative Types trying to square their Libertarian views with what’s going on in Europe.

The dilemma seems to be the Libertarian Ideal of Non-intervention versus the United States’ promises which have been made through Treaties.

I confess… After, After, After being Anti-Socialist, I’m more Libertarian than anything else. Even so, I believe we must honor those commitments made through treaty. It’s True I’m not interested in being the world’s policeman, and I would work diligently to remove the United States from many of the commitments we have made decades past, but until that happens we must honor those we’ve made.

The reason I feel this way is we have nothing on the World stage if not our word.  And I guarantee there will be times we need those who have made agreements with us, the U.S., to honor Their promises.

So here we are… today… facing What it Is, not What we may Wish it to be.

The desire to not intervene is understandable…

Once upon a time, The United States stood for Liberty and Freedom of the Individual. It was a radical idea born out of the Enlightenment. This idea led to the formation of a Nation governed by Law instead of Men.  We used to want Other’s to have Individual Freedom and Liberty…

We used to have a Mission.  But we have wandered far from those ideals once at the forefront of our Foreign Policy and most importantly our Domestic Policy.

Because of that I can relate to those out there who believe we need to focus on our own home-grown problems at this point in time.

And,

Do I want to run around the world and commit Men and Material in defense of people I do not know, who apparently don’t like us?  No, I don’t.

I would prefer Countries in need of our help ask us directly… that would be the alternative to treaties as far as I’m concerned. You need us? Just Yell so Everyone can hear you.  If you decide to champion Freedom and Liberty of the Individual, we’ll help.  If not, you’re on your own.  Good Luck.

But those are not the circumstances at the moment.  We have Obligations, whether we like them or not.

But that really isn’t the issue in my opinion.

The Real Problem is what makes us any different from those we wish to oppose?

That should be the Primary Question facing all of us as we watch Russia “take back” what they believe to be theirs.

What do we stand for?

Why Should the Ukraine, or any other Nation for that matter, ask for our help?

What do we represent that is worth those in other Countries to risk dying for?

These are not rhetorical questions… I’m not sure I know anymore. And I don’t think they do either, which may be why they’re not asking for our help.

All of this aside, promoting a position of standing aside because of Libertarian principles, or because you might enjoy this current Administration looking like Fools (Which they most certainly do…) is to allow those who see the faults of Communism/Socialism to remain Slaves of it.

At the End of the Day I am Anti-Socialist first. All other things second. I am not interested in giving anything to Socialists, Ever. Ever.

I hope there will be more Thinking about where this is all headed and less Reveling in the Mess created by Progressive Buffoons.  Yes, they’re idiots who cause more problems than they solve… so vote accordingly.  Right now we have a problem and it has to do with the disappearance of American Exceptionalism.

(I will issue only one warning… there will be those Progressive-Liberal Republicans like McCain and Graham out on the networks hoping to win favor with people like me.   They will not. They are a distinction without a difference when it comes to Socialism. Their time, that should never have come, is past.)

The events we’ve seen unfolding over the last several years from Georgia to Syria to Cyprus to Ukraine… to Russian Destroyers in Cuba to North Korea getting the Nuke and the Means to send it, to China poking Japan and promising to “unify” Taiwan and on and on… all leads to it “not being okay”.

There is a War going on.

All is not Calm.

And if we don’t take a position the rest of the world hears and understands clearly, all will not be calm.

What Position will that be?

What will we Stand Tall for?

(As an Aside:  The Libertarians have a similar problem with Immigration.  Ideally we are Open Borders.  The Problem is the Poison Pill of the Entitlement State.  Too many of us fail to recognize a Trap even when it is made By Fools.  Which makes Us Fools.  That’s why we must Makeaneffort.)