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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!


Very, Very Rare Praise…

If you have not seen the Leon Panetta Interview on O’Reilly dated 10/07/2014 you must. You Must.

I’m watching it Live… you will probably have to

Go find it.  NEVERMIND! 

HERE IT IS.

Go Now!

I realize Panetta is a Hillary supporter and all of this is to make room for Her run in 2016… but the level of discomfort during this interview is fantastic.

Fantastic!

GO FIND IT

and Watch.

 

Grab a Beer… and some Popcorn.

It is THAT good.


#Pleasedonotshootdown commercialairliners

In an apparent state of barely contained rage the White House has initiated what could be considered nothing less than an all out assault on the Kremlin. A New Hashtag Campaign has been issued with authority:

#Pleasedonotshootdowncommercialairliners

During this morning’s press conference President Obama also made demands that the ‘evidence’ of the downed flight full of civilians not be ‘tampered with’. And to make sure this does not happen the White House has dispatched the most capable members of the IRS’ IT Department.

According to a classified source close to the event the latest communications intercept after the President’s Press Conference have been inconclusive. According to our source; “We have not been able to discern how the International Community is receiving the President’s message. We have experienced what seems to be a technical glitch in the NSA collection of data and communications. For the last hour all of our intercept sounds like laughing, followed by gasping for air and then more laughing. We are working on the problem and hope to have something more substantive available shortly.”

In a related story, it is rumored the White House is working on several new hashtag offensives.

#Stopcomingacrosstheborderillegallyjustbecauseyougettostayandwewillgiveyoufreestuff

#Theeconomyisrecoveringtheeconomyisrecoveringtheeconomyisrecovering

#Bringbackourcredibility

#Iamnotasocialist

and

#Wearethegovernmentandweareheretohelp

In an attempt to confirm these new, what some may call brave, initiatives State Department Spokesperson Psaki held up a sign with the words ‘Tweet Tweet Tweet’ and gave us a thumbs up.

While we had the Spokesperson’s attention we asked if she might know what the President’s response will be to Israel’s move into Gaza.  Ms. Psaki referred us to the White House Spokesperson for an official statement but didn’t think it would be available for several days because she didn’t believe the President has had an opportunity to watch the news recently.


A Great Foreign Policy Victory!

This morning, on the heels of White House Aides unveiling the New Policy Slogan “Stop Doing Stupid Sh*t.”, the Liberal talking heads hit the ground with examples of President Obama’s Foreign Policy Achievements. It’s a multi-point marketing message which starts with Iraq then follows up with Afghanistan, the Demise of Al Qaeda and, amazingly, includes Ukraine.

This pitch is being floated to see if it has legs… if so we should be hearing it for the next several weeks. If not, it will most likely die a quick death and some new, inane, message will be crafted by the sophomores in the White House for next week.

So let’s take a look at this latest shot.

Iraq… well, we are out. No question about that.
Afghanistan… we’re not really out but we’re out enough for it to be going downhill fast, just like Iraq.
The Demise of Al Qaeda… Not sure how anyone other than a Leftist talking Head can say such a thing with a straight face.  But, I expect it because President Obama personally shot and killed Osama Bin Laden.

But here’s where I looked up in dismay:

Ukraine.

I kid you not. We are now being treated to the amazing victory the current administration has achieved by “denying the Russians the ‘eastern front’ of Ukraine.” by applying economic measures.  In other words… they were “only” able to Invade and take-over the entire South Western portion of the country.  (I’m not sure how you could get a ‘victory’ out of this.  I would probably advise my apostles to not bring it up.  But that’s why I’m not paid the big bucks.)

In the End I confess I like the latest Slogan.

I think “Stop Doing Stupid Sh*t” representing the Obama Administration is not only appropriate, I can get behind it.

May be this will be the Obama Doctrine.  They should consider this for their Domestic Policy doctrine as well.


Treaties Now Mean Nothing.

In his speech this morning to West Point Graduates, President Obama redefined United States policy regarding Defense Treaties.

The new, official, stance is “All bets are off. Good Luck.”

Now we have confirmation of what we all thought to be the new, far more progressive, policy.

I trust the Diplomatic Corp… Corpse-men and Corpse-women… were listening.

Not only have We demonstrated that We will leave you on your own in the middle of nowhere Africa to become victims of a purely random collection of disgruntled  internet movie watchers, we’re also going to make it official with Nation States that our promises to aid in their defense will be… be… “re-evaluated” based on how we feel at any given moment.

The President stated “We Must Lead in the World…” and what better way to lead than to be inconsistent by design.  It’s what Leadership is made of.

But what would one expect?  Socialists have had a Long, Sordid, Love Affair with Subjectivity.

 


More Than Half of Russians want the Soviet Union back…

A Pew Poll, recently completed, reflects this desire.

I don’t know what else to say.

I’m simply Sad.

But when you offer only a distinction without a difference what do you expect?

We are no longer the shining city on the hill.

I’m keeping this short because I need to find my bottle of Bourbon.

The Individual is Lost.

Not even the Fed Chair can describe what Governing Theory we live under…  The Federal Reserve Chair…

I just don’t know what to say.

So I will drink on it.

May be cry a little… for what’s in store.