The announcement that President Obama has caved in to Soviet demands to scrap the missile defense plans in Europe serves not just to appease the Russians but also clears the way for the Iranians to have a clear shot at European cities once they have their own nukes. This is the convenience of seeing everything having to do with defense as an expense and waste of money that could be better suited to other purposes such as spending money on programs that actually can buy and bribe the voters.
The problem with all of this is that we have gone down this road again. Appeasement was a big thing in the 1930's among western governments that were just starting to feel their oats on the road towards welfare statism. The result of course we all know was a world in which rogue states took advantage of such utopian idiocy and the world descended into a disaster.
Unfortunately the president of the United States has great leeway in foreign policy and the latest decision is just another piece of evidence of the sheer idiocy, ignorance of history and stupidity of our current messiah in chief. He can probably walk on water when it rains, but he is stumbling on the international scene. The question is, How long will this last? He still has more than three years left in his term and the issue is whether the world survives him or not. Good old Winston Churchill must be rolling in his grave..
Thursday, September 17, 2009
at 7:08 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
A day after the great march in Washington my neighborhood held it's annual festival along part of 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. In many of the stands selling T-shirts one could find the image of that icon of the left Che Guevara. Oblivious to the fact the man was a murderer most of the Latinos of my nabe seemed to take it all in stride. The T-shirts have become fashionable attire, but what really perplexed me was seeing that image next to other T-shirts laden with the image of Christ and the Virgin of Guadalupe all in the same stand next to each other as if they belonged there. That is part of the problem with our society. Would we have been so oblivious had we seen T-shirts with Hitler's image on them? Yet the images of People like Che, Mao, Ho and other leftist icons, mass murderers all, seem to be acceptable and fashionable these days without even blinking an eye. Is it our lack of education? Our lack of decorum? What has happened to our society that our tolerance level is such that we find this normal? I am almost sure as I can be that had a stand appeared there selling T-shirts with Hitler's image the person selling them would have been driven out on a rail. We definitely need to do more educating out there. The process has to start with taking back our schools from teachers who idolize these leftist icons and impart that to their charges and start putting these people where they belong, on the dung heap of history joining Hitler and all the other murderous dregs of history. Ads long as we are tolerant of idiots wearing these shirts communism becomes a mere fashion statement rather than the repulsive ideology it is..
at 7:23 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I would have been in Washington today. A last minute change in my plans did not allow me to take that 7:00 am bus to DC this morning. I have no access to television at the moment but see some of the pictures being posted on the Internet. One thing that I see in common in most of the signs is that they are not the fare of some highly organized protest with mass printed signs by unions or some left wing non-profits who like to squander the money of their contributors. No, what I see all over the place are home made signs. Some of the signs are neat as if the maker took great care to make the letters even and uniform. Other signs are haphazard, probably made at the least minute as if the maker decided at the last moment to make his way to Washington. No today is the beginning of something quite different. I expect that some of the spineless leaders at the GOP will try to hijack the movement and claim some form of leadership. How little do they know that they have lost direction. It is not they who are in charge, no, those days are coming to an end. Oh, I suppose at some point some leader will arise, but even that person will have to learn that in order to lead he will have to follow.
No what occurred in Washington today is something that only Trotsky used to dream of, it's the spontaneous rising of the populace. It isn't the leaders who have consciousness of their interests as Lenin used to think. No, instead it's what Jefferson, Hamilton and Madison knew all along. That leaving the people to their own devices they and only they will know where their interests lie. I doubt Obama and his cohorts hiding in the basement of the White House even have a clue. In their arrogance they will be in self denial just as King named George once was. Kudos to the people who took time out of their responsibilities to show up. They probably had to close their businesses, postpone some important affair. They took the time to put aside the day and traveled down to DC to show their servants, our congress and president who really is in charge. Will they listen, I doubt it. They have for too long detached themselves from reality. But it's a beginning. Time to get the snowball rolling downhill.
at 4:13 PM