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As predicted, the wars are back in town. One aspect of the American political realignment taking place is of the Republican party–reluctantly, at the behest of its voters–beginning to cede control of the country’s military adventurism to Democrats:

As the neocons migrate back to the political party more temperamentally suited for their nation-building cultural imperialism, Republican voters are slowly but surely reclinating to the modest foreign policy of the republic’s founders:

She goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.

Another encouraging sign from this writer’s perspective is that despite the militantly evangelistic nature of Wokeism, younger Americans are modestly more suspicious of US cultural imperialism and global welfare than older Americans are. Science isn’t the only thing that progresses one funeral at a time!

 
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  1. It is so much easier to sell endless wars (to spread the ZOG system) when it is for things like BLM and LGXYZ123, doing it for “freedom” is laughable because America was never free in the first place. I can already see the propaganda to attack Russia because it does not have mass black immigration, or say Syria because it does not have gay pride parades.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @neutral


    ... America was never free in the first place.
     
    Yes, she was. Very. And not long ago.

    My great regret is that my generation neglected to keep her that way.

    @Almost Missouri writes:


    The GWB 2001-2009 administration was a boon to Democrats as it allowed Dems to claim the mantle of the “Peace Party”, which they have continued to wear hypocritically even as they went about sowing war in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, and now seem dead set on wearing into battle against nuclear armed Russia and China. Should end well.
     
    It's complicated, but the Democrats remain the War Party. GWB and John McCain were a grotesque aberration.
  2. That spike for Republicans when asked to spend money on humanitarian aid versus jumping back up for ‘military assistance’. I don’t, I don’t think those people are thinking they’re ‘assisting’.

    And these would be the Q-Anon boomers who liked the Republican party just fine when it was completely pro-oligarchy.

  3. beginning to cede control of the country’s military adventurism to Democrats:

    Which is where it was for the entirety of the previous century: WWI—entered by Democrats, WWII—entered by Democrats, Korean War—entered by Democrats, Vietnam War—entered by Democrats.

    Going back a further century though, the Civil War, in which more Americans died than all other wars combined, was not only Republican-backed, but was arguably what created the Republican Party.

    The GWB 2001-2009 administration was a boon to Democrats as it allowed Dems to claim the mantle of the “Peace Party”, which they have continued to wear hypocritically even as they went about sowing war in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, and now seem dead set on wearing into battle against nuclear armed Russia and China. Should end well.

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone
  4. You thought $30k per year for a student in the US was a lot … this heartwarming picture costs US tax donkeys circa $30 million per head per year.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @The Alarmist

    $30 million per head per year is almost like real money...

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WI1eSVU34Iw/V9GPgBaWSwI/AAAAAAAAQOM/CgqxCu-I8wIkll9veCZem7BCPts1M_6wACLcB/s1600/thank-you-kids.jpeg

  5. anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:

    If America wants to be a true policeman and bring order to chaotic places like Niger or Chad then that is a positive contribution to the world and Europe.

  6. Yet another area where the right has an opportunity right in front of it and the GOP establishment refuses to pick up the free money on the sidewalk.

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Arclight

    You want to feel power?

    Do you put in place a system of gradual road improvement?

    Or do you bomb some country to save the women from slavery and liberate the children?

    The latter is not only easier but, if you look at what computer games tend to be about, a lot more viscerally appealing.

    Therefore if the governing institution isn't specifically designed to make it almost impossible, this is what you will get.

    The only thing that stops other countries from doing the same is the fact that the US is already taking up that space.

  7. @neutral
    It is so much easier to sell endless wars (to spread the ZOG system) when it is for things like BLM and LGXYZ123, doing it for "freedom" is laughable because America was never free in the first place. I can already see the propaganda to attack Russia because it does not have mass black immigration, or say Syria because it does not have gay pride parades.

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    … America was never free in the first place.

    Yes, she was. Very. And not long ago.

    My great regret is that my generation neglected to keep her that way.

    @Almost Missouri writes:

    The GWB 2001-2009 administration was a boon to Democrats as it allowed Dems to claim the mantle of the “Peace Party”, which they have continued to wear hypocritically even as they went about sowing war in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, and now seem dead set on wearing into battle against nuclear armed Russia and China. Should end well.

    It’s complicated, but the Democrats remain the War Party. GWB and John McCain were a grotesque aberration.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
  8. anonymous[377] • Disclaimer says:

    Polling is propaganda. And Yougov is the high C on Wisner’s wurlitzer. When you consult a pollster that’s not full of shit to the hairline, the picture is less partisan or demographic, and more helpful.

    http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/

    specifically,

    https://worldpublicopinion.net/americans-overwhelmingly-support-cooperative-international-engagement-but-want-us-to-play-a-less-dominant-role/

    Overwhelmingly, US citizens are sane but confused. In particular, everybody should stop saying NATO has no mission. NATO’s mission is to end-run the UNSC, because the UNSC makes it harder to blow shit up.

    NATO executes its mission brilliantly. Their central trick is ignoring UN Charter Articles 51 and 53§1, which restrict regional arrangements to pacific dispute settlement and maintain all Chapter 7 controls. Article 7 of the Atlantic Charter acknowledges UNSC primacy but NATO bureaucrats work tirelessly to undermine it.

    So Trump was right to try and blow up NATO. Ideally he would have attacked the other institutions that the US uses to end-run the duly-authorized international authorities: the Bretton Woods institutions, (which end-run ECOSOC and its direct report to the UNGA,) and the WTO, (which end-runs UNCTAD.)

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone
  9. The question of military assistance to foreign countries is moot…the Deep State is in control.

    Resistance Is Futile

  10. It’s just depressing that sort of, pretty much, half of people think this shit is good.

    But, when you look at “THE bell curve,” you kind of get an idea why.

    Hey, AE, can you post a graph of IQ vs. opinions on this or that topic?

    Any topic at all. Please!

    Huh? Because, ya know, it would really help some of us cope with this shit.

    Na, there probably isn’t any government survey or other, similarly accessible — regurgitatible — information that would make that correlation at all possible to examine, right?

    Thx!

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The GSS has the Wordsum vocabulary test. It correlates with IQ at .71. Decent, though not perfect. In every other survey, we're looking at using educational attainment as a proxy which is *ahem* problematic to put it mildly.

  11. younger Americans are modestly more suspicious of US cultural imperialism and global welfare than older Americans are

    and

    Yes, but why? My young black female co-worker thinks the U.S. should stop “meddling”. She thinks black and brown nations would be better off on their own. The response of my older white make co-worker? The U.S. should be out there spreading democracy, it just needs to do a better job next time…

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
    @Chrisnonymous

    Just wait until the nation that needs meddling with, she perceives as oppressing someone of her skin colour...

    , @Rufus Clyde
    @Chrisnonymous

    The Prime Directive of the US State has been to crush democracy everywhere in the world, for over one hundred years. It is basically the standing order to the US Marine Corps and the CIA has no other function.

  12. @The Alarmist
    You thought $30k per year for a student in the US was a lot ... this heartwarming picture costs US tax donkeys circa $30 million per head per year.


    http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Afghan-girl-college-MAIN.jpg

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    $30 million per head per year is almost like real money…

  13. @Arclight
    Yet another area where the right has an opportunity right in front of it and the GOP establishment refuses to pick up the free money on the sidewalk.

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful

    You want to feel power?

    Do you put in place a system of gradual road improvement?

    Or do you bomb some country to save the women from slavery and liberate the children?

    The latter is not only easier but, if you look at what computer games tend to be about, a lot more viscerally appealing.

    Therefore if the governing institution isn’t specifically designed to make it almost impossible, this is what you will get.

    The only thing that stops other countries from doing the same is the fact that the US is already taking up that space.

  14. @Chrisnonymous

    younger Americans are modestly more suspicious of US cultural imperialism and global welfare than older Americans are
     
    and

    Yes, but why? My young black female co-worker thinks the U.S. should stop "meddling". She thinks black and brown nations would be better off on their own. The response of my older white make co-worker? The U.S. should be out there spreading democracy, it just needs to do a better job next time...

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Rufus Clyde

    Just wait until the nation that needs meddling with, she perceives as oppressing someone of her skin colour…

  15. Afghanistan has strategically important gravel deposits and we must remember what Alfred Thayer Mahan said about Afghanistan’s gravel.

    Mahan said this or something similar:

    The nation that controls the strategic gravel deposits in Afghanistan will be able to control and exercise power everywhere on the globe and in the atmosphere and space too.

    Okay, that Mahan bit was an attempt at comedy and I stole the theme of that bit from Steve Sailer.

    The ISREAL LOBBY that has infiltrated and infested the Deep State of the American Empire wants the US military to remain mired in Afghanistan because it is on the eastern border of Iran and much of the impetus for the ISRAEL LOBBY to push for the Iraq War debacle was because Iraq is on the western border of Iran.

    • Replies: @for-the-record
    @Charles Pewitt

    Afghanistan has strategically important gravel deposits. . .

    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Afghanistan

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

  16. Joe Biden’s foreign policy is to flood the USA with foreigners and drop bombs and fire missiles at everything on the globe that don’t bow down to the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire.

    I wrote this in September of 2019:

    Biden’s Foreign Policy Is To Invade The World And Then Drag Hordes Of Foreigners Back To The USA.

    Joe Biden was a big backer of the Obama/Rubio Illegal Alien Amnesty/Mass Legal Immigration Surge bill(S 744) of June of 2013.

    Biden’s immigration bill(S 744) would have given amnesty to upwards of 30 million illegal alien invaders and it would have doubled or tripled legal immigration into the USA. Biden’s immigration bill(S 744) would have poured 3 or 4 million legal immigration foreigners into the USA.

    Joe Biden’s foreign policy is to push for the mass legal immigration invasion of the USA by foreigners.

    Joe Biden’s foreign policy is to push to give amnesty to 30 million illegal alien invaders while allowing 30 million more illegal alien invaders to violently invade the USA.

    Joe Biden is anti-White.

    Joe Biden is pushing WHITE GENOCIDE.

    Joe Biden is pushing to replace the European Christian ancestral core of the USA with non-White foreigners.

    Joe Biden on European Americans becoming a minority in the USA due to mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration: “That’s a source of our strength.”

    https://www.unz.com/article/bidens-foreign-policy-the-new-world-order-and-woodrow-wilson/#comment-3455595

  17. The Harris/Biden administration is busy recreating Obama’s failures.

    Samantha Power is back as head of USAID and is a contender for more senior positions. She is one of the main champions of the Responsibility to Protect [R2P] doctrine for the NeoConDemocrats. (1)

    Power is a die-hard proponent of using America’s military might to push leftist values across the world, a worldview she says she internalized growing up fatherless then working as a journalist in the Balkans during the Bosnian war. Born in Ireland, she migrated to the United States but considers it her duty to lead America on moral crusades around the world.

    Part of being a #NeverTrump crazy is backing the War Party, which is the DNC. Everyone serious about ending foreign wars voted for Trump.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/17/why-samantha-power-would-be-a-disastrous-biden-foreign-policy-pick/

  18. Meh. The polls shows nearly 50% in every category agree that the U.S. “has a special responsibility to give military assistance in trouble spots around the world.” There’s nothing to celebrate about that. The partisan differences are small, and can change in five minutes if the next popular candidate mouths different lines. We are a nation of swine.

  19. “has a special responsibility to give military assistance in trouble spots”

    What a load of Godfather euphemism.
    How about:
    Should the US attack other countries for profit?
    Do you want your government to bomb countries that defy its authority?
    Are you freer or more prosperous because the US has an empire?
    Is the empire good for your future?
    What benefit do you personally get out of the war in Syria? Do Israelis benefit?

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @rebel yell

    Great point about the euphemistic, evasive phrasing of the poll questions. This problem infuriatingly afflicts many poll questions on many topics. On this particular topic, one poll question that I would add to your list would ask whether US defense treaties or military actions might escalate into a nuclear war with China or Russia.

  20. I used to call it “Our military”. Heck, I served in it. A difficult process for me was the realization that “Our military” is actually “Their corporate overseas police force”. The foreign counterpart to “their militarized domestic police apparatus.” So damn obvious and I knew that at an instinctual level, but it took awhile for the realization to crystallize. More and more, I’m inclined to think that this “American” military is the reincarnation of the British East India Company’s private forces. Used to secure the monopolies of the fourth industrial revolution. I wish these monopolies no luck.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
  21. Same old, same old

  22. The Zionist Empire is stretched to the breaking point.
    Stupid Joe and his minions are browning their armies.

    It should be a pleasant shock when they send browns to Israel to attack others.
    Will these browns see them as enemies or as brothers from another mother?

    The Mother of All Fails is about to begin here and NOW.
    Just as the enemies of Zion multiply, they rely on the most unreliable.

    It’s almost like they WANT to FAIL. Maybe it’s just Karma.
    Maybe it is just a brilliant plan that just now is wrapping up.

    Babylon will FALL. It was MADE TO FAIL.
    So it was written, so it shall be done.

    • Agree: tgordon
  23. @Charles Pewitt
    Afghanistan has strategically important gravel deposits and we must remember what Alfred Thayer Mahan said about Afghanistan's gravel.

    Mahan said this or something similar:

    The nation that controls the strategic gravel deposits in Afghanistan will be able to control and exercise power everywhere on the globe and in the atmosphere and space too.

    Okay, that Mahan bit was an attempt at comedy and I stole the theme of that bit from Steve Sailer.

    The ISREAL LOBBY that has infiltrated and infested the Deep State of the American Empire wants the US military to remain mired in Afghanistan because it is on the eastern border of Iran and much of the impetus for the ISRAEL LOBBY to push for the Iraq War debacle was because Iraq is on the western border of Iran.

    Replies: @for-the-record

    Afghanistan has strategically important gravel deposits. . .

    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Afghanistan

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    @for-the-record

    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    And when the dollar goes dodo because of the monetary extremism of the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank it will take 7 trillion dollars to get yourself a pizza with onions and peppers and a 12 pack of decent bottled ale.

  24. @rebel yell

    "has a special responsibility to give military assistance in trouble spots"
     
    What a load of Godfather euphemism.
    How about:
    Should the US attack other countries for profit?
    Do you want your government to bomb countries that defy its authority?
    Are you freer or more prosperous because the US has an empire?
    Is the empire good for your future?
    What benefit do you personally get out of the war in Syria? Do Israelis benefit?

    Replies: @SafeNow

    Great point about the euphemistic, evasive phrasing of the poll questions. This problem infuriatingly afflicts many poll questions on many topics. On this particular topic, one poll question that I would add to your list would ask whether US defense treaties or military actions might escalate into a nuclear war with China or Russia.

  25. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Half the population is mentally average or below average with average being pretty mediocre. How many believe in reincarnation, ghosts, UFOs, astrology? Finding out what a bunch of stupid people think may be interesting but what of it? What does this “special responsibility” phrase mean? Did God send a message that the US is his agent on earth? The wording of polls and how they affect results is another way of getting the results they are seeking.

  26. @for-the-record
    @Charles Pewitt

    Afghanistan has strategically important gravel deposits. . .

    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Afghanistan

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    And when the dollar goes dodo because of the monetary extremism of the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank it will take 7 trillion dollars to get yourself a pizza with onions and peppers and a 12 pack of decent bottled ale.

  27. According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire cooked up some crud about the alleged wealth and riches of Afghanistan as a pretext and smokescreen to cover up the fact that the US military is being used as muscle to fight endless and unnecessary wars on behalf of the millstone welfare client state of Israel.

    NO MORE ENDLESS AND UNNECESSARY WAR FOR ISRAEL! DAMMIT!

    I wrote this in December of 2018:

    The Chinese will waltz right in and steal the strategic gravel deposits of Afghanistan after the American Empire departs Afghanistan.

    The Chinese will use the strategic gravel deposits of Afghanistan to create the roadbed underlayment for their One Road, One Belt, Many DeadBeat Nations project for global domination.

    The Russians will tell the Chinese it is better to have muddy roads than an Afghanistan Islamic Warrior eating figs and taking pot shots at you. The Chinese will say we know how to handle these Islamist creatures, thank you, and they will start digging into the gravel deposits greedily.

    Some sneaky intelligence operative will hatch a plan — for a good profit — to make sure the Afghanistan Islamic Warriors know how badly the Chinese treat their own Islamic populations.

    I think the CIA did that to Russia in Afghanistan some years back. That CIA plot, combined with the open borders mass immigration policies of the United States government, resulted in a dramatic change in the New York City skyline as viewed from the Hoboken train station.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/will-trump-exit-afghanistan-too/#comment-2709386

    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
    @Charles Pewitt

    It was crap when you wrote it, and it's crap now.

  28. @Chrisnonymous

    younger Americans are modestly more suspicious of US cultural imperialism and global welfare than older Americans are
     
    and

    Yes, but why? My young black female co-worker thinks the U.S. should stop "meddling". She thinks black and brown nations would be better off on their own. The response of my older white make co-worker? The U.S. should be out there spreading democracy, it just needs to do a better job next time...

    Replies: @Not Only Wrathful, @Rufus Clyde

    The Prime Directive of the US State has been to crush democracy everywhere in the world, for over one hundred years. It is basically the standing order to the US Marine Corps and the CIA has no other function.

  29. @Charles Pewitt
    According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated US$7 trillion[5] of untapped minerals.

    The JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire cooked up some crud about the alleged wealth and riches of Afghanistan as a pretext and smokescreen to cover up the fact that the US military is being used as muscle to fight endless and unnecessary wars on behalf of the millstone welfare client state of Israel.

    NO MORE ENDLESS AND UNNECESSARY WAR FOR ISRAEL! DAMMIT!

    I wrote this in December of 2018:

    The Chinese will waltz right in and steal the strategic gravel deposits of Afghanistan after the American Empire departs Afghanistan.

    The Chinese will use the strategic gravel deposits of Afghanistan to create the roadbed underlayment for their One Road, One Belt, Many DeadBeat Nations project for global domination.

    The Russians will tell the Chinese it is better to have muddy roads than an Afghanistan Islamic Warrior eating figs and taking pot shots at you. The Chinese will say we know how to handle these Islamist creatures, thank you, and they will start digging into the gravel deposits greedily.

    Some sneaky intelligence operative will hatch a plan — for a good profit — to make sure the Afghanistan Islamic Warriors know how badly the Chinese treat their own Islamic populations.

    I think the CIA did that to Russia in Afghanistan some years back. That CIA plot, combined with the open borders mass immigration policies of the United States government, resulted in a dramatic change in the New York City skyline as viewed from the Hoboken train station.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/will-trump-exit-afghanistan-too/#comment-2709386

    Replies: @Rufus Clyde

    It was crap when you wrote it, and it’s crap now.

  30. @Buzz Mohawk
    It's just depressing that sort of, pretty much, half of people think this shit is good.

    But, when you look at "THE bell curve," you kind of get an idea why.

    Hey, AE, can you post a graph of IQ vs. opinions on this or that topic?

    Any topic at all. Please!

    Huh? Because, ya know, it would really help some of us cope with this shit.

    Na, there probably isn't any government survey or other, similarly accessible -- regurgitatible -- information that would make that correlation at all possible to examine, right?

    Thx!

    Replies: @Audacious Epigone

    The GSS has the Wordsum vocabulary test. It correlates with IQ at .71. Decent, though not perfect. In every other survey, we’re looking at using educational attainment as a proxy which is *ahem* problematic to put it mildly.

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