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Fox News celebrity anchors and their tough-talking guests continue to trip over one another to talk up the wonders of our Afghan allies and the legions of Afghan Americans who have American citizenship, but happen to hang out a lot in Afghanistan. It’s a terrible affront, they all say, that America has failed to lift them all to safety.

Between the Republicans and the Democrats, there isn’t a country in the world that could not be a target for resettlement in America.

Wait a sec, there is: South Africa. Truth be told, I’m deeply repulsed by legions of Americans, ex-soldiers and other sentimental sniveling wrecks, rushing to bring Afghanistan to the United States.

I’m a South-African American. Who’s rescuing the people I love and left in South Africa? We South-African Americans never think to demand it, although Afghan-Americans stridently do.

Some of my people have been robbed and beaten within an inch of their lives. And others are subjected to daily racial depredations and discrimination; their white kids having no future to speak of. All are far more compatible with life here, although, to be fair, my South Africans do suffer a comorbidity: they’re white.

One of the networks interviewed one Tim Kennedy, a hardened, yet teary ex-military man, Special Forces.

On August the 26th, as he packed his bag, Kennedy waxed fat to his interviewer about dying for anyone who wanted to fight for a freer world.

And off this globalist went to fight for his people du jour, the Afghans. (On Twitter he promotes Special Visas for Afghan.)

I find it hard to respect this kind of deracinated, rootless soldier of Empire.

Although funded by Americans, the US military’s allegiances are global and humanitarian. Our soldiers are trained to be “a global force for good.” That’s their mindset. And that, in 2009, was the actual recruiting motto for the U.S. Navy, for a short while.

The slogan was quickly ditched then, but it is perfectly apropos now, since recruits are inculcated with a thoroughly cosmopolitan, even anti-American, sensibility.

I can’t listen to Special Forces Kennedy’s obscene, quintessentially neoconservative rants about the bad, bad Taliban. Unlike ordinarily Americans, these soldiers of Empire have been brainwashed to be thoroughly vested in the fate of homelands not their own. This, as their own homeland is being invaded and is packed with poor, sad people.

Cory Mills is another ex-Special Forces guy bragging about the massive global effort he and another GOP Congressman galvanized in order to import Afghani Muslims into our neighborhoods.

MAGA and America First just didn’t register with the GOP, did they? The GOP’s default is globalism. Which is why I say, “GOP, RIP.”

If members of the US Military had a moral core—in the original spirit of Posse comitatus, an ancient English institution—they’d head to their own country’s southwestern border where an unremitting invasion is underway.

ORDER IT NOW

Or, they’d help so many pathetic, helpless and hopeless Americans, an example being “The Whittakers: An Inbred American Family,” living like neglected, shelterless animals in the United States of America. These poor Americans have nothing! But they are not a cause exotic enough for our military and the elites that shape its philosophy. Impoverished Americans don’t have refugee chic.

My point: There is so much unutterable suffering in the US. The bravado of the typical, tough-talking military man, gushing over—and rushing to—Afghanistan not only doesn’t impress me much, but it turns the stomach.

As I watch the wretched of the world living within America’s borders, I think of the words of Cullen Murphy, author of the superb “Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of Rome”:

“Imperial overstretch” is “the idea that one’s security needs, military obligations, and globalist desires increasingly outstrip resources available to satisfy them” (p. 71).

Outsized, excessive and over-the-top: The above is a perfect description of the improper and misplaced exhilaration of the Kennedy and Mills military types, on their private mission to Afghanistan. Everything about their displays is outsized, excessive and over-the-top.

Such a military sickens, because a military by definition is designed to defend the homeland and the homeboys.

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new Podcast

 
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  1. TG says:

    Triple quadruple kudos. Well said.

    • Agree: Alternate History
  2. The US military is infested with the degenerates of the society, from top to bottom. Only an amoral swine would voluntarily join the US military to murder people in distant lands that never did anything to deserve the death and destruction heaped upon them for profit.

    To join any organization that demand strict obedience to orders is illogical. To park ones brain for years to follow the orders of another takes a certain kind of moron.

    The people that join the US military do it because they have no other option. They played football or some other form of nonsense instead of learning anything in school. Then they discover that no one wants to employ them for lack of intelligence or skills and the military is there to turn them into murderers in costume. The propaganda organs pump out the ‘thank you for your service’ mantra to apply a patina of respectability to people not worth shit.

  3. Andreas says:

    Fox News celebrity anchors and their tough-talking guests continue to trip over one another to talk up the wonders of our Afghan allies and the legions of Afghan Americans who have American citizenship, but happen to hang out a lot in Afghanistan. It’s a terrible affront, they all say, that America has failed to lift them all to safety.

    Fox plays to the mentality of its audience who still want to believe in an America that no longer exists. It is like they are trying to turn these “left behind Americans” into some kind of POW/MIA story. It’s all rather sad, sentimental and even embarrassing to behold.

    And sadder still are these Kennedy and Mills military types who seem to be acting out one of those action B-movies where retired or ex-special forces are rounded up for one last heroic mission. Could things get any more scripted? So I’m not even convinced this is real.

    I genuinely feel sorry for all these folks.

    I’m a South-African American.

    Respectfully LOL, Ilana.

    The significance of what happened in South Africa and Rhodesia is largely forgotten.

    This was the first real assault on White identity carried out by the same shadow cabal calling the shots today and who have managed to effect a left-wing authoritarian coup in the US. All as they laughed at virtue signaling Whites in the West cheering on their own inevitable demise. Are these not the loudest echos today?

    The international in-your-face hypocrisy was staggering. Apartheid was painted as the greatest evil since Hitler, while Israel was allowed, and is still allowed, to oppress Palestinians as animals with total impunity.

    And, of course, as every indication suggests, the fate of White South Africans and Rhodesians is the intended future of Whites here in America.

    So congratulations, Ilana, for by becoming an American you have only managed to delay your ultimate fate.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  4. Canadian ex-soldiers rounded up “cooks, drivers, and maintenance workers and their families” to bring them to Canada.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canadian-dave-rescue-afghanistan-1.6168082

    There are thousands of Afghanis who worked or collaborated with the occupying forces, including over 300,000 who took a paycheck as police or soldiers. Including their large families, this number is probably in the millions, perhaps a fifth or more of the population. The Taliban aren’t going to piss off the clans by going after low level people who were just trying to make a buck. If they did, the country would be ungovernable.

    According to the Afghan code, if the tribal leaders come to an accord, all is forgotten.

    Bringing random Afghanis to the West to “save them from the Taliban” is stupid beyond belief.

  5. Anonymous[843] • Disclaimer says:

    Excellent piece! I’m sick of all the tatted-up, bravado-spouting, trigger-puller globalist social workers soldiers.

    GAE soldiers are now just daycare workers with great, life-long government benefits…

  6. Ilana

    Cory Mills is a parasite who lives off of the Military Industrial Complex……

    War is a Racket

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
  7. @RoatanBill

    These are the same Hollow Men (TS Eliot) who will be called upon to enforce senile Biden’s tyrannical, unconstitutional vaccine mandates. And most will gladly do so without question, as is the case in the newly dystopian Australia.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @Ed Case
  8. @Andreas

    And, let’s not forget that Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 false flag. Fox News talking heads have been falling all over each other in reverence. I turned the sickening spectacle off this morning after 5 excruciating minutes. I won’t be watching any tomorrow.

    All praise to Run Unz for having the courage to publish several articles this week, (including his), which skewer the mainstream narrative, which one is not permitted to publicly question. The 9/11 saga has more holes in it than the Holocaust. But at least part of the Holocaust was true.

    • Agree: Andreas
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  9. @follyofwar

    Although accurate, to describe the military members as Hollow Men sanitizes what they actually are, filthy murdering swine in costume.

    It’s when the regime comes for the guns, tries to forcefully inject people, make life difficult for the non hollow men to survive is when all hell will break loose. I view the increase in the incidents of police ambush as a positive sign that payback can and will happen.

    Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong, which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either rods or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
    Frederick Douglass

    Australia is the testing ground for how much pressure can be applied before people rebel. It is, however, a poor test case as the Australians have allowed themselves to be disarmed. The US population still has enough weaponry to make the police, the tip of the tyrannical spear, think twice before attempting to go too far in implementing things they innately fell will get them killed in the process.

    Without the police, laws are unenforceable. The scum in the police departments around the country will at some point weigh the benefits they receive for being collaborators in tyranny against their ability to remain alive. I predict mass resignations of seasoned cops to be replaced by an even worse set of human scum as standards are lowered to make up for those that leave. These new thugs won’t have the experience to tell them when to back off and the death rate among cops will rapidly rise to the point that attracting new recruits won’t make up for the ones that are killed or quit.

    Once policing by the civilian degenerates no longer functions, martial law will put troops in the street. These brain dead human weapons platforms will follow order until they realize their buddies are murdering their relatives while he is murdering theirs. Then the guns get turned on their commanding officers and the whole thing devolves into chaos for a time. The new normal will be whatever comes out the other end.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @animalogic
  10. The US military is infested with the degenerates of the society, from top to bottom. Only an amoral swine would voluntarily join the US military to murder people in distant lands that never did anything to deserve the death and destruction heaped upon them for profit.

    That’s a bit harsh but not altogether wrong. Not by a long shot. You are certainly on target about the amoral posture of America’s global force for mercenary domination (Zio-Washington’s glorious, expanding, bomb-dropping Armed Forces.) Ilana gets it, too.

    Someday, world opinion (and even US opinion) will shift and condemn what Empire America has done in the fraudulent name of ‘democracy’ and freedom. Meanwhile, millions of innocent civilians (in countries which never attacked America) have been killed or brutalized by Zio-American forces since 2001.

    US soldiers are basically in it for job training, money, prestige, and pensions. Have missiles, will travel. This is organized crime on the grandest scale. But our (((news media))) sanitizes all this destruction because it solidifies the unchecked power now enjoyed by billionaire globalists, while elevating Jewish status and Israeli untouchability.

    American mass media plays a pivotal role in all this toxic militarism. Just as Ilana tends to sanitize (or omit) the key Jewish/Israeli involvement in all of America’s military crusades (going back to America’s needless entry into WWI) as well as immigration policies, every war waged through Washington today is vetted by Zionists and must receive a kosher seal of approval. This goes for refugees. Demographic transformation in the US is being accomplished via warfare and ‘resettlement’.

    Since White interests in America must be now be blunted or denied at every turn, European-descended political refugees from South Africa get far less attention/consideration by Official Washington than ugly and illiterate POC from failed states in Africa, Mexico, and the Caribbean. These anti-White double-standards are in place by design. More here:

    https://nationalvanguard.org/2020/03/jewish-activists-and-white-institutions/

  11. The authors point bears repeating, :”There is so much unutterable suffering in the U.S. The bravado of the typical tough talking military man, gushing over—and rushing to Afghanistan—-not only doesn’t impress me much, but it turns the stomach.”

    I understand the spirit of this sentiment and agree with it entirely.

    • Agree: animalogic
    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  12. @follyofwar

    This. I can’t decide which I turned off faster this week, the fake black anthem, the fake black commercials or the ads pushing the fake 9/11 memorial celebration that will surely be wall to wall tomorrow, all of which will go unwatched. On top of it, we get the idiocy of a mental cripple of a president in his stupid fucking Top Gun Ray Bans telling us vax and boosters aren’t a matter of freedom or choice anymore. Bitching that 75 million unvaccinated are screwing everything up, comes his little slip-up that “we’re coming for you”. Since most of those are blacks and Hispanics who rightly don’t trust mandated shots, I gotta see how THAT works out. I wouldn’t mind seeing how their herd immunity is working out. Probably better than the herds of whites that got their jabs like compliant little potatoes. But the spectacle of whacknut Biden in, again, the Nazi sunglasses threatening us all might have been the kicker of the week. What a fucking disaster our government became, all in the space of twenty years. We gave them a free hand and here we are.

  13. @RoatanBill

    The US Military became an extension of the welfare state decades ago … not that long after the draft was ended after the Vietnam conflict ended in such ignominy for US.

    The media portray our military as elite fighting forces … that we no longer allow the dregs and criminals and such to enlist – but the opposite is far, far too true. When I was a Marine (’66-68), we had guys in my outfits here and there who’d been given a choice by a criminal court judge to either go to prison or do 4 years in The Corps … we had quite a number who chose The Corps. We’ve got the same situation today as our forces struggle to find enough folks who can even begin to pass the lowered entry requirements, physically and intellectually.

    As for poverty and destitution in the United States, 2 items: (1) going from boot camp at Parris Island to ITR at Camp Lejeune in September, 1966, I remember the bus taking us through areas that were even less than rural – they were primitive — and for the first time in my life, I saw Americans living in cardboard boxes that said ‘Kenmore’ on the sides of them … and it really destroyed a bit of me to realize that our own people lived that way; (2) I worked in korea town in LA in the ’80s … and I remember the f.o.b. koreans being shocked to see that there was actually poverty and squalor in the United States … it didn’t fit the image they’d some acquired of US and how our Nation lives day to day in some areas.

    As for the South African farmers … I say let’s kick out 10,000 wetbacks and bring in one SA farm family … it’d be a worthwhile trade — and, given the numbers, we’d be able to bring in more than 3,500 SA farmer families. They’d do like our Author here – they’d become Americans … hopefully, though, without hyphens … 

    Thanks for the article …

  14. @Jim Christian

    When the “criminal” Dr. Fauci pops up,( as Dr. Rand Paul has proven), and utters something, all of the Hollywood boobs and every other leftist or almost every other one, immediately obeys. Good Lord.

  15. Ed Case says:
    @follyofwar

    And most will gladly do so without question, as is the case in the newly dystopian Australia.

    Probably, but Australia is far from Dystopian.
    People are mostly wearing masks when they enter premises but the cops are practically invisible.
    Since the Australian Media is manufacturing the Fake hysteria though, that could change quickly..

    • Replies: @Realist
  16. Radek says:

    Ilana, South African whites are not your people. They are Anglo Saxons of British and Dutch origin. Only Jews who originated from Anglo Saxon sphere , that is North Western Europe can be accurately described as white. I have been to Israel on several occasions. Great country but 70 percent of its Jewish population proudly proclaim their non white origin- as Arab Jews, Iranian Jews, Ethiopian Jews and Jews originally from Central Asia who came from Russia. You are not an American South African. You may have a piece of wrinkly paper announcing your naturalization due to our dysfunctional immigration system. You cannot be American because you support the enemies of America- the Russians, the Iranians, Julian Assange.
    Whatever, the merits of America’s endless wars, those brave Afghans who risked their lives to support our soldiers have more right to be here than you Ilana, because unlike you, they will become productive members of our society. And unlike you, they will not be coming to America on a dodgy visa.
    Ilana Mercer- disgusting immigrant coming over here.

  17. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    To join any organization that demand strict obedience to orders is illogical. To park ones brain for years to follow the orders of another takes a certain kind of moron.

    So very true. Great observations.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  18. Realist says:
    @Ed Case

    Probably, but Australia is far from Dystopian.

    Not from the news reports I see coming from Australia. It is returning to its roots as a penal colony.

  19. @Realist

    I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
    General Smedley Butler (Usmc, Ret.)

    My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.
    General Smedley Butler (Usmc, Ret.)

    Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
    Henry Kissinger

    For once, I agree with Kissinger.

    • Thanks: Realist
  20. @Jim Christian

    Hey, guy, don’t you want your 5th (or 6th) Vac by this time next year? Gee, there’s no pleasing some people…..!!!

  21. Rambam says:

    “I find it hard to respect this kind of deracinated, rootless soldier of Empire.“
    Amen

    Definition of deracinate
    transitive verb
    1 : UPROOT
    2 : to remove or separate from a native environment or culture
    especially : to remove the racial or ethnic characteristics or influences from

    1) South African
    2) SouthAfrican-Israeli
    3) SouthAfrican
    4) South African-Canadian
    5) South African-American
    6) ??

    From out of the cannibal’s pot to calling the kettle black.

    Shalom

  22. @RoatanBill

    “Then they discover that no one wants to employ them for lack of intelligence or skills ”
    Given the deliberate destruction of the US’s real productive economy over the last 40-50 years I think your view is more than a little harsh.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  23. @animalogic

    You stated your ‘teaser’, why not flesh it out with a substantial explanation of what you actually think in detail?

    As it stands, your comment is largely worthless. It needs to be expanded upon to provide the logical steps that led to your conclusion.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  24. @RoatanBill

    There was no intention to “tease”.
    However, I will try to be clearer.
    This is the part I believe is a bit harsh —
    “The people that join the US military do it because they have no other option. They played football or some other form of nonsense instead of learning anything in school. Then they discover that no one wants to employ them for lack of intelligence or skills and the military is there to turn them into murderers in costume.
    1. We are often talking about teenagers — do know what that means? Teenagers (people in their 20’s?) are naive. They do not “see” consequences.
    2. Maybe some people are born roughly speaking “average”. Lacking family/friend’s help their prospect may be poor by no real fault of their own.
    3. Military recruiters are very good at their jobs. They know how to promise.
    So, I think you were a little harsh — here. I do not disagree at all with your characterisation of the military etc, etc.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  25. @animalogic

    When the US military tried to draft me for Vietnam, I told them to pound sand. I was young and didn’t know how the world worked at that age, but I knew right from wrong. Going to Vietnam and killing the Vietnamese was wrong and so I didn’t go. That cost me 3 years of constant hassle and repeated interviews with military types I abhor.

    You speak of consequences. I don’t see it that way. I see it as moral or immoral, right or wrong.

    There hasn’t been a draft for decades. The people volunteering to be murderers in training are scum. If they claim they are doing it for patriotic reason, then they’re just lying or stupid because the last 50 years of US history has been nothing but aggression and offense against innocent people, destroying their infrastructure, murdering them and stealing their wealth. There’s nothing harsh about stating that anyone that is willing to murder or help murder other people that have done nothing to the US or its citizens is a POS. That should be clear to anyone with a functioning conscience.

    How many engineers, physicists, architects, doctors, etc volunteer to join the US military? Not many and those that do probably have some psychological issues. The stupid that have squandered their education years or are so mentally deficient that they are incapable of learning or are too lazy to learn are the ones that join the military. They do it because they have no other option or because they are the true sociopaths in the society that just want to inflict suffering on others because they get off on it. If they were smarter, they’d be part of the political class of sociopaths that the ignorant voters elevate to high standing.

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