Andrei’s book, LOSING MILITARY SUPREMACY is a stunner. He has written a classic that explains why the American military is in an advanced state of decay and the danger this portends for the future of our Republic. He has given me permission to publish the introduction to his book. I am giving you a chance to taste his art because I know it will whet your appetite to devour the whole thing.
“Alexis de Tocqueville’s widely renowned book, Democracy in America, addresses this aspect of the American character:
All free nations are vainglorious, but national pride is not displayed by all in the same manner. The Americans in their intercourse with strangers appear impatient of the smallest censure and insatiable of praise. The most slender eulogium is acceptable to them; the most exalted seldom contents them; they unceasingly harass you to extort praise, and if you resist their entreaties they fall to praising themselves. It would seem as if, doubting their own merit, they wished to have it constantly exhibited before their eyes. Their vanity is not only greedy, but restless and jealous; it will grant nothing, whilst it demands everything, but is ready to beg and to quarrel at the same time. If I say to an American that the country he lives in is a fine one, “Ay,” he replies, “There is not its fellow in the world.” If I applaud the freedom which its inhabitants enjoy, he answers, “Freedom is a fine thing, but few nations are worthy to enjoy it.” If I remark the purity of morals which distinguishes the United States, “I can imagine,” says he, “that a stranger, who has been struck by the corruption of all other nations, is astonished at the difference.” At length I leave him to the contemplation of himself; but he returns to the charge, and does not desist till he has got me to repeat all I had just been saying. It is impossible to conceive a more troublesome or more garrulous patriotism; it wearies even those who are disposed to respect it.
This observation from 1837 should have been a warning to the American political and intellectual elites long ago. Sadly, it has been ignored and has cost everyone dearly. The American vaingloriousness described by Tocqueville has today become a clear and present danger to the world and it is, in the end, a direct threat to what’s left of America’s democratic institutions and processes. It threatens a shaky republic and it is embedded in the very foundation of a now increasingly obvious American decline. Of course, there are many opinions about American decline on the public discussion stage—some opinions reject the whole idea of an American decline out of hand as propaganda; others go to the other extreme by proposing an imminent collapse and disintegration of the United States into several states. What is lost in this contentious debate is the troubling fact of the very real and very dangerous decline of American cognitive faculties, which is also accompanied by what Robert Reilly termed de-Hellenization2—a complete loss of sound reasoning across the whole spectrum of national activities from foreign policy, to economics, to war, to culture.
This decline is more than visible, it is omnipresent in the everyday lives of many Americans and even affects people from other nations and continents. This decline has deeper roots than the mere change of some economic paradigm, albeit this too matters a great deal. It portends a total existential crisis of American national mythology—a crisis of the American soul that has nothing to do with the superficial, mass-media driven ideological or party affiliations—rather, it is the decline of a national consensus. This decline reflects the American failure to form a real nation, a process which, as paradoxical as it may sound, was prevented by a sequence of historic events in the 20th century, which turned the tables on American fortunes. As strange as it may sound, it was the continental warfare of WWII that the United States did not experience on its own soil, and the lack of experiencing any invasion by a peer foreign power, that failed to provide it with the historic glue, which was responsible to a large degree for the formation of modern nations. This may have played in favor of America’s post-WWII greatness, but it also bore the seeds of the American myth’s destruction with it. Those seeds, overlooked by a non-inquisitive American political and intellectual class in the 20th and 21st centuries, were pivotal in reinforcing stereotypes and clichés which, otherwise, they would have rejected as not having a solid grounding in real life.
There is no denial that the United States and its people form a truly great nation. It is a powerful nation, a superpower with a short but bright history. American entrepreneurship and technological genius still continue to amaze the world. But there is a real downside to it; a real rot which becomes more evident with each passing day. It has happened before and if any historical parallels are to be drawn—a process which must be done in the most cautious and educated manner—one example of a dramatic change in historic fortunes comes to mind: the British Empire. English military historian Corelli Barnett, who experienced and documented Great Britain’s final departure from her superpowerdom, made one of the most relevant scholarly observations on the fundamental causes:
… swift decline in British vigor at home and the failure to exploit the empire were not owing to some inevitable senescent process of history…. That cause was a political doctrine…. The doctrine was liberalism, which criticized and finally demolished the traditional conception of the nation-state as a collective organism, a community, and asserted instead the primacy of individual. According to liberal thinking a nation was no more than so many human atoms who happened to live under the same set of laws…. It was Adam Smith who formulated the doctrine of Free Trade, the keystone of liberalism, which was to exercise a long-live and baneful effect on British power…. Adam Smith attacked the traditional “mercantilist” belief that a nation should be generally self-supporting…3”
Today, when one observes the catastrophic level of American deindustrialization, with the American heartland still not fully recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, or when one sees the current opioid crisis raging across American cities, or one counts the real number of people who are still unemployed, or are already unemployable, one is forced to recall the fate of America’s mother, the British Empire, on which the sun was never supposed to set and how this scenario, granted with some major adjustments, is being played out in a front of our eyes in the United States.
But if the British departure from greatness was hidden within the momentous events of WWII, with the Suez Crisis being merely a legal conclusion to this drawn-out process, the American departure threatens to unleash a global thermonuclear war which may completely obliterate human civilization, and this is an outcome which must be prevented by all means. It is not easy when one considers the incompetence of the contemporary American political and intellectual classes, especially their complete obliviousness to the realities of war and the horrors it unleashes, as will be further addressed herein. It is here, in this obliviousness, where both American idealism and moralism most manifest themselves, here at this very juncture, that an exceptionally unique American hubris and a complete loss of a sense of scale and proportion in its self-aggrandizement, as well as loss of the sense of commensuration between effort and outcome, begin to dictate the logic of America’s view of itself. It is a disturbing vision, as the events of the last 20 or so years have proved.
But as Orwell’s dictum goes, “Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past”. American “elites” proved themselves to be master manipulators of that vision. As a relatively recent 2015 poll showed, the West’s awareness of the realities of WWII is appalling, in fact, it is scandalous.4 It is doubtful that such a miscarriage of a historical justice will be challenged successfully in the combined West, let alone in the US itself, where many media figures, politicians and “scholars” are in overdrive, doing their utmost to falsify the actual truth about the birthplace of American, real and perceived, superpowerdom—World War II. The real danger from such manipulations arises not when those manipulations are done out of knowledge of reality which is distorted accordingly for propaganda purposes, but when those who manipulate information begin to sincerely believe in their own falsifications, when they buy into their own narrative. They stop being manipulators, and they become believers in a narrative. They become manipulated themselves.
This is what has happened in the modern United States. The wrong lessons have been learned. During the Vietnam War, Senator J. William Fulbright echoed Tocqueville’s sentiments: “it would seem as if, doubting their own merit, they wished to have it constantly exhibited before their eyes”. He identified some of the serious ills which were affecting America’s vision of itself and of her foreign policy: “It is simply not necessary for us to go around forever proclaiming: ‘I am the greatest!’ The more one does this sort of thing, in fact, the more people doubt it….”5 But that is what the essence of America’s vision of itself engendered: the need to parade its own real and perceived strengths around the world. It was this “morality of self-assurance fired by crusading spirit”6 which, in the end, won over the American soul. More importantly, it won over America’s political class, those people who formulate policies. It happened again during the Cold War, where the collapse of the Soviet Union was perceived as an American victory, reinforcing what its already very high opinion of itself, even despite warnings from those very few real Russia scholars such as the late George F. Kennan who saw the damage being done to the globally crucial Russian-American relationship and to the American psyche. Kennan noted: “What did the greatest damage was not our military preparations themselves, some of which (not all) were prudent and justifiable. It was rather the unnecessary belligerent and threatening tone in which many of them were publically carried forward.
In the end, in the words of the same J. William Fulbright, “words are deeds and style is substance insofar as they influence men’s mind and behavior.”8 Apart from influencing America’s main Cold War foe, those words and style influenced America itself with the eventual ascendance of belligerent neo-conservatives to the very top of America’s foreign policy hierarchy, who apart from wrecking the whole Middle East, almost started a direct confrontation with Russia and domestically resulted in the remaking of America into an increasingly less confident, economically stagnating, divided society. All that was not the result of some political process going haywire at some point of time due to some unfortunate coincidence, far from it, America’s present-day situation was, with slight variations, inevitable, however avoidable, in a nation which for many generations didn’t experience war on their own home front. Neither US civilians nor America’s infrastructure suffered in any way in relation to the Vietnam War. For an overwhelming majority of Americans, it was a TV war.
In a grim historic irony, it was America’s main geopolitical foe of the 20th century, the Soviet Union, whose history, should it have been studied properly, could have given answers to some important questions on what America proclaimed to be the best at, while failing time after time to deliver precisely on that claim: modern warfare. But nothing prevented the US from claiming victory in WWI and WWII, nothing prevented it from proclaiming its military to be “the finest fighting force in history.”9 While speaking to the US military at Fort Bragg after the official conclusion of US operations in Iraq in 2011, in what can only be described as an acute case of myopia and ignorance, President Obama doubled down on a his dubious “finest fighting force in history” claim, assuring all that “we know too well the heavy cost of that war.”10 Here was the problem: America doesn’t. With the exception of those who fought and died or were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan and their immediate families, America, as it was with every American foreign war, never knew the real costs. Even as bodies of American GIs started to arrive in coffins into the US from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans continued, as if nothing really happened, to go to work, buy lattes at espresso stands, sell and buy cars, go on vacations, travel around the world and pay their mortgages. Normal life went on as if nothing of significance happened. The very phenomenon which was responsible for the United States emergence as a superpower—war, WWII in particular—was never a factor which had a real impact on the nation and created no real inhibitors in the political elites to their often ignorant, boastful and aggressive rhetoric nor created a necessity to study the subject, which was foundational to American prosperity and success after WWII.
This still hasn’t been done. The outcomes, in full accordance to Clausewitz’ dictum that “it is legitimate to judge an event by its outcome for it is the soundest criterion,”11 have accumulated today into a body of overwhelming empirical evidence of a serious and dangerous dysfunction within America’s decision making process. From the debacle in Iraq, to the lost war in Afghanistan, to inspiring a slaughterhouse in Syria, to unleashing, with the help of its NATO Allies, a conflict in Libya, to finally fomenting a coup and a war in Ukraine—all of that is a disastrous record of geopolitical, diplomatic, military and intelligence incompetence and speaks to the failure of American political, military, intelligence and academic institutions. Moreover, the spectacular failure of several US Administrations and the US “experts” who supposedly know Russia, to build normal working relations, and, ironically, their even greater failure in sabotaging those relations and Russia herself, are a clear indication of an almost complete ignorance of real Russian history and culture among people who are responsible for an increasingly irrational US foreign policy.
This failure is more than spectacular—it is spectacularly dangerous. This book addresses some of the reasons for America’s sad and dangerous state today. The pivot of this book is war and power and how these two have been abused and misinterpreted by the American political and military class. Importantly, it is viewed against the background of Russian-American relations and how Russia, the only country in the world which can militarily defeat the United States conventionally, has been reduced to a caricature by the American “Russian Studies” field, so much so that today it makes any meaningful dialogue between Russia and America’s politicians virtually impossible. It is also impossible because of a dramatic difference in cultural attitudes towards war, a gap which policymakers should at least attempt to narrow.
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De Tochueville’s criticism seems a bit ironic coming from a Frenchman!
There’s that good ole American individualism popping up again.
Archie, You are on a site called “A son of the new American revolution.” Most people love their country. I’ve listened to Andrei’s podcast. His pride in being Russian is clear. And the French… Pride is not the issue unique to America. That said, the leadership in this country sucks. The masses are easily lead astray by the controlled media. One only look at how leaders on both Parties fall all over themselves to kiss Israeli butt to know what the real problem is.
At least he could spell…
I would argue the decline is due to dimocracy.
H. L. Mencken quotes:
1. Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
2. A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
3. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
4. Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
5. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
6. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
7. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
8. As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. (That day has arrived)
I enjoy Mencken, too, but like Wilde, his witticisms aren’t meant to be taken as truth.
If it wasn’t true, it wouldn’t be humorous.
And then there is this:
“That the United States has been a major source of money, weapons and political cover for Israel since 1967 if not before is indisputable, the result of corruption of America’s government at all levels by the groups and billionaires euphemistically described as the “Israel Lobby.” War criminal Israeli leaders like Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu have boasted about their control over Congress and the White House as well as the media and every time Israel does something atrocious the only US response has been to give it more money. Israel would sorely love to have the United States fights its wars, most prominently by attacking Iran, but somehow that military intervention and regime change, apart from a number of assassinations, has not yet taken place.” From Philip Giraldi
Democracy today is beyond the economic reach of the best unless you pay exorbitant expenses and invest 1000.000.000 campaign dollars to be president, senator or congressman.
America has always been on a global conquest and the cost to humanity has never been under consideration. And the thought of our leaders not being able to see the dangers of nuclear war because of their egos is freighting.
I feel the same strange feeling reading LJ’s post today while watching hulk after hulk of discarded super expensive military airplanes left to rot in Davis Mothan junkyard .. most are cannibalized for parts and some are preserved for future conflict but with complex aircraft who will remember to pilot ancient jets with even more ancient avionics ?
the feeling of incredible waste in spending US treasure and riches for naught , majority of the discarded military planes never saw combat..
i cant imagine the current wasteful military spending just to rule the US empire supporting hundreds if not thousands military bases , LP , covert / join bases and what not outside CONUS..
and after all the spending US still losing its grip on the world , mired in incredibly irresponsible money printing and debt , declining economic power and living standard for its people..
100 years from now people will read history of USA and wonder why nation so rich throw away everthing for a short term reign of the world as empire , instead of spending the betterment of its people..
Eric Newhill says
Every time go by the miles of mothballed airplanes at DM I think that I am seeing the most expensive packrat colony in the galaxy.
It’s truly impressive in a weird way. Each of those aircraft were funded with tax dollars and there were some big presentations about how critical to national defense they were and how they were the latest and greatest essential war machine. All of the lawyers, the fancy lunches and handshakes…….now just white rubber coated in a dusty lot under the remorseless sun, year after year, mile after mile.
This one’s too easy; everyone knows the answer!
The only thing the oligarchs who have run this country since forever, care aboyt is sucking every penny out of it, by any means necessary.
If the parasite kills the host, it completes the cycle. It cares less than nothing for it!
Always? No! It started with the Spanish American War.
Sam McGowan says
I grew up in a house on the road that Tocqueville traveled by carriage as he made his way from the Ohio River at Louisville to the Mississippi at Memphis. It appears that the Frenchman never ventured from the main roads and spent most of his time on rivers. He is important to US history mainly because his book is one of the few to describe the United States of the antebellum years. Beyond that, I think he is probably overrated.
As for the American military, it’s been in decline since the 1970s and the end of the Vietnam War, largely because the World War II officers and NCOs retired and were replaced by military yes-men, many of whom had been educated in leftist colleges and universities and who came to see the military as an instrument of social change along with their civilian peers, many of whom, such as Pat Schroeder of Colorado, were being elected to Congress. (Many of them were Fulbright disciples.) I spent 12 years in the Air Force from 1963 (the year Andrei was born) to 1975. My original intent had been to make a career out of it but by the time I decided to bail, I had come to realize that the military is the most corrupt of all government agencies and departments, with officers in leadership roles – and NCOs – whose main goal in life was attaining as much rank as they could in order to get a fatter retirement check. The vaunted military of the Reagan years and since never fought an enemy with much of a military and their leadership has been mostly concerned with social issues. The Air Force did away with the airman third and second-class ranks because they thought they were offensive to young airmen. Never mind that the Navy and Army had seaman and specialist ranks. The Air Force established social actions sections and started having encounter sessions where young airmen were allowed to spout off at senior officers and NCOs, accusing them of causing all their problems.
No, the military decline is not recent – it goes back a half-century or more.
US reached it’s nadir as a civilization when their people and education system deliver the moon program culminating the landing on the moon. After that the whole system still moving at the momentum of the past but the rot already set in. The Space Shuttle was NASA’s last hurrah and after that retired it opened the reality that NASA is incapable of sending manned mission to space and have to rely on russian soyuz which far simpler , cheaper but cost effective for the task they need to do (unlike the incredibly wasteful overengineered NASA capsules)
the momentum is gone now , the rot began to grow , the manufactured ‘right vs left’ divide bore fruit of dissent and disunity among the population , made severe by the again manufactured racial divide , and the continuous manufactured ‘issues’ like global warming , green energy and the insanity of woke cults. The american education slides into irrelevance as the schools barely churn out graduates enough to make american people competitive again..
To make it worse , the corporate and govt make the american people as sheep addicted to commerce and spending , then milk their own people in insane health care costs and many more financial obligations..
this is the end for US empire and US govt , no one invade US and take it by force , it is the greed of the rich and the corporate and the ignorant govt who will destroy US empire , preferably turn US empire into a normal nation but with so many US$ in circulation coming back to US shores it will be a massive shock to the US nation..
but in the long run if US of A become a normal nation and not an empire , it will be saved and not destroyed by empire enemies with nuclear fire as predicted in Revelation 13
Hubris or hybris (in Greek ὕϐρις húbris)
Is a Greek concept that can be translated as “excess” and that currently refers to exaggerated pride or self-confidence, often resulting in deserved punishment by the gods.
From Christian eschatology we see how the harlot after fulfilling her purpose will be discarded.
Revelation 17, 15 and following.
I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I was amazed with great amazement. 15 She also said to me: The waters that you have seen where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages, nationalities. 16 And the ten horns that she saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will leave her desolate and naked; and they shall devour her flesh, and burn her with fire.
I have read the book and it is well worth reading.
Agree with the primary conclusion. My own interpretation is that the US (and other western) militaries have been the equivalent of nineteenth century colonial armies fighting indigenous tribesmen over the past few decades. Just like the red coats of that century they have won most of their wars and believe in their own hype. But just as the British Empire was brought to face reality in the Boer War and WW1 so are we seeing the same development now.
By the way, I really enjoyed your recent videos. Agree with your take on the War of Independence. I would probably add too that Britain itself was deeply divided over the conflict. Various Generals refused to serve against people they saw as brethren and some senior politicians such as Edmund Burke (the talisman today of British conservatism) openly supported the rights of the Americans to resist the King, invoking 1688 as the precedent. People such as those were not ostracised or arrested either for their beliefs. In stark contrast to the Ukraine fiasco, the press also collectively represented both sides and some papers openly supported the Americans. None of this helped King George’s cause too much. In many ways our eighteenth century political culture was much freer than today’s!
SoCal John says
Great book, I am just finishing it. Wow, what a great education system the Russians have. Wow, what a tempered-by-fire people. I pray that America steers clear of a direct, or indirect, conflict with Russia. Yep, I look forward to bringing all of our troops home and closing every single overseas base we have. We are a blessed country being led to slaughter and slavery by an horrific Cabal.
On a topic from last week, I just saw this this morning:
Hilarious. Terrible actors, anchors and ‘fathers,’ too:
Okay, I will make the joke: maybe they are a same sex couple (two men), and the girl is indeed the daughter to each (ha, ha).
Just imagine how compromised all these participants — ‘fathers’, anchors, policemen, firemen, school administrators, teachers, etc. — are.
Are they all blackmailed pedophiles? Or, just weak souls, paid off with $500 dollars? Or members of local Masonic/Kiwanis/Lions lodges?
There is great evil, and weakness, and greed, all around us. What a world.
The American spirit in my opinion is still alive and well.
Virtually all of our serious problems can be pinpointed to N 38° 53′ 42.4032″, W 77° 2′ 10.9176″
People have to realize that core of US federal government is for all practical purposes a gang of organized criminals. I’m not saying that it is devoid of good people, patriots and those who take their oaths seriously, but the center is rotten and has been for a long time.
The only difference between the US federal government and the Mafia is that the Mafia is less violent, has actual principles and never pretends to be anything other than what it is.
America was founded on principles that have largely been forgotten. The founders never intended to grow up this huge central leviathan government that micromanages your life and every aspect of it from the type of automobile you can drive, the food and medicines that you ingest, to the size of your toilets. And all these items are controlled for one purpose and one purpose only, to further enrich the already rich and the further centralize power.
The concept of the USA was 50 independent sovereign states loosely tied together by a largely powerless central government bound by the chains of the founding document – the Constitution. This document was seriously flawed from the beginning and likely deliberately by a faction that wanted a strong, powerful and unaccountable federal government.
Our problems are never going to be solved by the same groups using the same methods used to create them.
By my accounting no less than 85% of the what the federal government does is in direct violation of the intentions of the Constitution. Loopholes placed in it have metastasized beyond what anyone would have ever imagined, even those like Hamilton who placed them there.
There is no fixing it, we are past that. It is time for states to start saying “No”. DeSantis in Florida is off to a good start but this needs to be expanded greatly. The states can fix this, some can, others will make it worse, but by the nature of state sovereignty the idiocy of California or New York mainly costs California and New York. They have no right to make the other states pay for their folly.
I am hopeful, people are getting madder by the day and more eyes are opening. Sadly we are not yet at critical mass. Many in the US have zero ability to process information critically and are used to be being spoon-fed their opinions from the black rectangle. Unfortunately the antidote to that is more suffering. The people in this country have to suffer. In the suffering lies the seeds of an awakening. The greater the suffering the faster that will happen.
$5 or $6 a gallon for gas will not do it, it will be $10-12 before long. Bread at $7 a loaf if you can find it, hamburger at $25/pound. A few missed meals will go a long way to fixing this.
To Andrei’s book, I submit that every overpriced and under-performing weapons system actually achieves 100% of its design goals. It is just key to understand what those goals actually are. The real goals are to make money, lots of it. Enhance shareholder value, create well paid do-nothing jobs for retired 3 stars, fill envelopes of cash for congressional “campaign donations”, build factories of 15 key districts to make one little part, and of course don’t forget the long term parts and maintenance contracts. Actually defending the country I doubt is even on the list of design goals or so far down these factors are irrelevant to the final product.
We can fix this, but it will long and painful, but the end results will be worth it. Our struggle will make us better and stronger.
The US federal government is a system that is unsustainable. That which is unsustainable cannot be sustained. The precedent of history tells us this is true. The only question is what will come after. This is where the danger but also the opportunity lies.
I think we already have the foundations of a secure system in the constitution. We need to dust it off and use it. The federal government is asset rich, a brilliant man named Harry Browne who once ran for president under the Libertarian ticket wrote much on this and developed plan to liquidate government assets to help those who are the victims of the federal government, mainly social security recipients forced into a government run Ponzi scheme. The put the rest to productive use. This is how we recover
On the topic of National defense is not the difficult of expensive or really terribly necessary. What I mean is the US really has very little in the way of national “defense”. What we have is relatively inexpensive compared to what is being put into national “offense”. In reality we have almost no national “defense” on 9/11 the “Defense Department” couldn’t even defend their own headquarters from a dozen half-wits flying a commercial plane and you think they will be able to defend the country from a professional and well equipped military force? If you do I have a great deal for you on a bridge.
It is past time to start disengaging from N 38° 53′ 42.4032″, W 77° 2′ 10.9176″. Let it in sink into the swamp and never be heard from again.
Forty years ago, student loans were unknown and healthcare costs did not bankrupt households.
Ask yourself “what has changed “?
What is the common denominator?
What two aspects of society and the economy have suffered the most attention and ‘help’ by N 38° 53′ 42.4032″, W 77° 2′ 10.9176″?
They are not the only ones, now we see food and energy crisis, pandemics, all under the tender loving care of N 38° 53′ 42.4032″, W 77° 2′ 10.9176″, and of course this SMO-war. Again N 38° 53′ 42.4032″, W 77° 2′ 10.9176″ shows its monumental ability to screw up everything, all by design.
only a civil revolution can bring back power to the people. Sad to say a civilized and peaceful revolution wont cut it anymore , only an armed insurrection by real patriots of america can inflict real change. The beast in DC are too entrenched and too powerful , only language they understand is strength of armed american citizens.
i foresee a civil war on american soil in near future
It is unfortunate, as unfortunate as the avoidable operation in Ukraine, sadly in the US probably not avoidable.
It looks like the cabal is trying to instigate one deliberately. The destruction of food handling facilities, Russian sanctions, shutdown of infant formula plants, cancelation of oil leases and pipelines to drive fuel prices to unaffordability, engineered pandemics [it is starting to look like Covid was cooked in Ukraine then released in China as a false flag to deflect the blane]
It seems the deep state thinks they can impose martial law if the people do indeed revolt. They are desperate to cover for an impending economic collapse and usher in their reset and turn us all into cattle
But they are arrogant and incompetent. It will not end well for them.
“The beast in DC are too entrenched and too powerful , only language they understand is strength of armed american citizens”
This is true but the revolution doesn’t necessarily have to be violent. The core of the evil in DC is really only a few thousand individuals. They themselves are fat, weak and stupid.
I don’t fear the deep state operators but I do fear those that blindly follow.
Think Hitler, he killed no one himself. He was physically unimposing and in an actual fight one on one he’d only be laughed at.
Same as the Davos bunch Soros, Gates et al. Pathetic. But there are millions who line to do their bidding. If they were eliminated the whole thing will collapse.
In reality all we need do is say “no” and mean it then ignore them. What can they do? They only have the power and authority we give them. Remove the consent then they become what they are, a criminal cabal. Then treat them as such.
Their move. If it gets violent then we serve it back to them in spades, no mercy.
The enemy owns DC. Ok. That is one small insignificant city with no resources. Barricade it, shut off the water and power, the problem will take care itself.
I completed reading Martyanov’s book a couple weeks ago. A must read! Thanks Larry for recommending this good read.
SoCal John says
Thoughtful comments, Stephen and Skorpion.
These are sad, perplexing times. Who would’ve ever thought there’d be runaway inflation and food shortages in the US so soon after enjoying the peace and prosperity of just a few years ago? “Progressive” support of those who assaulted, killed and burned, looted, and destroyed city after city a couple of summers ago has carried over into policies effectively destroying our nation’s economy and culture — and apparently by design. “Progressives” weren’t joking in their desire to burn it all down. It gives fuller meaning to the mantra “Build Back Better” that globalist overlords around the world repeat like ventriloquists’ dummies. Unfortunately it seems as if ONLY the degree of economic hardship that Americans have begun to experience recently has dampened public support of the war in Ukraine. Polling must’ve told the MSM to curtail its cheerleading.
I have to agree with Martyanov that “elites’ and decision makers have made a mess of our foreign and domestic policies. A bloated, unwieldy bureaucracy makes it harder for wiser leadership to prevail over such incompetence.
The rot is too way deep to be fixed. Sussman was just acquitted, which is no surprise to me. Those that are waiting for Durham and the law to save us are fools. The system will protect itself at all costs. Sussman lied, he even admitted that he lied, confirmed by Mook! Yet he walks while the Jan 6 people rot in a deep hole?
The midterms, sorry what joke that will be. The Republicans have done exactly nothing about the vote fraud systems that are in place. My theory is that the fraud had been an integral part of the system for decades and both sides have their snouts in the trough.
Even wonder why all those past campaigns to “throw the bums out” never actually threw any bums out?
Do you actually think Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham are winning their re-elections?. They are selected not elected and this November will be a major disappointment for anyone hoping for a change.
TINVOWOOT – There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This.
Taras 77 says
“You don’t fight for your country, you fight for your government.”
It is difficult if not impossible to justify going to war for the zionist thugs in state dept or their useful idiots in the pentagon, let alone for the relic that currently is in the white house.
Maybe, just maybe, this insanity is starting to be recognized as reports are out there about issues on recruiting, the retention is suffering; that said, the military must respond, however, fraudulent the hyped threat is. The only real option for the military is to vote with their feet.