Monday, October 24, 2016

The Redeemer Nation

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.

The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them.

To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.

The title of this post is taken from an ongoing dialogue between John Batchelor and Michael Vlahos. To summarize (in my words, not theirs): the United States’ role as described by Wilson is dying; the United States’ role as the tool to surround and ultimately subdue MacKinder’s world island is dying. 

This is evidenced by the impotence of the United States in achieving any meaningful military or political victories in the half-dozen or more ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.  One can say it has been true since 1950 and Korea, to include Vietnam.

It is further evidenced by the expanded role and influence that Russia and China have – influence in the regions immediately bordering the world island that is…Russia and China.

Russia is setting the agenda, for example, in Syria; maybe not setting the agenda, but more accurately dictating the action given the American-instigated turmoil.  The same can be said regarding Ukraine.  The same was true regarding the 2008 attempt in Georgia. 

China is setting the agenda in a region known as – wait for this – the South China Sea.  China is apparently becoming more involved in the Middle East and has long been involved in Africa.

Is this all by accident?  Or is it solely explained as the inevitable result for all empires?

I think no…and maybe.

Enter Obama

Why was Obama chosen in 2008 over Hillary?  She was the slam-dunk winner in the democratic primaries that year, until out-of-the-blue came this relative unknown.  And, relatively speaking, the dove of the bunch.

It is easy to list all of the wars Obama is fighting and that have started under his watch.  It is also easy to consider how much worse many of these might have been had Hillary (or McCain or Romney) been elected instead.

There was no reason at all for the neocon American imperialists to promote Obama over Hillary if their desire was hawkish.  They (or at least their dutiful followers) weren’t the ones who promoted him.


This is why I at one time felt Rand Paul was the chosen one.  Unfortunately he couldn’t read the tea leaves.  He tried to walk the non-existent line between neocon warmonger and libertarian/conservative and ended up not gaining support from the former and losing support from the latter.

And this is why since Rand’s self-inflicted demise I have felt Trump has survived…and thrived.  Who on earth could have gone past the first republican debate after some of the things said by Trump…unless some powerful people wanted him to continue?

This is why – despite the mood of the moment – I do not yet count Trump out.

And this is why it is certain that, even if Trump loses the election, this movement – begun by Ron Paul – will gain more traction.


  1. Where in the Constitution did Wilson find the authority for such task? I thought that America did not go about seeking monsters to destroy ... other than indians, whiskey rebels, etc.
    Jesus will establish His kingdom once and for all without us humans being able to help, one or another. We sure can bring a lot of hell upon ourselves, though.

  2. This election, I hope we see an increasing withdrawal of the consent of the governed in the form of poor voter turnout. Obama won in 2012 with only 3 in 10 eligible voters (or 1 in 10 Americans) actually voting for him. If Hillary wins, I hope she gets an even smaller portion of eligible voter support -- say, 2 in 10. If that happens, I will consider it my mission to educate as many people as I can to the fact that the person who has nearly unilateral control over our freedoms was "popularly" elected by a meager 2 in 10 voter-eligible citizens -- or a mere 14% of Americans.

    Democracy? Please.

  3. It's genuinely creepy reading those words of Wilson's about sacrificing American lives and treasure for nothing in return other than seeing the dubious benefits of democracy emerging from barren foreign soil. But we know that the real reason for entering Europe's war was to save bankers whose loans to Britain and France might go unrepaid if the exhausted belligerents agreed to a peace treaty. So the war wasn't the altruistic crusade that Wilson promoted it to be.

    Americans died not for democracy but to make money for bankers. And we, all the people on earth, are still suffering thru and paying for Wilson's "noble" words as the unintended consequences of WW1 continue to roil the world. One would think that the bloody history of the past century would dampen the messianic war fever in what passes for America's political leaders who we are assured are so much brighter and wiser than their subjects.

  4. First, Russia, China, Iran, ISIS, etc are simply following the ancient process of destroying an empire by attacking or more effectively harassing at multiple places and never engaging the empire directly. Then as the costs escalate and the value of victory diminishes the the empire turns to inflation, surrogates and mercenaries to fund these escapades. The only hope is that the empire dies with wimper like Rome, Christendom, Spain, The Soviets and now China instead of with increasingly loud bangs like the British or Japanese versions.

    And Widrow Wilson's Crusade to "Make the World Safe for Democracy" was the single worst thing the US Government has done in its history. This whole move into the "Affairs of Europe" ended in a surrender/armistice from the Germans thus setting the stage for the nightmare that became WW2 and the subjugation of 1/3 of the people of the world under Communism. Then at least 1/3 of those left struggled under some lesser form of socialism like those in South America, Afria, India and Pakistan. Lastly, the West broke out in the English speaking portions plus the exceptional performance of Germany to use the Post-Industrial Information Revolution to burden mankind with the a truly world wide empire.

    1. Actually it was the second. The worst thing the US Government ever did was to legalize slavery.

    2. Where does creating the Fed fall on this list?

  5. According to Charles Gasparino's excellent "Bought and Paid For", once Obama agreed to take Wall Street money (shortly after Iowa) and showed his "flexibility", the banksters had no problem steering cash his way to beat Hillary. Recall McCain had tied Barry in the polls before the banking crisis when he suspended his campaign to go back on vote "aye" on the bailouts. The rest is history.

    While I want to believe Trump is part of some deep state machination to counterbalance the evil Hillary (and perhaps the Podesta Wikileaks releases were sent from the bowels of the NSA), I think his rise is much more organic. He addressed an issue (open borders/immigration) that both parties had de facto coalesced around and proceeded to use it and his winning personality to beat his cucked opponents. While there may be some parts of the DS that are neutral towards his candidacy, my belief is that many more are pro-Hillary, specifically the MIC and intel community.