Reply To Mr Congressman Tim Walz, MN 1st Congressional District
posted by Bodwyn Wook
9 September 2013
Dear Congressman Walz, thank you for indicating, in your reply to my letter requesting you to vote against Syrian intervention, that you consider the present proposal for operations in Syria does not set a high enough standard.
On your corollary, namely that “we should build and lead the international coalition needed to prevent this from happening again,” I can only reply thus:
At present, and this is clear to me because of the inestimable advantage of an Archimedean civilian or “outsider,” and therefore objective, standpoint, our American military strategic doctrine is in complete shreds.
The miserable actual state of our cadres’ morale above all is attested by the widely occurring suicides among our soldiers.
And, as if they are not the only canaries in the mine, our young military-contracted “geekocracy” is now extensively shamed, bemused and demoralized — by the whole unprecedented and altogether criminal conversion of the NSA into a domestic spy-shop and a kind of digital whorehouse for Windows peepers!
This state of our military’s collapsing effective function comes about for two reasons:
1) The so-called “Baby Bumsters” holding senior commands have wasted now for an entire generation in the course of their careerism the so-called “peace dividend” of 1989-91.
2) Still worse, that destructive frittering by rival and embittered military budget-factions has resulted in nothing at all better than a wrong attempt, hopeless of any workable outcome whatsoever in any real World a reasonable person can envisage, to “frame” our military problem in “our” terms.
This means therefore that we have failed properly to strategize our objective situation.
I repeat, we actually continue today as a military state to not deal correctly first of all with the question of a living, breathing American strategy in the World.
So, I must tell you three times that in effect and thus in fact America’s professional military is engaged in nothing more or less than the pursuit of this nation’s military and political and Constitutional collapse.
For in the end, the work of History is to discover the account of what actually happened.
History is no one’s fault, of course, for writ large it results from nothing more or worse than the worst sort of unconsciousness, namely colliding sets of unexamined assumptions.
That is the whole Law and the Prophets of the tale of any military collapse and avalanche into ruin and, still worse, defeat in war beforehand.
For instead of trying to see ahead into the world military future and structure of coming events and rising coherent powers, we have tried in vain to re-create a longterm solution with a kind of made-up “eternal enemy” that comfortingly AND WRONGLY resembles “kind of sort of maybe just a little bit, anyway…huh?” that beloved Cold War of our parents’ so-called “greatest generation”.
And so, above all by not dealing at least with our immediate and midterm war-future based on any such facts such as the question of our most dangerous potential enemies, we have on our hands, now, at the end of another and far-more morally-shattered generation’s run of the bulls and the bullshitters, an absurd bizarre fantasy of “islamofascism” and a phony made-for-Tee Vee “war on terror”.
This race to be wrong in History at every point of the actual compass happens while:
1) the Far East looms.
2) Huge non-territorial fiscal and global entities relentlessly reach everywhere for the lucrative opportunities seemingly now on offer by bewildered public officials, for “privatizing” governance.
The future is not good and, as matters now stand, it is not getting better.
Indeed, at this point in History it is only even odds that the US could even hope to win against Russia in a war between those two states, and I very much do say so regardless of the somewhat hypothetical vague comfort to be derived from our theoretical “greater lift capacity”.
The time therefore is past due to:
1) Stay home and rebuild our patriotic state- and county-grounded military power on the basis of a Swiss style of militia.
2) To rebuild at least our early 21st century strategy for American survival — THAT alone is the point and the purpose of any working military — and peacetime success in the World.
Sincerely & cet etc
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[9 September 2013]