The Discussion Today
“Where NOW, America?”
by B “Pat Buchanan” Wook
A Friend on MyFace posted the following to Us, yesterday:
“I want your opinion of this:
“Perhaps it’s time to cozy up to Iran. Turn our attention away from the fundamentalist Sunni mega royal family of Saudi Arabia, one of the most totalitarian corrupt countries in the world, to the Shia’a dominated Iran. While Iran is no Jeffersonian democracy, it’s citizens certainly have more personal and political freedoms then our Saudi ally. Iran even has several practicing Jews in their parliament. Furthermore, both our countries face a common enemy which is radical Sunni doctrine which is perpetuated by the Saudis. It seems our Congress is blinded by the current right wing government of Israel which all but demands regime change in Iran. Let’s be honest in our negotiation’s over the nuclear issue. We should apologize for participating in the overthrow of Iran’s elected government in the early 1950s and move to restore some semblance of peace with Iran. I know they back Assad in Syria, Hamas, and other unsavory types, but it’s an imperfect world.”
Mr N, I think (NB) that the trend of the previous discussion by [three] respondents here shows that there is a very large body of the North American population either indifferent (that MAY be a specimen of “bad” citizenship, but might NOT be as well) to much of the overseas “excitment,” or else opposed to the clear point of seeing the absolute need for a large redirection in American affairs abroad.
Many things in History go into these sort of sea changes by whole peoples & of course the Sheer Indifference Of Hypersexualized Stupidity may bulk — once again in the old human story — largest of all.
Now, if your respondents are at all right in their perception & who see the need for as many as the next five American generations to concentrate at home on making the American dream a true ding an sich & hence compelling to the World by its own gravity & NOT constant frantic pull-ups & push-ups in full combat gear, then certainly in History & any serious historianship of the American Presidency, President Obama will be viewed as a man far more dignified than his generation’s two predecessors in office, to be sure.
But, he will be seen, too, as the President under whose aegis The Crisis Of The New Old American Order * toppled over for good & all, a breaking wave of the omni-incompetent the remnants of which will have been assimilated by a new order of borderless so-called “market states”.
In terms of wholly Confucian (NB) & practically stateless organizations such as WalMart & Amazon, this process already is running.
The President like the many of us so drearily fatally in our narrow & narrowing generation is blinkered by stale Late Modern academic shibboleths & notions, and his undoubted personal success at the end of late modernity as a legal scholar of some salience further can only confuse a decent personality not particularly creative.
This means that without any clear idea AT ALL of the need let alone of HOW to start any actual revolution in American policy “over there” & especially at the end of his run, here, the President like us all reverts to what he — or, his handlers at least — “know” how to do best.
Namely to go on — I vain I most certainly DO think — rehearsing a NO-longer-existing “decisive” power that in fact WOULD only be within the practical reach of some hypothetical ACTUAL “sole superpower”.
This, now, is not America; not least because The Crisis Of Professionalism that has now laid low for good & all the very Army of the nation, and its Navy & Air Force.
There are LOTS of digital combat gimmicks & “performance drugs” for the boots on the ground.
The operations mounted with all of the sizzling beeping gew-gaws are only variably “successful,” at best.
And this is THE sign of our complete strategic vacancy because in fact “our” national “leadership” in NO political or military quarter today has any sound ideas about American “total strategy”.
In short, no more than under the care of some psychologist or parole officer, the Army CAN not win wars any longer — in just the same way as NO other American Clients Of The Therapeutic & Custodial States ever “get better”.
Not any longer.
This is nothing more significant of course than any late-historical period to have gone before & in which over-and-over through centuries & millenia the old “narratives” all have fallen in on themselves.
And, so, it is my position that “the people” — in other words, larger & LARGER numbers of the Under American Clientle — have guessed at a lot of this & so they DO in fact know with an innate & looming certainty that we need to give up, U-P, the old untenable fantasy of a now-utterly-thrown-away “superpowerdom”.
My authority for this above all rests on the wise insight of Hungarian-American emeritus professor of history, John Lukacs.
About the English people in 1940, he wrote that “people very often understand more than they may know,” and that the English during Dunkirk at once understood beyond any mere “knowing” & they UNDERSTOOD wordlessly ** & root & branch that THEY, and they ALONE, would have to stop Hitler from winning his war in Europe until the Allies together could win the World War.
Now, in the same fashion, the American people, ever-more-poorly “educated” though they ARE in the ebb & flow of on-campus fads…
Trained from birth as mere fools & consumers & sports fans…
Swaddled for lifetimes like Ritalinized piss infants in wave on wave of irredeemable student loans interspersed with Food Stamp debit cards & bouts on MedicAid…
These clients, despised, looked down on by The Parties AND their “caretakers,” lied to at every point of the compass by their self-syled “betters” in business & “governance”…
These people deceived & misled without mercy or sense by Career Halfwits utterly devoid of any historical sense…
THESE people poisoned lifelong on industrial “foods” & pornography…
AND whose faces have been mashed for over thirty years in ever-deepening piles of Chinese cheap digitrash…
These VERY same people in spite of all of The Lies understand COMPLETELY now that the American “power elite” have no clothes on whatsoever AND the ordinary American men & women of everyday indeed do also KNOW this much, at least:
We cannot go on this way & we CAN not even remotely hope to continue being at least some shadow of the formerly free & Constitutional Americans that were our grandparents & great-grandparents.
Because, now, from today & henceforward for good long time to come, the ONLY way left by which we can now serve the Rights Of Men & Women in the whole World is to reclaim our own political & moral adulthood as a Free People, here at home.
For IF we do that — and only THAT — the rest will of the World will follow, and they will not need to be invaded ever again.
* — I mean the collapse of OUR useless, topheavy & ever-more-MALproductive post-New Deal, post-LBJ & NOW post-effective “credential professionalism,” and not of course the 1930s crisis of THAT capital Old Order of which Schlesinger wrote so thoroughly & well.
** — Another benefit of a living class-system characterized by a lively sense of noblesse oblige; it was Old Churchill who gave the English People & their fellow islanders the words!
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[24 September 2014]