Why the American Empire Was Expanded to Ukraine and Taiwan

This is part 3 in a series.   Read part 1 here.  Read part 2 here. When the Cold War officially ended suddenly in 1991 Washington had one more chance to pivot back to the pre-1914 status quo ante. That is, to a national security policy of Fortress America  because there was literally no significant military … Continue reading “Why the American Empire Was Expanded to Ukraine and Taiwan”

How Woodrow Wilson Set the Stage for WWII

This is part 2 in a series.   Read part 1 here. Even John Maynard Keynes, who was a British Treasury official at Versailles, could see that the Carthaginian Peace Treaty confected there would only sow the seeds of economic breakdown in Germany and throughout much of warn-torn Europe. In his famous tract, The Economic Consequences … Continue reading “How Woodrow Wilson Set the Stage for WWII”

The Myth of the Indispensable Nation and the Quagmire of Forever Wars

The Indispensable Nation thesis originates not in the universal condition of mankind and the nation-states into which it has been partitioned. Instead, it stems from an erroneous take on the one-time, flukish and historically aberrant circumstances of the 20th century that gave raise to giant totalitarian states in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia, and the … Continue reading “The Myth of the Indispensable Nation and the Quagmire of Forever Wars”

Villainy In Vilnius

America’s Brobdingnagian $1.3 trillion national security budget thrives on manufactured threats and falsely demonized foes. And nothing could be more demonstrative of that proposition than the utter villainy now emanating from the NATO summit in Vilnius. For crying out loud. Since the Munich Security Conference in 2007, the man (Putin) has said over and over, … Continue reading “Villainy In Vilnius”

Enough of the Ukrainian Clown Show!

If the truth be told, we are getting sick and tired of the little piss-ant who runs the cease-pool of corruption, tyranny, delusion and death called Ukraine. This clown – and that’s what he is actually trained as – just can’t seem to stop stridently demanding money, arms and support from the rest of the … Continue reading “Enough of the Ukrainian Clown Show!”

How the Bipartisan War Party Fostered Fiscal Ruin

When big spending Barrack Obama left the White House the national security budget properly measured totaled a staggering $822 billion. That included $600 billion for defense, $46 billion for security assistance and international operations and $177 billion for veterans compensation and services, which reflects the deferred cost of prior wars. So much for the "peace … Continue reading “How the Bipartisan War Party Fostered Fiscal Ruin”

Why RFK’s Candidacy Matters to the Conservative Cause

Self-evidently, there are any number of things about RFK’s policy platform that we don’t cotton to very much, and haven’t for decades. Back in the day we were always on opposite sides with respect to aggressive environmental regulation. And, as far as we can tell, he seems to be a pretty conventional liberal on the … Continue reading “Why RFK’s Candidacy Matters to the Conservative Cause”

Nine More Ukraines

Joe Biden must think that he’s the world’s Rich Uncle. In a meeting with the so-called Bucharest Nine today he promised these former Warsaw Pact nations – which should never have been admitted to NATO in the first place – unlimited economic and military support. Nine more Ukraines if need be. Biden conveyed reassurances that … Continue reading “Nine More Ukraines”

Biden Goes All in on Proxy War Against Russia

No, Joe, that’s not Hunter you’re sniffing. But Zelensky is a pretty good substitute – every bit as corrupt, drugged-up and delusional as the First Son. So hug away. You have already proven (repeatedly) that there is no betrayal of America’s true homeland security you will not eagerly embrace. And, yes, unlike the manifold images … Continue reading “Biden Goes All in on Proxy War Against Russia”

Inflation Up, Balloons Down, More War

Well, at least we are starting to get some clarity. America is not being attacked by aliens and probably not by the Red Chinese, either. However, it is definitely being bombarded by inflation, war fever and, apparently, the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB). Let us unpack. Last week’s media frenzy about intruders in the … Continue reading “Inflation Up, Balloons Down, More War”