6/11/18, "America: A Prisoner of Our ‘Allies’," AntiWar.com, Justin Raimondo. Trump vs. Merkel and Co.
"All the Very Serious People are tweeting and retweeting this “iconic” photo
of Trump surrounded by the Euro-weenies, with Angela Merkel seeming to lecture
the President while the rest of our faithless “allies” look on. It’s “America
Alone” – the visual representation of the internationalist worldview: Trump’s
policy of “America First” is “isolating” us, and, according to clueless
leftists like Michael Moore, Merkel is now the “leader” of the “free world.”
This last is good news indeed, for if Merkel is the new leader of the “free
world” then the stationing of 35,000 US troops in Germany – at a cost of billions
annually – is no longer required and we can bring them home. This also means
Germany, rather than the US, will be sending troops all over the world to fight
“terrorism” – a move that is sure to cause consternation in certain regions
with a history of German intervention, but hey, somebody has to do it!
The political class is screaming bloody murder over Trump’s performance at
the G-7 meeting in Canada, where he reportedly spent most of the time detailing
how much the US was paying for the defense of our vaunted “allies,” not to mention
the high tariffs imposed on American goods. He then proposed a “free trade zone”
in which member countries would drop all tariffs, subsidies, and other barriers
to trade: the “allies” didn’t like that much, either. Nor did the alleged advocates
of free trade here in the US give him any credit for ostensibly coming around
to their point of view. Which reminds me of something Murray Rothbard said
about this issue: “If authentic free trade ever
looms on the policy horizon, there’ll be one sure way to tell. The government/media/big-business
complex will oppose it tooth and nail.”
Of course the Euro-weenies don’t want real free
trade: after all, they practically invented
protectionism. What they want is a free ride, at Uncle Sam’s expense, and the
reason they hate Trump is because they know the freebies are over. However,
what really got the Usual Suspects frothing at the mouth was Trump’s insistence
that Russia be readmitted
to the G-8 [immediately supported by Italy's new PM Conte who's also called for EU to lift all sanctions against Russia and full normalization of relations]:
"I think it would be good for the world, I think it would be good for
Russia, I think it would be good for the United States, I think it would be
good for all of the countries in the G-7. I think having Russia back in would
be a positive thing. We’re looking to have peace in the world. We’re not looking
to play games."
The “experts” went crazy when he said this: our “allies”
are being insulted, they wailed, while our “enemies” are being “appeased.” It’s sedition! Russia! Russia! Russia!
The cries of “treason” that accompany the pronouncements of prominent public
figures associated with #TheResistance are a simple case of projection: they
accuse Trump of what they are plainly guilty of. Our political class doesn’t
even try to hide its brazen disloyalty: they openly and loudly side with any
foreign mendicant – Canada, Germany, et al – that feels entitled to our largesse
and is outraged when it isn’t forthcoming.
Part of this is due to the effects of advanced TDS – Trump
Derangement Syndrome – but the reality is that these people are not real
Americans: they despise the idea of national sovereignty, which they consider
an atavistic remnant of prehistoric times, and, if they live and work in Washington,
D.C., chances are good that they directly or indirectly make their living by
serving some foreign lobby or interest group. They’re a fifth column inside
the US, working against the interests of ordinary Americans and on behalf of
some abstract idea of the “world order” – which is usually a synonym for the
interests of some gigantic multinational corporate entity.
Speaking of gigantic multinational corporate entities, trillionaire George
Soros is very cranky these days: the Trump era just doesn’t agree with him!
“Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” he whines. That’s good news
for opponents of our globalist foreign policy – and bad news for the subsidized
Washington policy wonks, the goody-two-shoes internationalists, and the wild-eyed
warmongers who make up the foreign policy Establishment (a.k.a. the “Blob”).
Soros is the spirit of internationalism
personified. He practically started the Kosovo war single-handedly: it was he
who funded the interlocking network of propaganda-spewing outfits that agitated
for intervention, and his international apparatus of thinktanks and NGOs is
lobbying for US intervention today – from Macedonia to Myanmar – with a budget
Trump, says Soros, “is willing
to destroy the world,” a common enough sentiment among the NeverTrump crowd
that is increasingly counterintuitive. If this is true, then how do we account
for the upcoming Korea summit? As I write this, both Trump and Korean leader
Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore: if the President is intent on “destroying
the world,” then what is this summit about?
The “pivot” to the Pacific
that the Obama administration announced but never implemented is now being put
in place by Trump, for better or for worse. Our European “allies” are the past:
Asia is the future. Trump realizes this: the Euro-weenies don’t know that their
day is over. Europe is a dusty old museum dreaming of past glories, while selling
out its patrimony – the legacy of Western civilization – to the crude cultural
egalitarianism of political correctness.
And who is a better symbol
of that degeneration than Merkel, presiding over a country that has been self-emasculated
both militarily and culturally? Let her take over leadership of the “free world" so Germany can
spend trillions policing the planet – although the appearance of German troops
in certain regions is sure to provoke some unpleasant memories."
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Why did our "allies" at G7 nix the idea of making all trade "free" and drop all tariffs? But great if Merkel is new leader of "free world," then 35,000 US troops in Germany at cost of billions yearly can come home! And Germany rather than US can send troops all over the world to fight "terrorism!"-Justin Raimondo, AntiWar
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