America, like the rest of the West, has finally discovered it’s lost its soul, and is burning because of it. As America goes, so goes the West. And the West, in particular the United Nations, has run out of bullets to impose multiculturalism within from abroad, for the people are rebelling. Like the Constitution, the cold application of Western philosophy and the word of the law are defenseless against the discriminating tastes of foreign cultures if your own civilization has renounced God. If you don’t know where you want to go, the Cheshire Cat informed Alice in Wonderland, “than it doesn’t matter which way you go.” And if Western humanism cannot conquer the ancient cultures which never lost their identities, how can it defend Western civilization given it is politically incorrect to define?
Libertarians may in fact share the amorality of socialists. Yet in the postwar period when “the best social conditions have been achieved in the West,” Solzhenitsyn wistfully observed “there still (was) criminality and there even is considerably more of it than in the pauper and lawless Soviet society” — or for that matter, Nazi Germany and Communist China. Over the 30 years since the fall of communism, a new political conflict featuring a less ideologically-moored, more identitarian and relativist ‘left-wing/right-wing’ dialogue emerged, pitting Globalism on the left (featuring neoconservatism, libertarianism, and ‘green’ socialism) versus the new Nationalism on the right (Reagan-Thatcherite conservatism and some far left-wing groups). Liberal democracy was weaponized by the European Union and the United Nations to organize a new world order in which George H.W. Bush vowed would replace ‘the law of the jungle’ through mass efforts to democratize the world under Western liberal values and multilateral free trade treaties. Ancient cultures fomented over several centuries have, since 1989, been dying more quickly than under communism and fascism with every voluntary swipe of a credit card driving consumer confidence, the outsourcing of industry, ‘brain drain’ and wars promoting Rudyard Kipling’s points in The White Man’s Burden by ‘democratizing’ poor oriental nations and exploiting the inevitable humanitarian crises they bring through open borders. This fusion of ‘green’ socialism with libertarianism has produced the third (and most successful) wave attempting to construct a new Tower of Babel at the United Nations.
For the globalist agenda in the wake of the Cold War, the ‘truth’ doesn’t matter. Whether ‘climate change’ is a lie or the West has run its course is not a matter of ‘truth’: we are told that ‘truth’, like beauty, lies in the eyes of the beholder. Moreover, our frenetic culture disposes us to be skeptical of almost everything. We now relate better to literary characters who’ve suffered through life, who possess good and bad sides and are amoral than characters seen as overly righteous. The definition of the ‘antihero’ differs from the ‘tragic hero’, who evokes “a sense of pity and fear in the audience… a man of misfortune that comes to him through error(s) of judgment.” For all his faults, McCarthy was a war hero who joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1942 to serve his country in World War II; and in terms of motive, he was guilty of a ‘crime of passion’: his love of country drove him to unscrupulous means to bring down the enemy within. Now, with respect to the Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration of American institutions throughout our government, higher education, ‘fake news’ and ‘woke capitalism’, the case is strong enough to consider rehabilitating Sen. McCarthy as ‘a tragic hero’: to love his motives, but reject his means.
The Russo-Turkish rivalry is not new, nor is Syria’s ties to both Russia and Turkey and before that, the progenitor of both nations, the Roman Empire (both in Rome itself and later, Constantinople). It emerged in 1676 over Moscow’s thirst to establish a warm-water port on the Black Sea, in Crimea, as well as the region comprising of modern Ukraine west of the Dnieper River, and would follow with conflicts in 1688 and 1689. Though these early conflicts ended in defeat for the Russians, by the war of 1695–96, Tsar Peter the Great’s forces successfully captured the fortress of Azov. It was here the Russian Empire’s design for territorial expansion to provide additional buffer zones and sea lanes into the Mediterranean by way of the Bosporus Strait (dividing Constantinople and Europe from Anatolia) began and, by 1878, ended with the Ottoman Empire on the brink of total imperial collapse. The rivalry, even after the two empires’ collapsed following World War I, remains alive and well, and on the brink of war over the civil war in Syria, and a potential confrontation with NATO.
France is on its way to reliving the disastrous revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848 and 1871 during the Paris Commune. One form of tyranny — be it the Ancien Regime, Committee of Public Safety, the Directory or Bonapartist Empires, and finally the Marxist Communards following Napoleon III’s crushing defeat before Bismarck’s unified German Empire — has an unholy knack of leading to another, far more totalitarian one, immediately thereafter. Today, the tyrants will be the Malthusian Neo-Marxists in Brussels; tomorrow, a new form of far right-wing anarchist vision of utopia may spread throughout the whole of Europe seeking another Nationalist Utopia, once again in Napoleon’s image, all its own.
The Iran Deal was almost certainly designed by Moscow and Tehran to extort the U.S. and NATO allies under threat of world war while empowering the member nations of BRICS (Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa) to facilitate both its expansion into Central Asia as well as Iran’s potential membership, which by proxy would include its chain of vassal states (Syria, Lebanon and Yemen).
“Unlike the rest of Eastern Europe, if anything happened in Romania, it was going to be violent.”
— Frederick Becker, Romania Desk Officer, 1988-1990
The year 1989 will be remembered for its remarkable popular uprisings throughout the world, most notably Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Yet on Christmas Day, the people of Romania received an unexpected gift. Nicolae Ceaușescu, the leader of Communist Romania since 1965, met his bloody end along with his wife and partner in crime, Elena, before a firing squad of soldiers armed with Kalashnikov AK-47’s. After 50 years of continuous Nazi and Soviet occupation, the ancient land known as the homeland to Vlad Dracula, Transylvania, was finally free to democratize. Where the fall of East Germany and Czechoslovakia occurred quite peacefully, the downfall of Eastern Europe’s most brutal dictator in Romania did not.
The most catastrophic war in human history launched at the break of dawn on 22 June 1941 when German-led Axis ground forces crossed into the Soviet Union from Poland, effectively negating the Molotov/Ribbentrop Pact of nonaggression. Known to history as Operation: Barbarossa, the casualties in numbers legitimize the alleged remark by Joseph Stalin to U.S. ambassador Averill Harriman that, “The…