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March 16, 2022

The Morning Report - 3/16/22

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Good morning, kids. Wednesday and the truly colossal, earth-shaking story this morning is the greatest deliberative body on the planet, the United States Senate has decided to tackle arguably the greatest existential threat we face. Russia? China? Iran? No. -- Daylight Savings Time.

Rest easy, America. The United States Senate has got your back. Mostly with a knife sticking in it. Ides of March indeed.

Back here in the real world, while the Klain Kalorama Komintern have now doused the drapery with gasoline - kind of a miracle considering it's almost too expensive even for them - and are ready to burn down the house, far too many have been focused on what's happening in Ukraine. While it is for sure tragic, and a trip that was not necessary had it not been for the incompetence of past administrations (Trump notwithstanding) and for sure the clueless, globalist pinheads in Foggy Bottom and the Kennedy School of International Relations et al, is Putin's attempted annexation of that nation really worth the potential to touch off a nuclear confrontation? If you answered yes, or if you think that it won't and that we should still get involved, you need to seek help.

Unfortunately, Dennis Prager seems to be getting right up to that line.

If the Left were concerned with what is in America's interest, it would not advocate—and, under  Joe Biden, implement—open borders. It is not in America's interest to allow millions of people to illegally enter the United States.

If the Left were concerned with what is in America's interest, it would not advocate—and, under Biden, implement—policies to change America from an energy-independent country into an energy-dependent country.

If the Left were concerned with what is in America's interest, it would not advocate lying to its youth by telling them that America is systemically racist, that it was founded in 1619, that it fought the Revolution to preserve slavery, and that America's founders were immoral racists. It would not advocate defunding police departments. It would not have advocated depriving young children of education for two years.

The Left everywhere despises America. And the American Left is no exception. Most liberals love America, but they vote for the Left. So, their love is irrelevant.

Stop the tape. Dennis, you are now getting yourself into a semantics trap of your own design. How can most liberals supposedly "love America yet still vote Left" knowing full well that the Left hates the America that you claim they, "most liberals," allegedly love? Roll tape . . .

Unlike the Left, people on the Right are preoccupied with the question, "What is in America's interest?" That is why the Trump-era slogan "America First" so resonated with conservatives. . .

. . . they believe that America, despite its flaws, has been exactly as Abraham Lincoln described it: "The last best hope of Earth." Therefore, teaching young Americans that America is the very opposite is not only a lie, but it will also destroy the foundations of this country.

One hopes that virtually all conservatives (and virtually all people across the political spectrum) regard the invasion as evil. Whoever doesn't has a malfunctioning conscience.

Yet, some people, on the Right as well as the Left, do not put the entire blame for the war on Putin. Their chief argument is that Putin felt threatened by the possible expansion of NATO into Ukraine.

Stop tape. No, Dennis. Accusing people who try to explain WHY Putin invaded as somehow mitigating his actions or even taking his side is offensive. Roll tape . . .

NATO notwithstanding, the primary "not in America's interest" argument goes like this: "What Putin is doing is wrong, but essentially it is none of our business. The United States has no interest in Ukraine."

To this argument, one can ask: Other than an attack on America, when and where does America have an interest? And why? If a Russian dictator can invade and decimate another country in an act of unprovoked aggression and it not be in America's interest, what about China invading Taiwan, or Iran unleashing nuclear weapons against Israel, or North Korea doing so against South Korea? Why are Taiwan, Israel, or South Korea more "in America's interest" than Ukraine?

And, finally, what about the moral question? Is morality "in America's interest"? I have supported the notion of "America First." But as a conservative and as a religious conservative, I do not believe in "America Only." For the same reasons, I believe in "my family first," but I do not believe in "my family only."

Well, that is the question, isn't it? Let's look at the examples that he cites. In virtually all of them, we have either treaty obligations or other agreements that hold that the US would actively defend or otherwise provide materiel assistance to a nation in the event of an attack. In at least two, the regions involved are of tremendous strategic importance to our economic well-being as well as global security and containment of enemies. In the case of Ukraine, I could be wrong but I don't think the 1994 Budapest Memorandum obligates us to go to war with Russia in the event it invades Ukraine. Commenters please advise. That said, we have abject dolts like Sean Hannity and Lindsay Graham calling for the CIA or the SEALs to assassinate Putin to the neo-con Right and now the neo-neo-con Left calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Ukraine. That is a de facto declaration of war against a nuclear-armed Russia. Brilliant.

And now we get to the crux of the biscuit. Prager opines, "Other than an attack on America, when and where does America have an interest? And why?" I guess my glib response to that would be, American interest is a bit like pornography. I'll know it when I see it. Sorry to say, our own government's fuck ups both past and present vis a vis Ukraine and Russia notwithstanding, I just do not see Vladimir Putin - brutal, thuggish and international war criminal he surely is - invading Ukraine as a threat to our national security interests.

The bigger point I want to emphasize is, considering that as a direct result of the hijacking of the 2020 election which resulted in the overthrow of the legitimate government of the United States of America, any conversation about "American interests" and "national security" such as those concepts were before November of 2020 are moot. Prager himself takes up almost half of his very well-written essay actually identifying the greatest threat to our national security, inextricably linked to our individual freedom and security, without even realizing it: The American Left. As Michael Walsh underscored in the latest podcast, ever since Aaron Burr slew Alexander Hamilton (as well as conspired with Spain to seize part of early 19th century America and be installed as its emperor) right up until the present day, it is they in the form of the Democrat Party that have been and remain our gravest threat.

But the Democrat Party are merely the visible pawns doing the bidding of a much more malevolent force. That is, the World Economic Forum and its coterie of multi billionaires and other self-proclaimed globalist elites who are seeking to upend over a thousand years of human progress and essentially enslave the world. Funny how the loudest, most strident calls for Putin's head are coming from individuals like Nazi collaborator George Soros, Hans-Georg Wyss, Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates and others. Considering the truly sick, megalomaniacal machinations that these fiends intend to impose on us and the world, their protestations are hardly because of the pain and suffering of the Ukrainian people. Putin is not "down for the struggle," so to speak. Whether or not Xi is is not readily apparent. Him supporting Putin - and it's been lukewarm so far - could be that he, Xi, is playing both sides against the middle.

What's going on in Ukraine is horrendous. That said, I'm more concerned with what's going on right here and now in the former United States.

The Davos/WEF/Great Reset Mafia have aided and abetted in the destruction from within of our society and government (ironically started by the former Soviet Union nearly 100 years ago). I'm not really "rootin' for Putin" because I love what he's doing. But I sure as hell am not rooting for the enslavement of us and whatever is left of the free world such as it is. As to what is in our interest, right now it's our own self-preservation from the cancer that de-facto invaded/metastasized from within ever since Woodrow Wilson, if not earlier.. When we excise that disease and cure ourselves, then we can talk about national security from an international perspective, or even from a moral perspective, though I would still resist that.

Psaki-Psircling back to the Psenate . . .

But wait! There's more! Six (count 'em!) of our wonderful GOP Senators took the slings and arrows of outrage to defend the greatest medical mind of our age, Anthony Fauci, from being removed from his position. Leading the cause was none other than our own Mitt "Pee-Air" Defecto" Romney. Our hero.

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.


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