Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If the Old World wants to be sans Rus, their taxpayers can pay for defense.
Anyway, in the words of Will Smith in Men in Black, "Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'." The trouble has our fingerprints all over it. (see here, but I suspect my few readers already have).
Justin Raimondo has an account at antiwar.com of our new millennium stupidity. I am linking if anyone needs a history lesson. We've been over the territory here before.
It's time to bring back all the boys from "Over There." Cohan could write a catchy tune, but it was dumb then, it's dumber now.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
We suspend our fundraiser in favor of the most worthy antiwar.com in spite of Justin's refusal to use the word Neutralist
Monday, January 27, 2014
First, he has written a Neutralist Manifesto to rival the one on this site.
If the United States insists on its status as the dominant and unchallengeable military power, then we are on the road to conflict, certainly a new Cold War the beginning of which the “pivot” represents, and quite possibly we are on the road to WWIII. We in the United States are the ones who can control this and perhaps save the world from the very worst suffering and deadly conflict. The answer is to abandon Empire, dismantle our overseas bases, end our occupation of foreign nations, including South Korea, Japan and Germany, adopt a defensive strategy to protect our land and come home. Trade and talk, yes. Military intervention, no. We have a potential partner for peace in China. Let us give it a try. Establish trust and verify it. In short, Come Home America. A paradise awaits us here. Let us leave others in peace to construct their own.
Lovely stuff that.
Our second reason is he is a founding member of an organization called Come Home America that embodies what we believe. Now our investigation of the website has not been exhaustive so maybe we should be a little bit reticent to extend fulsome praise. It would not do to find out that they are for coming home because the Grand Goggflek of the Planet Nogemal has communicated with them. If that turns out to be true, we withdraw approval, at least until Goggflek signals us directly.
We are not overly worried and suggest a visit to http://comehomeamerica.wordpress.com/
It is a site that has attained neutralismo even if they don't know it.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Friday, January 17, 2014
Kristol does not mention Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon was also a war poet and as brave a soldier as Owen. He was decorated with the Military Cross. After being wounded, he refused to go back to the war. The futility was too much and he turned against the whole project.
Kristol notes that the beginning of “The Great War” is the bicentennial of the War of 1812. He quotes the Star Spangled Banner Then Conquer we must verse. So a war we incompetently drifted into justifies all the silly deaths of 1914-1918?
One is tempted to ask if they taught logic at Harvard. That is irrelevant. Kristol surely understands a valid syllogism. What is going on is he is being cute. His conservatism is all pretense. A conservative foreign policy would emulate Switzerland's. We, as a people got nothing out of our intervention in the First World War. We are getting none out of our Middle-Eastern adventures.
Kristol and the Weekly Standard staff are going on a cruise to schmooze with the subscribers. Let us all applaud that sacrifice as our boys in Afghanistan hunker down in a meaningless conflict. I doubt Mr. Warrior will be too upset if there are casualty reports while he is at sea.
Kristol, would probably quote with approval the words of Herbert Croly when he was pushing for WWI, "The American nation needs the tonic of a serious moral adventure." Croly was one of the founders of The National Review and an uber-progressive and like Kristol a chickenhawk. I don't really believe Kristol is stupid enough to believe the stuff he spouts, but if he does, he's a lunatic.
Hat tip to Mediaite and Lew Rockwell blog.