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.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 04, 2017
There were a few other guests. Former Republican congressman Jack Kingston was civil and inoffensive and appeared mildly amused.
Not very funny comic Larry Wilmore took offense at Milo being a jerk and truly showed why he no longer has a show.
The other panelist was Malcolm Nance. When Milo disparaged the other members of the panel and Nance, Maher gestured to Mr. Nance and said:
"This guy has done things that allowed you to #$%^%&! live."
This is ridiculous. On his Wiki page, the man seems to have had a distinguisged career in intel and intel related functions. The Neutralist likes that he came out emphatically against waterboarding.
But, to say he allowed Yiannopulos to "#$%^%&! live" or even to merely live is ridiculous. Yet the trope that what is being done by a member of the intel community allows us to keep breathing insults one's intelligence and says little for Mr. Maher's.
This is not to say that Mr. Nance is not a true intel professional. From that wiki page, we should assume he is. Like most of his colleagues, his work is not keeping us safe, rather the opposite.
As we chase our tales in the Mid-East and foster trouble in Eastern Europe we make ourselves poorer and hasten the day of our ruin.
Grow up Bill. Of course, that will never happen.
Monday, February 20, 2017
By any objective measure, Big Media has ganged up on Trump. So The Donald has asked Congress to write laws outlawing the press. Due to this flagrant anti-constitutional initiative, the ever heroic Senator McCain has come to the defense of our civic order.
"They get started by suppressing free press, in other words, a consolidation of power -- when you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press," McCain said. "And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history."The only problem is, Trump did not ask congress to suppress free press. The sniveling MCCain was responding to Trump's tweet
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Japanese head of government said, "naughty, naughty" and our man said "we love Japan." Okay, that's not what they said, but the actual verbiage is not much different in substance. It never really is.
We really have not solved the North Korea problem and what we are doing is not the answer.
Consortium News has a better idea. Maybe we should try negotiating with the lad instead of more sanctions. They haven't worked too many places.
Or maybe, we should just say au revoir?
Doug Bandow, Senior Cato Institute Fellow, has a blog column at Forbes and the title is, "As Korean Peninsula Gets Weirder And Less Stable U.S. Should Head For The Exits."
According to Mr. Bandow,
"But the threat is largely self-induced. That is, Washington could easily deflate the fantastic nightmare of a North Korean nuclear attack on America by leaving the Korean Peninsula."Bandow further states
Which leaves the debate over U.S. policy in full swing in Washington. Doing nothing is not a good option. The North would just continue to develop missiles and nukes. It already may have enough material for about 20 weapons. Some estimates have Pyongyang possessing 50 or even 100 weapons within a few years. Sticking around Northeast Asia while passively watching events would be foolish at best, dangerous at worst.
So, saying au revoir is the best option. That is, of course, the Neutralist's default option.
You are saying what about our ally to the south.
We have done well by South Korea. They are a smart and talented nation and have gotten to flood us with their phones and cars, but maybe they should face the future by themselves.
Kim Jong Un is a lot less crazy than the country that does not know when to leave.