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, February 15, 2011
Of course not. It is simple and to the point. He could have changed the title to Time for Neutralism and it would have worked as well. Oh well, we live in hope.
It is our opinion that the best paragraph is
Ordinary Americans shy away from foreign policy issues for the simple reason that they know what they don’t know – and know enough to keep their opinions largely to themselves. This is admirable, but it leaves an important matter to the self-proclaimed credentialed “experts,” who are more than ready to state all kinds of opinions without having the slightest idea of what they’re talking about. Unleashed on this territory, bereft of morality and objective standards, these “experts” don’t hesitate to back tyrants with your tax dollars, and arm murderers with weapons paid for by peaceful, law-abiding US citizens, all in the name of “realpolitik,” or some such ideological construction.
Yup, it's all a sham.
In honor of Justin's great article of February 9, 2011, we are suspending our ongoing Neutralist Fundraiser. Our fundraiser is known mostly for its failure. The terms are a minimum $10million per donor. So far we have collected $0.00. It is expected that 2011 will bring a similar level of success.
Jusin, Eric et al do the heavy lifting against mindless intervention. You can participate in their fundraiser here.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
His article was a departure from MSM articles on the subject as he did not use the word Isolationist as an eptithet. Still, he could not name the right word. What is this, Harry Potter? Neutralism is "the policy whose name must not be mentioned."
Otherwise, the best article on the subject in a long time. To read Stand Alone: The Case for a New Isolationism you can go here if you are registered at the Globe.
Mr. Cambanis also has a blog here, which is well worth a visit. At his blog, he has written about his Globe article and this is the link for that.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Just another example of an insane and hypocritical foreign policy. Neutralism on its worst day couldn't be stupider and would cost a lot less.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
The DB certainly gives pause to those of us not privilege to big secrets. The Neutralist is for transparency. We are for erring on the side of the big T. As Holy Mother State loves keeping even the most trivial items secret. So if DB is correct and secrets are doled out for the benefit of "The Elite." we have all been scammed.
I defended Wikileaks and went after some kids who attacked them in the comments here. I had been aware of the DB's atttude, but was not convinced. I am not convinced now if only because as a nobody from nowhere, I have no access to necessary info.
However, I am not at all put off by what DB is publishing. Their case is well made and certainly possible. Anyway, a little embarrassment for, say Hilary, is a cute way to give the rest of the scam, if it is a scam, credibility.
My haters at in2thefray should start to love wiki+Julian as he serves their statists inclinations.
As usual, we take the Neutralist position, If there is an elite, there international adventure do nothing for our nation. We are better off bringing home all our forces and tending to our own business.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The United States should not have anything to say in the matter of the internal politics of Middle Eastern Nations. If those nations do not threaten the American Republic, their external policies are also not our business. We screw up everything we touch.
Col. Lang has a number of informative posts.
Fabius Maximus has some thoughts on various aspects of what is happening including climate aspects.
As somebody like Walter Winchell would say, "Ya gotta get the story behind the story." Okay, The Neutralist doesn't know if it was Winchell, but it sounds good. The Daily Bell sees the hand of the Anglo-American Elite in everything.
Justin Raimondo notices that Rachel Maddow is bringing out her inner John Bolton. If Suzie Cool Liberal Chick is giving over, it kinda give you a reason not to dismiss the Daily Bell out of hand.