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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Finally, someone brings bipartisanship to DC by speaking "Truth to Power"

And who would that be, Edward Snowden.

When Nancy and John and other elected government workers join hands to condemn someone along with the chorus of all the scribblers for the establishment journals and TV outlets, you know someone is  actually saying something the cool people don't want to hear.

Anita Hill used it in a title of her book about how she courageously stood up for truth about Clarence Thomas.  The fact that she had to be outed before she testified is of course irrelevant, as is that she has done rather well out of it all.  Not like the White Rose activists and Franz Jägerstätter

One can be celebrated in this world for Speaking Truth to Power, but if you actually "Speak Truth to Power," you get squashed like a bug. If you want to see what the fate of truth to power tellers is look at the White Rose and Franz Jägerstätter not to mention people who merely whispered truth and got into the maw of the Gulag.

The fatuous Bobby Schieffer went after Snowden for not being MLK or Rosa Parks and taking off to save his skin.  the Neutralist does not know if the whistleblower is for real or afflicted with any of the character disorders being attributed to him.  If he is genuine, we have to give him credit for being smart enough to get out of the way.

The righteous tones of Schieffer et al would be a bit more impressive if their outbursts led to a loss of livelihood somewhere.  Be assured, you will you will be seeing his well fed face commenting for years to come.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The heavens cry out for this rule!

Just as the Syrian conflict seems to be entering a stage where the government has attained a commanding advantage, if not victory, John McCain crosses into Syria to appear the..... well, we are not sure what, but it must have been serious.  It was not all that Syrious though.

The opposition is, for the most part, Islamist radicals with the occasional nice guy fig leaf.  The recent finding of sarin gas in rebel possession should give pause to the American cheerleaders, but it doesn't.

As usual, if there is a possibility of bombing someone, The senator from Arizona is at hand.  I don't know if he was depressed, but if anyone could give our man heart, it's the Syrian Rebels.

Anyway, whether it's Georgia, Iran, Libya, Iraq, or now Syria, you can count on John being for buffoonery.  Our man is sort of an anti-North Star, always pointing the wrong way.  The Neutralist therefore posits the McCain Rule.  If John McCain is for something, it's not merely wrong, it's dopey.  Granted, dopey is not a kind word, but this is not the time for euphemism.

A couple of pertinent links.


Did John McCain Provide Material Support for Syrian Terrorists?