I’ve posted lot of politics recently, because I saw a historic shift in World politics by the Brexit-Trump upheaval. I endorsed
Trump at last August because I supported most of his positions and saw him as a history-altering figure. The anti-immigration stance that answered the most urgent problem of the West: being overrun by people who cannot and do not want to contribute. The anti-global-trade stance that stops oligarchs abusing welfare states and state captures of weak countries to produce there and killing law-abiding businesses at home. But above all the America First international policy, which places his country’s interest as goal of diplomacy instead of forcibly spreading ideology that led to civil wars and failed states in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Ukraine and God knows where else.
His presidency wasn’t perfect of course and there were disappointments, but I understood that he had to make compromises to navigate Washington. But after his UN speech I cannot support him anymore. He put the World on course that – except for an unprecedented international unity against the USA – cannot end any other way than nuclear war, leading to the death of more people than killed by Hitler and Stalin combined. The main reason of this post is to make sure that when it happens I won’t be called a “Trump supporter”. I’d like to stress that I didn’t regret my older posts, my position didn’t change, Trump betrayed his agenda and his supporters (no wall, no border tax, dreamers still around, Hillary not locked up…).
The start of the speech was great. “As President of the USA, I will always put America First. Just like you as leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first.” – if he ended his speech there with a smile, I’d say it was the best speech since “tear down this wall”. But it was just lip service to his followers, what came was the direct opposite.
The problem wasn’t the North Korea part. That could be dismissed as “deterrence” or “tough talk to a rouge state”. North Korea indeed violates multiple UN resolutions. In a better World – one that would already be here if Trump just kept his promises – North Korea should give up its weapons of mass destruction.
The main problem were the Venezuela and Cuba part: these countries are not a threat at all to the USA. Trump didn’t even claim they were. Yet he announced sanctions and “prepared to take further action” if they “persist on a path to impose authoritarian rule”. How internal oppression is an international issue? This is exactly what Trump ran against: messing with internal politics of harmless countries. The elephant in the room of course is not the idea itself, but its disastrous results. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen didn’t become free and prosperous democracies. They didn’t even become enlightened dictatorships like Chile under Pinochet where political people were persecuted but simple guys could live in peace and enjoy GDP growth. They became horrible failed states with civil war, headchopping and literal slavery. Don’t get me wrong, I never supported communism and agree that Cuba and Venezuela are jokes. But eating rabbits is much better than being sold as a sex-slave. I have zero doubt that if the USA would intervene, these countries would become much worse.
Then he continued with Iran and Syria, countries that are acting only locally, following their own interests. While I do not support many things they do, they aren’t a threat to the USA. More importantly, they aren’t a bit worse than the rest of the region. Saudi-Arabia is a much bigger threat to both the region and the USA, constantly financing terrorists. Yet it didn’t stop Trump to visit them and dance with swords and press that dumb orb. In case of Syria things are getting better recently and Trump clearly signaled to push this back for worse. He stood by the disastrous bombing of Syria and claimed that it’s OK to attack a country just because it kills some children in an attack (which was probably done by the CIA at the first place).
Ergo, Trump wowed to uphold the Cheney-Clinton line of unprovoked aggression based on “bringing democracy”. After these, even without a single mention to North Korea, it is clear that the North Korean regime is a target. While I’m not at all fan of their weirdo-communism, the Kim dynasty ruled the country for 60 years without a single war or terrorist action. Their ideology is one of self-reliance and isolationism. That country is probably the most harmless on the planet, they could be totally ignored. Yet they are on the “axis of evil” since Bush put them there for no particular reason. Their nuclear program is for nothing but self-defense, to deter the USA from turning them into another Libya.
The tragic thing in this is that the USA doesn’t see this and believe that North Korea is arming because of some genocidal plan. The reason behind it is that they don’t see themselves evil aggressors. And indeed, whenever the people have a chance to vote, they always vote against aggression. Also, “why would we do it”? The objective answer is “I don’t care, all I care is that you do”. I mean it’s an observable fact that the USA attacks countries for no reason, and for a rational actor, that’s enough (I also don’t ask why the masked man with a gun tries to enter my home, I just shoot him). However a social person who lives and dies by intent wants to understand.
The answer is (again, it’s irrelevant, the fact that Libya, Iraq, … happened are enough to assume that it’ll happen again) that “the USA” didn’t attack these countries. Globalists who control the USA attacked these countries, using US and other Western manpower and taxpayer money to capture it. Why? Because globalists believe that it’s the right thing to do. Globalists aren’t hellspawn devils. They are moral people who believe that the World will be a happy place when the “leaders, the press and the experts” will guide the “deplorables”. They are infested with the old British colonial ethos, seeing themselves the enlightened ones whose burden is to lift up the “noble savages”.
I have no doubt that the USA will attack North Korea to stop it from becoming able to defend itself, becoming a model to others. I also have no doubt that the attack will fail to take out enough nukes to prevent a nuclear response leading to the death of about 100M people. The US military has shown nothing but incompetence in the last two decades against properly scattered and hidden targets. If they couldn’t take out idiots on pickup trucks, they won’t be able to do this either. Also, it’s impossible to carry out such large attack without spies noticing the preparations.
I don’t regret supporting “candidate Trump”. His reception shown how enthusiast the common people are for a change. His election also pushed back the globalist plans by a year. Hillary could have started planning the attack on election eve and start it on inauguration day. Not only every month living is life, but this time gave North Korea lot of progress on nukes. Without it only the life of North Koreans was turned into hell and the business would go on. This way enough Americans and allies will die that the outrage will wash away the globalists.
I still hope in some game changer, like South Korea and Japan breaking free from the US and evict US troops from their land, seriously decreasing the ability of the US to attack while removing themselves from the target list of North Korea. Or that Russia and China sign a military pact and put all-out embargo on the US for Libya and Syria (not like Trump didn’t mention Ukraine and South China sea too, declaring them as enemies). But the logical conclusion is that SK/JP will not do a 180 and that Russia and China don’t care about the destruction of the useless NK and they even benefit from the destruction of local competitors SK/JP while can more easily unite the nations against the USA after a 100M-genocidal aggression.
So what will I do now? I go back to simply not talking about politics and by extension not even reading it. How can someone cheerfully chat about video games while the biggest tragedy of the history is coming? By knowing that the reason is exactly what Arthasdklol could teach us: that most people are morons and slackers and their groups suck because of them and not because of some evil regime that must be removed. Replacing the guild leader of a bunch of Arthasdlkols won’t bring progress any more than replacing a dictator front of a third world trash heap. The globalists are privileged elitists who believe that all people are capable and motivated and any failure is due to oppression and injustice. They believe that it’s their noble mission to liberate these oppressed people, may they be immigrants, local minorities or countries living under dictators. If everyone had spent a year trying to raid with randoms in WoW, there wouldn’t be a single globalist, affirmative-action supporter or feminist.
100M deaths in a few days is a tragedy, but still less than 2% of all mankind. There will be people around and they will need the lesson of Arthasdklol more than ever.