By Wayne Allensworth
In what one commentator called “The Freudian slip of the century,” during a speech in Dallas, Texas, George W. Bush condemned the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” before catching himself and adding, “I mean of Ukraine.” He made light of his gaffe by adding, “Iraq too, anyway.” Thanks for the clarification, as if we hadn’t known it already.
Your humble servant has chronicled the nefarious career of “W,” but this gaffe says a lot about the hubris, arrogance, and ideological blindness of the neocon/neoliberal globalist Blob and its avatars, who are as hostile to the American Remnant as they are to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Hungary’s Viktor Orban, and the American Remnant’s Donald Trump. As “W” himself put it, in another unconsciously revealing “Bushism” from 2004, America’s enemies “never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and its people, and neither do we.”
Meanwhile, playing his role as the Blob’s front man, Joe Biden says the US is prepared to defend Taiwan if China invades. At a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida in Tokyo on Monday, a reporter asked Biden whether he will “get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?”
Biden’s answer: an unequivocal “Yes.” The reporter pressed him: “You are?”
Biden: “That’s the commitment we made.”
Biden has said this before. In October, when a reporter asked the same thing, he answered likewise: “Yes. Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”
Both times, White House spin doctors attempted damage control, citing the Taiwan Relations Act, which pledges the US to render “the military means” to defend against an attack. What, exactly, might that entail? The Blob’s proxy war in Ukraine is a probable template for a U.S. reaction to anything China might attempt with Taiwan.
In Ukraine, the United States and its NATO satellites are dangerously close to direct involvement. They are training Ukrainian troops, providing weapons, sharing intelligence, and helping the Ukrainians target Russian warships and kill Russian generals. That has prompted the Russians to warn of the dangers of a nuclear confrontation. Yet the Blob’s Dr. Strangeloves are apparently prepared to contemplate “winning” a nuclear war.
Believe it or not, dear readers, much of the world does not consider Russia, or even China, the most dangerous global bully. Resentment of the globalist Blob’s quest for hegemony, dismissal of other nations’ security concerns and national traditions, and a track record of intervention far from American shores — interventions justified by dubious rationalizations and outright lies — have not endeared America to the Global South, and, probably, not to many Europeans as well. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq is merely the worst, most glaring, example.
As the Asia Times put it:
“We in the West hear that Russia is ‘isolated in the world’ as a result of the crisis in Ukraine. If one is speaking about the Euro-Vassal states and the Anglosphere, that is true. But considering humanity as a whole and among the rising economies of the world, it is the US that stands isolated.
And even in Europe, cracks are emerging. Hungary and Serbia have not joined the sanctions regime, and of course most European countries will not and indeed cannot turn away from Russian energy imports crucial to their economies. It appears that the grand scheme of US global hegemony to be brought about by the US move to WWII Redux, both Cold and Hot, has hit a mighty snag.
For those who look forward to a multipolar world, this is a welcome turn of events emerging out of the cruel tragedy of the US proxy war in Ukraine. The possibility of a saner, more prosperous multipolar world lies ahead – if we can get there.”
In a sense, World War III has begun, but as a proxy war. It is a war of globalization, pitting the Washington-Brussels-Davos Blob against most of the world in a bid to realize the globalists’ “great reset.” Biden is cavalierly flirting with a direct confrontation with two world powers that could ignite an atomic conflagration in which there will be no winners.
Is the American Remnant, whose own country is under attack by the globalist coalition, including the very government pledged to defend it, willing to risk such a catastrophe over the utopian ambitions of the globalists?
Wayne Allensworth is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel, Field of Blood.