Category Archives: Neoconservatism

UPDATED (11/15): A Trump Foreign-Policy Doctrine Must Put ‘America First’

Constitution, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Neoconservatism

Too many Republicans cozying up to President-elect Donald Trump, or orbiting him for positions in his administration, are talking up an interventionist foreign policy. You hear non-stop chatter about, and I paraphrase, “How Trump understands that a peaceful world is contingent on America’s active role in the world.” However, “the foreign policy views [Trump] espoused,” warns Pat Buchanan, “were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border”:

The opportunity is at hand for Trump to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy to the world we now inhabit, and to the vital interests of the United States.

What should Trump say?

“As our Cold War presidents from Truman to Reagan avoided World War III, I intend to avert Cold War II. We do not regard Russia or the Russian people as enemies of the United States, and we will work with President Putin to ease the tensions that have arisen between us.

“For our part, NATO expansion is over, and U.S. forces will not be deployed in any former republic of the Soviet Union.

“While Article 5 of NATO imposes an obligation to regard an attack upon any one of 28 nations as an attack on us all, in our Constitution, Congress, not some treaty dating back to before most Americans were even born, decides whether we go to war.

“The compulsive interventionism of recent decades is history. How nations govern themselves is their own business. While, as JFK said, we prefer democracies and republics to autocrats and dictators, we will base our attitude toward other nations upon their attitude toward us.

“No other nation’s internal affairs are a vital interest of ours.

“Europeans have to be awakened to reality. We are not going to be forever committed to fighting their wars. They are going to have to defend themselves, and that transition begins now.

“In Syria and Iraq, our enemies are al-Qaida and ISIS. We have no intention of bringing down the Assad regime, as that would open the door to Islamic terrorists. We have learned from Iraq and Libya.”

THE REST: “A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’”

UPDATE (11/15): Rand Paul is on it, too.

Post-Election Round Up

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION, Left-Liberalism, Media, Multiculturalism, Neoconservatism, Republicans

‘Inclusion’ never included the Right or the religious:

A familiar love scene: The White House press-corp and their honey:

Divisive Obama preaches unity:

One of the questions posed to Barack Obama by the adoring press corp: How long before you were at ease on the job?

Media: We’re so virtuous:

The New York Slimes’ mea culpa:

The honest media is incarcerated by the statists: “Assange is Us”:

Yours truly gets a shout-out from the UK:

Hillary offers to help Trump. Please no.

Hungary is on-board the Trump train:

‘Deplorables’ reshape the GOP. Yippee:

Endurance test ends on November 8:

It won’t last unless …

Alas, GOP media are off suicide watch, but should still be expunged:

When they’re not liberals; winners must reach across the aisle:

Hillary, listen to your husband; he’s the smart one in the family:

The more the diversity; the more the misery; the larger the Trump Factor:

The country united over Gary Johnson:

Another poll that lies:

The Neoconservative & Left-Libertarian Positions: Liberty Is Universal

Left-Liberalism, libertarianism, Liberty, Neoconservatism

Judge Andrew Napolitano, courted by libertarians on the Right, articulates the essence of left-libertarianism, left-liberalism and neoconservatism. (The “What if?” style of writing is hard to stomach, too.)

What if liberty really is attached to humanity? What if all rational people yearn for personal freedom? What if the government — in order to stay in power — has detached liberty from humanity and made it a gift of the state instead of a gift of God? What if government knows that by restricting and then expanding liberty, it can command loyalty?

Essentially, liberty has no cultural or historical or religious dimension; it’s a universal quest. Inside every Afghani or Yemeni is a Jeffersonian waiting to break free. Blame governments, not the people, for barbarism in certain parts of the world (which is what I call a form of social determinism, “the state made me do it”).

Napolitano’s position is not paleolibertarianism, but it’s a position inherent in left-libertarianism, left-liberalism and neoconservatism.

Let’s Hope Newt Gingrich Has Been Neutered As VP

Donald Trump, Neoconservatism, Race, Racism, Republicans

While cuddling with Van Jones (former special advisor for green jobs to Barack Obama, and all-round politically privileged and successful African-American), Newt Gingrich said this:

… it’s more dangerous to be black in America… it’s more dangerous in that you’re substantially more likely to end up in a situation where the police don’t respect you where you could easily get killed. I think sometimes for whites it’s difficult to appreciate how real that is.
“It took me a long time, and a number of people talking to me through the years to get a sense of this … If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively under-estimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk.

Gingrich got even dumber. On July 11, Bill O’Reilly played clips of Gingrich saying that if a white president had gone on about a dead white kid who looked just like him; it should be deemed racist.

How stupid. I hate this game of, “What if a conservative had said this; what if a white person had said this.” Invariably the claim doesn’t check out. Obama is a racist not because he disgorged that longing line about Trayvon Martin, but because of the context detailed in “America’s Sick of Obama’s Racial Dog-Whistles .”

Obama is blackist racist not because of that Trayvon line, but because the president has demonstrated he identifies with black America as against white America.

Is Martha MacCallum racist because she was the only anchor who had the heart to poignantly remember one beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, all-American boy, who looked like her son and died by an ugly, malevolent hate-filled Muslim?

“A nineteen year old, suburban boy. Strawberry blond, athletic, bright and smiley. … When I look at this picture of Brendan Tevlin,” wrote MacCallum, for the Fox News Insider, “I think, he could have been my son.”

Brendan Tevlin was murdered in suburban America by a Jihadi, as he drove home to mom. A precious boy’s death at the hands of the detritus of humanity did not rate a mention by the moron media.

MacCallum writes from the heart. Her lede hints at a president that saw fit to tell the nation that he identified with the Trayvon Martins of the world, not the Tevlins.

MacCallum’s plainspoken column reaches deeper than the convoluted fare of most. From her perch at Fox News, the anchor can’t be expected to go further and state that Barack Obama has often demonstrated he is the president of black America; cares most about things African (he’s sending the military to degrade Ebola) …

SEE: “An All-American Boy, Terminated By Trash, Unmentioned By Trash.”