Going to take a quick break from the coronamonomania panic and hysteria, all completely beyond what is justified by the facts, to comment on the sorry state of government in the US. And before some accuse me of just being a right-wing nut job, I will reveal again that I am a free-market, real free-market, not the rigged one in the US, libertarian. I haven’t thought much of most of the politicians and administrations I have seen in my lifetime, regardless of party. John Anderson would have been my idea of a good president. (A lot of you might have to look that reference up.) But this president is apparently determined to make Jimmy Carter look like the essence of competence. At least Carter was a good and decent human being, who devoted his life to helping those who need assistance, however misguided some of those efforts may have been.
Joe Biden, even before he became senile, was an incompetent political hack, who was creepily corrupt. The media has consistently given him a pass on his constant efforts to enrich himself and his family through his political positions. Even if he were in possession of a tenth of his former faculties, I don’t think he would actually be running the government, he isn’t capable of it. And now we see the results. It isn’t good for us and it isn’t good for the world.
Afghanistan is a horrifying example of this incompetence. I am not sure we ever had a clear plan for what we are doing there, and it might have made more sense to just constantly use airstrikes against the terrorists and the Taliban as opposed to trying to rebuild an entire country. However good the intentions for the people of Afghanistan, at some point they have to stand up for themselves, and we could have helped that process just as well and a lot more cheaply by an air campaign and special operations that targeted leaders and weapons. But what Biden has allowed to happen is disastrous for the women and children in the country and anyone who isn’t a full-fledged Islamic extremist. And I don’t want to hear anything about what a great religion Islam is. As practiced by large numbers of its adherents it is a brutal, retrogressive ideology. How can anyone in this country who claims to care about women or religious freedom not be outraged by what Biden is allowing to happen there. Women are basically being enslaved from the moment they are born.
And it is completely undermining the US’ position as a force for good, good being allowing people to have the freedom to determine their government and how they live their lives. China, Russia and our other adversaries, and that is what they are, are determined to bring us down, and Biden is going right along with the program. Our friends think we are nuts and weak and unreliable. This is a terrifying moment for human freedom. The woke philosophy deployed by this administration is the most devisive one you could imagine. It is fed by Russia and China who see it as the way to completely destablize our society and to turn us from a meritocracy to mediocracy, in which no one is rewarded for hard work or entreprenuership. If you watch what is happening in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and other cities, we are on the bring of serious internal violence, forced by Antifa and similar groups. Police have given up and ignore crime of all types. Drug cartels and gangs are operating freely, because law enforcement either doesn’t care, profits from their activities, or is worried about phantom white supremacy threats.
If you read history at all, you would not be sanguine that everything will be okay in the end. Nations do fall apart and do devolve. That is what is happening here. It can be reversed only by relatively extreme measures. We need to completely defund the universities and colleges that are the wellspring of most of the mischief in our country. They have produced ideological nincompoops who are both incapable of any real work and doing enormous damage to every institution and profession in the country. Congress should immediately withdraw funding directly to universities and only give it in the form of student aid solely for students who are getting degrees in science, math, and a few professions. Students should be financially encouraged to avoid colleges and universities which are hotbeds of ideology. Political activity should be completely banned, and it should be illegal for any professor to in any manner advance any ideology. This may all sound extreme, but those cesspools have to be eliminated if we are going to reverse the damage. And the woke ideology will have to be rooted out of every elementary and secondary school as well. The rot is so widespread that it is despair-inducing to even contemplate how it can be undone.
Unfortunately, one thing on the side of rationality is the immense economic damage the Administration is wreaking on the country. People are feeling the impacts of inflation, and as the economy stagnates and people start losing good jobs, that may spur a faster disowning of the wokists who currently are in charge. But again, the damage is perhaps beyond repair. So say a prayer for the country, and say a special prayer for the women and children of Afghanistan.