Lmao ok goodbye for tonight Twitter. pic.twitter.com/rGRnQe8wts— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) March 23, 2022
Congrats to Sohrab Ahmari and Matthew Schmitz on the new site. At least on this subject, we are in complete agreement. You may have noticed how our ruling class is united on the things that truly matter like pushing the Empire into ever more far flung parts of Eurasia and starting devastating wars there in the name of “democracy” and faux humanitarianism that are not in our interest.
“Liberal hawks are flying high once more, talons extended for the hunt. For weeks now, Javelins, NLAWs, and other “defensive” arms have been flooding Ukraine, courtesy not just of the Pentagon, but good liberals and social democrats in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Lisbon, Madrid, and elsewhere. Hawks dominate TV news and major editorial pages on both sides of the Atlantic, and their propaganda multiplies online, aided by friends in Silicon Valley.
A NATO no-fly zone over Ukraine would lead to a direct and possibly apocalyptic confrontation with nuclear Russia. Nonetheless, some hawks continue to press for it. When even The Guardian publishes claims that a NFZ “shouldn’t be off the table,” it becomes clear that a deep consensus is in formation. Judging by some polls, broad majorities in the West favor a perilously escalatory response to Vladimir Putin’s misbegotten invasion. …
The goal, according to the formal documents: to counter threats to “our broad system of liberty . . . from outside our borders and from within.” The external threat emanated mainly from the Kremlin, which many of the attendees believed had installed Trump in the Oval Office; some no doubt still believe it. The internal threat was more or less understood to be Trump himself and his allies, as well as “the rapid rise of digital communication, [which] has posed unique challenges for democracy, including the viral spread of fake news.” …”
We haven’t seen this much unanimity among our elites since the devastating withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer. Staying there for 20 years to teach Afghans lessons in women’s rights wasn’t enough. Joe Biden never recovered in the polls from the one good deed he did as president.
It is important to emphasize here that it was liberals who started both World War I and World War II. In both cases, they pushed America into the conflict by arming one side while disingenuously promising to keep America out of the war. In the case of Japan, we got into the war by crushing that country with sanctions in order to strangle its economy. Later in the Cold War, the need to play the role of “leader of the Free World” kept America permanently engaged in imperialism in Europe and Asia. We have long recognized that war against some Other has always been essential to sustaining liberalism.
This war that liberals are starting with Russia is incredibly dangerous. It won’t be a war merely against Russia. It will inevitably turn into a war against anything associated with Russia like Orthodox Christianity, nationalism and traditional values. World War II didn’t end with the military defeat of the Axis Powers. It continued with a war on the “proto-fascism” of the “authoritarian personality” inside the West. The West is screwed up in countless ways because liberals emerged as the winners of World War II.
Rusty Reno has written a book about this. I’m sure that Ahmari and Schmitz are familiar with it and recognize the danger of liberals starting World War III and defining America against Putin’s Russia.
Note: If you are wondering what hell on earth looks like, watch the TikTok video above. This is what will be fighting for against Russia.