Friday, December 04, 2009
The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.
We are governed by a character from a nursery rhyme. Obama treats the armed forces as a theatrical demonstration project. He thinks of them with all the seriousness as if they were members of the Judean People's Front Crack Suicide Squad.
The entire Carbon Trading scheme smells of Enron accounting. Are the fingerprints of any of that crowd on this? The deeper one looks into all this the crazier it gets. We pay China to build hydroelectric dams in the name of the environment but dismantle dams in America in the name of the environment. China uses the profits from Western trade, Western investments and Carbon credits, money being fungible, to build big stinking factories that construct a blue water navy and tanks and missiles. Those will be used to challenge America, crush India and secure control over energy and mineral resources.
Lenin almost had it right. Instead of fighting among ourselves to sell them the rope with which they will hang us we are fighting for the privilege of buying the rope from them which they will then get to keep.
Worse things happen at sea.