Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Blast From the Past, Cold War Ed.

First, let's dust off the containment strategy.

Second, let's do another step from the Cold War: Ramp up defense spending by all free nations. That doesn't mean just us, that's every nation in NATO and our allies in the Pacific Rim. The Russians can't sustain such a contest, for they are an extraction-based nation and make very little that anyone else wants.

Third, when it comes to Russia's partner in this new Axis of Evil, it is high time that we recognize that hugging China economically in the hopes that they would integrate into the world's economy and moderate their policies has been a decades-long failure. As much as possible, we should sever economic links with China. This is something that we all can do: Look at the labels and if it says "Made in China", buy something else. If the company that makes it is owned by a Chinese entity, buy something else.

We will be lucky if the imminent Russian-Ukranian War doesn't spread into NATO, but if it doesn't, we had best recognize that we are in another Cold War and begin acting accordingly. Which means that we had better look at raising taxes on the rich in order to help pay for it. It should not all land on the backs of our descendents as deficit spending.

4 comments:

Jones, Jon Jones said...

The new Cold War started under the feckless Obama administration.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

Broad strokes here
https://www.amazon.com/Diplomacy-Touchstone-Book-Henry-Kissinger/dp/0671510991

Comrade Misfit said...

Wrong. Putin tacitly declared it in his speech at the Munich Security Conference in 2007. Only we’ve been pretending otherwise since then.

Ten Bears said...

Could dust off the Trading with the Enemies Act, and unlike Prescott Bush, Henery Ford, General "What's Good For General Motors is Good For the USA" Motors and the NAZIs actually use it this time.

Shouldn't be a problem rounding up the appeasers, with all those red MAGAt hats it's a target rich environment.

McVeigh hit the wrong building ...