Leftists pull this sleight-of-hand constantly: confusing the governments of nations with the nations themselves. Most modern people are too stupefied by democracy to know the difference, but it is real and will become increasingly important in the future.
For example, head chicken-neck cuckservative Mitch McConnell recently opined that the EU are our friends, while Russia is not:
McConnell told reporters Tuesday that contrary to the president’s statements, allies in the European Union are America’s “friends” and “the Russians are not.”
“To our European friends, we value the NATO treaty the most significant military alliance in world history. We believe the European Union countries are our friends, the Russians are not,” said McConnell.
What Trump understands, that McConnell does not, is that France is not the government of France. What comprises France consists of a people, their culture, those values, a spirit, a history, and a future where they rule themselves for their own benefit.
France may have included its kings, but it was not its kings; however, it is not its government, and its government as an external force which is managing the French, is not France. It is like France’s babysitter or steward, maybe its HOA, or perhaps even its guidance counselor. But it is not France.
Right now, Europe is occupied by a neo-Communist regime that has created a USSR-style bureaucratic total state in the name of both social welfare benefits and free markets. This Regime is not the nations trapped within it, but that which is conveying them into the dumpster of history.
No one will admit it in public, but the Regime is broke because it spent all of its money on bribes for lower class voters — pensions, unions, welfare, benefits, entitlements, stadiums — and neglected crucial things life military, infrastructure, and investment in the future. The debt bomb for nations and cities is just starting to cook off.
In order to subsidize its failing and bankrupt states, the Regime demanded that we import the third world and use them as a tax base to pay for benefits owed to Baby Boomers. This resulted in the “fundamental transformation” of America and Europe through third-world demographic replacement.
The populist movement consists of noticing this, and criticizing the suicide of Western Civilization through demographic replacement:
In an interview aired Tuesday, Trump told Fox that Europe’s culture was being destroyed by their loose border laws.
“The immigration policies in Europe are a disaster. You’re destroying Europe. You’re destroying the culture of Europe. The crime is up in those areas, and you better do something,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired Tuesday night.
He proves to be only the latest in a long line of people noticing that, despite there being a taboo on discussing this, the policies of the Left have destroyed once-prosperous nations. Instead, we live in a dogmatic bureaucracy that regulates every aspect of our lives in order to keep us working and paying taxes.
American media regularly tells us that we are slaves to corporations when really, we are slaves to government. We exist to them only as a tax base, they manipulate us with individualism in carrot/stick control, and they want us to leave behind organic orders like heritage, religion, and family.
The State has destroyed us just as it destroyed Russia. It leaves behind people with a sense of learned helplessness who despair that the damage can ever be undone, and commit elaborate self-destruction as a result of that despair. Instead of the community of the old order, now we have compulsion and fear ruling every step.
Our plans for avoiding this fate — freedom, equality, pluralism, tolerance — simply improved it by refusing to make the decisions that would allow us to have social order. Into that void steps the State, every time, and begins micro-managing us for its own convenience.
We resemble a conquered people, ruled by gangsters with law degrees, who congratulate ourselves in the best bourgeois way on having the better jobs, cars, homes, and consumer goods, but we are still slaves to the system. We are still conquered and have no control over our future.
Descendants of ours will pay for this for many generations if we do not overthrow it and move on to something more sane. We are miserable, not reproducing at replacement rates, engaged in constant self-destructive behavior like drinking too much, and yet no one dares say that our modern system is not working at all.
To the dismay of our politicians, diversity pushed us over the top because it became clear that in 1965 the West decided to replace its people with lower-IQ third world version, who might swear by muh Constitution but will always vote Leftist. The Left intended this as a path to permanent control, Soviet-style.
Fifty years after the cultural victory of the Left in 1968, all of the Leftist programs are revealing that they are busily converting our society into a Soviet-style dystopian wasteland, with diversity leading the charge. A Dutch foreign minister told us the grim reality about diversity in a form most can understand:
There are no peaceful multicultural societies and it is genetically determined that man can not connect with “unknown people”, Minister Stef Blok (VVD) of Foreign Affairs said during a private meeting with Dutch who work for international organizations last week Tuesday, which current affairs program Zembla has footage of.
“Give me an example of a multi-ethnic or multicultural society where the original population still lives (…) and where there is a peaceful society. I don’t know of one”, he said. According to the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister, every society has boundaries when it comes to taking in immigrants. He called it “very nice” to have a Turkish baker around the corner, but added that there can be “some side effects”. “If you live in the middle of it, you will suffer enormously.”
Blok also said that it is genetically determined that groups of people can not get along with each other. “It’s probably somewhere deep in our genes that we want to have a well-organized group to hunt with or to maintain a village with. And that we are not able to connect with people unknown to us.”
Worse than that, diversity itself can never work. It creates internal conflict over values or settles for lowest-common-denominator values that are vague, broad, and essentially useless. If you wonder why our society is hedonistic, look toward the values that we removed in order to fit other cultures.
Early writings on this site, dating back to the 1990s and upgraded as the years went by, focused on how opposition to diversity is saner than “racism” and how diversity is an extension of egalitarianism which was itself an extension of individualism into a toxic peer pressure brought on by herd behavior. To my knowledge, I was the only one writing anything like this, and over time the value of what was said there has only expanded.
This returns us to the question of, “Who are our friends?”
After all, we have two opposites and a middle path. We can say that Russia is our friend, or our enemy, or take that middle path and say merely that Russia is what it is, meaning that it does not fit into the broken categories (in international relations) of “friend” or “enemy.”
Russia is, like every other nation on Earth, guided by self-interest alone. Russia does what Russia thinks is good for Russia, period. Like most other nations, it wants to see the US and EU fail because those two are on top of the decaying global order.
It has other reasons to want to invade Europe. As the primary state in Eurasia, Russia will not be safe until its two flanks are secured. This means defeating China and Western Europe, the two most powerful adversaries it has faced. Caught in the middle, it fears both and acts to subvert them, often under the guise of friendship.
If democracy did not make people into ravening morons who require simple categories like good/bad, friend/enemy, and popular/unpopular to guide their disorganized minds through the wreckage of their lives, we could see easily that Russia is merely what Russia is: another self-interested actor.
Those want to see us fail because life on Earth is a zero-sum game. Every other nation takes up space that no one else can use; every bit of power is something no one else can have. France wants to see us fail, Germany wants us dead, Japan would like us weak, and Israel — once it is powerful enough not to need us — wants the same.
This is natural and normal. Every nation wants every other nation weakened so that it can rise above them. Governments, however, love alliances and friendships because these enable them to further lock down the peoples of Earth in slavery and deprive them of alternatives. When all are enslaved, the enslaved merely acquiesce.
Our friends and enemies now distinguish themselves. The State in all forms is our enemy; it displaced the dual rule of culture and kings and replaced it with fractious, divided, and degenerate democracy. Other nations are competition. With that clearer mind, we can see international politics in a new light.