Thursday’s Muse

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Putting Things in Perspective

Victor Davis Hanson, hated by the left, brings some clarity to resilient America HERE.
“Fifty years ago, the United States was facing crises and unrest on multiple fronts. Some predicted that internal chaos and revolution would unravel the nation…”
Today we read about the typhus and hepatitis outbreaks in Los Angeles because the downtown area has become a vast hobo jungle. Many college students don’t have the wits to decide which restroom to use, and many in Congress are calling for the execution of all cows worldwide so that we don’t all die in twelve years because of global warming (in the face of global cooling). 
Russia slowly dwindles in importance as its navy rusts and it settles in as a regional power with a lot of nuclear weapons. China resurges in an effort to gain the world’s respect, and indeed, they are no longer a nation of peasant farmers. North Korea is trying to decide to be prosperous in the way of its Southeast Asian neighbors, or to build more nuclear warheads to sell to rogue nations.
We have a president in Donald Trump who is not a warmonger. War is expensive and bad for business. At the same time he is a patriot, honors our nation’s veterans, and works to build American’s military — because being strong is good for business. The deep state puppet masters remain and continue to work at a coup to unseat the president because the potential to steal from the American public was sorely damaged.

Poland

Symbol of Poland’s
Navy
I love Poland. And Poland loves America. Legal Insurrection posted an interesting article that deals with Poland snubbing the EU, embracing new USAF basing, bruising the green Euro activists with their Poland First philosophy, etc. As much as the Poles love America, they hate Russia and mistrust Germany. There’s a lot of history in that.
Poland hosted one of the more active ‘black sites’ post 9/11 for the interrogation of al Qaeda prisoners of war. The Poles understand war. They understand intelligence, and they don’t want to be overrun again – ever. They are not fond of Muslims and join with Hungary in rejecting would be jihadis settling in their lands. We could all learn a lot by visiting Poland (in the summer…it’s cold there now). I worked in a setting where a Polish special forces officer was seconded with us, and found that he and the rest of the Poles that we worked with shared our national sense of humor, and our absolute love of freedom. 

A couple years or so I was asked about the possibility of a foreign posting. I’d just begun the White Wolf Mine project and didn’t want to dump it, so I passed, but I said that I’d consider Poland ahead of the Court of St. James (England) or France, where I served in years past. Such is my respect for the Poles, and the absolute fun that I’ve had working with the Służba Wywiadu Wojskowego (Polish Intelligence Service) and Służba Kontrwywiadu Wojskowego (Polish version of the American FBI – without the rampant corruption our service has displayed).

More Snow?

Yes indeed, it’s snowing (again) at the White Wolf Mine and there are three snow days predicted next week. But I am living in Arizona, which means that even though we’re experiencing global cooling and the possible beginning of an Ice Age, I will be buried in solid ice AFTER many of you.

As a historical aside 1816, was referred to as the Year Without a Summer (also the Poverty Year and Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death – in England) because of severe climate abnormalities that caused average global temperatures to decrease. There were food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.

Evidence suggests that the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Could such an event happen again. Sure. Would it be attributed by the progressives as evidence of global warming? Most assuredly. Would they still want to kill all the cows in the world? Oh Yeah. But if that was true, 2019 would not be called “The Year Without Beefsteaks”.

12 thoughts on “Thursday’s Muse

  1. In the first paragraph do I understand that you feel the wheel will turn? That everything will return to some kind of normal? I don't think we will ever return to normal (or what each of us perceives as normal). And do you speak, or have a working knowledge of, the Polish language? Would you need it as the man in charge? A neighbor wants to know…

  2. I speak German and a smattering of Russian, and of course English. Everybody in Poland speaks one of the above in addition to Polish.

    Nothing returns to the way it was. But the pendulum swings in two directions and everyone old enough to be on this blog knows that. We've seen it before and we'll see it again. George Bush to Barack Hussein Obama to Donald J. Trump is quite a swing and return.

  3. Somehow the (P)regressives have convinced themselves they are fighting for the survival of the human species and we Deplorable are the greatest threat. I don't foresee that being settled peaceably.

  4. They are Malthusians best represented by the character Thanos in the latest Avengers movie.
    Kill off half the people so that there are enough resources among the rest to reduce crime, disease, malcontents and…. humans.

  5. Ed, the plague did that in the middle ages. And there was still a mini ice age. Maybe if we wiped the progs off the face of the planet? There's an idea that could take flight.

  6. Victor Davis Hanson is a great intellect, which means that he's conservative, thoughtful and circumspect. It's a braintrust that the donkeys do not possess.

  7. You can't blame the Poles for disliking the Russians, it's at least honest. But you can blame the US libs, who used to love Russia and now hate it, which is dishonest. They also love Islam and claim they're feminists, which is dishonest as well as stupid. And they call killing babies "healthcare," which isn't merely dishonest and stupid but also satanic.

    I hope the fires are roaring at the Mine.

  8. The fire is not roaring at the mine because the painters are finishing up the wall on the great room that houses the fireplace. And it's not snow that's falling, it's rain (shades of Texas). There will be a fire later in the day and I may post a photo. Once the paint is dry, I can put up books, now in boxes in the garage into the book case that is built in there.

    As soon as Russia stopped being communist and started being Christian, all of the lefties who worshipped the USSR hated them. They loved Stalin, loved Brezhnev and swooned over Nikita Khrushchev, but they think that Putin is deplorable. Which, by the way, is how they think of you LSP.

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