Balloons Should Not Make Us Pro-War.
There is no legitimate reason for us to be concerned about UFOs or Eastern nations.
One of the crowning achievements of the Trump presidency was his relatively non-interventionist foreign policy, successfully becoming the first President in my lifetime to not get the United States into any new wars. America First was largely built on the failures of our military in the Middle East, embracing the populist mindset that these endeavors do not help the American people. At the same time, there appears to be a split in the base when it comes to decisions outside of putting boots on the ground.
It is not enough to end forever wars. If we genuinely want to stand against the uniparty’s foreign policy, it will take us permanently leaving our military alliances, congress cutting off all foreign aid spending, and for our media on the left and right to stop setting us up for international conflict.
This brings us to the balloon stories. Our government has been shooting down flying objects left and right for a week now, but nobody really understands what is going on. Even the Senate was told there was a low risk regarding the possibility of spying with the first balloon. With modern covert technology, a spy plane would just be looking for trouble. The government is claiming that this is the entire point of the second, but this theory does not really pan out. It was not a bomb or other type of weapon, and it only benefits the uniparty if it was more than a weather balloon. I also don’t buy that this was a test of Biden’s leadership abilities. We already know he is incapable, and quite frankly that line of thought makes China out to look like a cartoon villain.
Obviously we can’t be having foreign countries fly into our territory with UFOs, but why does it actually matter? These objects could still be up today and it wouldn’t impact how any of us live our lives. Like most of our news, the story is really about our reactions to the events that take place. The mainstream right acts about China the way that the left does Russia. Their existence on the world stage is not actually an inherent threat to us.
We’re supposed to freak out every time the media pundits act fearful of China becoming the world’s largest economy, but that is not going to be stopped no matter what efforts we make. They are not an imperialist power and are only a threat to our manufacturing interests in Taiwan. It would be much more preferable to bring the jobs back home with extremely business-friendly practices and create new microchip plants here than to go to war with one of the world’s largest superpowers.
What the right claims will happen to Taiwan if we leave them alone is no different than George W. Bush’s reasoning twenty years ago. There is nothing inherently good about a country being a democracy. I can’t name one democratic country that isn’t falling apart at the seams today, as they are all making the same mistakes regarding mass immigration and liberal social views. It’s unsustainable. Our current regime’s exports are worse for the world than anything these eastern countries could impose upon us. As harsh as isolationism can sound, we are still in a unique position as the number one military in the world.
We do not have to fear a land war with any country because we have the means to defend ourselves. Letting public figures stoke tensions within our populace is only beneficial to the war lobbyists. For the average person to see more economic prosperity, a great start would be cutting out our complete and total subsidization of Europe’s militaries. If NATO is such a great organization, it can surely survive without us.
We are at no risk of being a target without NATO because we are practically the sole provider for it. The sheer number of countries that are able to freely rip us off every year due to them being labeled a sufficient-enough democracy are appalling. We could fund the “good” side of every war to the point where all the good guys succeed and it would not make us any safer in our current position. It is almost irrelevant however, as every member nation could make their backpays and it would still not be worth losing a single American life in combat over them.
The age of intervention is over- we won. There are a million projects worth our time and resources to fix here, but the global competition narrative handicaps us from allocating our excess spending towards quality of life improvements. If it weren’t for the news stuffing Ukraine down our throat as a human rights threat, everybody from the zoomers to boomers would be done with the world police ideals. The media’s sphere of influence should not be taken for granted, as we must hold our side of the aisle to the fire when it comes to isolationism. The easiest possible position to sway someone towards is the idea of minding our business, but it is also entirely possible that pure partisanship today will not allow for our hawkish military strategy to die off.
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