The Serious Problems of the Alt-Right (and SJWs)

The Alt-Right is not a serious threat to anyone in America.  It is growing, and if Progressives continue their ceaseless identity politics and race-baiting then perhaps decades down the line the Alt-Right will be a real force in American politics.  But for now it is a tiny movement of people who are in essence SJWs who put straight white males on a pedestal for being the best, rather than decrying them as the most oppressive force in human history – which is of course the “normal” SJW view.  Both suppositions are patently ridiculous not the least because ‘white’ is in and of itself a useless label.  But more on that later.  Because the truth is the Alt-Right has a serious problem, well many problems but I want to focus on one in particular, they seem to have failed school.

Having recently listened to several major debates involving major Alt-Right thinkers and figures I can safely say that most of them are retarded.  Not literally retarded mind you but they are at least as stupid as Progressive SJWs as they demonstrate a serious lack of command of the facts and issues.  Seriously the only Alt-Right figure of note I’ve been impressed by is Jared Taylor who, from what little I’ve seen of him, appears far less extreme and authoritarian than most Alt-Right figures.

It’s hard to know where to really begin because their seems to be such a dearth of knowledge and intellect in most Alt-Right figures but if I had to start somewhere I choose you – English.  These guys don’t seem to understand what words and phrases mean.  In his 4hr+ video on Andy Warski’s channel Richard Spencer describes the US as a corporation which it is not.  This is mostly relevant because the moderator turned debater JF cites corporations as examples of individuals being able to work with “collectives” (which I’m putting in quotes because they misuse that word a lot) without the “collective” oppressing the individual.  And Spencer claims that collectivism always wins out over individualism and cites how the governments of nation-state force you to abide by their rules even though you didn’t enter willingly into this agreement.

If that sounds autistic to you I’ll try to unpack all the issues with this logic.  At the most basic level Spencer is classifying all groups as collectives – and these two things are not the same.  For example the citizens of Syria are a group but that group has severe fractures over ethnic and religious differences and can’t be considered a collective at all.  In a collective all the people in the collective work for the collective’s goals, in Syria different subgroups of citizens are fighting for different goals.  The same can be said of any Western democracy, the citizens of the country constitute a group but they aren’t collectives because if they were none of them would have more than one political party, the point having multiple parties is to allow subsets of the group to form their own groups and argue for different agendas.  In the same sense Spencer associates individualists with individuals, and sure individuals can be individualists but that doesn’t mean individualists can’t form a group to advocate for individualism.  He also either ignores or doesn’t understand the benefits a nation-state’s citizens enjoy by virtue of being citizens (he just criticizes their obligations like following laws and paying taxes) and how citizenship is not a contractual agreement like you would make with a corporation.  How anyone can actually fail to understand any of these basic ideas while claiming to represent a political movement is beyond me.

In another debate Greg Johnson almost says freedom is slavery by arguing that if other people know what’s better for you than you do then those people dictating how you should behave, with the backing of force if necessary, is actually more liberating than having the freedom to try something which might be a bad idea and failing.  It should go without saying that freedom includes the freedom to fail.  In fact I recall an economic paper or book excerpt arguing that the strength of America’s economic system was that it allowed people to fail and try again, and that this process ultimately worked out as a net good for the market even if individuals suffered for their failures.  The idea that Greg thinks other people telling him what do to is somehow liberating is downright baffling.  First of all how do these other people know what’s best for me?  And  even if by some miracle they knew for sure what I was thinking and what would indeed be best for me, if I lived my life by their dictates how am I free?  Freedom from failure, which can’t naturally be achieved anyway but since that seems to be the argument I’ll go with that, is not freedom.  This is a common problem with Progressives too.  They use freedom in the sense of freedom from X rather than freedom to X.

For example a Progressive might argue they should be free from discomfort, in the same way Greg is arguing that he should be free from bad decisions.  But these “freedoms” are not only impossible to achieve but put extreme limits on individuals.  In the SJW case I would not be able to discuss an idea which made this person uncomfortable if their “freedom” was attained.  And in Greg’s case I wouldn’t be able to drive after one beer even though I wouldn’t even fail a CA breathalyzer test after 1 beer because technically even 1 beer would improve the chances of bad things happening when I was driving.  Now in Greg’s case I sure he would argue that the limits placed on people would not be so extreme, I mean he can’t know that unless he was the one setting the limits but ok let’s assume he’s right – why can’t we just have a law in a liberal system, like you can’t have Y% blood alcohol and legally drive, just do the job for us?  Will some people ignore the law and end up in accidents – yes – but will they be forced not to drink and drive at gunpoint (although again, it would impossible to enforce 100% of the time) – no.

Another serious issue with the Alt-Right and the SJWs is a complete lack of understanding of history.  The SJWs still want to build a Marxist utopia even that’s been tried many times in many places and it invariably leads to famines, huge increases in poverty, demonstrable reductions in personal freedom and a marked increase in state violence.  The Alt-Right are no better though.  Richard Spencer for instance argued that we should institute a hereditary aristocracy in his white ethno-state with his justification being that there will always be aristocrats.  When challenged on this he claimed that the aristocrats of history didn’t have any legal advantages over the common folk.  This is flat out wrong and I can’t believe he said it with a straight face.  As someone who studied history I can tell you that both in Europe and in Japan (which I’m including to prove that ideas are not bound to a race) there were laws in place which restricted how people could dress so that wealthy merchants were not mistaken for nobles.  That sounds petty but think for a second if the US government turned around tomorrow and said anyone who isn’t a billionaire can’t wear Ray-Bans or something – then you realize how remarkably controlling such a law is.  Aristocrats in the past would forbid you from wearing whatever clothes you wanted and their influence and prestige would get laws made to enforce their desires.

Another problem with Spencer’s claim here is that he’s equating the aristocrats of today, like the Bushes, Clintons or Kennedys with the aristocrats of history.  And sure he is right that there will always be rich families who have lots of political influence, but the comparison overall is still wrong.  A Bush has no more rights than an average Joe, he just has more money and connections, and while said money and connections means he can do a hell of a lot more than an average Joe, the Bush is not born with more rights just because he’s a Bush.  In the past it didn’t matter if you were a brilliant leader or a madman with a title, so long as you were a noble you had legal rights and privileges that the peasantry didn’t. To claim otherwise is to be woefully and/or willfully ignorant of history or to just be a liar to push your agenda.  And considering that Spencer literally said some men are born to be kings I think I’ll go with him being a moron.

There are still a multitude of problems common to both the Alt-Right and the SJWs but I will stop here for now.  Their consistent ignorance of the facts, characterizations of history and inability to use common English words without changing the definitions of the words to suit their purposes, is about all I can attribute to poor academic performance.  And despite my joke about how they all failed school it’s not that these people are all actually uneducated, they’re just really stupid because they’ve chained their world view to an ideology and can’t see beyond it.  That’s why they can say stupid shit like, a white minority in the US means the white race is dying – despite the fact there are more white people alive today than ever before, or that America is a white supremacist patriarchy despite the fact our previous president was black.  Facts don’t seem to mean anything to these people and they can’t face challenges head-on, they have to evade, mischaracterize what was said, change the definition of words to suit their meaning or just attack the person challenging them because their ideas don’t hold water.



Death to Islam! Why Islam needs a Reformation

Fuck Islam.  Islam is the worst religion on planet Earth no matter how many liberal apologists claim it’s a religion of peace or how Mohammad was the first feminist or environmental activist.  They are full of shit because Islam is, to a far greater degree than any other religion in the modern world, a religion of violence.

This goes beyond terrorism which admittedly is carried out by a small percentage of Muslims.  This is about cultural and religious attitudes that allow many Muslims to think it’s ok to behave like absolute monsters to non-Muslims, hell even to other Muslims that they disagree with.  Unlike Christianity, or Buddhism or Hinduism, Islam is a supremacist religion.  Many Muslims believe that because they are Muslims they are better than non-Muslims and that means it’s ok to be demonstrably evil and bestial when dealing with non-Muslims – though again the same kind of behavior is often applied to Muslims of other sects because Islam is a religion of conflict like no other.

Seriously can you think of a religion with as long and storied a history of violence as Islam?  Because I can’t.  What about the Crusades you say?  Yeah that was a series of wars covering a couple centuries, Muslims were constantly conquering peoples in North Africa, the Middle East, India, and multiple areas in Europe (Balkans and Spain) for roughly 1000 straight years.  Muslim expansion only stopped because the Turks, who were the last great standard bearer of Muslim expansion finally slowed down and weakened while Europe industrialized and started throwing it’s weight around.  And thank God they did because they went on to spread industrialization and Christian values around the globe and Christianity is an objectively better religion than Islam.

I say this as an atheist by the way, I’m not a fervent believer in Christ.  I do however have a deep appreciation for the moral values which Christianity teaches because they are good values and they don’t produce widespread violence, terrorism or persecution of the non-believer.  Islam does all these things.  In fact Christians often persevere in spreading their religion and values, in the non-Western world, in the face of those things.  And my heart goes out to them, they are doing good work because Christian values are good values.  The last time Christians fought each other over religion was 1600 and 1700’s, religious persecution is a thing of the past.  By comparison Islamic religious persecution, of both non-Muslims and Muslims of different sects, continues with alarming regularity.

Think for a minute about Muslim terrorism.  About how many terrorist groups are there and how widespread they are.  In Syria and Iraq we have ISIS, in Palestine we have Hezbollah, in Afghanistan we have the Taliban, elsewhere in the Middle East we have Al-Nusra and Al-Quaida, in Indonesia we have the Tamil Tigers, in West Africa there’s Boko Haram.  Those are all the ones I can remember OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD – imagine how many more there actually are.  By comparison I knew of no active Christian terrorist groups until someone pointed me towards the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa – which is a continent so rife with violence that I suspect the LRA is born more of the nature of its surroundings than religious extremism.  So far that’s a 7 to 1 difference between Islam and Christianity with regards to terror groups – and if gave the Islam the same treatment and actually looked up terror groups I’ve no doubt that difference would widen considerably.

But like I said above this isn’t just about terrorism though.  This is about grooming gangs, gang rapes, the mass sexual assault in Cologne, the skyrocketing rate of sex crimes in Europe coming disproportionately from Muslim immigrants and migrants, the disproportionate amount of crime in general coming from Muslims in Europe, Middle Eastern tribal courts which often ascribe revenge rape on a women as a punishment for their husband’s or borthers’ crimes, honor killings (where Muslim families can and do kill their OWN CHILDREN for not being good enough Muslims), the execution of gays, the stoning of adulterers, the serious oppression of Muslim women, the persecution of non-Muslims including local ethnic groups like the Kurds, the deeply ingrained anti-Semitic and anti-Hindu attitudes of Islam and the violence that results because of it – the list of problems with Islam goes on and on and on and on.

If there was ever a case to be made that we should suppress or ban a religion then Islam is the prime example.  It is the worst religion known to man.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Islam is not all violence and evil it has plenty of good message mixed in the bad.  What Islam needs is its own Reformation, it needs to adapt to the modern world and do away with all notions of Islamic supremacy.  What moderate, modern Muslims need – and to an extent what the world needs as the world would benefit from it – is to reform Islam.  It needs to brought out of the Dark Ages when it was formed and be reforged for the modern era.  It needs to – to the best of it’s ability anyway – actually become the religion of peace so many apologists claim it is.  This will not end Islamic violence, certainly not in the short term and maybe never given how awful some strands of Islam are.  But it would be a step in the right direction and it might give young Muslims who are unsure of their faith and what to do somewhere less violent to turn to, and in the long term a Reformation would bring about a serious reduction in Muslim violence.

Imagine if instead of banding together to defend Islam whenever a Muslim is caught being a monster, the wider Muslim community openly reviled the bastard and called for him (because let’s face it Islamic men are the main problem) to face justice instead of apologizing for Islam and crying Islamophobia.  Imagine if cops could do their jobs properly and crack down on criminal Muslims without the fear of being labeled racists by lots of people.  That would be a better world and it’s one everyone – besides the piece of shit Muslims who are the problem I’ve been discussing this entire time – would benefit from.  Fuck Islam as it currently exists – the world needs an updated version and Muslims have to bring about this change.  In the mean time I say it’s time we stop worrying about being called racists and Islamophobes  and come down on criminal Muslims like a ton of bricks because who the fuck cares what Progressives call you – they toss out terrible insults like it’s cheap coin and as result these insults mean nothing.  Hell these days the people being called Nazis are often BETTER AND MORE INTERESTING PEOPLE than the ones calling them Nazis.  What a world we live in right?

The Dangers of Narratives

I love stories.  I love fantasy.  I love fiction.  I spend a a lot of time consuming, analyzing and even writing my own narratives.  Narratives are important to me, and given their prevalence in cultures across the globe, to humanity as well.  We love our stories.  But narratives are just what I described, they are fantasy and fiction.  It’s not uncommon for a narrative to be created out of real events or out of a real person’s life and deeds, but there is no story guiding those events or people.  These narrative subjects are the result of human agency and natural phenomena.  This is to say that narratives do not exist in reality, certainly not as concrete entities, and therefore trying to use a narrative to justify your ideology and behavior, particularly reprehensible behavior, is nothing short of lunacy.

This is of course one my main problem with Progressives.  They have a narrative backing to their ideology and by God do they stick to it.  The Progressive Narrative however doesn’t actually exist and it’s a problem because it colors the way these people see the world, and by extension how they interact with the world.  For example, blaming everything on white men.  There are so many problems with this assertion, one which is central to the Progressive Narrative and something they repeat with the mindless dogmatic fanaticism that ought to be reserved for fictional characters trying to play a trope, that I hardly know where to begin.  But if I had to start somewhere it’s that there is no such thing as “the white man.”  Yes there are men who have white skin and there is a “white” Caucasian skull type, one of four major skull types discussed in forensics.  But it doesn’t matter because as soon as you make a claim about white men I can and will point to numerous exceptions to the rule you’ve proposed.

For example, “white men are awful because the Transatlantic slave trade.”  Sure there were some awful white men involved in that.  But what about the Balkan Slavs?  Do they count?  Because they didn’t have great imperialist empires or much, if any, stake in the slave trade.  Should they still be thrown under the bus for it?  What about the white men who ended the slave trade in various European nations, do they count as bad white men too?  Because it seems like they fixed the problem and thus should be praised for doing so rather than being accused of being just as bad as the slavers.  What about white slaves, are they evil white men?  Slavery as an institution predates the Transatlantic slave trade by thousands of years and many white men were traded as slaves by various powerful countries, some of them white and some of them Muslim.  In fact the word slave comes from Slav, because at one point so many Slavs were being taken as slaves by the powers that be.  Not to mention that no one alive today was involved in the slave trade, why should I feel guilty about what one of my ancestors did hundreds of years ago and what do I owe you for what they did?  Nothing cause I ain’t guilty.

Moreover why are white men specifically the bad guys for the transatlantic slave trade.  I once took a West African history course from a nice liberal college campus in California.  The main thrust of that course was showing African agency, proving that Africans weren’t just victims to the white man, but people who could fight or take part in the slave trade and Imperialism as they saw fit.  Which is of course one of the dark ironies of history so often overlooked because of the Progressive Narrative.  Africans were enslaving other Africans and selling them to Europeans for their own personal gain.  Likewise Africans had sold other Africans to Islamic kingdoms for centuries before the Transatlantic slave trade, much like how various white cultures enslaved other white people.  Peoples of all nearly all races and cultures have been enslaving each other since the dawn of civilization.  This is not a white man problem, this is a human problem.  And luckily for us today, it’s a problem that has been fixed to a significant degree, because slavery is no longer recognized as an acceptable institution in most of the world.  And white men, the source of all evils or so the Progressive Narrative would have you believe, were one of the key players in fixing the problem and keeping it from coming back into style in modern times.  Don’t believe me?  Well I encourage you to look to Libya, a country where fucking open air slave markets have resurfaced since the fall of Gadaffi.  If not for decades of Western, Christian -white- hegemony in the world, we could have regressed back into the days of slave trading.  But please, tell me again how white men are the problem.

I did not say any of the things I just said because I’m a white supremacist, a racist, an Islamophobe or a Christian.  I am none of those things, though I was raised Christian and while I am not among the faithful I still hold the teachings on morality I learned growing up in very high regard.  I said what I said because those were the facts.  Facts which have been ignored and omitted in the name of pushing a narrative, which is by its very nature a fabrication.  Even when the Progressive Narrative means well it so grossly oversimplifies so many issues and refuses to reconcile facts which call it into question that it does more harm than good.  For example, “America is a deeply racist nation.”  No.  It. Fucking. ISN’T.  Are there racists in America today?  Sure.  Does America have a bad track record with racism in the past?  Sure.  Does that make America a racist country?  No.  In fact you need look no farther than last year’s President, a black man in the nation’s highest office.  For a racist country that’s all about keeping blacks down we’re doing an abysmally poor job aren’t we?  Or maybe America has progressed in the decades following the civil rights movement and we are no longer a deeply racist nation.  Yes pockets of deep racism exist but they don’t represent the larger group.

Wait a minute where have I seen that argument before?  Oh yea that’s what Progressives say whenever Islam is under attack, that the small radical minority isn’t representative of most Muslims.  Funny how racists in America aren’t given the same treatment.  Especially when one considers how much more consistently violent Islamic fundamentalists are and have been for over a thousand years.  Islam became prominent when the Arabs exploded out of Arabia and conquered huge swathes of former Persian territory, made inroads into India, rampaged across North Africa and warred with Christians in Spain.  However the Islamic cycle of conflict persisted well after the Arabs fell, their successors the Ottomans continued an Islamic campaign of violence which savaged eastern Europe for centuries before the Ottoman Empire weakened and eventually crumbled after WWI.  But even throwing the past out the window, Muslim violence in Europe is a consistent problem.  In America the Left likes to make it a point that a white man is more likely to kill you than a terrorist, which is true because white men are a majority population here and terror attacks are mercifully few.  Terror attacks over in Europe however are far more frequent, as the UK reeling from a concert bombing that happened last night can attest.

Some police sources indicate that British police are making terror related arrests on an almost daily basis despite past evidence showing that the police were reluctant to arrest certifiably guilty Muslims for fear of looking racist.  France has suffered multiple major terror attacks and countries all over Europe report skyrocketing rapes and sexual assaults, crimes which are being committed at a disproportionately high rate by Muslim immigrants and refugees.  Not that most of you would know that, because the media does a terrible job reporting it.  Why do they suck at reporting it?  Because it goes against the narrative, and that narrative is so central to the Left’s ideology that the media, of which 10% or less leans right wing, would rather report on how many scoops of ice cream Donald Trump eats at dinner than the fact that Muslim migrants have a disproportionately high tendency to be violent and rapey.

This is one of the reasons the Progressive Narrative is down right dangerous.  Progressives will allow other people to suffer the consequences of progressive policies and ideas and make no effort to address those consequences so that they can continue to push their narrative.  Another reason the narrative is dangerous can be found in the behavior of SJWs and Antifa.  Because Progressives paint their narrative’s villains, white people and more specifically white men, as so thoroughly evil, Progressive feel justified despite their demonstrably vile behavior.  By blaming white men for everything, progressive are literally being racist and sexist, despite the fact they claim to fight those things.  Of greater concern though is Antifa and other militant SJWs.  These people are violent and they suppress other people’s rights.  By law they ought to be deemed terrorists.  They destroy property, hit people on the head with bike locks, squash the free speech of others and somehow think they are still in the right and above reproach for this.  I saw a letter once, take it with a grain of salt because it’s just an internet photo, but I think it’s genuine, where an Antifa member was bitching at /pol/ the 4chan board which exposed some of them.

In the letter the Antifa member talked about how hundreds of Antifa members were going to prison, something which didn’t happen before this point.  The writer whines about how it isn’t fair because they are the good guys and they’re fighting the Nazis.  I admit that sounds so ridiculous it almost has to be fake, but we live in a time where liberals call everyone they dislike Nazis, racists, sexists etc. and will even go so far as to say thinks like milk, PB&J sandwiches and the fucking “ok” hand sign are racist… WTF?  What the actual fuck?  How does this even happen?  Oh right people get so invested in a narrative that they will do anything and everything they can to justify it, no matter how far into criminal behavior they fall or how far beyond the bounds of sanity they roam.  They will go to absurd extremes because they believe in a narrative, and believe it so strongly they make flagellants look like reasonable human beings by comparison.

To conclude, narratives and especially the Progressive Narrative are fiction.  They aren’t real.  Believing they are real is stupid and insane, and taking violent action based on them makes you a rabid pawn.  Stop it.  Any cause would be better served by looking at the facts, and striving to keep the cause a civil one.  Violence and slander will not help you, especially not when you’re so lost you take fiction for truth and shy away from anything and everything which challenges that fiction.  We can all do better than that and we should all be better than that.  Be a moral person before being an activist.  Be a critical thinker before being a zealot.  Talk to those who disagree with you like they are your equals and have wisdom of their own before you label them as beneath you and attack them in the streets.  Do. Not. Become. Devoured. By. Your. Own. Narrative.  It’s not but fantasy after all.


So Can We Talk About this Islam Thing?

Islam is not inherently evil, in fact depending on the sect it’s entirely possible that’s it’s followers can be modern, relatively secular and otherwise functional people.  That’s not the kind of Islam I’m going to talk about because Muslims from that Islam are not a problem.  Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa are.

In fairness there all kinds of violent groups in those regions, not just Muslims.  However there is a clear pattern of violence and crime among Muslims from that region, even the ones who fled it.  Over the past few days I’ve seen a lot of news about Muslims in Europe, any guesses as to what that news might be about?  Integration, peace and multiculturalism perhaps?  Of course not you progressive optimists.  It’s been terror attack after terror attack, huge surges in rapes, mutilations, beheadings, and rioting.  Now just to reiterate, this not about all Muslims, it’s about Muslims from certain regions and generally speaking fundamental Islamists.  Because these people are a fucking blight on the entire fucking world and if anyone deserves to drop dead apropos of nothing it’s these fuckers.

Yes you can call me a racist and an Islamaphobe for that, I don’t fucking care.  Another set of insults I get anyway for being Republican is hardly a trial, it doesn’t change what I’m saying, it has no bearing on the facts.  And the facts are that crime, particularly violent crime, is skyrocketing in Europe, especially in countries which opened their borders willy-nilly to Muslim immigrants.  Looks like that was a mistake now wasn’t it?  Looks like maybe this liberal dream of world where everyone is peaceful and wants multiculturalism is fucking absurd.  If you think we can all get along, especially now with ISIS fucking things up everywhere, you’re a moron.  If you think Muslims from third world countries where rape is ok, killing atheists and gays is a cause to be proud of and beheading people is usual style of execution, will suddenly wander into the West and suddenly become modern, tolerant, functional people, you are a fucking moron.

I’m half tempted to say these liberal morons, not all liberals but the ones I talked about in my last post, who quash all dissent and refuse to acknowledge anyone who thinks differently than them, are getting what they deserve- but no one deserves the kinds of things Muslims from the violent regions of the world are doing to people, and anyone, certainly any country, which defends Islam and conveniently ignores the slew of awful crimes coming from the immigrant communities should be bowing their heads in shame.  Get woke, to quote the memes, and realize that no one deserves to die or be raped so you can show the world how progressive you are.  These people might have run to West for shelter but the are not ready to conform to our ways, and so long as we have to appease them to be progressive they will not give and inch and European citizens will suffer for it.

My advice would be to push them out en masse.  It would cruel, difficult and non-progressive but when liberal “utopia’s” like Sweden become rape capitals as a direct result of welcoming thousands of Muslim immigrants, I’d say the time for being progressive has passed.  Government doesn’t exist to espouse an ideology, it’s foremost function is the protection of it’s citizens.  If a government won’t acknowledge, let alone prosecute, the crimes of Muslims to avoid appearing Islamophobic then that government should by rights be booted from power for dereliction of duty.  Not to mention paying the support for thousands of refugees, many of whom can’t or won’t get jobs in modern Western state is ruinous in the long and short term.  These people are not interested in becoming secular, modern, tolerant people.  They want the world to be Muslim.  There is plenty of evidence which demonstrates this, a plethora of interviews, polls, surveys, videos, and you know, acts of violence, which prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Muslims hate non-Muslims and non-Muslim institutions.

To which I say fuck’em.  Seriously, fuck’em.  If they don’t like us and our ways they can go back to their Islamic world overrun by violence and barbarism.  We have no duty to take the refugees in, despite what liberal pundits may tell you, and we should not put up with serious increases in crime and violence in our communities.  If Muslims want to flee to our world then they need to learn to abide by our rules, if they can’t they need to go.  It’s that simple.  We don’t need them and we don’t have to save them.  That might sound harsh, and to be fair it kind of is, but it’s also realistic and lawful.  Moreover harsh words and strong principles don’t hurt like being run over by a truck do they.  Too many Muslim immigrants aren’t ready to fucking progress, they want the world to bend to their social norms and religious wishes and it’s working because too many liberals and liberal elites are willing to capitulate.  Fuck’em if they want a Muslim world they can go back to their land and bask in it’s glory.  Or they can fight for their own home, rather than cause trouble in ours.

Honestly I’m thinking Imperialism needs to come back.  Well not quite.  I do think that if we are ever going to try and fix the problem of widespread Muslim violence then we will have to do to the Middle East what we did with Japan and Germany after WWII.  We need to administer the territories and transform them into modern, functional states.  But honestly that would take a lot of time and money, so I’m ok letting that part of the world be the violent shithole it is.  The Muslims from that region can fucking keep it.  Just leave the rest of us alone.  Thank God I live a whole ocean away, if I lived nearby then I’d vote for a Trump-style wall in earnest.

Look I get it.  Reaching a place of acceptance and understanding is a fine approach to peace.  It’s civilized, rational and less likely to result in war.  But understanding is a fucking two way street and right now liberals are bending over backwards to appease people who won’t take first step down that street.  If Muslims aren’t willing to conform to our laws and our values while seeking shelter in our countries, they should go.  We can make some accommodations sure, but they have to make an effort to make accommodations to our values as well if they want to stay.  Because that’s how compromise works, that’s a process which could bring peace.  But especially these immigrants need to remember that beggars can’t be choosers.  If they don’t like our ways they can go elsewhere, and liberal leaders ought to remember that.  I guarantee that if things continue to go badly thanks to the Muslim immigrant populations in these countries then the entire West will see a surge of right wing politics.  The parties which are anti-immigration are already gaining more traction across Europe.

“But that’s discriminatory!  It’s unfair and racist!” the liberal screams.  That’s debatable.  What’s not debatable is that Muslim violence against non-Muslims in the countries which took them in is totally unfair and quite discriminatory.  These immigrants aren’t ready for the West and until they get good, to quote more memes, they don’t deserve to be here.  We should not be burdened by their costs if they create nothing but violence in their wake.

I don’t really care what Islam teaches people, be it the violence and child brides or peace and tolerance.  I’m not religious and if people want to believe something I think is backwards that’s their choice.  I care about the kind of actions Muslims take.  A lot of Muslims in the US think mocking their prophet should be a punishable offense but most of them aren’t going to get violent and demand we prosecute it.  These immigrants are already being violent.  That’s what matters, that’s why they need to go.  No country’s people and citizenry should suffer violence because of refugees who came begging to them for safety.  Those refugees should go.  Will that put many innocents and good people back in harm’s way?  Yeah.  Will it keep more of a given country’s populace safe? Also yeah.  But that’s the price Muslims pay for being violent and backwards.  I do feel sorry for the immigrants who haven’t done anything, those who are seeking to integrate.  But that’s the price all Muslims pay because such a large proportion of Muslims are violent and backwards.  These refugees are guests, here on our dime, if they can’t behave like good guests then I see no reason for us to continue being good hosts.

Fuck the Far Left

You know, a year and half ago I tried to be reasonable.  I tired to say that progressive goals were all well and good but the most extreme elements of the Left were going too far and needed to tone it down and properly understand their own messages about tolerance.  However the Left has only gotten much much worse.  Somehow.  The violence, the hatred, the bigotry and the abuses of the Left have gotten increasingly worse ever since Trump became the Republican candidate for President.  Things haven’t gotten better after he won of course, if anything the Left has become more and more extreme.  Thank the powers that be that Republicans have taken control of the majority and made major advances in state government control across the country.  I don’t say that because I’m a Republican myself by the way.  I don’t concern myself overly much with state politics in other states because I live in quasi-one party blue state called California, and barring the wonderful weather and terrain variety it sucks out here.  Just ask the decades long list of business who said “fuck it” and left.

Normally my main complaint with the Left is that it has no fucking idea how to handle money.  California is great example, lots of spending, tons of debt and some cities going bankrupt.  Yet for some reason we’re building high speed rail no one will use at the cost of billions of dollars even though our constantly used roads are falling apart.  Shouldn’t we focus on those instead?  Oh right we have to raise more taxes for that because the Left’s idea of government is to take as much money as it needs from taxpayers without a second thought and not bothering to prioritize the spending on necessaries first and sanctuary cities and high speed rail second.  Now however I’m reminded of a passage I read somewhere that said something to the effect of you can never give the righteous too much power or you’ll end up with witch hunts.  And if the Left’s current behavior is anything to by I’d half expect it to actually happen.

The Left has forsaken intelligent discourse, basic human reason, and with surprising frequency, democracy itself.  Violent protests all over the nation after Trump wins.  Violent protests when conservative speakers come to speak on college campuses.  Teachers who show up at Antifa rallies and hit people.  Teachers decrying Trump as worse than Hitler.  People who call everyone who disagrees with them facists and Nazis, white supremacists and misogynists.  People who feel not only ok but justified as they spew slander and lies from their mouths and violence with their fists, or in some cases bikelocks.  The Left has gone fucking insane.  So insane that moderates, even left leaning ones are disgusted by their party.  The Left seems to think righteous indignation and “being morally right” are justification for awful behavior.  Have they never heard of crossing a fucking line?  Of going too far in the name of a good cause to be considered just?  I guess not.

Not only that, they stifle free speech and dissent, with harassment and violence, and are somehow proud of it.  They cry “victory” when they get so violent they force speakers to cancel events and flee the scene.  They beat and in a few extreme cases torture people who disagree with them without batting a fucking eye.  And all the while they claim we, those who disagree with them, are the dangerous ones.  They brand us with all manner of insulting names, say we harass women and minorities, say we are oppressive and violent.  I find all that especially ridiculous considering the following facts:

  1. They are being incredibly violent and harassing the shit out of anyone who disagrees with them, despite claiming that behavior is bad.
  2. For a “white supremacist” country we just had 8 eight years of a Black President.
  3. For a country with such deeply ingrained oppression that they described it with words like “systemic” and “internalized” these people, who claim to be the targets of said oppression, have demonstrated constantly their freedom in protesting and speaking out against this oppression.
  4. They suppress freedom of speech with violence and somehow call us the fascists.

Moreover let it be known that the Left had been repeatedly documented lying it’s ass off to prove how violent the Right is or how we harass Muslims.  Viral story about Muslim woman who claimed she was harassed just after Trump won the election, admitted it was a lie.  Viral video of “illegal immigrant” paying taxes, closer inspection shows she claimed to be paying state taxes but was holding a federal tax form, which was blank, and she was driving a car meaning she legally had to have some documentation.  Antifa protester telling her account of she was attacked and repeatedly thrown to the ground by her attacker, footage shows that she attacked him first and he hit back once, and no one ever threw her to the ground.  Hysterical.  That’s the best word to describe the Left these days.

They speak in extremes, caricature all who disagree as baskets of deplorable, react violently to the free speech of others, lie through their teeth to justify themselves and create problems where none exist, or at least exacerbate existing problems to a far greater degree than they existed before.  And they think they’re right to do it because they are fighting for progress and moral superiority.  I’d call them children, like how the University of Michigan ( I think) held a Play-doh and Coloring Books day after Trump’s election to relieve the stress of the all students, but children at least have the dignity to shut up when they’re proven demonstrably wrong and are less likely to turn into rabid mobs.

And it’s not just lunatics and radicals playing into this either.  Months ago Bernie Sanders let out this tweet about uniting to resist Trump and how the Right will never divide us.  But here’s the thing, who’s doing the dividing? Democrats benefit far more from a narrative where division and oppression run rampant, and they have been humping identity politics so vigorously they came and lost control of it.  And just yesterday a Berkeley student went out on Facebook and commented that shutting down Ann Coulter, prior to that being rescinded, was a victory.  That a campus choosing safety over freedom of speech was a step forward.  How un-American.  Not like unpatriotic, but like way to fly in the face of the very values and laws this nation was built on.  If you want speech censored for your own safety why not go to China or North Korea instead, they’ve got plenty of that going on.

The worst part of it all, Berkeley wouldn’t be unsafe in the first place if these rioting college students and professors just respected everyone’s First Amendment in the first fucking place.  There would be no violence at Berkeley over a conservative speaker if not for the Left, yet a liberal somehow thinks we have to be “safety first” and cancel the speaker.  Right, by that logic I think safety first would be the mass slaughter of all dissidents, which given the current Republican administration would mean all the SJWs, Antifas and radical Left protesters would be killed.  Good thing Republicans follow the rules of democracy and allow your awful, retarded protests.  But we’re still the Nazi’s here right?

I’d say the Left needs to get a hold of themselves but the sane ones are already leaving and are either becoming Republican or forming their own faction, and if the far Left continues it’s currently behavior it will eventually collapse entirely.  And I’d love to see that, I’d love to see these entitled, hypocritical, violent pieces of shit get what’s coming to them.  Because that’s what they deserve.

While I’m at it I’d just like to say that the Left’s Islam apologia is disgusting.  I’m not an Islamaphobe, I don’t hate people for being Muslims.  But we need to call Muslims out when their behavior isn’t ok.  When Muslims throw gays off of buildings or create gay concentration camps don’t try to justify it by saying “uh well America did X…”  Because really that logic is retarded.  We don’t justify evils by comparing them to other evils, that’s how we are supposed to condemn them.  Before Nazi was overused to the point of actual irrelevance, when you compared something to Nazis it was bad thing, you didn’t say well the Khmer Rouge’s ethnic cleansing was ok because Nazis did the same thing…  Are you people fucking insane?  I mean I guess I already said that you are but come on.  Can you not champion tolerance of good Muslims while also decrying the bad Muslims?  You just have to defend the whole package no matter how many beheadings, rapes, terror attacks, and so the bad Muslims are responsible for.  Are you so blinded by tolerance that you can’t recognize that Islam is the most violent religion in the world.

Because it is.  Sharia law is backwards and barbaric.  Muslims are the main source of terrorism in the world today.  There is no other religion which has birthed so many prominent terrorist groups over multiple geographical regions.  ISIS, Al Quaida, Hezzbollah, Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood, the list goes on and on.  “But the crusades were just as bad” you sputter rising to Muslims’ defense.  Even if you were right, and your not, the Crusades ended centuries ago, it’s like blaming all evil on white people because of slavery… oh wait you guys do that too, shit bad example.  However what you should know is that the Middle East has been embroiled in jihad for roughly 1000 years, resulting in hundreds of major battles launched against Western civilization, none of which is counting the terror attacks of last century.  Those damnable Crusades had about 10 major battles and lasted roughly 400 years…

It’s not even an opinion that Islam is more violent than Christianity, it’s a historically calculable objective fact.  Which the Left bravely denies because white people have to be the source of all evil in the liberal narrative, no not even white people, cis white men specifically.  Because why not discriminate against an entire class of people while proclaiming tolerance and equality for all?  That doesn’t sound horribly hypocritical and ironic at all ( that was SARCASM).  The Left is worse than a collection of spoiled children.  Their collective idiocy, hysteria, lies, fear-mongering, hypocrisy, intolerance, racism, sexism and violence, all while claiming they do what they do in the name of tolerance, is pathetic and I can’t wait for the far Left to just fucking die.  I can’t wait for the day when everyone wakes and calls them out on their bullshit, or if current behavior is any indication the day the Left pisses off enough people that it gets overwhelmed by the violence it has perpetuated for the last year.  The far Left deserves nothing less than total loss of legitimacy.  Fuck’em.

It’s Time to Calm Down, a Trump Presidency Isn’t the End

Ok so my facebook is overrun with sad posts about how trump got elected and how stupid and racist America is, so I’m going to provide some counterbalance. Look I don’t like Trump, the man has said and done a lot of stupid and reprehensible things. However that doesn’t necessarily translate to bad leadership, many famous leaders throughout history have said and done a lot of stupid and reprehensible things and come out to rule and lead pretty effectively. And while many fear Trump’s unpredictability, I see that as opportunity for something new, and I do think we need something new.

Hillary on the other hand is a known quantity but she’s known for not being good. She may not appear dumb or racist or whatever adjective you’d like to attack Trump with, but she’s clearly a dishonest, suspicious leader who thinks very little of the average American. This isn’t just about her emails, or Benghazi or whatever else Fox News slams her on, this is about a pattern of behavior that makes her look corrupt as shit to many voters. And her policies are no better. Continuing Obama’s policies is a bad decision politically and a disaster in the making with regards to foreign policy and the economy.

I know plenty of people like Obama for being a progressive, well spoken and humanitarian president but he sucks at politics. His Iran deal was poorly made, even Patrick Murphy of Florida, a guy I did a ton of work on for being an inexperienced do-nothing candidate came up with a few tweeks that would’ve made the deal more effective. Obamacare premiums are rising fast and it appears they will only get worse, and I’ve heard a lot of people from the left talking about how bad the premium increases are for their daily lives. Our foreign policy and his “lead from behind” philosophy is a joke, it’s made our allies uncertain of our intentions, weakened our response to enemy threats and emboldened other powers like Russia to make power plays on the global stage.

Moreover Obama overused the executive orders, allowing him to force his policies through in a way which not only sets a bad precedent but goes against the very spirit of our democracy. On the plus side this means many of Obama’s policies can be undone with ease, but the last thing we need is for Trump and the presidents who follow to start cranking out executive orders left and right to see their goals realized. And last of all, understand for as many people want Obama’s policies continued far more people want them reversed for all kinds of reasons.

People typically want change after eight years, Bush had his eight and people wanted new so Obama won, Obama had his eight and now people want something new and Hillary is decidedly not new. Her loss should not have been a big shock. Moreover government as it currently exists, with big political clans and people who stay in office for decades on both sides of the aisle, has become something easy to lose faith in. You wouldn’t believe how many bonuses, benefits and covered expenses politicians have to help make their wallets fatter, and I’m not even talking about the federal big shots, city council men from middle of nowhere California have stupidly lucrative opportunities in politics, opportunities we the taxpayers are paying for even as we the taxpayers are struggling more and more to make ends meet.

As for everyone decrying the loss of all social progress and the rise of the alt-right, calm the fuck down. Trump is not alt-right, especially not on social issues. If anything Democrats should be relieved that Trump is a moderate on social issues, because he’s far more open to gay marriage and abortion than the typical Republican party leader would be. Another thing to consider is that maybe the progressive social policies of the last eight years are too much too fast. I think social progress is good but right now a lot of people are still getting used to certain minorities especially the LGBT community. And sure some people will never get used to those minorities or other minorities, but for those who will, and I think that’s majority especially as younger voters who grew up in a world where these peoples are more socially accepted than in the decades prior come into the mix, an aggressive agenda may backfire. For many right now it can seem like the liberal agenda is being crammed down our throats between the Supreme Court, Obama’s executive orders and the explosion of left leaning social media. And as American’s we hate having other agendas shoved down our throats.

This might seem like cruel and backwards advice to progressives and the minorities, but give it time. Huge social shifts take time but they do come, and they’re coming much faster than they used to. I know America can look racist and backward to those fighting on the farthest edge of the left for the most aggressive social progress (though in fairness the mostly liberal media and the stupidly polarized nature of American politics plays a big role here), but America is gradually moving forward and thanks to social media, the internet and the accumulated social progress achieved thus far, that progress will come faster, so be patient. This is not a call to stop fighting it’s a call to slow down, relax the burning rhetoric, control the social media better to make it seem less like an onslaught to others and just generally be more open and accepting of the people who haven’t come to terms with you and you’re agenda yet. Because frankly as much as the right gets called narrow minded and uninclusive the far left can be just as bad if not worse to those who won’t accept their agenda.

Last but not least, not all of Trump is bad. He may say ridiculous things like we’ll build a wall and make Mexico pay for it but that won’t happen. Instead his economic plan is much more likely to happen and his economic plan is solid. After a decade and half of policies meant to to make business less profitable here in America, and current calls for wage increases like that’ll fix the fucking problem when it just exacerbates it, Trump’s plan will bring jobs back. Businesses need profits and when they have them, they generate enormous tax revenue. Intense regulations, Obamacare and other liberal goals have scared businesses away. By making business here less expensive and placing tariffs on those who ship their jobs overseas, Trump’s plan is inviting business back into America and our economy will thank him for it. The world is experiencing the growing pains of globalization right now, and until we adapt to the global market in ways that don’t cause us to lose millions of jobs and see the median income plummet, we need a strong America-first economy. And raising taxes won’t work, I live in California where taxes are high and our debt just gets worse because the government keeps spending the money no matter how much money we give them, you know in addition to scaring tons of business away thanks to being one of the most heavily regulated states in America.

Look I know people are saying this is the end and America is a land of racists, but have some hope. When the election settles down and the poison of the campaign trail is drained, I think we have an excellent chance of seeing some of the improvements we need. Yes if you’re on the left times look much bleaker, but consider how we on the right felt when Obama was pushing your agenda relentlessly forward and it seemed like we had no voice. What I hope this election shows everyone is that the direction our political system has gone is ass-backwards. Fuck polarized, uncompromising parties who never get anything done, we need people who better bridge the gap by not being far right or far left, and Trump despite how he’s portrayed is more of a moderate than he’s given credit for. So have hope, it could be a brighter four years than you realize.

Why Statecraft is Dead in the West

I think a lot of people on both sides of the American political spectrum can agree that the last 16 years have been a foreign policy disaster for the US.  Whether it was Bush’s costly Iraq War or Obama’s decision to pull troops out and create vacuum for ISIS to thrive in, leaders on all sides have made some pretty big mistakes and the world is paying the price.  Now there a million different factors behind all of the events of the last 16 years that have created the current foreign policy clusterfuck and America did not have control over many of those, so this is not about assigning blame.  Rather I want to talk about how the current foreign policy mindset of the  majority of modern, industrialized, Western nations is totally fucking failing right now.

There’s been an attitude or maybe atmosphere of humanitarianism in Western leadership recently, and depending on which part of the West you’re from that atmosphere may have been present for a while now.  It’s even seeped into popular culture, with US in particular seeing an explosive increase in pushes for acceptance and equality for other races, cultures, religions and sexual orientations; the bringing of all people onto a level playing field as human beings if you will.  And that’s fine, you know it’s not a bad ideal to strive for and if it ever does happen you can color me impressed.  However states are not people, people can make just about any effort they want for that ideal with little to no repercussions, states can’t afford to do the same.  See the problem with the current humanitarian mindset is that’s its great on paper, it’s very nice and it would work fantastically if the world were stable and at peace.  However, you may have noticed the world is not stable nor at peace, which means operating foreign policy with a  humanitarian mindset is not so much ahead of of the curve as it is putting the cart before the horse.  You can’t build a world wherein everyone from the West is willing to be understanding of all Muslims and visa versa when there are radical Islamic terrorists killing tons of Muslims and Western people alike, you just can’t do it because the violence will continually justify hatred of that other group.

This is why Russia has been kicking the world’s ass on the international stage over the past few years.  Putin has been operating under a realist mindset and while that pessimistic view of the world isn’t as nice or ideal as a humanitarian view, right now it’s the one that’s working.  Putin has taken Crimea, he’s essentially taken part of Ukraine, he’s bombed any potential US-friendly Syrian rebels (not that those ever likely existed in serious numbers) to dust and kept Assad in power, ensuring that Russia has an ally in the region and as long as ISIS is around Russia will have a reason to continue exerting it’s influence in the Middle East.  Now I’m sure some people see that and think what a great humanitarian crime it is, how awful it is both as moral decisions and for the people suffering from those decisions and it is that, but it’s also brilliant statecraft.  After a few decades of being the butt of “In Soviet Russia” jokes Russia has stepped and shown itself to be a decisive and involved world power, and it’s getting away with it because the best we seem to be able to do in return is make threats and impose sanctions, maybe, sometimes.  That’s because Putin understands that states aren’t people and you shouldn’t run a state, especially in the foreign policy arena, as if it were human, instead it makes more sense to run it as though you were playing a game, trying to get all the bonuses and odds in your favor.  This is what Russia is doing and for as much outcry as the West has for “Putin’s barbarism” do you think Russia gives a shit?  Thanks to Putin’s aggressive game plan Russia’s situation has significantly improved over the last couple of years.

See this is the thing, and I know this will sound horrible to some people, states should not give a fuck about people beyond those who interests it is in to protect.  Now that is horrible and apathetic, but it’s true.  See the bigger something is the less it cares about you, the tiny individual person, and states don’t have to care about anyone of they don’t want to.  Now states do care about many people, it’s citizens, leadership, the people of key allied nations, etc. because it is in the state’s interests to care about those people.  Now in the humanitarian ideal, a state should care about everyone and do as little harm to anyone as possible.  And that’s nice and it would work if our world was full of nice and understanding people and violence was kept to a minimum.  Unfortunately the world is much dirtier, hateful and more violent than that so the humanitarian view is not very helpful at  this stage of the game.  Now look, none of this to say embracing humanitarian projects, aid or anything like isn’t helping, because that is ultimately going to be the foundation for building a global community.  But it can be hard for that aid to be effective when say ISIS is running rampant in the region beheading people.  So states, they need to be more grim, amoral and realistic in how they view the world and act accordingly.  Because as shitty as that sounds it will result in better short term policies and set the foundation for better long term policies.

A lot of liberal, humanitarian types will argue that if we do an evil thing now it will come back to haunt us later.  This argument has two problems, one, it doesn’t matter what the consequences might eventually be if the consequences of note doing anything now are bad enough, and two, it’s not necessarily true.  We beat the piss out of Nazi Germany and Japan in WWII, we dropped a pair of nukes and killed thousands of soldiers of civilians in both nations and what do we have today, a pair of nations who are pro-US, industrial powerhouses with decent if not great economies who are well positioned to check the advances of potential threats like Russia and China.  Where are the evil consequences coming back to haunt us exactly?  Contrary to popular liberal belief violence and even certain facets of Imperialism can be used for good.  A lot of civilization spread due to violence in the ancient world and even in the modern world we can see civilization spring from violence, conquest and a lot of things many liberals blame the current state of world on.  So the question becomes then, if the consequences of violence are vastly overstated, and it has the potential to fix the problem long term and short term, why aren’t we being violent when we have to?

Massive cultural shifts in global politics and organizations like UN is why.  See today many Western nations have been repeatedly told to feel bad for the evils of Colonialism and Imperialism and to be progressive and accepting of others now.  And that’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with being progressive or admitting that yes terrible things happened during the ages of Colonialism and Imperialism.  But it informs our use of violence and how we wage war.  In the past when nations warred you usually warred because the aggressor had something to gain like security, land, food, gold, or any other kind of resource.  With exception of Russia in recent years  we’ve mainly stopped doing that.  Some nations like China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan will squabble over tiny spits of land to slowly increase their territory but no one’s stolen major tracts of land since Russia, and ISIS, in ages.  In the past the spoils of conquest helped pay for the fucking war, which is part of why Iraq was so expensive for the US, we didn’t grab a ton of oil as war reparations.  Because the humanitarian nations of the world don’t fight wars like we used, fighting war has become exponentially more expensive and more challenging and it shows in our reluctance to do violence, even when violence is exactly what we need.  To reiterate, I’m not advocating using more violence when we don’t need it, I’m saying that when we come across a nation like ISIS, which slaughters millions of innocents, then that’s when we should go in whole hog, bring out the big guns and show how you can use violence for a constructive purpose, because while violence is used break a country, it can also be the foundation for rebuilding it into something better, extra emphasis on the can.

This is the reason Russia is making the US look weak and foolish on the international stage because it’s behaving like a realist state and using violence as basis for expanding it’s resources, territory and influence, it’s using violence as the base upon which to build a better Russia, our own efforts are laughably bad by comparison.  Libya is now an ISIS stronghold now that we helped remove Qaddafi, Syria has been plunged into chaos and allowed ISIS to grow because we made efforts to support rebels that likely never existed as we pictured than and probably don’t exist anymore thanks to Russian bombings.  We’ve spent trillions and have almost nothing to show for it, Russia’s spent less and has much more to show for it.  So we need to change our approach, we need to be more realistic and we have to be prepare to use violence in the pursuit of national interests and use it as smartly as possible.

If I were advising the next President on foreign policy my advice would be as follows:

-As part of our plan to stop ISIS we formally recognize Kurdistan as a nation and give them weapons directly because our current process of handing them through the Iraqi government means they’re more likely to fall into ISIS’s hands than the Kurds’ and the Kurds are doing the best against ISIS on the ground right now.  As part of this agreement make a concession to Turkey by requiring that the nation of Kurdistan will only be recognized within the land it controls in what is currently Iraq and Syria and Kurdish parts of Turkey will remain Turkish in perpetuity.  Also make it clear to Russia that we will not tolerate Russia bombing the Kurds the way we’ve let them bomb the supposedly good rebels in Syria.

-Support Egypt or another North African nation in eliminating rebels, tell whatever nation you support that they can have Libya, you’ll even bomb it to make way for their invasion, and it’s profitable oil so long as the US gets a base or two in the region, and ideally some oil to help pay for costs.  This way you make and empower an ally in the region, destroy a major terrorist hot spot, get local military resources and maybe even some oil to pay for the cost of aid.

-Reaffirm our support for Israel and pledge to attack Iran with extreme prejudice if Iran should ever attack Israel.

-Make similar arrangements to those shown above with nations having terrorist problem or nations neighboring the problem country to eliminate organizations like Boko Haram, Hezbollah, the Taliban, etc. and build local allies in the region.

Because this is how statecraft works, you make alliances with the people you can trust, even if you don’t like them, to maximize the benefits to your own security and resources, and when the people you are fighting against have been defeated, then consider rebuilding that country like we did with Germany and Japan after WWII to make the who region more stable and modern.  And sadly in our current, progressive, humanitarian stance on global politics, we will never be good at statecraft unless almost the whole world joins that same viewpoint.