We can all blame Nancy Pelosi If China and the U.S. exchange blows, or should the two countries go to war.
Of course, we wouldn’t be facing this issue if it wasn’t for Joe Biden making the country appear weak enough that China would dare to go up against us. Joe made us look weak by bungling the withdrawal from Afghanistan. For not allowing Polish jets to be given to the Ukraine. For letting Putin know we fear their nukes rather than reminding him we have nukes too.
And we can blame the leftists, the liberals who put clean air before country, who don’t see the importance of strength on the world stage, who raised up a generation of police officers who won’t put themselves in danger to kill a man shooting children in a Texas elementary school. For having a military where it’s more important to use someone’s preferred pronoun than it is to kill the enemy. For firing soldiers and Guardsmen for refusing to get vaccinated, even as evidence against the vaccine increases as its efficacy diminishes.
The Loser Generation
Twenty-one years ago, after the World Trade Center attack of 9/11, a surge of Americans volunteered for the military because they wanted to fight back. That seemed to be the last great American generation. For a decade or more afterwards, we honed our warriors to a sharp edge. The United States was a feared fighting force. That’s no longer the case. In fact, after the Afghanistan withdrawal—where we abandoned weapons, bases and allies—we became the laughingstock. Russia and China are taking advantage of us economically and culturally; why should they hesitate to strike at us militarily?
Today, the military can’t attract recruits because the alpha males who traditionally join the military want nothing to do with its woke policies. At the same time, the woke kids from Generation Z can’t pass the physical or break down when the drill sergeant yells at them. They live in sheltered worlds where they don’t have to strive, achieve or excel, but there is no participation trophy when it comes to fighting battles.
As a result, we have to have our fighting done by Ukrainians, proxy warriors that we support with money and intelligence, but not much else.
Today’s youngsters, sometimes referred to as the Zoomer generation, are everything the Boomer generation is not. They are weak, scared, unsure of their gender, insecure when dealing with people face-to-face, prone to getting their feelings hurt, and wanting to retreat to a “safe place.” They hide behind their screens and live in a pretend world of friends they’ve never met and lovers they will never see again. As a result, they are doomed to inherit a country that has collapsed, and they are not in a position to do anything about it.
Lessons from the Past
Winston Churchill said, “If you will not fight when you can easily win, without bloodshed, and if you still will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly, you may well come to the moment when you will have no choice but to fight with the odds against you, and you have only a small chance of survival.”
We may be at cusp, that point where the odds turn against us. If China shoots down Nancy Pelosi’s plane or its escorts, Biden will dissemble, threaten and bluster, contradict the Pentagon, forget his lines, try to shake hands with someone who is not present, and then do nothing.
Far better for him to go on National TV and warn China that we would consider an attack on Nancy Pelosi tantamount to a declaration of war. and that all options are on the table. That is the kind of language China would understand.
Don’t get me wrong, I would not miss Pelosi for two seconds, but if China were to kill her, it would require a strong response.
Here’s the conclusion to Churchill’s quote: “There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, simply because it is better to perish as warriors than to live as slaves.”
Better, I think, to fight before we reach that point.