Leftist foreign policy prescriptions only make sense if you understand that Leftist are anti-American and would rather see America lose a war than win it.
Donald Trump gave an amazing speech about his approach to US foreign policy , at least according to Donald Trump. At an event sponsored by the Center for the National Interest, the Republican presidential frontrunner delivered a 5,000-word speech touching on his criticisms of the Obama administration’s approach to national security, the need to whip US allies into shape, and promised that he alone can restore what he described as the lost standing of the US in world affairs.A Trump foreign policy would eschew “nation building” but would still somehow promote stability worldwide. It would teach our allies to trust us again, even while making a point of behaving “unpredictably.” It would teach the US military to “fight to win,” as opposed to…whatever it is he thinks the military does now.
To the rabbit, keeping stable countries ruled by effective leaders, being loyal to allies and unpredictable to enemies, looking out for our interests, and removing all the PC crap that hampers our military effectiveness is just madness.
By contrast, overthrowing stable friendly governments to create anarchy, betraying allies and appeasing enemies, sacrificing our interests for everyone else’s, and expending our troop’s lives for foreigners who hate us is just common sense.
Notice how in the r-selected world, avoiding conflict is a prime directive. If you are rich, you give away whatever you have to, to try and quell any animus toward you. That idea is as deeply encoded in the rabbit brain as fighting when attacked is in the K-strategist’s brain.
Indeed, after 9/11 there were rabbits telling us we had to figure out what we did to make the Muslims mad at us, and we needed to change our ways so they wouldn’t be so angry at us in the future. That is a reproductive-strategy-related cognitive instinct. It doesn’t operate on logic or reason – it just is within the rabbit brain.
Here, those same instincts are hearing Trump’s speech, and they can’t even begin to grasp the ideas he presents.
The good thing is Trump is beginning the process of molding all of the populace into K-strategists. I believe most humans are programmed, so that if they see “K-strategery” going on around them, they will begin to adapt to operate as K-strategists themselves.
Trump is probably the one man who could shift the r/K balance absent a full on apocalypse. As such, it is tough to avoid wondering if he is some sort of fated plan for the nation.