Call me Magus, a soldier serving in America’s Army. I hope to analyze possible future conflicts and technologies, as well as stategic issues as they evolve.
Oh, and I still believe that the American Soldier is the greatest force for good in the world. Everyone else just sits around talking about stuff.
Pacifism isn’t always ethical. Sometimes it’s just lazy or cowardly.
American Soldiers go overseas, away from their families and friends for a year at a time, and spill their own blood in order to make other cultures safer, and thus make America safer.
I am a student primarily of Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan and Lt. Col Ralph Peters (Ret). I do not believe that Democracy is a cure-all for the ills of collapsing states; I believe it is a reward and the result of doing things in mostly the right ways. In some instances, non-democratic forms of government may work better in the short term, until stability is established. I do not believe in The Noble Savage. The life of the savage is nasty, brutish and short. Everything that most humans don’t want it to be. Most savages are trying to eliminate their difficulties, but they lack either the knowledge or introspective powers to do so. In short, almost everyone wants self-empowerment, but only a few cultures have figured out a way to maximize trhe individual’s potential. The rest become non-competative, and in the case of several Middle eastern countries, lash out in frustrated jealously.
Some of what you’ll see from me here is me pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left, whom, though correct in some circumstances, tend to be the loudest even when they are wrong. And generally, just as Orwell pointed out, the Left just wants to criticize the US. But most of the Left enjoy everything the US provides them; security and opportunity.
You can buy my book on Amazon, here: For Want of Knowledge.