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Cold War Ports of Call May Not Be Cold at All

US Taxpayers Done with Woke and an Inept Intelligence Community

I usually stick with the mortgage field services industry as it is what I know best. Every now and then, though, something creeps up that has familiarity. In the instant case of the docking of Russian war vessels, including a nuclear submarine, in Cuba, the reality is that the new US Navy is not the same as the old US Navy that patrolled when I was a young man. In fact, none of the military, let alone the vast array of intelligence apparatus is the same. And what, precisely, do I mean by that? Glad you asked that question. I grew up during the Reagan Administration. It was a time when Tip O’Neal was Speaker of the House and a Democrat. As a military man, I never really identified with politics. One didn’t have to, as both parties worked well together and even Reagan and O’Neal had a weekly Scotch at the White House. You see, back then, we were Americans.

The ability to project naval influence globally is one of the best testaments to a nation’s apex position. Politics aside, there is a tremendous amount of logistical and diplomatic activity in circumnavigation of the globe.

I consider myself to be patriotic. Patriotism is far more than flying the US flag and apple pie on Sundays. Patriotism requires the ability to understand civics, rational thought, and temperance when it comes to engaging in debate. I certainly am not a Communist nor do I believe in the Lenin – Trotsky manifestos proclaiming a utopia for the proletariat. I have taken the time to study them, though. I certainly am not a socialist such as those in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the UK. I am well versed in the dogma, though, and studied BREXIT and its impact today. I do not like labels; however, I would probably identify with libertarians. And why is all of this important?

Newton’s third law of motion establishes that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The fact that Russian warships are in Cuba simply counter-balances our warships in their hemisphere. Moreover, though, the belief that the US is some kind of omniscient entity whom should be in charge of everything is a dangerous concept. That doesn’t mean Russia nor any other Nation is better than the US, it simply means that checks and balances are a natural equilibrium in life.

The single most identifiable issue in the Cuba water gun fight is the fact that the US intelligence communities, once again, missed the signals. Coming at a time when hundreds of billions of dollars — not to mention the raping of civil rights — are abounding within the US intelligence community, information about Russia’s port-of-call in Cuba, was missed. As early as 05 June 2024, The Guardian announced the Russian naval exercises in the Caribbean. Ten days later, the US Navy finally found a submarine to lob into the fray. Now, either we are missing a hell of a lot of submarines or we had to pull one out of rotation in a damn hurry. Calling the docking of the USS Helena in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, routine is anything other than routine. The Biden Administration is attempting to play it off, but the reality is that someone lost track of the Russian flotilla. And there is a larger problem, now that asymmetry is in play. You are talking about a LOT OF MONEY! The never ending wars in Israel and Ukraine, both proxy by nature, are added to the Somali, Syrian, and Yemini civil wars we are vanguarding. Couple this with the fact that 178 nations currently have a US military presence and open borders policy of allowing over 9 Million illegal aliens into the US at taxpayer expense, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Perhaps the time has come to invest in US infrastructure. Maybe we ought to invest in feeding our poor and not those in Gaza and hundreds of other countries. Or, how about providing health care and affordable medication for US citizens?

There was a time when we called a spade a spade. We did not tolerate the destruction of private property and certainly did not designate public property the property of only certain classes as we are seeing with Pride murals painted on public streets. And for those pumping the bullshit about blocking US transportation corridors as being legal and peaceful, all in the name of Palestine and Hamas, make no mistake whatsoever that interference with interstate commerce and is a federal felony.

The pendulum of public opinion always follows Newton’s third law of motion. The problem that presents is the swings of political opinion are now becoming more and more extreme. The upcoming Presidential election documents this. You have a President whose son has felony gun convictions due to drug addiction and another former President whom has been convicted of felonies involving falsifying his business records. It is the epitome of madness. We are a third world banana republic in the last thralls of existence. We are thrashing around the globe, in a state of manic behavior, much like a person drowning in a lake. And here is the kicker. Each and every special interest group has now marshalled their causes — the LGBTQ, the fascists, the racists, the atheists and Satanists, hell even the Church of Climatology!

US taxpayers, the real Americans — who work two jobs and get fucked with 29.99% APR on credit cards — have had enough. They, like I, do not give a fuck about abortion or homosexuals. We do not give a damn about Murdoch or Soros. And if the California delta smelt gets ground up and becomes extinct to ensure drinking water for Californians, then let us be the first to turn the keys of the engine on!

US taxpayers are tired of having woke shoved in our face day in and day out. We are done listening to the demands for slavery reparations that have not a damn thing to do with us. We are done with politicians enriching themselves at the trough of public contracting with profits over people. And that is just to begin with. See, that pesky Newton’s third law of motion. The harder one side pushes their agenda, it is equally matched by the other. And unless and until insane demands from both sides end, it will continue to escalate until one side prevails over the other.

Paul Williams
Paul Williams
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