In September of 2001 New York City and Washington D.C. were attacked by Arab fanatics who flew jumbo jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and almost got the US Capitol Building too. Hundreds of New York firemen and dozens of police died attempting to rescue civilians in the chaos of the destruction of the twin towers. Afterwards the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were fought, as usual by young men from Middle America. A few came from New York City. I know of some. But most kids from New York City didn’t want to go off to war. I remember an interview right after the attack when a reporter asked a student at New York University whether he thought he should defend his country after his city had been attacked. The smart kid said, “Sure somebody should go fight. But not me, I don’t believe in war.” And that is the majority opinion in a place like New York City.
So those other somebodies did fight and die in those wars. And they went on fighting and dying for two decades. But now the Defense Department is combing through the ranks looking for white supremacists and other deplorables to be kicked out of the military. And I’m sure eventually they’ll get a different military. LGBTQ soldiers and especially transgender soldiers are very popular right now not to mention pregnant air force fighter pilots. It sounds very exciting and vibrant.
But what happens after the next 9-11 type attack? Let’s say Iran sneaks in a dirty bomb over the Mexican border and sets it off in New York City. Not a real nuke just a big conventional weapon that’s been peppered with enriched uranium. Now after the George Floyd riots and the calls to prosecute police for upholding the laws how many cops are going to run into that hell to restore order? And without the police how many firemen are going to put out those fires? And how many ambulances will go in to rescue the wounded?
And who is going to volunteer to go to Iran to fight the mullahs on the ground? I’ll be curious to see just how the LGBTQ brigade will do fighting in the 115 °F middle east heat. Hot flashes from the hormone therapy must be such a bother at those temperatures. And I wonder just how sharp those pregnant fighter pilots are going to be battling in the air space with surface to air missiles lighting up their instrument board. Sounds daunting.
My point is I have a feeling the US military is going to be a lot less impressive pretty soon. If countries like Iran and China start thinking that we aren’t the military superpower that we used to be then they will start to look for ways to apply pressure on us to get what they want. China is already doing it. They are throwing their weight around in their own back yard and scaring their neighbors, Japan and South Korea and Taiwan, with a narrative that says the US is a spent force and that China is the new hegemon.
What happens when China decides that we really are impotent? Let’s say they sink an aircraft carrier. And let’s say that Commander in Chief Hair Sniffer puts out the call for volunteers to sign up and defend their country. Who’s going to show up? No one.
And after he walks back his banter and kowtows to China and our allies in Asia switch allegiance to the strong horse what kind of foreign policy problems will we be looking at then? Well, actually things will simplify. We will resemble Britain as their empire evaporated in the post WW II period. The Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Turks will carve out spheres of influence in the power vacuum we create and we will recede more and more from the dominant role we had. Even the position of the US dollar may change radically. And that will have a devastating effect on the US economy and the federal government.
Of course, some good will come of a scenario like this one. If America’s status as a military superpower is degraded by a Democrat administration there is a very good chance that a massive shift in political support will occur. Think back to what happened when Jimmy Carter let the Iranians hold our embassy personnel hostage for over a year and then bungled the military operation to rescue the hostages. Ronald Reagan beat him in a landslide in the 1980 presidential election. If it is perceived that the Democrats have endangered the country militarily, they will be removed. What the Republicans do with such an opportunity is hard to say. Hopefully they will be less stupid than they have been up until this point. Hopefully they restore the armed forces to a condition where it consists of normal men led by the best men we’ve got. If not then I won’t be surprised if this country really does crack up. If our military is exposed as a spent force then regional groups will become emboldened to defy the federal government even more easily and openly.
Either way things will be getting interesting in the new world we live in. The woke are going to find out that their new world order requires a little more force than the LGBTQ brigade can muster with or without the pregnant fighter pilots.