Progress is desirable and possible, but not on the basis of pseudo-scientific theoretical novelties and fads which are in many cases merely alibis for moral responsibility and moral training. Science is a mighty weapon, a glittering sword in the hand of civilization. But if civilization permits science to rob it of its moral foundations it will be a case of suicide by falling on its own sword.
Trump and Navalny – two men with more in common than should be allowed. And yes, Trump’s current situation is as similar to Navalny’s as is possible with the differences in timing and legal systems between Russia and America. The best evidence for that being how all the Lamestream Media outlets immediately derided the comparison with extreme prejudice and vitriol. That level of protestation strongly implies denial and projection.
True, President Trump is alive, not dead, and he wasn’t sentenced to life in a gulag in the hopes that he’d simply die there. Democrats wish he had been, but our legal system doesn’t allow for that. Nor do we have a charge that exactly matches the Russian legal system’s extremism. But also true is that the Democrats have marshal led and weaponized the US’s legal and law enforcement systems against President Trump nonstop and without adhering to any normative limits since he became a real contender for the Republican nomination in the 2016 election. And, in both cases, it was because of “extremism,” i.e., being considered a threat to the existing regime.
So yes, Trump is our Navalny. The only differences between the two men are solely based upon the differences between what Putin and the Democrats can get away with under their respective laws.
At first, second, or even third glance, Biden’s eagerness to engage in what seems all to likely to end up as nuclear war between Russia and the US makes little to no sense. But, I think we should all look a bit deeper into the muddled and rotting psyche of the deranged octogenarian the Dems “worked” so hard to install as POTUS.
Creepy Uncle Joe is a gamer of sorts, and he’s old enough to have played and possibly been good at Atari’s Missile Command. Thus, given the damaged and erratic state of his brain, he might think that nuclear war would play out this way. Oh Hell! Biden’s so lost in the morass of his senility – and he was never that bright in the first place – he might even believe in President Reagan’s stunning and stunningly effect lie, the “Star Wars Program” and conflate it with Missile Command.
Sadly, this isn’t just sarcastically funny. It’s also disturbing plausible. Still though, that’s better than the alternative, that Biden is a dementia-ridden old man close to Judgement and Sentencing who doesn’t want the world to outlive him.
In truth, the Dems flagging their loyalty to a foreign power while trampling the American flag and nation is neither surprising or anything new. They’ve never had anything but hatred towards the American people and have been panting for a war with Russia since President Trump was elected.
Is it the case that Mitch McConnell Switched Parties quietly? Because the drivel he’s spouting sure sounds like the bullshit coming out of the Dems’ holes. Because I’ve sure as Hell haven’t heard any Republicans claiming that aiding in Biden’s war against Putin was a priority at all, much less the highest one. That’s Dem talk and pretty much only Dem talk. We’ve got far more important concerns than trying to start WW3 to balk President Trump’s return to office.
Or, as it a bit more likely, McConnell is just setting up his preconditions and rationalizations for a bunch of earmarks he’s getting ready to add to the upcoming Defense Appropriation Bill so as to support companies in his state which are part of the Military Industrial Complex. 😉
To the majority of sane minds in the West Biden’s trading Viktor Bout for Brittney Griner was the worst of bad deals. Releasing the world’s most infamous arms dealers – a man dubbed the Merchant of Death – for a minor athlete who was legitimately arrested in Russia for possessing cannabis oil, properly tried in their courts, and sentenced in the normal manner under their anti-drug laws was very bad and uneven exchange no matter how you look at it to most rational and aware people’s minds. Leaving former Marine and probable intelligence asset, Paul Whelan in Russian custody just made it worse – especially if they did actually try to trade for him too as part of the deal.
And then, the senile fool had to open his gaffe-spewer and make it worse:
“This was not a choice of which American to bring home,” said President Biden in a national address, later adding, “Sadly, for totally illegitimate reasons, Russia is treating Paul’s case differently than Brittney’s, and while we have not yet succeeded in securing Paul’s release, we are not giving up, we will never give up.”
Making a horrendously lopsided and unfavorable exchange with your purported enemy, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, is bad enough. Declaring afterward that the better – but still very bad – deal was never something that Putin was going to entertain just handed him a significant geopolitical victory on the world’s stage.
But frankly, in my opinion, no deal, not for Griner or Whelan, should have been seriously pursued at all at this time and most certainly not in exchange for Bout. Trading for either a criminal or a spent asset is rarely a good political idea unless it’s a small, unpublicized part of larger negotiations in which you’ll get something close to what you want in the deal.
So, discounting all the personal specifics, Bout for Griner was the worst of bad deals for Biden and Co. to make, especially at this point in history. Even Whelan or Griner and Whelan for Bout would have been a bad deal right now. All Biden did was show Putin and the world that he was weak and to invested in certain domestic, party-based priorities.
And Then There’s Griner
As if the larger issues weren’t enough, there’s Griner herself, though that’s a mixed bag. She a Black and a lesbian. She’s also no patriot or even someone who purports to hold any love for America. Hence, she’s a darling of the sorts that vote Democrat. But, she’s also either someone the rest of us loath or, in a great many of our cases, don’t care at all about except that we’re sickened by those Democrat voters holding her up as some paragon solely because she is a Black, a lesbian, and someone who has repeatedly publicly stated her disdain for America.
So, by bending over for Putin in order to get Griner released, Biden told everyone who he’s the President of and who he isn’t. He made his position quite clear. And that’s why domestically this is a mixed bag for Biden. Garnering some – probably short-term – support from Radfems, Queers, the “Black Community,” and their White Liberal enablers is a plus for him and the Democrats, but going that far might both alienate Independents and other Moderates – not too mention those sorts who are still fixated on “Russian Collusion” – and further motivate and incense those of us who are already in the opposing camp.
And, even a bunch of the Left aren’t exactly happy with this since Griner was arrested for drug possession just as she could have been by any US federal officer and many state and local ones here in the US. And, neither Biden nor the Democrats seem to want to actually move towards decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level, despite it having widespread bipartisan support.
Yeah, the worst of bad deals. It goes way, way, way beyond Biden’s normal incompetence and gaffes.