Dangerous Times: Gimme a General Who Won’t Fight!

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It  was Lincoln who said “Give me a general who will  fight!” That was after the North was defeated over and over again by Robert  E. Lee’s smaller and more agile armies. Lincoln’s first generals fought  desperately hard, but not hard enough to win. In the upshot, the Civil War  dragged out to became our bloodiest war ever, 600,000 dead — mostly white  folks. And yes, it was triggered by Christian Abolitionists who made slavery  morally intolerable to half the nation.

Lincoln  was therefore forced to find generals who would fight, and he found Sherman and Grant, who wreaked terrible destruction  on the South. He could see no alternative.

Soldiers  who survived the Civil War lived with their painful wounds for the rest of their  lives. They had no modern painkillers, no antibiotics, just liquor, morphine and  silent suffering. Fifty years after the Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes still  ached from his near-fatal war injuries.

In  stark contrast to Lincoln, who demanded to know the truth, Obama is now firing  our most successful fighting general — for telling the truth.

That’s  really all we need to know.

Mr.  Obama likes to compare himself to Lincoln, but baby, he ain’t no Lincoln!

Not  even a Ford. Not even a Prius.

Martin Luther King was genuinely like Lincoln,  because he knowingly risked his life for a cause greater than himself. And like  Lincoln, Dr. King was martyred.

Real  human progress comes hard, very hard.

There  are heroes in the world. Most of humanity doesn’t come close. Compared to Dr.  King and Abe Lincoln, Obama is a hollow man, clinging to a faith outworn.

General  James Mattis is being fired for insisting on complete contingency planning,  according to Pentagon reporter Tom Ricks. Truth-telling isn’t welcome in this administration,  and that means big trouble ahead. General Mattis and the military understand  that. The general insisted on full planning for all predictable outcomes.

Obama  is a gambler, and he doesn’t want to think about what might happen if his wild  gambles don’t pay off. He is amazingly overconfident. General Mattis is a  thinker. He is a responsible combat leader.

The  differences are huge.

Lincoln  was driven by the conviction that the United States Constitution was the “last,  best hope of Mankind.” He believed with real justice that only in the New World  could a profoundly new form of self-government plant deep roots. Historians like Niall Ferguson continue to make Lincoln’s case on the facts.  Ferguson points out that in South America, even Simon Bolivar gave up on the  possibility of constitutional government. Spain and Portugal did not sow the  seeds of self-government in their colonies. They sowed Hispanic caudillismo, the cult of macho heroes like Francisco Franco, Fidel  Castro, and Hugo Chavez.

For  all its faults, Britain left a legacy of political compromise and electoral  legitimacy all over the world. That is why English-speaking countries still  practice electoral self-government today. Hong Kong has a British-style  political culture. India does. Mainland China does not.

Political  culture matters.

General  Mattis rose to fame by the success of his combat strategy in Iraq and  Afghanistan. It was Mattis who taught his Marines to tell the population that  “we are your best friend and your worst enemy.” In Iraqistan a lot of  people got that.

In  Afghanistan, after the Brits withdrew from Helmand Province with serious losses,  the U.S. Marines took over the battleground. They practiced the Mattis Doctrine,  walked combat patrols and risked personal death and injury to let the people  decide. Today Helmand Province is pacified — at least until Obama skedaddles  outta there. The Taliban are now holed up in the mountains. They are very  patient fanatics.

At  her media-spun Senate testimony Hillary Clinton said “We now face a  spreading jihadist threat… We have to recognize this is a global  movement.” The media were more interested in the soap opera, of course, but  that was Clinton’s real confession about the Benghazi fiasco. Even the Democrats  are willing to tell the truth when it suits their politics.

Meanwhile  the Left still hates George W. Bush for recognizing the truth, and fighting the  War on Terror after 9/11/01.

My  crystal ball looks foggy today, but I’ll bet we’ll hear about the Mattis  Doctrine again before the Long Jihad War is done. The Muslim jihad has been  going on for fourteen centuries since Mohammed. It doesn’t have to be declared,  because it is in the Koran. But they declare it anyway everywhere Muslims are  indoctrinated, except to the liberal suckers. We will hear all about the Mattis  Doctrine as soon as this country is ready to face the obvious truth. Truth  tellers will be in demand again.

Meanwhile,  Obama is mentally locked into the idea that Marxism Lite is better than the U.S.  Constitution. But Lincoln was right and Obama is dismally wrong. In  Lincoln’s time, Europe had gone back to its ancient ways after the horrors of  the French Revolution, turning away from elected governments in favor of  Napoleonic emperors — like the various Kaisers, Hitler, and Stalin.

The  world wars of the 20th century all started with European imperialism:  Austro-Hungarian, German, Soviet. They all imitated Napoleon and the Prussian  Reich — which inspired Karl Marx. Marxism is Prussian Kaisertum writ  large. The Marxists don’t admit that, but they have a problem with the truth  anyway. They constantly lie to themselves; don’t expect them to tell the truth  about their own horror story.

Obama  is a Euro-socialist who imagines that socialism has finally discovered the  solution to peace and war. This is so delusional that it’s not even worth  arguing over. Only fantasy mongers believe it. But like his Kenyan father, Obama  is mentally stuck in Marxism Lite. He wants to copy Eurosocialism at the very  time it is breaking down in front of our eyes.

So  Mr. Obama wants to withdraw from the world. Well, then let the Germans defend  Europe, let Japan defend Asia, and leave South America to Hugo Chavez. America  can then pretend there are no ballistic missiles armed with nukes only 20  minutes away in Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea. Ballistic missiles float  free once they leave the atmosphere. The Iranians have launched satellites, proving that their rockets can also float  around the world and hit New York City. Obama wants to cut the military to the  bone while China and Iran, and soon Egypt (financed by the Saudis) have nukes  and missiles.

Obama  wants to have it both ways, spending tens of trillions to keep the Democrats in  power forever while pleading poverty to take the American cop off the world  beat. Obama doesn’t dare to think about failure. But failure of leftist  fantasies is the norm, not the exception. Mass delusion is what killed the  Soviet Empire. Mass delusion is what we are seeing in America today, spread by  the mass media.

Our  military are smarter and more morally responsible than our demagogues. They constantly plan for what  might happen, not just what they wish for.

General  Mattis is a morally responsible individual. Obama is not.

So  General Mattis has to go.

In  Obama’s America the voters still hope that delusional fantasies will turn out to  be true. Doctors will work for free, miracle drugs will be developed free, taxes are only for the rich, and Democrats are  really compassionate. They’re happy to give free liquor to the drunks, in  exchange for a vote.

Well,  the truth will out. As usual.

Meanwhile,  General Mattis has taught his Marines and Soldiers to practice the Mattis  Doctrine. Maybe some retired officers will do the needed contingency planning  for unwanted futures that are sure to come. George Patton didn’t stop planning  when he was demoted. He knew he would be needed, soon enough. That might  save the United States when we turn to the truth tellers again.

Semper  Fi, General.

No  one has done better.

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One thought on “Dangerous Times: Gimme a General Who Won’t Fight!

  1. Well said: I agree totally with this article especially the comparison of obama! He proves himself to be a mental retard stuck in a losing dillusion! Someone find the Egyptian Jackel and employ them now!

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