27 April 2016

If He Means It, What a Refreshing Change in U.S. Foreign Policy

"America First", in the sense of acting in the interests of our country as a sovereign nation-state, is the only sensible foreign policy: resisting global governance, refusing to pick fights with Russia, refraining from needlessly attacking countries, defending our borders and our people, and refraining from dictating to other countries when our interests are not implicated.  

Like I said before, assuming arguendo that any of this matters, Trump's stated foreign policy is the only one that is different from the past twenty-five years.

9 comments:

Christophe said...

Most important foreign policy speech since Washington's Farewell Address. This is really why the establishment hates him - America First.

Anonymous said...

Am I mistaken, or is that a photograph of the Nazi sympathizer, appeasement-endorsing Charles Lindbergh? That was his slogan, too, wasn't it -- "America First" -- as he tried to persuade Americans to ignore the evil cancer that threatened to destroy Europe. Nice to know you stand with those who wish to make the world safe for facism, e.g., Lindbergh and Trump.

Anonymous said...

"If he means it"

I don't think he means anything. I think he's an agent of chaos. I don't like him, don't want him to be the nominee, don't want him to be president, don't trust a word he says, and I'm psyching myself up to vote for him anyway in the hope that he might occasionally do the right thing accidentally.

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thetimman said...

Ah, yes, the dreaded "anonymous". Read the comment policy. I posted yours because it is the totally facile comment I expected when I posted the photo. You can "feel" the way you like. I didn't say "think". America First was not fascist, but of course you call it that, as the nation state stands in the way of global communism, which I expect you support, using your logic--as you apparently supported the alliance of the US and the Soviet Union in WWII.

thetimman said...

Christophe, I agree that it is the most important in a long time, and this is the real cause of the opposition of globalists to him. You might only have to go back as far as Kennedy, though.

Athelstane said...

Lindbergh being controversial as he was, I think I'd have gone with a photo of Robert Taft, who also fully endorsed the America First Committee. But maybe that's a quibble.

The difficulty for a traditional conservative regarding Trump's speech is less its content than its author, who has a track record that makes it difficult to trust that he would actually follow through on it. On foreign policy he has been a real moving target in this campaign.

Innocent Smith said...

I'm so sick of people like anonymous treading on an American Hero like Charles Lindbergh. In case anonymous is innocent and does not know any better. There was a time when the Midwest liked the Republic. They were not interested in Internationalism and Empire. That was America First. And a lot of people from St. Louis were on board with that idea. They were mostly industrialists of German and Hibernian background.

I hope I did not scare anonymous by mentioning that a lot of them were German. But take care, anonymous they weren't fascists and they certainly weren't Nazis. They were good hard working people that also understood that their employees had to make enough money to buy the products they produced. In politics they were represented by grassroots people like Robert Taft. How many people today even learned about Robert Taft?

Either way, the Midwest has been a conquered area for some time now. Conquered by East Coast establishment Wall Street War Mongers initially led by the Rockefellers and taken over by Irving Kristol and his Neo Cons.

For a fascinating article, read the April issue of Culture Wars magazine. An article by E. Michael Jones tells a huge part of the story as he interviews Phyllis Schlafley.

Strongheart said...

You cannot grow industry back without protectionism. Actually, country debt ratio is 105%. Protectionism has been how America grew until after WWII. As globalism and free trade are slowing the economy, many countries are now going back to protectionism. However, the current government and special interests makes a lot of money with free trade and open borders and try to stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency, in spite of record breaking popular vote for protectionism.

Dymphna said...

Charles Lindbergh wanted to keep Americans out a of war that had nothing to do with us. When Pearl Harbor happened he volunteered. When will we learn that the more American rescues the world the more they hate us? I'm not talking about Syrians either. You can run into anti-American nastiness in France from a real Frenchman and if you read Canadian or English news you'll see that they don't really like us either.