If We Could Harness The Power Of Immorality

We would be able to give up all other sources of energy

by Thomas Wictor

Wed, November 21, 2018

The White House released a statement on Saudi Arabia. It’s an amazing piece of writing that almost certainly came directly from the laptop of Donald Trump

"America First! The world is a very dangerous place!”


Of course Senator Rand Paul lied and said that Trump’s statement equates to “Saudi Arabia first,” but Paul has a KNOWN net worth of $1.3 million. Congress writes the laws governing its behavior, so Senators are not required to reveal all their assets.

And Rand Paul got a spread in Vogue magazine.

The people who would lose their jobs if we cancel our arms deals with Saudi Arabia? They don’t have a net worth north of $1.3 million, and they don’t get spreads in Vogue.

Rand Paul opposes ALL American arms deals. He hearkens back to the first anti-American isolationist superstar: Smedley Butler.

Butler was a US Marine major general who earned two Medals of Honor.

We’re not supposed to say the following, which is why I will.

Butler earned his Medals of Honor during a period when they were handed out like Participation Awards. His first medal citation has no details, and the second action lasted less than 20 minutes. Three companies of Marines and 100 sailors killed 50 Haitian Cacos, men with no military training. Despite the claims of close combat, only one marine was injured. He lost two teeth to…a rock thrown by a Caco.

After Butler got out of the service, he became the John Kerry of the era, using his two Medals of Honor to silence his critics. He wrote a brainless book called War is a Racket, and he was paid craploads of money to preach to choirs of isolationist idiots.

Butler died on June 21, 1940. Eighteen months later, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Four days after that, Nazi Germany declared war on the US.

Because of isolationism, our armed forces were unprepared for war. We sent our men into battle with obsolete weapons, and they paid with their lives. It took YEARS and THOUSANDS of casualties before we could catch up to our enemies.

Isolationism is immoral because it’s murderous. For Americans and everyone else.

Instead of Rand Paul and Smedley Butler, concentrate on John Smith “Jimmy” Thatch.

Before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Thatch knew that we would go to war. He flew the Grumman F4F Wildcat, which didn’t have a prayer against the faster, more maneuverable Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

So using matchsticks on a tabletop, Thatch worked out how to defeat the superior Zero.

Two Wildcats would fly side by side. When a Zero attacked, the Wildcats would turn toward each other and cross paths. The Zero would of course follow the Wildcat that it was shooting at. After the Wildcats crossed paths and flew away from each other, they would turn toward each other to cross paths again.

This would force the Japanese pilot to fly RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE SECOND WILDCAT’S GUNS.

The Wildcat had four heavy machine guns; since the Japanese were not interested in the survival of their fighting men, the Zero had no armor or self-sealing fuel tanks. A short burst from the Wildcat’s four heavy guns turned the Zero into a fireball.

We still use the “Thatch Weave” today. John Thatch didn’t promote himself as a morally superior, peace-loving isolationist. He was a realist who worked out HOW TO SAVE HIS MEN’S LIVES.

Donald Trump is saving the lives of not only Americans but Middle Easterners. Trump has alluded several times to Iran pulling back from its global terrorist operations. This tells me that the US and SAUDI ARABIA have been running extensive clandestine military operations.

Was John Thatch a “warmonger”? Or was he a man who faced unpleasant reality and did what was necessary to win against one of the most demonic enemies we’ve ever fought?

As Orwell said, “Pacifism is abjectly pro-fascist.”

So is isolationism. It’s a deeply immoral ideology that only liars and poseurs adopt.


About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.


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