I am aware of the theory that the Biden administration is in cahoots with the Russians in seeking the demilitarization of Ukraine.
Dangling the mirage of a military victory against Russia, by feeding Ukrainian fantasies of military superiority, is what it took to inspire an all out assault with lots of junk weapons and no air support.
Ukraine, left to its own devices, would not have undertaken its own self destruction without being egged on by the White House and its cabal of irresponsible so-called pro-Ukrainians.
I understand why many Ukrainians doubt the proxy war was ever architected with their best interests in mind. That was true from the beginning. Nobody thinks a tank war in Europe is appropriate in the 21st Century.
The sense that the bottom of the bell curve, intelligence-wise, has way too much decision-making authority, runs strong. If we have any smart folks in the room, why don’t they end this madness? Because they’re so vastly outnumbered? Isn’t the Bell Curve semi-symmetrical? Why does the Planet of the Apes contingent have the upper hand?
I think many in The District are sincere in thinking they’re in some kind of historic showdown, and they are. I empathize with diplomatic types who sense a lot of the investment banking discussions are no longer accessible to them. When it comes to planning future infrastructure, you don’t want juvenile bomb-happy types in the room.
DC has opted out of the civilian control structure, having militarized its foreign policy to the point of having no friends in high places anymore. This probably accounts for the specter of Papa Biden being cheered on by a tiny cabal of unilateralist ideologues with a track record of being wrong about everything.
Multi-polarity was an inevitable result, with business relationships forming around the task of circumventing all the dark ages sanctions being imposed by the lower half (the anti-intelligentsia). Claiming it’s a terrible thing for Americans, that China and Russia are sorting out their differences, is highly short-sighted, and is mostly a mantra of the low-brows. Americans have a role to play as well, when it comes to cracking down on unbridled, uncontrolled militarism.