Did anyone ask the Commoners
There’s a piece about foreign-policy chappie Robert Kagan flapping on about how our late wars were not about defending US national security but about the “liberal world order.” And we “should fight more such wars to maintain a ‘liberal world beyond [our] shores.’”
OK? So whatabout Ukraine? Kurt Schlichter writes that, sooner or later, our rulers better come up with a good argument about whether we should support Ukraine. Because right now, they aren’t making an argument. They just “slander, anyone, not cozy and cuddly with the Official Approved Narrative™.” Which is what, exactly? I mean, what is our grand plan with regard to Ukraine? Bueller? Anyone?
Or the California Reparations Commission that is proposing that Californians pay reparations to blacks for slavery and everything else that blacks can think of.
It all comes down to my reductive Three Peoples theory. Should America be run for the benefit of educated-class Creative people? Who all believe in defend Ukraine and fight climate change? Or should America be run for the benefit of Subordinate oppressed peoples, and pay them reparations for the accumulated injustices down the ages?
Of course there is another possibility. To think more about what ordinary Commoner Americans want. Golly, I wonder what they want. Did anyone ever ask them?
It really is fascinating, that our educated class is utterly uninterested in what ordinary Americans want in their lives. Things like good schools for the kids; affordable houses, good jobs, secure borders, cheap energy, safe cities. Because, darling, what does it matter what the schools are like if we lose the planet.
That, I think, is the basic thing we are tussling about in America. Are we going to be bullied and pushed around by our betters, that are bankrupting the nation with their fashionable notions about climate and race, and their influence-peddling budgets.
Or are we going to spread the power around a bit and try to make America work for all of us, educated, ordinary, and subordinate? Are we just going to think about what we want, and damn the rest, or are we going to admit that other people have their needs and their hopes and their dreams, and they have a right to them, and a right to hope that their country will respect and honor their hopes and dreams.
That I think is the question going forward. Do we allow our educated to continue in charge and subordinate ourselves to their agenda? Or do ordinary people get a word in edgeways, just a little, every now and again.