When people have too much to lose, and do not have the courage of their moral convictions, they make excuses for evil because they do not want to confront it.
This is something that happened during the world wars and is happening now as well. All of a sudden the country who was proud of calling themselves a super power, noses in everyone’s business, certain people of that country want to ‘only focus’ on domestic problems. Sure.
People seriously lack knowledge of contextual history and international affairs, impacting trade relations which have high consequences on domestic issues. No, these ‘social commentators’ they parrot what they hear. And they repeat the same excuses. All to hide their own cowardice, to protect their little treasures, the world be damned. This rift is what is emboldening our enemies. This weakness of turning on each other at times of adversity, lack of unity, has become our Achilles heal.
China can smell it and so can Russia. Yes, these countries ultimately, do not mean us well. No matter who poked whom, this was always going to happen at some point. We need to wake up to this reality. You do not avoid war by capitulation, you only invite national enslavement by the hands of those to whom you bow down. And then you develop a national dependency which keep crippling you little by little. No, you either fight or puff up big enough to scare off your challenger.
Whatever road has lead us here, it has lead us here now. It would be extremely naïve to think that our enemy is only retaliating because of our perceived actions. That our enemy is only reacting. If they are your enemy, then it is safe to assume that they are always planning your downfall and by you not constantly planning your defence you make them stronger.
Buckle up. This is going to be a bumpy ride. And you better shore-up your spine because otherwise we all will be left paralyzed.