NICE GUYS FINISH LAST
AND THEN THEY WHINE
OCTOBER 22, 2010. I’m going to say this as plainly as I can. The American social and political attitude has a title: NICE, FRIENDLY, HAPPY, GENEROUS. It’s a fake layer of baloney. And it’s been encouraged and massaged and promoted, for a long time, for a particular purpose:
TO MAKE AMERICANS FEEL THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP EVERY HUMAN FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH POLE—AND IN THE PROCESS, ENTANGLE AMERICA IN ENDLESS FOREIGN ALLIANCES AND WARS THAT, FINALLY, WILL DESTROY AMERICA.
Every American is supposed to know that George Washington, in his Farewell Address, warned about these entangling alliances. He saw the future. He saw that it would be all too easy to get wrapped up and strangled in such “friendships.”
And he was right. This is where we are. This is the insanity.
And these days, there is so much NICE and so much FRIENDLY going around, we are supposed to slide down the drain with a big fat grin on our faces.
Here is just a partial list of our obligations that spring from some crack-brained sense of GOOD WILL:
WE’RE THE SAVIORS OF ISRAEL.
WE’RE THE DEFENDERS OF ISLAM.
WE’RE THE ALLY OF PAKISTAN.
ENGLAND IS OUR GREATEST FRIEND.
WE LOVE ALL THE VILLAGERS IN AFGHANISTAN.
WE’LL NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN IN GOOD FAITH AND THEY’LL RESPOND IN GOOD FAITH.
WE’RE DEMOCRATIC BROTHERS WITH INDIA.
WE’RE HAPPY TO SUSTAIN A MONSTROUS TRADE IMBALANCE WITH CHINA.
ANYONE WHO WANTS TO COME TO AMERICA AND LIVE HERE IS WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY ENTERED ILLEGALLY, WE’LL GLADLY EXTEND AMNESTY. BECAUSE WE’RE NICE.
WE’LL SAVE THE ENTIRE CONTINENT OF AFRICA FROM DEVASTATION. NICE.
WE’LL UNSEAT SADDAM AND BUILD A DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ.
WE’LL CONTINUE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AND KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON SOMALIA.
WE’LL FUND THE UN AND LEAD NATO.
WE’LL HELP DEFEND SOUTH KOREA.
WE’LL BOW DOWN TO THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY AND SUPPLY THEM WITH ENDLESS WEAPONS.
WE’LL SUPPLY HOTEL SUITES IN NEW YORK TO THE PRESIDENT OF IRAN SO HE CAN ADDRESS THE UN AND INDICATE OUR END IS NEAR.
WE’LL OPEN THE DOOR TO RUSSIAN GANGS.
IN A GRAND GESTURE OF FRIENDSHIP TO 225 OTHER COUNTRIES, WE’LL RE-BRAND OURSELVES AS A “MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY.”
IN THE AFTERMATH OF EVERY ATTEMPTED TERRORIST ACT ON OUR SOIL, WE’LL REFRAIN FROM OFFENDING “OUR FRIENDS” BY MENTIONING THE WORD “ISLAMIC.”
WE’LL PUT THE AMERICAN DOLLAR IN THE SAME BOAT WITH EVERY OTHER CURRENCY IN THE WORLD, AND SURF THE MONSOON SEAS, AND TAKE THE CONSEQUENCES.
Yes, and we’ll do all these things at the same time. We’ll juggle all the balls at once. We’ll save the world.
We’ll smile and be nice and friendly, too, because that’s what it’s all about.
And just in case you thought I’d forgotten about that other big smile that means, “I’m going to screw you in the next two seconds,” here is the other side of the coin—still sticking to the theme of our foreign obligations:
WE’LL EXPORT AND DONATE TONS OF TOXIC PHARMACEUTICALS TO THIRD WORLD NATIONS AND DECIMATE PEOPLE THERE.
WE’LL GLADLY SEND OUR MEGA-CORPORATIONS INTO FOREIGN LANDS, TAKE OVER MAJOR RESOURCES, AND PROTECT OUR INTERESTS WITH MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE ASSETS.
WE’LL USE THE IMF TO BANKRUPT FOREIGN NATIONS AND PUT THEM UNDER ECONOMIC CONTROL.
WE’LL SUPPORT HORRENDOUS DICTATORSHIPS BECAUSE IT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS.
US foreign policy. All in all, a wonder to behold.
Makes you re-evaluate the word ISOLATIONISM. As well you should.
You see, all this generosity and “hands across the water” and “let’s all get together” and “happy-happy” and “save all the victims” is a straight-out con.
You want to know how you help people? You become as free and strong as you can, as a nation. As self-sufficient and un-meddling as you can, as un-devious and un-slimy as you can. No foreign alliances or agreements. No interventions. No aid. No free trade. No exploitation. No foreign adventurism.
You build a REAL shining hill AT HOME based in individual liberty—with many, many, many free and powerful and prosperous citizens—and THEN you tell your neighbor countries: “You like this? If you want it, we’ll show you how. No strings. It’s your house. It’s up to you. This isn’t a gift. We can’t give it you like a stack of money. You’ll get no aid from us. Doesn’t work that way. Can’t work that way. You have to win it on your own.”
A lot of people don’t like that. It sounds too harsh. They want to stand in a big circle and give away everything to everybody and watch everybody magically go broke and then they want to whine. That feels better. That feels more religious. That feels more moral. That feels kinder and gentler.
Let me know how it works out.