There appears to be no rush to patch up Cold War wounds. Two centuries of Anglo-Russian rivalry, pitting a Eurasian “Heartland/World Island” against the “Rimland,” “Outer Crescent,” or Insular Crescent” of geopolitical jargon, belie the fantasy of the Realist world where alliances can be altered at the snap of a finger. The mirage of Palmerston’s dictum that states have no friends, only interests, upended by the inertia of international conflict as perpetual as the earth’s rotation. The Kantian peace, a figment of Europe’s feverish utopism, as impractical as Metternich’s balances of power and the attempt to resolve legally, what are essentially demographic, political, and social quandaries.
Is it desirable?
Is it necessary?
Can it be achieved?
Trump’s insistence on keeping an open-mind about Vladimir Putin, provokes sincere hatred and panic only among the neocon relics of the Stone Age who do to their outsized influence over the media manage to make their agenda, the nation’s agenda.
Europe’s identity is a post-Cold War sham. The Atlantic states are its westernmost extremity, and slivers of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkey are their easternmost counterparts. The Anglos, Norse, Iberians and Celts of the Ponant, are offset by Buddhist Kalmykia, Muslim Chuvashia, and Finno-Ugric Mordvins, Komis, and Karelians of Europe‘s Levant. France, Spain, and Holland, are not its heart. The physical, cultural, historic, and demographic barycenter of Europe is closer to Poland, Romania, and the Ukraine, than either of its two extremities.
The 24/7 news cycle leaves precious little room for history and its appreciation. The intense competition for jaded attention spans outshines George Orwell’s 1984, where a planet divided between three world empires is united by the ability of each empire to rewrite the past in the minds of its subjects, on a daily basis. Those vilified as enemies on Monday are presented as friends on Tuesday, and the populations of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia are as unaware of this rewriting as they are of the novel ways in which their minds are dominated by Doublethink.
Three consecutive incumbents in the White House have betrayed the American people and caved-in to a footloose globalist elite at odds with democracy and traditional sovereignty. With the single exception of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, country after country has forfeited its independence to the Crooks of Davos. Ignoring Russia’s precedent, and failing to ally with Putin, will significantly weaken Trump in his effort to resurrect America’s political and economic vibrancy. Democracy and sovereignty require a Trump-Putin alliance if they are to stand a chance of defeating the elites’ ability to turn a profit from the sweat and blood of the world’s masses, unrestrained in their appetite for exploitation by any politician, government, or people.