The Chinese Army
—or even peace over a substantial part of the globe—
is a very rare thing.
Is has always come when one power
has been predominant over all others
or even over a combination of others,
and is able to enforce its own laws over lands far and wide.
It is also a fleeting thing.
When the dominant state declines, other states try to move into
the now lawless political vacuum.
We call this movement war.
As far as we know the first age of peace was brought by Sargon the Great (c. 2270 BC), of Akkad. He brought the petty and squabbling Sumerian city-states under his own rule and created history’s first empire. It included Mesopotamia, the Levant and parts of modern day Turkey, Syria and Iran. Since then others have forced their rule over much of the globe. We read of Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Macedon and of course Rome. When each of these powers declined wars and rumors of wars ensued.
We moderns are no different. When great powers decline war comes. We might have an up close and personal look at what it is like to live in a world where the predominant power is in decline. As the United States falls into debt and economic collapse, its foreign obligations will be seen more and more as onerous and will simply be abandoned. You see this wherever you look in our geopolitical landscape. Cuts in air and missile defense, abandonment of allies, stopping new weapons systems —these are all signs of decline. Such weakness is obvious to our enemies. Even ridiculously shabby nations like North Korea feel safe enough to threaten the heartland of this nation.
We can expect that as a result of America losing her ability to police the seas and enforce law, that much of the globe will sink into anarchy and dictatorship. Laws will be replaced by the whims of tyrants, and all questions of war and peace will be decide by the simple calculation of power. Nations will cease trying to resemble America and will begin to resemble Venezuela.
Nowhere has this crude fact been better spelled out than by Thucydides. He wrote of the Great War between Athens and Sparta, and how it ushered in formerly unknown spasms of cruelty and violence. Today we admire Athens, though we forget that she become an expert in genocide, mass murder and slavery. What she did to the people of Melos is a harbinger of what our own world is becoming.
Athens was especially murderous to those weaker states who would not dance to her imperial tune. Such was the case of the little island of Melos. Her people refused to join in Athens’ crusade against Sparta and preferred to remain neutral. Athens saw this has an unpardonable affront to her power. In the famous Melian Dialogue between the Athenian delegates and those of Melos, we read of the philosophy of power by those who possess it.
The standard of justice depends upon the equality of power to compel and that in fact the strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men leads us to conclude that it is a general and necessary law of nature to rule whatever one can. This is not a law we made ourselves nor were we the first to act upon it when it was made. We found it already in existence and we shall leave it to exist forever among those who come after us.
Such a lawless philosophy is still practiced today. In an eerie echo of the Melian Dialogue we read Lt. Gen. Liu Yazhou of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force:
When a nation grows strong enough, it practices hegemony. The sole purpose of power is to pursue even greater power…Geography is destiny…when a country begins to rise, it should first set itself in an invincible position.
This is the philosophy of the slave-state, a concept of power practiced throughout history by those who could wield it. When law perishes—when there is no nation powerful enough to uphold it—then the strong will do what they will and the weak will suffer what they must.
And what happened to those brave—or foolish—inhabitants of Melos? The Athenians executed every male of military age and enslaved the women and children. The horrors of our 20th century were already common in the 5th century BC.
Those horrors were ended by the rise of American power. When this is no more, we can expect to see their return.
BARRY SOETORO aka BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
He is not eligible to be
President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact REGARDLESS of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not eligible
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth as required by the Constitution.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
The FACT that he was not born of TWO US CITIZEN PARENTS is all that matters. The question of his birth certificate is a distraction (a distraction fostered by Obama’s supporters?) that ought not to occupy our time and resources.
However, it is possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all even if he was born in Kenya, as three witnesses have testified. The reason is because his mother could not pass her US citizenship on to her son because she did not live continuously in the United States for five full years after her fourteenth birthday as required by the US immigration law in effect during that period of time.
Check it out:
Also, an excellent introductory primer on Obama Presiidential Eligibility is to be found at:
His usurpation can only be corrected (1) by Congress through his Impeachment and Removal [something which will never happen in a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid], or (2) it can be
corrected by his resignation, which could happen if the public presssure on him to resign becomes great enough, or (3) by his removal by the United States Supreme Court affirming a Quo Warranto decision of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia [which process Attorney General Eric Holder would never allow to even begin] or (4) by an amendment to the Constitution,
which will never happen because that again would require the agreement of a Congress controlled by Pelosi/Reid.
HERE IS THE QUESTION WHICH EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD BE ASKING HIS OR HER CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS
“During the 2008 election, then Senator Obama published a statement at his website which said that his birth status was ‘governed’ by the British Nationality Act of 1948. Can you please tell me, and the American people, how a person governed - at birth - by British law, can be a natural born citizen of the United States and thus constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States?”
- Leo Rugiens