The Wolves Are Circling

America is in turmoil. Americans are watching the news closely. But what is it they’re watching? The latest incremental development in Covid-19 statistics, the latest local government lockdown extension, the latest mass vaccination push by the federal government, climate change, disgruntled Olympians, sex scandals and race-related names of sports teams.

Let’s wake up to the real world for a minute.

While leftist Americans nonsensically push for invented gender pronouns, “Fraud-In-Chief” Joe Biden has ordered an unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31. “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build,” he said. “It’s the right and the responsibility of the Afghan people alone to decide their future and how they want to run their country.” Well, the Afghan people who disagree with the Taliban don’t have that luxury, because the Taliban want to run their country. And they are on the march.

In less than a week, this radical Islamist war machine has conquered nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals, and is estimated to now control about two thirds of the country. Axios stated the obvious: “The string of swift Taliban successes in the final weeks of the U.S. withdrawal has dented hopes that the Afghan military and allied militias will be able to fend off the insurgency.” In June, the Taliban controlled about 100 Afghan districts. The Long War Journal reports that it now controls 229 and is strong enough to target the 66 more urban areas the Afghan government is still clinging to. The Taliban has also attempted, unsuccessfully and successfully, assassinations against senior members of the Afghanistan government.

On July 22, the United States agreed to withdraw all its combat forces from Iraq by the end of the year. U.S. forces are already withdrawing from Somalia, to the benefit of the terrorist group al-Shabaab. The U.S. is no longer supporting Saudi Arabia in Yemen, to the benefit of Iran-backed Houthis. Meanwhile, emboldened radical Islamists are increasing attacks on commercial vessels in the region.

America is retreating everywhere, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, to the benefit of radical Islam. And Europeans are paying attention and recognize that they will have to step up. American forces leaving Afghanistan and North Africa could produce more refugee crises that will affect Europe. In Germany’s Bundestag, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee said Germany will probably need to return to Afghanistan.

Maybe the most under-reported, under-recognized real-news development in the world over the past few months has been the U.S. dropping its opposition to the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline. This gives Russia enormous power over Eastern Europe and Germany enormous power over Europe in general. This is the type of development that can ultimately subdue—and ravage—entire countries.

Russia is also engaging in dangerous cyber attacks against some of the most important organizations in the United States and has modernized 90 percent of its nuclear arsenal. When the match finally gets lit, Russia will be able to dump tens of thousands of megatons onto the nuclear fire.

China has about 20 nuclear missile silos. It is now building an estimated 230 more. These silos could be filled with as many as 875 warheads. This is obviously the most extensive enhancement ever of the Chinese Communist Party nuclear threat. It comes in addition to its ongoing takeover of the South China Sea, its inroads into Cuba, its development of satellite-killing weapons, and its cyber espionage and other espionage against the U.S.

These nations are preparing for war. Americans are battling each other over vaccine mandates, replacing police officers with social workers, and transgender rights in sports.

There are important internal issues in America: government oppression, runaway spending, debt, inflation, crime, immigration, lawlessness, radicalism, immorality. But another major issue is the fact that Americans are ignoring what is happening in the rest of the world. We are succumbing to weapons of mass distraction.

Once America’s problems within have weakened it enough, it will be destroyed from without. Other nations see that America is dying. They see opportunity. In 1984, a former KGB agent named Yuri Bezmenov defected from Soviet Russia to the United States. Under the pen name Tomas Schuman, he wrote Love Letter to America to warn us of how Communists planned to overthrow America.

The plan was to convince people who live in the world’s freest, most just, most affluent racially integrated country, with the greatest opportunity for people of all races and types and cultures—to believe the opposite. The method is “ideological subversion—the process of changing the perception of reality in the minds of millions of peoples.”

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

“The main principle of ideological subversion is turning a stronger force against itself,” Bezmenov warned. “Just like in the Japanese martial arts: You do not stop the blow of a heavier more powerful enemy with an equally forceful blow. You may simply hurt your hand. Instead, you catch the striking fist with your hand and pull the enemy in the direction of his own blow until he crashes into a wall or any other heavy object in his way.”

He likens America to a building containing explosive materials: “To destroy this house the enemy does not have to intrude physically into it. It is enough to start a fire next door and wait till the wind blows in the right direction.” Meanwhile the enemy may “throw in some great ideas” for the owners to argue about in order to take their attention off the actual fire: environmental protection, gay liberation or emancipation of house pets are the types of non-critical arguments that divert America’s attention from the real danger.

Smart people would notice the fire and remove the inflammable objects and materials before the house catches the fire. Useful idiots will keep arguing about whether it is constitutional or not to pay firefighters, or the equality of husband and wife in domestic chores who should remove the combustibles, until the actual explosion blows their enfeebled brains all over the neighborhood.

More than a generation has passed since that book was published. Our preoccupation with “non-critical arguments” is now all-consuming. Americans are so divided against each other that we are spending all our focus and energy on non issues. Leftists are pounding the war drums over manufactured issues like “white supremacy, police genocide, toxic masculinity, Confederate statues, wearing masks, vaccination mandates, and the rights of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transsexual-queer-plus faction.”

These issues represent the “New American morality”—a perverse moral code being pushed with religious fervor by people who utterly reject actual morality—biblical definitions of right and wrong that are actually worth defending. The terrible truth is that those who still oppose radical leftism are too weak to stop these issues from consuming our strength and our nation.

As we tear each other up over these “non-critical arguments,” we forget that America does have enemies! Those enemies love to see us in decline, and are happy to “throw in some great ideas” and empower the most insane factions in our society to help us destroy ourselves.

Meanwhile, they are getting ready for when America falls.

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