Russia's invasion of the Ukraine has become a war of attrition--Russia stalemated on the battlefield, facing economic repercussions from Europe and America. If the Russians can't wind up the invasion soon, it becomes a question of which gets to them first, bankruptcy or participation from NATO on the side of Ukraine? Europe and America must continue pressuring Putin and his general staff.

In the German newspapers, I see finger-pointing everyday--not at Putin and his general staff, but at President Biden, former President Trump, former Chancellor Merkel of Germany, and her Socialist predecessor Schröder. You almost forget who started the invasion. The subterfuge and betrayal perpetrated by Putin takes back-seat to intramural rivalries.

Rather than focus on the common enemy, Republicans blame Democrats, Democrats blame Republicans. The level of disunity in our country undermines whatever common effort America brings to the bargaining table. The enemy understands well the American Achilles-Heel: play the disunity-card. Putin doesn't have to worry about us so much. We are too busy attending political blame-games.

What needs to happen to bring home to Americans the risk caused by our disunity? And don't tell me that we need to forget our petty quarrels and pull together. The old patriotic clichés no longer work. Disunified America couldn't put up much of a fight, no matter who our enemy is. Do we need another humiliating loss to reveal this to the whole World?

Only if we divide America, can the new nations field an unbeatable force, fueled by unity and a common sense of purpose; but they have to go their own ways, first.


March 31, 2023

How Long Do Republicans Wait?

Americans who vote Republican have to remember that, for people who work for the Republican Party, it's just a job. They may like their jobs. Mostly they prefer to keep their jobs. They may share the Republican sentiment for free-market principles and military readiness; but when someone like me comes along and suggests that Republicans petition for a nation of their own, they worry about things like job-redundancy and relocations more than they do about Democrat big-government and peacenik sell-out.

March 23, 2023

Release Grand Ole Prometheus!

Left-wing trash-talking of the GOP represents a concerted campaign that should concern its leaders. The scathing rhetoric suggests that the trash-talking will not end until the Left can make the GOP the permanent minority-party, and silence or discredit its associated media-organs. Older Americans familiar with the Nazi-smearing of the Jews should note the similarities in the left-wing method. Neither the Republicans nor freedom-loving people of any stripe should ignore the potential threat that these smear-tactics represent.

March 21, 2023

Republicans: a New Start

The Republican Party has a few tasks it needs to undertake. It needs to examine the philosophy it claims to represent and to take stock of its future, and stop thinking in terms of personal rivalries. We have more on the line than just choosing candidates and securing a victory in future elections. The GOP needs to regain a corporate sense-of-self. How can we move forward when we have deep doubts about the game, the rules, and not least the players?

Lloyd Bowers

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