Ralph Peters is a patriot, has much to offer in commentary because he’s a straight shooter and one can, and I do, really admire the guy and his Civil War Novels Here. But the good colonel hates Putin with an undying passion and it blinds him. One example is his recent embrace of the new French President Macron. Here is what Peters, in part, prior to the last round of voting in La Belle France, had to say.
Even in today’s embittered, conflict-ridden world, the news is sometimes plain good. That was the case after Sunday’s first-round vote for president in France. Of the top four contenders, only one, Emmanuel Macron, has been pro-NATO, pro-European Union, pro-US and anti-Putin. He also had the audacity to tell the French they actually have to work, if they want a stronger economy.
Well who gives a rat’s ass about either NATO or the European Union? Trump had it right the first time about NATO, its day is over. The EU has an economy about the size of America’s and is therefore well able to defend itself again a Russia with not even a quarter of that GDP. Besides it’s strongest member is Germany for godsakes and not being able to to militarily dominate central Europe has never, never, never been Germany’s problem.
And while Colonel Peters focuses like a Moray eel chasing a halibut on the threat Putin’s unabashedly Christian Russia may offer Europe the western part of that landmass is busily surrendering to Moslem colonization. Why should we defend that? Of course there is always Poland and nobody wants to see the Poles run under again but Poland won’t last in the EU, it wants to stay Caucasian and Christian, as does Hungary and both will inevitably make common cause with Russia in order to do that. And let’s be honest about Russian “aggression” it did invade the Crimea and the Eastern Ukraine but both those areas are historically Russian and have Russian populations.
It’s not like Putin has been trying to grab Portugal.
And insofar as Macron goes the man is an insane baby. For one thing he believes that a better, safer, happier world will result if the political process is balanced exactly between competing groups. So the candidates for the National Assembly his new party En Marche will field will be one half men, one half women, one half Conservative and one half Socialist/Communist. I don’t know if they’re going to be one half tall and one half short, one half brunette and one half blond, one half fat and skinny, but I wouldn’t put it past him.
So Colonel please get a grip because the fact was that there was no candidate in the French election with any hope of winning who was any good, French politics and political thought being as it is, as it always has been, – screwed up beyond imagining in addition to the nation itself being the source of world’s most enthusiastic and prolific bureaucrats. Not to mention an avalanche of wacko ideas like building only half a Maginot Line or priding itself on providing the world with the slogan Liberty, Equality, Fraternity while cutting thousands of heads off.
Photo is Colonel Peters at Gettysburg.