The new world order

This is one tenth of the story it ought to be given the corruption of the media and its infusion into the left. That the elites in the United States no longer have the ideological understanding of what constitutes a free society is melded into every policy you see. If occasionally someone at Fox, or Rush Limbaugh, or a Sarah Palin, or the right-side blogs gets into these issues, the sum and substance still amounts to almost no opposition at all. So the headline this morning at Drudge actually shows someone who understands just what a buffoon Obama is and what a train wreck American foreign policy has become:

RUSSIA LAUGHS AT OBAMA ‘SANCTIONS’; CALLS HIM ‘PRANKSTER’

“Prankster” is merely what they say in public. The words they must use in private must add no end to the hilarity as they look over Obama and Kerry, and before that Hillary. They show such immense disdain because they can. The consequences will continue far into the future.

And speaking of that future, how’s this for the new world order, also from Drudge, RUSSIACHINA PUSH FOR CONTROL OF INTERNET…

The United States is planning to give up its last remaining authority over the technical management of the Internet.

The Commerce Department announced Friday that it will give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international nonprofit group, control over the database of names and addresses that allows computers around the world to connect to each other.

Administration officials say U.S. authority over the Internet address system was always intended to be temporary and that ultimate power should rest with the “global Internet community.”

But some fear that the Obama administration is opening the door to an Internet takeover by Russia, China, or other countries that are eager to censor speech and limit the flow of ideas.

“If the Obama Administration gives away its oversight of the Internet, it will be gone forever,” wrote Daniel Castro, a senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Castro argued that the world “could be faced with a splintered Internet that would stifle innovation, commerce, and the free flow and diversity of ideas that are bedrock tenets of world’s biggest economic engine.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, called the announcement a “hostile step” against free speech.

The world moves faster than you can ever believe and at the moment is accelerating into who knows what but has a very bad feel about it.

UPDATE: Was the world in 1938 as indifferent to foreign policy issues as it is today? This is from a post by Scott Johnson at Powerline, where he routinely describes Obama’s foreign policy advisors as The Team of Nitwits, which also, of course, includes the President. It is titled, The 1930s are calling:

Obama intensely wants to sell out to Putin, but Putin isn’t buying. He prefers to take without the patina of agreement. He views Obama with the utmost contempt, and he is proving himself a rather more perceptive student of character than his Western counterparts, Obama foremost among them.

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17 Responses to The new world order

  1. Ant

    I said for the whole of Obama’s 4 years as POTUS “One term president, he’ll be laughed out of office.”

    Up to the 1st Tuesday in November 2012, it could only ever have gone that way.

    Aside from his spectacular bungling domestically, total ineptitude at everything he tried (apart from campaigning), the slobbering sychophancy shown to every stinking corrupt and oppressive tyrant abroad while showing open hostility to the US’s allies, especially Israel and Britain, his amazing lack of confidence in the greatness OF HIS OWN COUNTRY!, aside from all that, his systematic destruction of private enterprise and wealth creation and the consequent shocking state of the US economy and the huge explosion in welfare dependency, should have guaranteed that Americans were awake to the impending disaster and voted for a ‘course correction’.

    Then came Romney to wipe the smile off my face.

    Not a bad candidate, and certainly head and shoulders above Obama, but timid and terrified at upsetting the media by laying the broadsides into the Obama administration that it desperately deserved.

    No spark.

    Republican voters stayed home in huge numbers and, even though Obama got millions of votes fewer than 2008, he still won easily.

    But it wasn’t all Romney. The Republican leadership in Congress is miserable, particularly in the House where John Boehner rules with an iron fist when it comes to challenges from his own side, but throws on the white cotton gloves when dealing with the deviants in the Democrat Party who aren’t shy about their contempt for conservatives nor shy about their destructive designs on the country.

    But the really sick bit is that they’ve learnt nothing.

    They’re still into pandering to the media, crushing dissenting conservative voices alarmed at what’s going on, kissing the backsides of the Democrats and using their law making power to line the pockets of the crony capitalists who use the US Chamber of Commerce as their vehicle for opening the spigot on taxpayers funds to fill their private coffers as the level of US debt goes leaps and bounds by trillions of dollars at a time.

    While 2014 is looking good for them at the midterms, 2016 is looking very bleak indeed.

    Obama will be gone, which is obviously a cause for celebration, but lining up for the Oval Office will be Hilary Clinton or some clueless fool RINO such as Chris Christie or Jeb Bush or worse.

    America’s stuffed. Even if they get another Reagan, they’re still stuffed.

    They might be able to steer their Titanic a little bit in the right direction, but they’re up against a gargantuan leftist bureaucracy and leftist judiciary set to stifle any sensible measures taken, and a media class that would embarrass even Pravda in its heyday such is the suffocating leftist bias in every major commercial news network (except for parts of Fox).

    The more it goes on, the more I say that country is headed towards an inevitable bloody revolution of some kind.

  2. RMR

    Mark Steyn’s presience is being confirmed daily – After America !

  3. Ellen of Tasmania

    The more it goes on, the more I say that country is headed towards an inevitable bloody revolution of some kind.

    And I think they’re ‘luckier’ than us because at least there’s enough people there who want to fight for their country and the values it has been built on to make a civil war possible.

    Somewhere in the western world, the left and right will eventually have to fight it out because the left won’t stop for anything else. Look at the March in March crowd. Democracy really means nothing to them.

  4. philip j. fry

    Is “prankster” in Russia the same as “wanker” here?

    Makes sense now ..

  5. A Lurker

    Somewhere in the western world, the left and right will eventually have to fight it out because the left won’t stop for anything else. Look at the March in March crowd. Democracy really means nothing to them.

    If push came to unlikely shove and if shooting started in Australia, I suspect that the Aussie military would I reckon, support the Conservative side. I mean, Labor/Greens haven’t really endeared themselves to our fighting forces and memories would be long in the armed forces.

  6. John Comnenus

    Oh come on guys, you are just not picking up on the much vaunted ‘nuance’ Obama and the Left are bringing to Foreign Policy (Sarc off).

    This is the problem with the Left, they overestimate their own abilities whilst underestimating the ruthlessness of our enemies. The Left should have much to be modest about, but are too arrogant to engage in modesty. One day that modesty will be forced on all of us.

  7. Joe

    Democracy is the worst form of government ever invented. It allows the the legitimisation of corruption and the creation of a ruling class by specialisation.
    Sortition with fixed term limits is the only equitable solution. But I fear that sortition will never be allowed to come to fruition via “democratic” processes. Thus armed intervention might be the only way to remove the old democracy for the new freedoms.

  8. Ellen of Tasmania

    If push came to unlikely shove and if shooting started in Australia, I suspect that the Aussie military would I reckon, support the Conservative side.

    I think they’re busy weeding such people out of the military, Lurker.

    “The details go on and on but, in March last year, Major General A. J. Campbell, DSC, wrote requesting his [Gaynor's] resignation from the army: ”In short, army does not share your views, which are both offensive and divisive and not in the interests of army or our people.””

    Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/criticising-islam-gays-sets-army-major-up-for-a-fall-20140316-34va7.html#ixzz2wGlgTQ2j

  9. Ellen of Tasmania

    “Rand Paul comes by his libertarian convictions honestly — I don’t think he is an opportunist, in other words. But anybody who thinks that the size of the modern state can be shrunk by a coalition of potheads and p****ers is not, as the liberals like to say, on the right side of history. A constitutionally-limited state is absolutely dependent upon public virtue. Otherwise, forget about it.”

    (Please don’t click through to the link if you find Christians using blunt language offensive.)

  10. stackja

    Mention of 1938 then on this day in 1940:

    Brenner Pass From Wikipedia
    During World War II, the German leader Adolf Hitler and the Italian leader Benito Mussolini met there to celebrate their Pact of Steel on 18 March 1940.

    Putin learnt a lot at the KGB college.

  11. Ant

    When’s Obama’s next golf game? I suspect this thought occupies his mind more than anything Putin says or does.

    The guy is completely unserious. What kind of idiot-fool-nitwit-moron would, for example, make a “serious” statement re the Ukrainian situation from an alphabet mat at an elementary school?

    And how does he get away with it? I’ll tell you how. Because the media class are his great facilitators and enablers.

    No Bush would ever even have attempted something so stupid because their antenna were always finely tuned to the natural hostility of the media.

    Obama’s on autopilot with the coordinates set to “Clown” because he instinctively knows that the media will give him a pass and cover up for his manifest idiocy.

    I mean, as soon as one understands the ‘RESET’ fiasco, one understands that we’re dealing with one class A dimwit.

    Maybe all those years in the Choom Gang fried a few too many brain cells. No doubt, while Barry was snorting away in college leaning on affirmative action to wing his way through, Putin was in KGB intelligence school learning how to strategise against his adversaries while simultaneously snuffing them out with a single blow to the temple.

    But there you go, America. You fell for the “Hope and Change”, “Yes We Can”, “Forward” BS – twice! And now the piper’s come to collect.

  12. .

    Joe
    #1229567, posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:19 am
    Democracy is the worst form of government ever invented. It allows the the legitimisation of corruption and the creation of a ruling class by specialisation.
    Sortition with fixed term limits is the only equitable solution. But I fear that sortition will never be allowed to come to fruition via “democratic” processes. Thus armed intervention might be the only way to remove the old democracy for the new freedoms.

    Third parties take note: this scoundrel is trying to besmirch the good name of sortition and term limits through associating it with violence and sedition.

    Sortition will be enshrined one day as sure as it was right to end slavery, end absolute monarchy, and have democracy over aristocratic despotism, etc.

  13. Yohan

    Mitt Romney, from the numbers I saw, a lot of the Republican base stayed home and did not come out to vote. Possibly because he was a Mormon, or considered to be a flip flopper moderate.

    This is why, I believe, the pundits got the predictions so wrong. They saw the polling for independents and the middle class swing to Romney, and expected the hard core GOP to come out as well, but a lot didn’t.

    This means the post election spin about the GOP needing to become more progressive to win elections is nonsense. They really needed someone like Tony Abbott, instead they got a Malcolm Turnball

  14. Boambee John

    “I think they’re busy weeding such people out of the military, Lurker.

    “The details go on and on but, in March last year, Major General A. J. Campbell, DSC, wrote requesting his [Gaynor's] resignation from the army: ”In short, army does not share your views, which are both offensive and divisive and not in the interests of army or our people.””

    Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/criticising-islam-gays-sets-army-major-up-for-a-fall-20140316-34va7.html#ixzz2wGlgTQ2j

    This case has a distinct whiff of a “religious test for office”, which I understand to be unconstitutional, perhaps someone can confirm or deny that understanding?

  15. Rex Munday

    yet it was ok for Caner Temel to be in the ADF. hmmm

  16. Combine Dave

    If push came to unlikely shove and if shooting started in Australia, I suspect that the Aussie military would I reckon, support the Conservative side. I mean, Labor/Greens haven’t really endeared themselves to our fighting forces and memories would be long in the armed forces.

    That’s why in any revolution the military is de-fanged, politicized (commissioners or parallel military force = ss?) with it’s leaders removed or closely scrutinized.

    If it came to that in Australia, why would it be any different than what happened in China, Russia and Germany?

  17. Combine Dave

    “The details go on and on but, in March last year, Major General A. J. Campbell, DSC, wrote requesting his [Gaynor's] resignation from the army: ”In short, army does not share your views, which are both offensive and divisive and not in the interests of army or our people.””

    You’d have to be a grade A moron to come out with that stuff publicly and expect the media and government of the day wouldn’t crucify you (even if Gaynor is right :D )

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