Clearly Bush/Obama LEARNED THE LESSON OF HISTORY. Bush's puppetmasters studied how Wilson built a slipshod tyranny that lasted only a couple of years, and FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE IT PERMANENT. Remember all that talk about "long twilight struggle" and "bitter-enders" and "generational struggle"? They knew what they were doing. Lesson #1 was: Don't let foreigners start wars. Foreigners may have an actual goal in mind, which will lead to a quick end and firm victory. Always start wars before anyone else has the chance. Lesson #2: DON'T LET A WAR END. Start a war, then do whatever is necessary to prevent either side from winning. Keep it running and running and running. Now: What happens when a foreigner surprisingly intervenes to STOP a war? Clearly this wasn't part of the plan. We had Syria set up to run forever, and this horrible Putin roars in to UNCONFUSEDLY support ONE SIDE. That's a recipe for disaster. Peace is disaster.Amazingly, Obama/Kerry has decided to STOP committing the Wilson crime in Syria. Even infinitely evil bullies surrender to the cop when the cop has more guns. It's clear that Officer Putin has more nukes. Obama is trying to save face by attributing this change to his own actions, but it doesn't work. USA STRONG has been acting in Syria for a couple of years with NO sign of an end, because we were fighting FOR our employees and agents al-Qaeda and ISIS. Now that we have quietly decided to follow Russia's guidance and leave Assad in power, we are helping to end the war. An EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE position for USA STRONG, since our sole purpose for existence is to destroy everything. I'm sure this discomfort will lead to an identity crisis and more internal tyranny, but it's worth the trouble if it ultimately leads to total collapse of USA STRONG. Constants and variables, fuckhead. THANKS, PUTIN! THANKS, RUSSIA!
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.