The UN will need to show that it can be a countervailing power in the civil sphere and an advocate for its especially vulnerable members. The European Union should see Trump as a new justification for its existence and make the best of it. It's very possible that previously unthinkable constellations might emerge -- that Europe and China, for example, could act in concert on some issues. Impossible? That's what we thought. But in the now-dawning Trump world, it's not about believing or about hoping. We have no choice but to forcefully defend our interests and our principles.Okay, let's see who's ready to join the IFAT. China? Dream on. China is always the ultimate nationalist and protectionist, taking full advantage of globalist fools. Germany has to be the center of the Axis, just as it was before.... but Merkel is not going to win the next election. France? LePen is definitely winning. Spain? Too busy trying to prevent Catalonia from seceding. Italy? Beppe Grillo is winning. England? Already getting out of EU. Poland? Ambiguous but not willing to sacrifice. Balkan countries? Mostly with the Allies. Russia? Center of the Allies, thanks to your relentless vicious attacks. Turkey? With the Allies. Your newly created Wonderful Utopian Democracies in Iraq and Syria? Hah. Sweden? Amazingly even Sweden is tired of EU migrant invasions. Finland? YES! Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia? YES! So there's your IFAT. there's your WE. Or in other words,
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.