That’s because there isn’t one.
Appearing Tuesday night on with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney analyzed the current stand-off with Russia and America’s standing in the world under President Obama’s leadership.
“It’s hard to name a single country that holds America in more esteem and respect than when the President took office five years ago. It has not been a time of building America’s respect and admiration and esteem and frankly our soft power or our hard power around the world and the President has to account for that. I think ultimately the historians will,” Romney said. “We need a President that understands that not everybody around the world has the same interests. Some people around the world want to oppress other people and expand territory and take from the resources of other people, that’s what’s happening. The Jihadists want to do that, clearly Russia is intent on doing that and there are others as well.”
It’s not as simple as Romney puts it. But, it is an obvious statement of fact. “Hard Power” is what I believe the Prince referred to as fear. Zero has managed neither.
Many (but not all) of Zero’s failures are caused by ignorance. Romney touches on this, but, he oversimplifies. I often preach on this in relation to economic subjects, but, it holds true with all thoughts when regarding different nations and people. No two nations have entirely the same interests. If they did, they would be one nation and not two. All world leaders need to understand this. Zero clearly doesn’t. Of course, he’s not the only one.
Globalists don’t understand this. All globalist notions will ultimately lead to failure, oppression, and strife. It must, because none of us have completely common interests. That doesn’t mean we have to be enemies or even antagonists towards each other. It simply means we have to understand that the interests of different people are different. In a world not so long ago, I had thought people were awakening to this thought. I was sorely disappointed. We, as a world, seem to be regressing from such a notion. The trouble in the Ukraine is a great example of the ignorance and lack of understanding of this notion. Each nation and their leaders should act in accordance to the interests of the people of their respective nations. Not necessarily their expressed desires at the moment, for those change as quickly as day changes to night. But, act in the interests of the people.
Clearly, this is a foreign concept to the leaders of the EU. Their existence is predicated upon such ignorance. Why, in the name of all that’s holy, were they so damned eager for the Ukraine to push for acceptance into such a failed notion as the EU? And why didn’t they anticipate at least the possibility of Russia’s reaction?
Personally, I think there were people trying to manipulate Russia and the US into a confrontation. Given Zero’s stupidity, bravado, and ignorance, I suppose there was a fair chance at that. Of course, there’s no appetite for a military confrontation in the US. Simply put, the Ukraine doesn’t hold enough of the people’s interest. Even if all the propaganda is true, (which is never is) it still doesn’t hold the interests of the US.
Now, it would be nice if every nation played by the rules of our agreements and the UN. But, we’ll never get to that point, because no two nations have the same interests. Sometimes, the interests are competitive. Then, the rules and agreements go out the window.