James George Jatras
Analyst, former U.S. diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership
Far from becoming “a normal country, in a normal time,” America took the path ofthe “replication of the experience of Bolshevism and Trotskyism” – morphing ourselves into a new Evil Empire in place of the old one.
The approaching failure of Poroshenko’s, the State Department’s, and Patriarch Bartholomew’s project in Ukraine is a victory not only for the Orthodox Church as a whole but for the Serbian Church in particular.
A close and mutually advantageous relationship is one thing, but Canada’s de facto loss of independence is another. Not only does the US control Canada’s diplomacy, military, and intelligence but also her financial system.
The saddest thing is that even if he survives in office until the 2020 vote (and he might not) Trump still will almost certainly be the lesser of two evils, in the manner to which we have become accustomed.
It is a fantasy to believe that Trump has been freed by Mueller’s goose egg. The Democrats will use his work as a starting point (not as a finish) to keep digging into Trump’s private and business affairs to find something for which they can impeach him.
Whatever the outcome, the eventual winner will face the same intractable problems that have stymied Poroshenko, above all the sputtering conflict in Donbass, high prices, a weak currency, and a struggling economy.
Whether in Christchurch or Birmingham, the forces of the rising dictatorship of victims, despite their internecine squabbles, understand all too well who their common enemy is.
A survey of nations in what was once known quaintly as the Free World shows some of them engaged in what could best be described as a cold civil war.
After decades of corruption and conditioning by politicians, judges, bureaucrats, educators, entertainers, and media, today’s Americans may well be among the most docile people on earth.
It is hard to assess exactly how significant the moral/sexual component of undermining Orthodoxy in Ukraine is, but there is no denying it is a factor.