(Fred Weinberg) – I’m not an expert on foreign affairs. I live in rural northern Nevada and am clearly part of Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” who, as Barack Obama once said, cling to guns or religion because, as the mainstream media puts it, we’re white and uneducated.
I opened my Wall Street Journal (on my iPad Air 2) last Saturday morning to see that President-Elect Donald Trump had a 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
And, because of the way college football and basketball games were slotted through the day, I was able to watch ABC, CBS and NBC’s evening news. To hear the weekend anchor-twits, you’d think Trump is bringing on World War III.
Over a 10 minute phone call.
The news-twits sounded as if they were experts on foreign affairs.
Please excuse my rural ignorance, but what, exactly, do these twits think China is going to do by way of “revenge”?
- Stop assembling our iPhones?
- Stop stocking our WalMarts with cheap crap?
- Make us wear shirts made in Bangladesh instead of China?
Back when Richard Nixon went to China and opened a dialog with their communist government led by Mao Tse-tung, it was most definitely NOT an economic power. It was a large group of people led by a man who famously said, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” We have turned China into an economic power which is—to a great extent—dependent on trading with us; to the point where if we get a cold, they get pneumonia. Or, put another way, they need us to a much higher degree than we need them.
Surely, its current leadership is smart enough to not jeopardize that relationship over a ten-minute phone call.
And then, there’s the question of exactly why we were willing—during Jimmy Carter’s failed Presidency no less—to toss aside our post-World War II allies which we helped liberate from Japan.
As many of the people who hold themselves out as foreign affairs experts like to tell us, it’s complicated.
Of course, so is using nearly slave labor at Foxconn to assemble iPhones and getting away with it.
The Chinese should get over it, remember that we elected Donald Trump precisely BECAUSE of their arrogance and his abundance of common sense. Who do these people think they are that they can tell our President Elect who he can talk to on the phone—in all likelihood on a phone that was made in China?
Of course, I’m just one of Hillary’s “deplorables” who knows nothing of foreign affairs because I’m rural and white, but we (me and over 60,000,000 of my closest friends) know the smell of bovine feces when we step in it.
Memo to the self-appointed foreign affairs experts and their sycophants in the mainstream media: You lost and we won. Get over it.
Next up on the parade of deplorables will be General James “Mad Dog” Mattis USMC (retired).
He is a rock star to soldiers, sailors and airmen everywhere.
He is also Trump’s Secretary of Defense Designate.
Those exploding heads you’re hearing are the same lefties who are clucking about Trump’s phone call to Taiwan.
The Atlantic — a pseudo-intellectual journal of lefties—called these quotes “Hair Raising”.
- “Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.”
- “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f–k with me, I’ll kill you all”
- “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
- “If I were to sum up what I’ve learned in 35 years of service, it’s improvise, improvise, improvise.”
- “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
- “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”
And the left is objecting to this guy? To run the Pentagon? After eight years of Barack Obama?
The Chinese should be thankful that all they’re upset about is a phone call to Taiwan.
ISIS, on the other hand, now has something to worry about.
Mr. Weinberg is publisher of the Penny Press. Get to know more about him by visiting www.PennyPressNV.com.