The Afghanistization of America, by Victor Davis Hanson

There are a many places in America that are indistinguishable from Third-World countries. From Victor Davis Hanson at

We are doing our best to become a Third-World country of incompetency, constitutional erosion, a fractious and politicized military elite, and racially and ethnically obsessed warring tribes

he United States should be at its pinnacle of strength. It still produces more goods and services than any other nation—China included, which has a population over four times as large. Its fuel and food industries are globally preeminent, as are its graduate science, computer, engineering, medical, and technology university programs. Its constitution is the oldest of current free nations. And the U.S. military is by far the best funded in the world. And yet something has gone terribly wrong within America, from the southern border to Afghanistan.

The inexplicable in Afghanistan—surrendering Bagram Air Base in the middle of the night, abandoning tens of billions of dollars of military equipment to the Taliban, and forsaking both trapped Americans and loyalist Afghans—has now become the new Biden model of inattention and incompetence.

Or to put it another way, when we seek to implant our culture abroad, do we instead come to emulate what we are trying to change?


Take COVID-19. Joe Biden in 2020 (along with Kamala Harris) trashed Trump’s impending Operation Warp Speed vaccinations. Then, after inauguration, Biden falsely claimed no one had been vaccinated until his ascension (in fact, 1million a day were being vaccinated before he assumed office). Then again, Biden claimed ad nauseam that he didn’t believe in mandates to force the new and largely experimental vaccinations on the public. Then, once more, he promised that they were so effective and so many Americans had received vaccines that by July 4 the country would return to a virtual pre-COVID normality.

Then came the delta variant and his self-created disaster in Afghanistan.

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2 responses to “The Afghanistization of America, by Victor Davis Hanson

  1. I have strong feelings about rulers in Western democracies deliberately generating tribalism. I was born in Northern Ireland. My mother came from another country in the Anglo sphere. She was greatly annoyed, as I became when I was old enough to vote that the only choices available were the tribal votes, put simply voting according to your religion – Catholic or Protestant. Despite being part of the UK in the 40’s through 60’s it was not possible to vote for the main UK parties. My parents were no religion. Tribal voting not only effectively disenfranchised them but for the great convenience of the ruling elite and the privileged status quo kept all the issues that affect everyones lives off the agenda. For elites who are unaccountable and wish to remain so, it is the perfect recipe. It also enables manipulation of block votes.


  2. this is going to come back to bite the Democrats in more ways then one and then it is going to be ” Oh me , oh my, what happened ? This wasn’t suppose to happen this way “.Poop happens, unfortunately, it will affect everyone and probably be the end of the U.S. as we know it. I hope I’m wrong as usual


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