Thomas Sowell's The Vision Of The Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis For Social Policy (1995) reminds me of the old saw: “Be careful what you wish for.” Sowell, a neoconservative, meant his treatise to be diatribe on the ineptitude of Liberals in government. However, what he really and inadvertently is writing about is Donald Trump as President of the United States.
The United States with the election of Donald Trump, a businessman, as Commander-in-Chief has slyly or foolishly embarked upon World War III. There is no business as profitable as war especially in the twenty-first century where there is no military draft, however all young men 18, by law, must register at a Post Office for the military. With no military draft, our young people, only one-percent of the population, that will not be missed unless they are part of your family, are moved like pawn around the world to fight and die, or return home in chronic conditions. I'll call these military men and women the unmissed, while Trump calls them hero-warriors at their deaths.
HISTORY TELLS ALL
Professor J. Rufus Fears of the University of Oklahoma in his Great Courses CD, The Wisdom of History (2007), believes the United States in the 21st century parallels Rome in the 1st century BC:
“By the 1st century B.C., the Roman empire, the superpower of its day, began to crack under the weight of its wealth, political scandals, and other problems. A gridlocked Senate could not resolve pressing social, economic, or foreign policy issues.”
On the Trump's empire (Make America Great Again) war menu is the propaganda for War in the Middle East: Iran; and War in the Western Hemisphere: Venezuela; and China down the road if it refuses to cave like Japan. Iran is on the menu because of his promise to Sheldon Adelson to be “the best friend Israel ever had.” Venezuela because it, until the manipulation in Washington, was the most successful Socialist country outside of Cuba in the Western Hemisphere and it has a huge repository of petroleum. Socialism in South America cannot be abided, no matter how innocuous because it threatens Capitalism's imperialist nature. And China—must be subdued do to racism: it is a nation composed of peoples-of-color.