This 24/7 nearly information-free coverage, however, does a few big things:
1) Tortures the already suffering family members of the people on that plane;
2) Boosts ratings and sells a lot of air time;
3) Feeds an endless number of conspiracy theories; and, my favorite,
4) Hides that Obama and his Western colleagues have no clue on how to deal with the end of the world as they know it--the end of the fantasy world created by the progressive loons in charge of the West (Australia, Canada, and Israel excepted) and the brutal reassertion of the real world.
To quote Herbert Stein, "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop."
Yes, my loopy progressive friends, the fantasy ride is over.
Time to collect the same-sex partners and test-tube kids; get back into the Prius, hope the battery is not dead; and head home to the stagnant economy, the mortgage, the leaky roof, the uncollected garbage, the sky-high energy bills, the unemployed and unemployable college students receiving a DOA education, and a American health care system, once the greatest in the world, now on death's door thanks to your prescriptions. Oh, and let's not forget the misunderstood thugs and terrorists with their knives out, waiting in the driveway to cut all our throats, yes, our--yours and mine.
We as a nation, as a collection of nations known as the West, the best, and only hope for mankind for these past many hundreds of years, must rediscover foreign policy. We cannot just wish it away; it is real. The outside world matters. What happens in dirty huts in the desert, in fetid caves in the mountains, or in the gilded hallways of the Kremlin can matter a great deal. I am sorry for the repetition, but as I wrote almost two years ago,
Foreign policy is important. It should not be an afterthought, or something left to the naive, the incompetent, the ignorant, or the malicious, i.e., the Obama administration. Securing foreign markets, for example, can prove a major source of jobs, as I have noted before. Even more important, however, foreign affairs can get you killed. We need go back no further than September 11, 2001, to see a grotesque reminder of how the outside world can come calling. Simply put, there are people who want to kill us, all of us, men, women, children, old, young, Democrat, Republican, independent, white, black, brown, Christian, Jew, agnostic, atheist, etc. Some are so eager to kill us that they willingly die to do so. I repeat: foreign affairs can get you and your family killed, and right in your home or work place. We saw it on 9/11/2001; on 12/7/1941; and almost saw it during thirteen days in October 1962, when JFK nearly got into WWIII because he did not have the vision, intelligence, and gumption to get rid of Castro when he had the opportunity, an opportunity bought with the blood of brave Cuban freedom fighters in April 1961. They want to kill us, crush us, and conquer us, because of who we are. What we, a mix of races, religions, and creeds, have accomplished has defied and continues to defy the predictions and prescriptions of royalists, Nazis, Fascists, Marxists, populists, jihadists, and all-knowing UN and EU bureaucrats.I have written so much about this subject, it is almost unbearable for me to have to repeat it. It just seems such a waste to have to go on and on about the basics, about the one big immutable fact of the world: the strong survive, the weak die. A corollary to that, of course, is that the survivors write the history--something about which I tried to remind our silly leaders who argue that Putin is on the "wrong side of history."
Anyhow, I list here several of my pieces on the need for a serious foreign policy. Please share them with your loopy lefty friends. Hope they help as an antidote to the obsession with MH370.
Climbing Out of the Obama Foreign Policy Hole
Obama Foreign Policy (Part 1)
Obama Foreign Policy (Part 2)
Towards a New Foreign Policy (Part 1)
Towards a New Foreign Policy (Part 2)
Towards a New Foreign Policy (Part 3)