January 05, 2017
Obama's More Average America Policy Gets Results
I'm kind of fascinated by the press this Russian propaganda/WikiLeaks thing is getting.
After all Obama stated at the beginning of his term that American exceptionalism was ending. That we were surrendering the title Worlds Last Remaining Super Power. The result is as predictable as the sunrise.
Which I think is good on some level. I mean that title is like a target on your back. The world is much better off with several competing and cooperating large powers.
But the consequence of a less powerful or less influential America, to sharing power more equally is naturally that nations like China and Russia move in world standing by default.
So personally I like Cold War II, its sure beats the heck out of eternal WWIII that we've been going through.
But you have to expect that a more relatively powerful Russia will have more influence. Possibly even influence in our own media. Its not as if we're above broadcasting VOA worldwide nor doing our own hacking of Russia.
In the end the truth is we both have always attempted to influence the public opinion each other's populations. What effect that influence has is debateable. I doubt it changes much of anything.
Trump won basically the same way Putin wins. The way Obama won, and every other president for that matter, based on his Charisma as a person. Not to mention that natural see-saw effect of America, we love to switch over now and then.
But whatever, so long as eyes are on some imagined or real conflict between the big dogs it will work over time to put a lid on some of these smaller conflicts.
In fact given Trump's history of taking control of the narrative I'm not sure that this whole thing is not exactly what Trump wants. Possibly Obama is setting the state he wants when he takes office.
So that's my Kihnspiracy theory for the day.
I intend to stick with it. Anyway the threat of global nuclear annihilation si something I grew up with. It makes me comfortable.