Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on the coup.
To all the American haters out there, this is what it took to build this mighty nation
that you are trying to destroy in your spare time -- when you aren’t smokin weed.
Lemme tell you, our time on this planet is sooo short. You’ll never realize it until
you get to be my age – then you’ll regret and wish you had listened to the
wisdom of the aged in your youths.
America wasn’t just born rich and strong. It was built by people who worked hard
– not just for themselves to benefit – but worked hard and sacrificed much for the
common good. Americans became famous for taking risks to maintain their
Today, April 17th, 1942, we – do not exactly celebrate – but we can
commemorate – a single day where a handful of brave Americans risked it all for
the common good. Yes, they killed a lot of innocent Japanese that day, but it was
the only way to turn back the tide of a voracious Japanese military that was allied
with Hitler to take over their half of the world – the Pacific half and permanently
On April 17th, 1942, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet steamed West across the
Pacific, several 100 miles from Japan.
Lashed to its deck were 16 B-25 bombers-- planes that never before launched
from a carrier on a combat mission. Their secret target: Tokyo.
In the four months after Pearl Harbor, japan's forces had surged across the
Pacific. The Japanese were confident their nation was safe from attack.
Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle and 79 other airmen were determined to
prove them wrong with a surprise air attack from the sea. It was almost a suicide
mission. They knew they would not have enough fuel to return to the Hornet so
they planned to land in China after dropping their bombs. Early on April 18th, a
Japanese patrol boat spotted the task force. And Doolittle realized he must
launch earlier than planned. His airmen had spent months training but had never
taken off in the midst of a howling storm. Doolittle got his plane off the pitching
deck first and into the air, with the other B 25s following.
The bombers roared toward Japan, just 20 feet above the waves to avoid
detection. The attack was a complete surprise. Many Japanese waved as the
bombers flew overhead, not dreaming they could be American aircraft. The
raiders quickly dropped their bombs on Tokyo and other targets and sped away.
Doolittle and his crews continued towards China, where they crash landed or
parachuted from their planes as they ran out of fuel. One bomber landed in
Russia. Most of the men eventually made it home.
The audacious did little physical damage, but it stunned the Japanese. News of
Jimmy Doolittles “30 seconds over Tokyo electrified Americans and helped turn
the tide of the war in the Pacific.
After the Japanese surrendered, they became friends with the United states
thanks to the very favorable treatment provided by the Americans.
And now China has become a communist revolutionary nation -- no longer
interested in the sovereignty of their nation and other nations, only interested in
the raw acquisition of power and world domination.
The point of this little story is that throughout history, the most noteworthy
Americans have been what’s called rugged individualists. We want to live in a
free nation so that we can live out our destiny the way we think is best.
We don’t like coercive governments telling us what to do – like forcing us to wear
slave masks as a symbol of our compliance to state power – and we are willing
to make huge sacrifices in order to secure the future of such a nation – even if
means our untimely death.
The same goes for the characters of nation states. In order to keep our world out
of the grip of the dictatorial minions of satan, we have to insist on a rugged
individualism of nation states. It’s called sovereignty. Nation states need to not
give up their power to centralized trans-national entities. Internally, nations need
to deconsolidate power to the greatest possible extent which is possible. They
need their own sovereign money systems, their own economic systems and free
and fair elections so that their inhabitants – not some oligarch – have at least
some portion of the power.
Competition in political systems and economic systems is as healthy for nations
as it is among individuals. Allowing competitions, allows incentive-driven
societies. Without such incentives, humanity would never improve – humanity
can only devolve into the law of the jungle – where might makes right.
Artificially handcuffing incentive-driven societies brings bad outcomes to every
single person on this planet, including life devolving into only a binary choice,
perpetual servitude and slavery; or perpetual war.
I’m still reporting from just outside the citadel of world freedom. Good day.