Glenn Beck nailed it today as he spoke of the rising world powers and the jockeying for position in an emerging global order. Russia has quietly made its moves, and energy is their big stick -- China continues to make the most of State Capitalism with all its short-term victories, and then there's the Mid-East and radical Islam stirring Mid-East nations and attempting to bring about a united regional force that can rise to global power. Then there are all the alliances of power as each manipulate the world stage.
Beck made the point that America is not in the game, and in a way this is true -- we are the target, along with European nations still connected to western values, even if tenuously, and Israel. There are powerful players from America in the game, but they are now global power brokers through banks and other multi-national corporations. Beck advises that America will be okay if we have faith in divine providence. This is the language Beck uses as a religious man, and I understand what he's saying -- it's the deeper spiritual values which will stand in the in. The international alliances will fall apart, and any nation bent on world domination is mad and out of touch with the new reality in the Information Age. Radical Islam will fail because it is brutal and bigoted, and people will take this only for so long, and when this type of force attempts to expand and coerce, the reaction is fierce.
What Beck didn't articulate was America's role in the coming global battle for power. Beck advises that we stand with Israel, but he doesn't say what this entails, although he's been told by Israeli leaders that they don't need our military power. My take on this has been spelled out on this blog. I believe America should stand by Israel as supporters of freedom and democracy and spiritual strength, but we should not intervene militarily and shouldn't attempt to restrain Israel from defending itself. In other words, we should take a position of non-intervention, unless Israel asks for our help and needs it, bring all our troops home from around the world and use part of this money to develop the best defense in the world and the rest to pay down the debt.
We should announce to the world that we aren't in the global power game, that we'll freely trade, innovate and create, but we will not be the global police. American hawks fear that China will take over in the Mid-East if we withdraw -- good, let them have it. Once we've told the world we're withdrawing, we should make it clear that if we are attacked, we'll respond with appropriate force, whatever is called for. The fear of losing global military influence has been a rationalization used by global power players to keep large corporations in a rigged game, but now we should end that game and restore America to its original purpose -- to live free, to prosper and to pursue happiness. The global power game is for fools, and we've been foolish long enough. It won't be long until miserable people all over the world under the thumbs of various power-mongers will look to America as a haven, and they will come -- we just need to build that America -- or they will change the nations they're in.