Paleoconservatives and members of the Alt right have been very concerned with immigration in recent years. Which makes complete sense due to the fact that western nations all over the globe are experiencing mass demographic change and their race is undergoing a genocide in their very own home countries. However another issue that paleoconservatives, the alt right, and even our founding fathers all agree on is not getting involved in foreign affairs. George Washington stated in his farewell address “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world”. Thomas Jefferson showed that he had very similar views with Washington on foreign policy, when he said “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none.” during his inaugural address.
Throughout the country’s history we have been involved in war. The more recent the war, the stupider the reason for going to war usually sounds. It has been around fourteen years since George W. Bush declared war on Iraq, due to ‘muh weapons of mass destruction’. Turns out Saddam had no sort of weapons like that whatsoever. That was the first reason we were given for why we were sending our boys to the land of jihadis. Currently we are still at war in Afghanistan. Originally the plan was to start looking around for some guy named Osama Bin Laden, the arab who planned the dreadful attacks on 9/11. Bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals. All of this happened by 2011, and somehow we are still sending our young men to get blown up in these countries. The Iraq war which started in 2003 lasted for about eight years and nine months. We also waged war against ISIL in 2014, which is the terrorist organization that was created by the void left without Al Qaeda or large U.S. military presence. The government and media have told us over and over again that there are these supposed threats overseas.
If the U.S. truly cared about protecting human rights and toppling oppressive dictatorships they would be in the majority of Middle Eastern, South American, and African countries. The main reason as to why the U.S. is only involved in the Middle East is due to self interest. Everybody knew that George Bush’s cabinet was filled with wealthy oil execs. The main reason for these American Wars in the Middle East are for acquiring of resources. The irony of it all is that the same groups who are bombing these foreign countries filled with a people who practice a rather violent religion already, are advocating for us to open our borders up to these people. This is why Europe has had hundreds and hundreds of their people slaughtered in the name of Allah every year.
Donald Trump had a very paleoconservative view on foreign involvement, similar to that of the founding fathers. He condemned Bush for putting so many troops into the Middle East. During the campaign he said that our involvement was a waste of effort. Yet, he also pointed out that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton removing troops from the Middle East caused a power vacuum which helped create ISIS, which is true. Nonetheless, he continued to campaign on the idea of getting us out of the Middle East, which appealed to voters.
Earlier this week we learned that Donald Trump had just ordered more troops to be sent over to Afghanistan. This is another broken campaign promise, no different than the missile strike in Syria. I understand that Donald Trump is most likely pretty cozy to more than a few oil executives, but we cannot let this go without consequences. We can’t keep having our young men being blown up by Jihadis doped up on coke just so that the CEO of some oil company can buy a few new yachts. We must listen to George Washington, and trust that he knew what he was talking about when he told us to stay away from foreign entanglements.