Sunday, January 12, 2020

Tulsi Warns: "If This War With Iran Escalates It Is Going to Make the Wars With Iraq and Afghanistan Look Like a Picnic."

Here is some sound commentary from Tulsi Gabbard about Iran, but what is shocking is the number of comments under her post that attack her for the comment.

Many of them are along the lines: "I was with you but now I am not."

Why the hell were these people supporting Tulsi in the first place?

She is just being consistent in her view that the United States shouldn't be meddling in Iraq, Syria or Iran.

The comments show that the primitive instinct can be triggered very easily in a lot of people when the blood of a so-called threat is spilled.

These are Trump primitives. He knows how to trigger them.

Hayek warned about this type in Chapter 10 of The Road to Serfdom:
It is in connection with the deliberate effort of the skillful demagogue to weld together a closely coherent and homogeneous body of supporters that the 3rd and perhaps most important negative element of selection enters. It seems to be almost a lot of human nature that it is easier for people to agree on a negative program--the hatred of an enemy, on the envy of those better off-- than on any positive task. The contrast between the "we"in the "they," the common fight against those outside the group, seems to be an essential ingredient in any creed which will solidly knit together a group for common action. Is consequently always employed by those who seek not merely support of a policy but the unreserved allegiance of huge masses. From their point of view it has the great advantage of leaving them greater freedom of action than almost any positive program. The enemy whether he be internal like a "Jew" or the "kulak," or external seems to be an indispensable requisite in the armory of a totalitarian leader.


  1. Thank you, Tulsi for speaking the truth, for being courageous and remaining dignified in the face of the stampeding cattle.

  2. People see the folly of old wars but not the folly of new wars.