I have read Paulo Tambolo’s letter in your Aug. 11 issue and I stand solidly by my earlier statements.
Niihau Ranch has watched Niihau’s marine wildlife closely for over 40 years but has never seen any sign of damage from Navy operations there.
Also, in my opinion, it is monumentally stupid for the U.S. to include anyone except its closest allies in the RIMPAC maneuvers. In particular, the Russians and Red Chinese should never have been given this priceless opportunity to study U.S. Navy operations at such a close range.
But that is just one of the many serious national security mistakes that the Obama administration routinely makes.
With all due respect to Mr. Tambolo, he is focused on trivial, while I am worried about far bigger issues.
Those issues are based on a large number of grim facts that have been widely ignored for many years, but which are now coming into play.
Time and space do not permit a discussion (here) of those numerous underlying facts. But here is a highly condensed overview of the matter.
In the history of the decay of every great nation, there eventually comes a “point of no return” beyond which that nation is inevitably doomed to fall.
For just one example, ancient Rome was already doomed, many decades before it actually fell: but until bold and determined enemies finally arrived, no one realized that fact, and the myth of Roman invincibility persisted.
The United States passed its national “point of no return” in 1964. Ever since then, the U.S. has been trapped in a relentless, erratic, downward slide to ruin.
Like the ancient Romans, the vast majority of U.S. citizens have not yet sensed this fact, and are still in complete denial: but many foreign nations already realize that America is in massive decline.
The next major milestone on America’s road to ruin will be the bankruptcy of the U.S. government.
There is now absolutely no way to avoid that bankruptcy; it can be delayed, but not ultimately prevented; and at some point the U.S. government will collapse financially, just as Germany’s Weimar Republic did back in the 1920s and 1930s.
The three greatest after-effects of America’s financial collapse will be:
1. The outbreak of an atomic war in the Middle East, one which could easily escalate into a global nuclear holocaust.
This Mideast nuclear war is also now ultimately inevitable: and I can back up that statement with solid facts.
2. In the continental U.S., the socialists will rise to power, just as they did in Germany after the fall of the Weimar Republic.
And the socialists will use their “emergency powers” (including martial law) to dump the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and to create a police state.
Either they will succeed in creating that police state or else there will be a Second Civil War between the socialists and the badly outnumbered defenders of the U.S. Constitution.
3. In the Pacific region, with America weakened and distracted by events elsewhere, America’s enemies will opportunistically make their move.
They will surge forward, conquering everything in their path (including Hawaii): and most of the Pacific Ocean will become a Chinese-Russian lake.
Most people today do not remember that Japan came awfully close to seizing Hawaii in World War II. The only thing that saved Hawaii then was the miraculous victory of a small, hopelessly out-gunned American fleet at Midway.
But today the Russians and Chinese are far stronger (compared to the U.S.) than Japan was in World War II.
This time around, I don’t think Hawaii will be so lucky.
As a Hawaii resident, this situation concerns me. Both the Russians and Red Chinese have a record of horrendously mistreating conquered populations: and China’s puppet allies, the savage, America-hating North Koreans, are infinitely more brutal.
Now for a brief summary of this situation.
The U.S. Navy is now the only significant force standing between Hawaii, and the Russians, Red Chinese, and North Koreans.
The Obama administration is already doing a superb job of hollowing out and weakening America’s military forces.
Some parts of our forces are already as weak as they were before Pearl Harbor.
I don’t want to give Hawaii’s eco-nazis an excuse to make this mess even worse, by expanding the Papahanaumoku Marine Monument into areas close to the U.S. Navy’s training grounds.
One last comment remains.
It has been correctly said that those who deliberately ignore history’s greatest lessons, are bound to repeat its worst mistakes.
Both World War I and World War II were preceded by several years of tense, uneasy “false peace” between the world’s great powers, with small conflicts and mini-wars smoldering in various places.
Today’s world situation is frighteningly similar to both of those earlier pre-war times: and I don’t like it one little bit.
Keith Robinson is a co-owner of the island of Niihau.