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Like It or Not, We're the New 'Greatest Generation'

Like It or Not, We're the New 'Greatest Generation'

Then-British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (C) signing the Munich Treaty on Sept. 29, 1938 in Munich, Germany. The Munich treaty signed between Nazi Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom authorized Hitler to annex a Czech territory called the Sudetenland. Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. (France Presse Voir/AFP via Getty Images) 

Brig Gen (ret) Blaine Holt By Friday, 02 June 2023 11:50 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Are you ready for World War III?

Does that question instantly catch one, if not both eyes? 

If not, it should! 

If preparing for a global war was not on your list of priorities, don’t feel bad, Americans in 1941, (leading up to Dec. 7 of that pivotal year), bludgeoned by the Great Depression, weren’t either.

In the 1930s and very early 1940s, many in the United States embraced "isolationism."

Overseas, perhaps arguably, one of the biggest deniers of the threat Adolf Hitler posed to the free world was Britain's Neville Chamberlain.   

The generation that General James Van Fleet dubbed the "Greatest," had to transition from surviving economic disaster delivered by the best and brightest in D.C., to fighting the Japanese and Germans with a military that went into severe decay following World War I.

These Americans knew what sacrifice was.

They paid the price at home and abroad, for our nation to endure.

These echoes from history should sound familiar to what we are feeling today; a trashed economy, lunatics in leadership roles and determined enemies that we continue to underestimate.

How many times must we learn that American weakness is the essential ingredient in a cocktail called "World War."

Before we all take a sip, just know that this libation is far stronger than the two previous versions.

There is a cognitive dissonance shared on both sides of the aisle in D.C.

While China, not-so-quietly, travels the globe to build on rising anti-U.S./western resentment by assembling coalitions, the knuckleheads in the beltway make the case that our greatest threats are the climate and soccer moms raising hell at school board meetings.


We the People know differently.

Americans who play by the rules, love our families, and support our communities are very clear-eyed about the very real threats to our security.

They are not so different from 1938-1941.

The corrupt here, toss our prosperity and liberty in the sewer, while a determined enemy continues on a path to their goal of complete global rule.

The main stream media, current administration, and Wall Street treat Chinese belligerence as benign friction.


Were any incursions of land by Hitler, beginning with the occupation of the Rhineland in March of 1936, "benign"?

  • Will the "limousiners" stick around to explain why cities here are burning?
  • Anyone alarmed over the South China Sea, Taiwan, and Ukraine?

Pardon the pun, but don’t bank on it.

And a Google (or another search engine of choice) won't be much help either.

China has been on the rise for decades, we may not be around when we have to answer to the threat we cultivated, and chose to ignore. 

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has spent itself into oblivion and has existential domestic challenges.

Survival for Xi Jinping and his Mao cult isn’t achievable at home.

Like the Japanese empire in the 1930’s that ravaged Asia to take the resources it required, the CCP is doing the same globally.

They must deliver food, fuel and wealth to their anxious population or we will all be reading about a new civil war in China.

How's that for chew-worthy thought?

If we think of all the methods of warfare that don’t involve kinetic weapons, then China is already at war with us.

They have infiltrated every element of our society with espionage and soft power (think corruption), hit us constantly with cyber-attacks, harassed our military, funneled money to politicians and bankers; all to undermine our prosperity.

And if that's not enough, they remain hellbent on turning resentment into an alliance where the first target is the dollar.

Even though CCP policy has decimated its manufacturing base (down 50% from pre-pandemic days), it has scored major diplomatic wins including the Saudi Arabia-Iran reproachment, a feat essential to killing the dollar as the global reserve currency.

Try printing away your problems in that scenario Congress!

So, the table is fully set.

If you are China and its friends: North Korea, Iran, and Russia, you have to read American weakness today as the golden opportunity.

The U.S. and the west fret about climate change and eating bugs while we pour our weapons and wealth into Ukraine, coming off two decades of failed Neocon adventures.

Our compromised leaders are a failed group.

Whether you’re liberal or conservative, it’s time to sober up quickly.

At a recent National Security conference in China, Xi Jinping called on the "loyalty and bravery of Chinese people in the United States to take action."


In addition to the China-drug cartel operations which annually kill 100+K Americans via Fentanyl, thousands of fighting age Chinese men have been flooding across our borders.

Was Xi’s speech a message to these men?

Could they be Political Stability or "PoliStab" units getting ready to create chaos or even fight us on our soil? (subtract the 300,000 acres they purchased!)

In 1939 as Hitler’s tanks rolled into Poland, the Washington, D.C. wakeup call was like a blaring alarm in the midst of a five-alarm hangover.

Gen. George C. Marshall quietly repostured our military by purging it of thousands he deemed unfit for the coming war.

Marshall had the guts (remember those?) to fire over 100 general officers and promoted some to flag rank that he loathed, and with good reason.

He knew the Germans wouldn’t like Gen. George S. Patton either.

Will CJCS nominee, General CQ Brown recognize today’s real threat and drop the Climate and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) nonsense?

Let’s everyone hope he does.

We the People need to harden ourselves too.

Secure your resources.

Make yourself resilient and strengthen your community — materially and spiritually!

Always challenge the globalist nonsense whenever you can.

We are the new "Greatest Generation."

And yes, like our ancestors, we have no choice.

Now is not the time to waste our time weeping about that either.

(A related article may be found here.)

Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt (retired) is a co-founder of Restore Liberty, a former deputy representative to NATO, a lifetime member on the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Newsmax contributor. The views presented are those of the author and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or its components. Read Gen. Holt's reports — More Here.

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We are the New Greatest Generation. Like our ancestors, we have no choice.
Friday, 02 June 2023 11:50 AM
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