Senator Josh Hawley is one of the most reliably populist GOP Senators. Whereas others back RINO ideas from time to time, standing with the corporations and oligarchs over the average American, Sen. Hawley always stands on the side of the common American, the average “deplorable” that backs the MAGA agenda.
He proved that he’s the populist senator of note again recently when he wrote a letter to Secretary of State Blinken. In that letter, Senator Hawley said:
The world of 2008 is gone. Today, an increasingly powerful China seeks hegemony in the Indo-Pacific. If China succeeds, it could harness that region’s resources to further propel its rise, while restricting U.S. access to many of the world’s most important markets. Americans’ security and prosperity rest upon our ability to keep that from happening, and so the United States must shift resources to the Indo-Pacific to deny China’s bid for regional domination. This means the United States can no longer carry the heavy burden it once did in other regions of the world – including Europe. To the contrary, we must do less in those secondary theaters in order to prioritize denying China’s hegemonic ambitions in the Indo-Pacific.
This Administration’s support for Ukraine’s membership in NATO defies these realities. The United States has an interest in maintaining Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. And we should urgently deliver to Ukraine assistance it needs to defend itself against Russia’s military buildup and other threats. Our interest is not so strong, however, as to justify committing the United States to go to war with Russia over Ukraine’s fate. Rather, we must aid Ukraine in a manner that aligns with the American interests at stake and preserves our ability to deny Chinese hegemony in the Indo-Pacific.
It’s an excellent point, one that the elites need to remember. They might dislike Putin and view him as a thug, but he’s not an existential threat to the West. Though he might want part of Ukraine, he’s largely a traditionalist and pro-Christianity ruler that could be a western ally against Red China. Read more