The future belongs to those who show up

Spengler points out that there’s absolutely no point in defending Georgia and Ukraine, so there’s no reason to interfere with Russia playing games in its backyard:

The fact is that there won’t be any Georgians or Ukrainians in the not-too-distant future. By coincidence, Washington’s two favorite beacons of liberty happen to be the two countries with the world’s fastest rate of population decline. By mid-century they will have barely half as many inhabitants as they do today, and half of those who remain will be elderly. Hardly [any] men of military age and women of child-bearing age will remain. Their economies will implode long before the mid-century mark, as soaring retirement costs crush state budgets, and young people emigrate to escape the burden of supporting the elderly.

If they don’t care enough about their nations to propagate, then why in the names of Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson should Americans die for them? As usual, Spengler is three steps ahead of the curve.

Clarification

It is unbelievable how right-wing bloggers have spent the last 24 hours chucking spears at Senator Obama when he was doing nothing more than calling a spade a spade the other day while attacking those Republican blackguards attempting to carjack his message of change. They clearly did not correctly understand the senator because he is so unexpectedly articulate. And clean.

If the blogosphere would have waited just one cotton-pickin’ moment to think about it, they would have realized two things. First, when Obama referred to “lipstick on a pig”, he was only referring to John McCain’s attempt to remake himself. Second, the only reference to Sarah Palin intended by the senator, who lives in the Gangster Disciples capital of Chicago, was the bit about the fish.

Because, you know, she’s from Alaska, where fishing is a major industry.