This is “the debate.”
ROBERT STEELE: All of the services, without exception, have lost their integrity — the ability to think in the context of reality, and to make judicious informed choices that serve the public interest as opposed to mis-guided and often insane parochial interests. Fact number one is that the DoD budget is 40% waste, if not more in its aggregate dysfunctionality. Until we have a Secretary of Defense and a Director of the Office of Management and Budget that can focus on that fact, nothing is going to change — DoD will get worse, we will pick more fights we cannot win, and veteran suicides will go up from 22 a day today. Fact number two is that a global network of static bases is unaffordable, unsustainable, and a political and military risk that is not justifiable. We need to simultaneously pull back from all bases worldwide, while creating a long-haul Air Force, a distributed 450-ship Navy, and an air-mobile Army. Fact number three is that the military can be excused for being rendered stupid by the absence of a national intelligence capability with integrity. Fact number three is that nothing being done at CIA or DIA is useful to the fundamental decisions that need to be made, in part because the White House has no interest in intelligence with integrity — the White House (and Congress) are driven by who pays to be heard, who provides the 5% kick-backs to political campaign funds, and has the most ideological morons in their camp. Fact number four is that there are enough of us who have intelligence with integrity tightly packed in one bag, that we can, if given the opportunity to do so, turn this ship of state on a DIME (Diplomatic, Information, Military, Economic).
I have spent 20 years advocating for transformation, being marginalized for my earnest effort. I have not given up and I will not give up. At some point in the next ten years there will be a precipitant — a black swan if you will – of such enormous import that the US Government will either collapse entirely leaving the country in chaos (with a rapid splintering into resilient smaller units that do not pay federal taxes and achieve resilience on their own) or the US Government will suddenly “come to Jesus” in the holistic (holystic) sense of the word, and realize that every traitor to the public interest is a hair away from being hunted down and executed in the street by angry mobs. I favor Truth & Reconciliation. I have absolute faith in the ability of people with intelligence and integrity to fix our problems quickly and in a cost-effective manner. We can restore America the Beautiful, we can restore the Constitution, we can restore the Republic of, by, and for We the People — but first we have to want to do so.