Punch foresaw The Borg

Punch

"Foreign Policy"

"This was a debate over policy. Trump’s critics may not have liked the policy he was pushing. But as former Defense Intelligence Agency official Pat Lang noted on his blog last week, the statute in question applies only to “intelligence activities” but “does not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters.”

That’s what this fight is about, said Lang.  Speaker after speaker at the hearings asserted that Trump’s views did not comport with official national policy. But the president sets that policy, Lang said, not the diplomats.

“They think they are the people who set national policy and the president is this figurehead who is guided by all these people around him who agree on everything,” he said. “The president doesn’t need to use the State Department at all to conduct foreign policy.”'  Paul Mulshine

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Actually, I was too minimal in speaking of "diplomats."  Vindman is not a diplomat and there are many other actors in this drama of Borgist angst (foreign policy establishment ) who are not diplomats.

For one thing a large percentage of the Drones at the State Department are civil service employees rather than Foreign Service Officers, and although they do not play well together they agree on the ultimate authority of the Supremacy Clause (non-existent) in the US Constitution that gives the State Department dominion over all the Lord created.   A career ambassador's wife once lectured me that the US Army should change the cap badge that officers wear because it looks too much like the Great Seal of the United States which in the State Department can only be displayed by Ambassadors.  I told her that she should petition the Secretary of the Army in this matter.

Various departments of government, media, academia, thinktankeries, etc.,  all have heavy infestations of folks who went to graduate school together in poly sci in all its branches, or who wish to be thought worthy of such attendance.  They specialize in group think, conformity, and conformism, even to the solemn dress they affect.  The four in hand tie knot is pretty much mandatory for serious consideration for inclusion in the Borg.  It indicates a certain preppy insouciance and faux disregard for details of dress.

Trump's casual disregard for all that enrages the Borg who thought they had "won it all" long ago and that they would have a Borgist neocon to deal with in Hillary.

Hell hath no fury like The Borg scorned.  pl

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/11/the-trump-impeachment-hearing-whistle-blower-blew-up-a-non-story-mulshine.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_(magazine)

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6 Responses to Punch foresaw The Borg

  1. Avatar J says:

    Hillary’s Foundation has lost millions recently, which has Hillary pursing her lips like she’s been using a lemon for her lipstick. I mean, worse than fish-lips, Hillary’s pursing expression.
    Too bad that we can’t form some cement shoes for the Borg and toss them into the east river AKA the Atlantic, or send them back to hell from where they originated!

  2. Avatar Hank H. says:

    OT:
    This afternoon my wife and I turned on the TV to watch football. We were flipping through channels and came upon some local ABC affiliate (WMUR) which had on a documentary which mentioned the Medal of Honor and a Catholic chaplain in Vietnam. Needless to say we stayed on that channel. Long story short, it was one of the most powerful things we’ve ever watched. We were both in tears by the end (nb: I don’t cry easily) and we were changed from having watched it. We immediately went online to purchase copies for family members. It was recently released.

    The Field Afar: The Life of Fr. Vincent Capodanno
    “>https://www.amazon.com/Field-Afar-Life-Vincent-Capodanno/dp/B081KPTT3R/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A+field+afar&qid=1574638098&sr=8-1

  3. Avatar JMH says:

    As the Borg like to say “We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.” They have done this with the four in hand tie knot which was previously worn by giants like George Kennon and Chip Bohlen. Yet now, the midgetry prevails.

  4. Avatar Ghost Ship says:

    The four in hand tie knot is pretty much mandatory for serious consideration for inclusion in the Borg.

    I’m surprised, given some of the more outlandish claims about the British Royal Family, that the Windsor knot isn’t mandatory.

  5. Avatar Jim Ticehurst says:

    Colonel…This is another Reason why I appreciate your levels of Experience and knowledge with SST..Thank you for doing that…I always come away with New Insight..and Understanding of Real Dynamics..what has Progressively Developed inside the State.Department.with its Influence On so Much POLICY…and .is as You say…The BORG..and Their Own Culture.your Article put that all into a Big Picture for Me..(Connecting the Data..) .It.as you aptly Described. is a Universal.Sect..and…At The National Level…They are Cyber Borgs..Shciff Shapers..and that Whole Colony has Been Exposed.,,, Bad Products and All….

  6. Avatar J says:

    Colonel,
    Fiona Hill appears to be part of the Borg, not really sure which part she’s affiliated. Some have called her a ‘sleeper agent’, but a sleeper for whom? British Intelligence agent of influence? Or an Israeli agent of influence, or maybe a Daniel Pipes trained NEOCON agent of influence? Any way one spins it, Fiona Hill has been undermining POTUS Trump while she was part of his NSC and his advisory team. Why her intense hatred of Putin? Does he happen to know through his nation’s intelligence exactly who she is and whom she may be working on behalf of? The Skripal incident showed just how much that the British Government and Crown hate Russia. But why the intense British hatred of Russia, why?
    Questions, so many questions regarding Ms. Hill and who she really works for.

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