The Taliban has retaken Afghanistan. This situation did not need to happen. It is yet another blunder in U.S. Foreign Policy brought on by the U.S. president, Blundering Biden, and his entire administration. It is also a result of the ongoing actions of the Liberal Globalist deep state that seems to be running things, and has, in fact, been running things for quite some time. But is it, really, a blunder?
I am reminded of a parable told by the Lord Jesus that can be found in Luke 11:24-25 and Matthew 12:43-45. It goes something like this.
A man is possessed, but manages to have the demon expelled. The Evil Spirit then wanders around in desolate places for awhile without finding adequate rest or shelter. The demon says, “I’m getting no where flitting about like this. I’ll go back to my old house and see what’s happening there.”
The demon returns to the old house, the place from which it was evicted, the man that was once possessed. The place is clean, orderly, well maintained and, most importantly, completely empty. The happy demon moves right in and invites seven more evil spirits to live there, as well.
You see, the man evicted the Evil Spirit, renovated the property, but, then, failed to bring a Good Spirit in to occupy the space. When you get rid of a demon (or, maybe, a bad habit) you must replace the offensive thing with something better – you must fill the void you created with something positive, desirable and strong. The Evil Spirit found the place empty and in much better shape than before. The environment would have been perfect for a Good Spirit – a wholesome tenant – but, apparently, the man did not seek a new occupant. He left it vulnerable.
That’s the situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban was expelled, 20 years ago, but no stronger ideology replaced it. Sure, there was talk of “nation building” or some such nonsense – but really, what did the Liberal Globalist military force achieve? I don’t really know, but I’m guessing, maybe some McDonald’s Restaurants opened up and maybe a Nike franchise – something along those lines. Oh, and they probably tried to get some transgender equity classes taught in the schools. Free and fair elections? (LOL)
Liberal Globalism is not an ideology that any sane person would freely embrace when alternatives are available – even if the alternative is something terrible like the Taliban version of Islam. Liberal Globalism can only be maintained by FORCE. When the U.S. occupying forces left, the Taliban easily reclaimed power. And, like the Evil Spirit in the parable, they got a much better space than they once had – weapons, military equipment, vehicles, even an air force – and trained personnel to use it all. In interviews after the take-over, the Taliban openly laughs at Liberal Globalism, social media platforms, women’s studies, free elections and Western ideas of Human Rights in general. Liberal Globalism offered the Afghan people nothing to fight for or defend.
Patriotism requires a connection to and belief in the land, the people and the principles that founded the nation. Liberal Globalism does not support any of that.
The so-called “radical Islam” that the Taliban espouses is not really all that radical. It’s the same ideology that’s been promoted for 1500 years. Liberal Globalists, who have absolutely no connection to land, nations or people, appear to have failed to realize the power of tradition and established community beliefs.
Now, the Taliban, like the Evil Spirit in the parable, are also inviting fellow evil spirits to join them in their new abode. Al-Queda, ISIL, even the Chinese Communist Party are being offered a place. And you can be sure that the CCP is not going to worry about opening up Confucius Institutes or Tai Chi schools in Afghanistan – they don’t care what the Afghan people believe in or do as long as they stay in Afghanistan. The CCP controls a lot of people already – what they want is power and resources – they will offer the Taliban leaders hard currency in exchange for lithium and other rare minerals and they will assist in marketing the fruits of the poppy fields that Afghanistan is so well known for.
Now, I’m happy to accuse the Western Liberal Globalist powers of a lot of things, but I don’t think they can be accused of stupidity – not really. So, did they really not anticipate this situation? Did they really not understand the people of the land they occupied for 20 years? Was leaving all the military equipment behind really a mistake? Was this really just a giant blunder by the Biden Administration? Or is there a more sinister purpose behind the fall of Afghanistan?