Entries by Wallace Bruschweiler

Ukraine and the Strategy of the Indirect Approach

Re: Ukraine. Let’s assume that Ukraine, even with weapons help from all the civilized nations, cannot strike Russia hard enough to win a short War of Annihilation. Let’s assume that Russia’s huge natural resources are so great that Ukraine cannot survive a long War of Attrition. Given those two assumptions, Ukraine’s future looks bleak; however, […]

Covid-19: The Crime of the Century

Frederick Forsyth’s 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal is the ultimate example of a skilled novelist manipulating readers to suspend what they know is true and believe something else entirely. Yet, as with hypnotism, the human mind must be willing to permit the “suspension of disbelief.” As we shall see, this “willingness” was manipulated […]

Of Green Shoots of Hope and Yellow Submarines

Feedback from “Central View” readers is virtually unanimous in condemning the unreliability of the so-called mainstream media (MSM). But there are some rays of hope as found by the distinguished journalist and former Secretary of the U.S. Senate, Kelly D. Johnston. Writing for substack.com, Johnston sees some “Green Shoots of Hope.” See: Suggested readings. Yet, […]

Some of History’s Needless Blunders

At the risk of engaging in “Presentism,” let’s revisit a few of History’s unnecessary blunders. that shifted public opinion. By 1814, British zeal to “chastise” their former colony was sagging. But when the British discovered their August 24 destruction of the U.S. Capitol included the burning of the Library of Congress, many leading Britons were […]

The American Tribe: Lost, Strayed or Stolen?

Not so long ago most Americans felt they belonged to a proud tribe that held traditional American values as sacred. The tribal centerpiece was a sense of patriotism that transcended race, ethnic origins, and politics.  The popularity of the TV Series Band of Brothers, attests to an appetite on the part of many viewers to watch how […]

Searching For Reason Among The Rubble Of War

Satire: Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine? And why are there wars anyway? Well, we know this about wars: They are usually fought over energy-producing resources such as oil, gas, coal, and uranium. And they always end in some kind of negotiated settlement. Recall, the parties to the Peace of Westphalia (1648) at the end […]

Count your many blessings. Name them one by one!

We are blessed to live on the northern half of the American Continent with its generally temperate climate (well, except for occasional blizzards, hurricanes, and tornadoes), along with abundant natural resources, to include, oil, coal, and natural gas. Indeed, a tiny fraction of our population, our farmers and ranchers, can and do feed the world. […]

Ballot Harvesting: How Democracies Perish

Judging from so many disputed elections and the resulting court cases, there is ample evidence to doubt the outcomes of the 2020 and 2022 elections. The easiest way to understand the overall strategy of the 2020 election is to read Molly Ball’s general explanation in the February 4, 2021 issue of Time Magazine. An accurate […]

Double Standard Explained

Double Standard Explained If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally, you might […]

Why Islam is Not a Religion

Rebecca Bynum—”Why Islam is Not a Religion” speech delivered October 18th, 2011 to ACT! for America Chapter in Memphis Tennessee. Good Evening. I’m here to talk to you about a subject no one wants to discuss – religion. Many people in our post-Christian society (especially journalists) are afraid of it, misinformed about it, and ignorant […]

Mid-terms and the American ‘Recessional’

The mid-term elections show, once again, that no Republican is going to be elected to high office unless or until the Republicans master ballot harvesting or control enough State legislatures to stop this ongoing crime against representative government. Pointing fingers and recriminations, no matter how well deserved, serve no useful purpose. To paraphrase Democrat strategist, […]