Buchanan’s America First Vision vs Bush’s New World Order
“This is an historic moment. We have in this past year made great progress in ending the long era of conflict and cold war. We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order — a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations.”
—President George HW Bush (1991)
In January 1991, then-President George HW Bush addressed the nation on the eve of Operation Desert Storm. In his speech, President HW Bush announced America’s military action against Sadaam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.
The most interesting part of Bush’s speech came toward the speech’s middle—in which he announced a “New World Order.”
You may ask: what was this “New World Order?” In his speech, Bush described this arrangement as “an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders.”
In other words, Bush believed in a global power structure where the United States would be the sole hegemonic world power. Certainly, Bush 41 was promoting a “globalist” foreign policy to the American public in the early 1990s.
Remember, the Soviet Union completely collapsed in 1991 and was already starting to collapse between 1989 and 1990. So, President HW Bush understood that no other nation rivaled America’s power as a global power in 1991.
Simply put, Bush’s 1991 Presidential address was the beginning of country’s globalist, America Last foreign policy agenda for the next 25 years. Bush’s Globalist vision of America as the world’s mercurial policeman remained firmly in place until Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in 2016.
Now, what exactly were the consequences of HW Bush’s Globalist vision? Among them:
- American manufacturing jobs shipped overseas by signing NAFTA
- Mass immigration through the 1990 Immigration Act
- Unnecessary foreign conflicts that don’t benefit the American people
The Military Industrial Complex, Multi-national corporations, and Foreign Lobbies all benefitted from Bush’s Globalist, America-Last vision.
Who didn’t benefit? The American people. We the people got very little from the shift to globalist policies regarding trade, immigration, and foreign affairs.
Here’s how bad it’s gotten. An out-of-touch economist working for a think tank funded by the globalist elite had this to say about American manufacturing being exported to China and elsewhere under the Bush “New World Order…”
With that backdrop now set, we’ll look at a opposing vision for America’s role in the world.
Just eleven months after Bush 41’s New World Order speech in December 1991, political commentator and former Reagan administration staffer Pat Buchanan announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He decided to primary Bush for the Republican presidential nomination in 1992—a bold undertaking.
Toward the end of Buchanan’s announcement speech, Pat laid out a new vision for the American nation pitted against Bush’s globalist vision. Here is the ending line of Buchanan’s speech:
“He [President George HW Bush] is a globalist and we are nationalists. He believes in some Pax Universalis; we believe in the Old Republic. He would put American’s wealth and power at the service of some vague New World Order; we will put America first.”
America First! That simple slogan encapsulated Buchanan’s vision in contrast to Bush’s “America Last” vision.
Unfortunately, Pat Buchanan did not defeat George HW Bush for the nomination in 1992. America would have been in a much better place had Buchanan become President that year. Buchanan as the GOP nominee in all likelihood would have been supported by Ross Perot. Perot’s entry as a third-party candidate sunk Bush’s re-election effort and gave us eight years of Bill Clinton, who turbocharged the globalist agenda and our rolling national sellout to China.
And for 25 years, Buchanan’s “America First”, nationalist vision laid dormant while globalist, neo-conservative, and establishment Republicans/Democrats ruled this country. Fortunately, Pat Buchanan’s America First vision finally came to fruition in 2016 when Donald Trump won the presidency.
And you’ve seen how vicious and fanatic that establishment has been in attempting to hold on to power ever since.
The America First movement is only getting started, and I look forward to its continued success in the years to come.
America First is inevitable!
Here’s something for your perusal: watch the end of Buchanan’s campaign announcement speech. It gives me chills every time I hear it: