Imagine you received a letter from the future. The letter is postmarked Royal California. It seems to have come from thirty or forty years ahead in time. The sender is a resident of Royal America, and he describes your situation in the dire year of 2018 — the second year of President Clinton II’s reign — as if he were there. A mental exercise with the benefit of hindsight and history for him, but an invaluable guide for you. What might that sound like?
Most political and social problems that we live with in the 21st century West are actually fairly straightforward and easily mendable – with the right person in charge. The overwhelming majority of negative effects of bad government policies or malfunctioning social norms can be quickly eliminated with relatively minimal adjustments of either the governing apparatus or societal structures.
For example, the United States Government, its sovereignty hopelessly mangled and divided, has a fittingly mangled and schizophrenic foreign policy. After putting a supreme sovereign safely and securely in charge of the federal government, we can anticipate a new, sane foreign policy.
The United States as such must defend its external borders before it even contemplates anything else. To the north is Canada, a sparsely populated, friendly nation with most of its population within 100 miles of the border. The rest of the country is cold and barren wasteland. There is no urgent threat there. To the east and west of the country are the two vastest oceans of the seven that exist on the Earth. No urgent threat there.
To the south, however, is a real quagmire. The country appears to share a several thousand mile long land border with Mexico, a violent, overpopulated, and criminal state overrun with barbarian militias who behead innocents and hawk drugs on an industrial scale. To the southeast is the Caribbean, where hostile Communist dictatorships like Cuba, poorly-run pirate havens like the Bahamas and Jamaica, black holes of human civilization like Haiti, and, further south, the resentful and badly governed states of Latin America, are located. Some of these are even following Haiti into the abyss.
It is obvious, then, that the primary objective of the new foreign policy should be the vigorous defense of the southern border – both maritime and land – and the committed pacification and colonization of the unstable territories to the south. The best defense is a good offense, and no resource is precious enough to spare when it comes to the defense of the country.
The first task is the deportation of all 30 million illegal aliens inhabiting American territory who originate from any of the nations south of the Rio Grande. The King can undertake the securing of the borders before the pacification of the ghettos, so he’ll use our servicemen recently returned from abroad. With generous use of racial profiling, modern tracking technology, and the full undivided efforts of the U.S. intelligence community, the illegal aliens will be consistently and easily identified, and with the muscle of the expeditionary army, quickly executed, imprisoned or – as most often happens – deposited on a beach somewhere south of Mexico City. The permission of whatever remains of the Mexican government is neither requested nor missed.
The second task is to build and man a wall spanning the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. Physical barriers are not the solution per se, but they provide enough support to a newly-established permanent rotation of army divisions stationed along the length of the border to prevent illegal entry at a rate of 99.99%. With thermal cameras that can sense movement 8 miles out in all directions, regular drone patrols, high-tech monitoring stations, specially-trained rapid response breach teams, and a smattering of good old stationary human sentries, the border will be secure. The ten-foot-tall fence covered in barbed wire that reaches from the Gulf of America (formerly known as the Gulf of Mexico) to the Pacific coast will turn out to be fairly inexpensive, with a little bit of consulting from Israeli and Hungarian fence-building experts.
Securing the maritime border naturally requires a naval presence, and luckily, the U.S. Navy is still the undisputed champion of the sea. With several times as many blue-water vessels as are necessary to patrol the coasts, the Navy can downsize and repurpose men and materiel to a newly built fleet of brown-water vessels intended to decimate any hope of water-borne breach of U.S. borders from the south. Regular patrols in the Caribbean duplicate the efforts of the land border patrolmen on the Rio Grande. Bahamian pirates, Haitian smugglers, and Cuban flotillas get regularly detained and forcibly returned to their ports of origin. Milder patrols sail up and down the East and West coasts, though there is little expected danger there.
With the country’s external perimeters well-defended, the King begins to formulate plans for pacifying and colonizing the troublesome territories to the south. Most likely, he chooses to begin foreign adventures long after the securing of the national borders and occupation of the ghettos – nearly a hundred years into the future. A long time to wait, but necessary to allow the domestic ghettos and adjacent barbarian states to get somewhat pacified (the former forcibly, the latter naturally), and to allow the nation to recuperate, redevelop a national consciousness, and summon the fortitude to support, fund, equip, and man dangerous expeditionary forces bound for skull-strewn tropical shores.
Beginning a year before a century has passed since the restoration of the True King, colonization and trade companies are formed by enterprising young men. Firms and start-ups of all shapes and sizes gather the capital and manpower necessary to foray into the bloody south. Some intend to colonize the ranchlands immediately across the American border. Others intend to clear remote Bahamian islands and sell them to the nobility of the Fatherland. There are companies for maritime expeditions, land-based expeditions, and airborne expeditions, bound for every piece of shoreline and soil that can be identified on a Royal Google Company’s globe. The King, sharing in the glory of his people’s expansion across the continent, personally funds many ventures with the royal treasury and provides as many of his soldiers as he can to under-armed and under-defended expeditions.
In the ensuing fifty years, many expeditions are slaughtered by locals. Some are lost at sea. Many fail to become profitable and disband. The colonization of Hispaniola proceeded well as long as colonists avoided the Haitian end of the island, but eventually even the graveyard of humanity had to be bloodily colonized. The island of Cuba became a protectorate of America following intervention by the King. A small American ruling elite administers the highest affairs of the country, but leaves local matters to the natives.
Mexico, on the contrary, is teeming with colonists and settlers from the North. Internecine warfare lasting decades had collapsed the former Mexican Enlightenment state and depopulated large segments of the country. American settlers found the new territory wide, open and ripe for the picking. Highly prestigious island companies administer the many small, picturesque isles and atolls of the Caribbean and participate in a ferocious island market that sees islands bought, sold, bought back and re-sold dozens of times a day – the ownership of stakes in trade routes is as valuable, fast-paced and exciting as the traditional stock exchanges.
Secure within and without, and slowly bringing peace, order and civilization to adjacent territories, the Kingdom of America is finally a mature civilization.