Fred Reed

Fred Reed

Fred Reed was a Marine in Vietnam, later a war correspondent for Army Times in Nam and Cambodia until the collapse. He wrote a military column for Universal Press Syndicate, he was a police reporter for the Washington Times and D.C. editor for Harper's. He has lived for twenty years in Mexico. Everything on Fred can be found here.

Fredwitz on War II

Oh help. As I write, the mumbling egg plant in the White House shovels money and arms into two wars, neither necessary, and he and Lockheed Martin prepare for a third, also unnecessary, over Taiwan, which is none of their business. Since in the Federal Bubble on the Potomac there is chatter at the ...

White Nationalism: Interesting Idea, Not Too Practical

The congenitally alarmed express horror and perturbation over White Nationalists, of whom they know little. They seem to think–or perhaps hope, life being boring in Washington, that in conjunction with the election of Trump, WhyNats will bring back lynching. This is overwrought. In fact WhyNats ...

Trump’s Conviction, Washington, and the Appeal of a High-Throughput Guillotine

Everybody and his dog is writing about the Trump conviction, so I guess I’ll add my few grains to the sand pile. Otherwise I’d kill something, preferably a New York judge. Or several of them. On the observable principle that each succeeding President is worse than his predecessor, Biden has, ...

On Poking Dragons

I wonder how many Americans quite understand what the US is facing in its aggressive confrontation with China. Washington clearly prepares the public for another unnecessary war. Given America’s routine defeat in war and catastrophic miscalculations in fighting small powers, picking a fight with ...

Trump’s Deportations: Bluster or Promise?

Donald Trump, always interesting if not obsessively cogent, says that he will deport perhaps twenty million illegal aliens if again elected. Can he? Legally, of course, Trump is in the right. The illegals are in the country illegally and the law clearly says that they may be deported. Polls show ...

Ignorance, Its Uses and Nurture

Democracy may not be the silliest idea concocted by man, but for anything larger than a small town, it is crackpot. It consists in the idea that a public, on average knowing almost nothing, can choose leaders in popularity contests among provincial lawyers who know little more and are required to ...

Blue Stories Matter

For years I worked as police reporter for The Washington Times, spending long hours in squad cars in various cities getting to know cops well. Now I listen to nice white people in the suburbs, and self-assured voices from NPR, talking about the police. They know nothing of the world where the ...

Mexico, as It Is and Wasn’t: Some Stuff Worth Knowing

For Americans concerned about Mexico and Mexicans, and what sort of wights they be, a little history may help. We seem to know almost nothing about a bordering nation of 130 million. It is not what most of us think it is. It is certainly not what the Loon Right would have us believe. For many ...

Metropolitana Cathedral, Mexico City

Last Call at the Milk Bar

I"€™m being a pain in the ass again. My childhood makes me do it. When I was 11, we boy kids in Alabama liked to shoot a wasp's nest with BB guns and run like hell. I guess it stuck. In this column I will explain why the Caucasian race will shortly be extinct, and why it is a good idea. This ...

Bowe Bergdahl

Deserting the Beast

It is so easy to gull the pack, the herd. It just takes a bit of theater. A brass band on the Fourth of July, flags whipping in the wind, young soldiers marching down Main Street, rhythmic thump-thump-thump of boots. There comes that glorious sense of common purpose, the adrenal thrill of ...


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