It isn't about them sharing the same values. It is that they at least have the base, family, food, shelter. The west no longer even has this. It has a few rich people ripping everyone else off, and a bunch of young people turning to video games, porn, drugs, and suicide in record numbers year after year.
It goes back to what I said. At a primitive level we want to pass on our values, or at least pass on life. The Taliban and China, as brutal or harsh as it may be, are offering this in droves more than western governments are to their people. And this is even before the debt bubble, diversity hires running infrastructure, wheels come flying off. Then it will really get bad in the west.
I don't want to live their life style, but their life style offers a future, all be it very dull. Ours offers nothing at this time, and I don't see men turning off TV and getting active in large enough numbers to even budge the system. It isn't that I admire their life, it is just the simple admission that unless things change drastically in the west, and very quickly, they will win by default.
The Taliban getting the $85 billion in army supplies, that they could either learn to duplicate, or sell to have duplicated, or both + them getting their women out of the political process, gives them a huge boost in the arm. Meanwhile we have economic malaise and infrastructure crumbling across the country as the crime rate skyrockets and will soon be at levels never seen before at the current year over year increase.
Okay so you’re not necessarily saying they are our allies you’re simply saying we could take a page from their playbook?