Thursday, April 26, 2018

Neocon belief system.

Patrick Lang gets it about the insufferable arrogance of Americans who rend their garments about the joys of diversity but who want to crush any approach to government elsewhere in the world that doesn't measure up to the way things are done in Vail, Santa Monica, or Martha's Vineyard:
Neocons believe that inside every Iraqi, Filipino or Syrian there is an American waiting to be freed from the bonds of tradition, local culture and general backwardness. For people with this mindset the explanation for the continuance of old ways lies in the oppressive and exploitative nature of rulers who block the “progress” that is needed. The solution for the imperialists and neocons is simple. Local rulers must be removed as the principal obstacle to popular emulation of Western and especially American culture and political forms.[1]
A corrolary of this appears to be “You’re like us inside so what can be the harm in bringing you to our home where you’ll be a placid, cheerful, kind, productive, cooperative, charitable, and, above all, loyal sparkling diamond of an addition to this really great country that everyone knows we have.”

Freeing everyone’s inner American can take place anywhere on the planet. It's inconceivable that foreigners would want to cling to their own ways.

[1] "The Neocons Are Selling Koolaid Again!" By W. Patrick Lang, The Unz Review, 4/19/18.

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