The Growing Hate

By the title one might surmise that this post is about the tensions between races or religions or whatever else us humans attempt to hate……well if so….you would be mistaken.

I have been writing and attempt to teach people about war and its complexities and in that time I have also been an antiwar activist and because I have been such I have hated those we call “Neocons”….or if you prefer “warmongers”….or if you would like a more political correct title….”hawks”……

Since 9/11 it has been out of fashion to hate these people because they are keeping us “safe” from another attack by taking the fight to the terrorists. Since those days slowly but slowly the US has expanded its reach with war all in the name of fighting terrorists…..this overreach was sold to the people by the MSM with their constant drumming of propaganda….

But I can glad announce that the “old days” seem to be returning (at least for others…… for I never stopped hating)…..the public is starting to wake up to the reach of the M-IC and the propaganda of the MSM……

American Conservative has published an article titled “Why Are These Professional War Peddlers Still Around?”, an excerpt from a book by Fox’s Tucker Carlson, which documents neoconservative thought leaders Max Boot and Bill Kristol’s consistent track record of supporting spectacularly awful US war policies. Carlson goes over the many, many acts of military interventionism which have been pushed for by these two legendary failmeisters, documents what they predicted would happen as the result of that interventionism (freedom, democracy and prosperity) and what actually ended up happening instead (needless death, terrorism and chaos), and marvels at how they both somehow remain in positions of high esteem with high-profile, high-paying jobs.

The article was shared today on Twitter by Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, who commented that Carlson “offers a devastating critique [of] interventionism and shows how much of the foreign policy establishment has failed the American people. There is an emerging, left right coalition of common sense for a foreign policy of restraint.”

 
I am an old fart but it is good to see a trend developing to maybe check the expansion of our many many wars.
 
We can only hope.

5 thoughts on “The Growing Hate

  1. Sometimes, hate can be a positive thing. It keeps you sharp, and stops you falling for crap. I hated Margaret Thatcher with a vengeance. And even now she’s long dead, I still hate her.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. It’s a fad on the Right. Since the Bush days after 9/11, Republicans have tried to don the cloak of Libertarianism, but only when it convenient. They’re still as much the “freedom fries” bunch as before.

  3. Financial constraints and our growing debt will eventually limit our involvement, but it may take a while. We still dream of world dominance.
    W Bush campaigned on reducing our global military footprint and against nation building.
    Trump did also. Hard to turn the ship around even for the captain when much of the crew wants to keep going straight ahead.

    1. The M-IC will forever be a force to contend with…….they own the Congress so any attempt to limit their power will be crushed….chuq

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