by William Skink
In a guest post at Moogirl by Justin Robbins, titled The Moral Cowardice of Reactionary Politics, we get another heap of moral righteousness from Democrats about America’s obligation to assist refugees.
Oddly there is never any discussion about America’s obligation to not make refugees in the first place by seeking global dominance by any means necessary.
Robbins provides a link about this legal obligation that goes to this piece by Freedom House, an organization that claims to have been “championing democracy” for 75 years.
The problem with “championing democracy” is that the term is a euphemism for war, and if one takes a few minutes to examine the wikipedia entry regarding the forming of Freedom House, one would find that the organization was created to support America’s entry into WWII:
Freedom House was incorporated October 31, 1941.:293 Among its founders were Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, Dorothy Thompson, George Field, Herbert Agar, Herbert Bayard Swope, Ralph Bunche, Father George B. Ford, Roscoe Drummond and Rex Stout. George Field (1904–2006) was executive director of the organisation until his retirement in 1967.
According to its website, Freedom House “emerged from an amalgamation of two groups that had been formed, with the quiet encouragement of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to encourage popular support for American involvement in World War II at a time when isolationist sentiments were running high in the United States.”
The moral cowardice of Democrat warmongers is evident by the deceptive euphemisms that must be used to manipulate voters into supporting America’s psychotic attempt to dominate global resources. Democrats delude themselves that they are supporting the spreading of democracy, when in reality they are supporting the madness of the neoconservative/neoliberal wet dream of full spectrum dominance across the global theater.
But this psychotic American project has just lost the support of one of its original architects in a monumental shift that should be front-page news. At Counterpunch today, Michael Whitney reports that Z-Big Brzezinski has made a 180 degree turn by acknowledging that America should now take the lead in “realigning the global power architecture”. Here’s more from the link:
“As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.
Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.
The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.”
That is Z-big in his own words. You can read the whole article at The American Interest here.
The refugee debate needs to be broadened to include a total reassessment of American foreign policy. As it stands now, the refugee controversy is just a wedge issue for morally righteous Democrats to bludgeon Republicans with, like Robbins does at Moogirl to damage the Gianforte campaign.
Ignored is the immense damage America has done to sovereign nations, to international law, and ultimately to America’s global standing in world affairs. This damage has been self-inflicted by both Democrats and Republicans in the insane, bipartisan effort to maintain global hegemony, risking a military confrontation with Russia and nuclear armageddon if America’s warmongers aren’t stopped.
If Justin Robbins and the rest of Montana’s Democrats can’t see that their moral righteousness quickly evaporates at the slightest examination of the dynamics that created this refugee crisis in the first place, then they will continue blindly lashing out at Republicans while the real threat to global peace–Strangelovian interventionists like Hillary Clinton and her cabal of slobbering sycophants–snatch the centers of American power to continue a hegemonic project that even Z-Big no longer supports.