|Mr. Wolfer, |
See, if you oppose needless occupations that drain the productive resources of the good American people, you're a Marxist. Go figure, eh?
You can do your marxist psuedolibertarian desk-pounding all you like, but you're full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Wow...how inventive. I am thoroughly devastated.
I am frankly no longer interested in throwing pearls before swine on this topic - if you want to continue to be a warmonger without regard for the consequences thereof, be my guest. America is, by and large, populated by good and productive people. It is its government that gets in the way, both domestically and in international affairs. I would not think that would be such a hard thing to realize, but there is an odd strain of Objectivists, including Ayn Rand, who at times seem to think that individualism stops at the water's edge.
You can scream until you're blue in the face about how your cause is "just", which is up for debate, but all the innocent Gazan (for example) knows is that American-bought bombs destroyed his farm and killed his son. I don't know why it is you think it's America's responsibility to foster justice all across the world, with a sword in one hand and checkbook in the other, but it's a terribly altruistic belief. The government exists by our consent to guard our interests, and overseas meddling fosters resentment that makes that sole goal that much more difficult to achieve.
Instituting the attitude of "MYOB" in America's foreign policy would save us a lot of heartache and grief, with the added bonus of saving other nations a lot of heartache and grief.
Even if we pulled every soldier out of the middle east, our products would still infuse Islamic culture, and they would *still* hate the west for that, and *still* committ terrorist acts. So what do you propose we do, blockade the middle east to prevent copies of Titanic from getting smuggled in?
Really? Do you have any evidence for that? Perhaps we should, you know, try pulling back first, instead of constantly expanding our footprint, eh? Sounds like you're clinging to an article of faith - why not take the enemy at his word?
(Edited by Steven Druckenmiller on 1/21, 10:16pm)