Won’t We Need Passports To Dominate The World?
Won’t We Need Passports To Dominate The World?: Ultra-lefty Harold Pinter has gone off the deep end again. No big surprise there…
“The playwright said: “The US is really beyond reason now. It is beyond our imagining to know what they are going to do next and what they are prepared to do. There is only one comparison: Nazi Germany.
“Nazi Germany wanted total domination of Europe and they nearly did it. The US wants total domination of the world and is about to consolidate that.
“In a policy document, the US has used the term ‘full-spectrum domination’, that means control of land, sea, air and space, and that is exactly what’s intended and what the US wants to fulfil. They are quite blatant about it.”
Pinter blamed “millions of totally deluded American people” for not staging a mass revolt.
He said that because of propaganda and control of the media, millions of Americans believed that every word Mr Bush said was “accurate and moral”.
The US population could not be let off scot-free for putting the country under the control of an “illegally elected president – in other words, a fake”.
He asked: “What objections have there been in the US to Guantanamo Bay? At this very moment there are 700 people chained, padlocked, handcuffed, hooded and treated like animals. It is actually a concentration camp.”
There’s a lot there to tear into there if you’re so inclined, but most of it has been covered so many times. Frothing lefties have been calling the GOP Nazis for so long it has almost become passe. Furthermore, crybabies on the left have been complaining about Al Gore’s loss in the 2000 election since it happened, but as I’ve pointed out before, their complaints are bogus. I also don’t think a lot of people are exactly terribly concerned about how the terrorists are being treated at Gitmo. Considering that they were hiding in caves before they were sent to Guantanamo Bay, the living conditions are probably a significant step up.
But, I do want to address this idea of, “domination of the world”. I’m a Conservative who’s to the right of George Bush and who’s more Neo-Conservative than the Neo-Conservatives when it comes to the war on terrorism. And yes, I will admit that I want America to have an overwhelmingly powerful military, booming economy, and pervasive cultural influence. Is that so we can “dominat(e)…the world”? No, it’s so we can be left alone!
We want our country to be so strong that no one will dare to attack us, a thriving economy so we can enjoy our security, and we want our culture to spread so other nations can succeed just as we have. We don’t think like the pre-WW1 Europeans who looked at wars and conquest as some sort of grand adventure. Americans go to war because it needs to be done and the rest of the Western World is either too weak to get the job done without us (Britain, Australia, Poland, etc) or they’re perfectly content to passively watch the whole world go to hell in handbasket while they sit around and watch (France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, etc).
You think we want to boss other nations around? Bah, most of us don’t even have a desire to vacation outside the US, much less go to other countries and “dominate” them. You think we enjoy having our troops in Iraq or for that matter North Korea, Japan, Germany, and the rest of the world? Hell no, but if we withdraw from the world, everybody else will just screw things up and we’ll have to come in and fix the mess when it’s ten times worse. Maybe that sounds arrogant, but it’s also reality as many Americans see it…