Empire is a Non-Partisan Affair
by Sean Fenley
Writing in Foreign Policy Magazine Hillary Clinton gave the world sufficient, satisfactory, “courteous, and “fair” notice of where the United States’ empire would soon be repositioning, reassessing, reevaluating, and indeed newly transfixing its ever-wrongheaded magisterial/imperial gaze. The article was penned in the November 2011 edition of the house mag of militaristic benightedness, bellicosity, and consecrated hegemonical (global) carte blanche.
After an abundance of doomed contrivances — draining the public coffers — in the Middle East, it would seem that Pax Americana is wanting to try its hand at a different batch of newfangled malicious schemas. And not only that, but more ill-portended uber adventuristic conquests/escapades too. And so this would seem, to be very much in the vein of doing the same thing over and over again (only with an alternative backdrop).
The one-trick pony of the current state of affairs, for the world’s profligate Brobdingnagian military spender.
Conversely, as a humanitarian Goliath, the data is not there to bear out that kind of beneficent standing either. And so to think, a “great” hollower out of the middle class (and the country), Mitt Romney, is running neck and neck in the race to be our forthcoming commander-in-chief. A man whose positions change, as do the cumulonimbus clouds in the sky!
One thing that we can all be assured about, that won’t change — certainly — is more war(s). Whether a “peaceable Democrat”, or an uber belligerent neocon dunderheaded lily-livered thug, carnage will, most assuredly, be on the docket this Winter/Fall.
The “polarization” on militaristic empire is a chimera. And one that the “mainstream” media does not like to touch. By omission they are certainly part and parcel of it; quite possibly because they are in fear of being tarred and feathered as anti-patriotic — or “deserving” of a fate even worse!
The wars are clearly not fought for our own national defense and security, but to even raise this “daring” truth is to be considered to be severely despicable, base, dubious, improper and unacceptably crude. Though a plethora of issues are wholly agreed upon (indefatigably), by “both sides”, this particular one, I think, consistently deserves the requisite attention and appreciable care. What’s of greater concern than war and peace, life and death, empire or a robust and abundantly supported dispensation on the home front?
Don’t ask a Democrat nor a Republican politician unequivocally, because you’ll — more than likely — be unpleasantly surprised by what you’ll hear.
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive, who would like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current and future, US military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by a number of websites, and publications throughout the alternative media.