Friday, July 8, 2011

"Extremes" Unite Against "Vital Center"

Justin Raimondo on the "rising left-right coalition against global intervention" — America, Won’t You Please Come Home? The self described "reactionary" reminds us that "both the left and the right are fast waking up to the fact that they’re being taken for a ride by the War Party – which profits from empire while the rest of us pay." The editor concludes,
    That’s why Come Home America – a new left-right antiwar initiative – is vitally important. I urge my readers to sign up and get actively involved: this is the one antiwar organization I can unreservedly endorse. Chapters are springing up across the nation, and now is the time to get actively involved. Because there never was a better time for the nation to hear its message loud and clear: America, won’t you please come home?

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Reality begins to interject itself into the political process. We are broke. There is no money to run the Empire anymore. Even if the Empire was a great idea, even if the Jeffersonian rhetoric about an "empire of liberty" was true, even if the Empire was a great engine of human happiness, it simply isn't sustainable anymore. We don't have the money to pay for it. The governments that have been propping up our Empire (Japan, China, Europe) can't afford it anymore either.

We can either draw down our military and the Empire's reach in a rational, planned and constructive way, or we can simply watch it catastrophically collapse once it finally reaches the breaking point. We can focus on right-sizing our military and our strategic commitments to a sustainable level in such a way as to preserve America's great power status or we can wait until we are reduced to the level of Brazil in the 20th century.

The choice is not between a realist foreign policy and Empire. Empire is no longer an option. The choice is between a realist foreign policy and collapse.

1:40 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Well said, especially that last paragraph.

12:20 AM  

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