- Feb 20, 2006
You call it interventionism, I call it imperialism. Interventionism carries connotations of benevolence or altruism, when actually all of these 'interventions' can easily be attributed to government policy of protecting our overseas corporate interests. To me that's imperialism. I would personally support altruistic interventionism, such as intervening in ethnic genocides or famine or disaster relief. The 'interventionism' that we've actually been involved in typically involves the killing and exploitation of brown people for corporate gain.Originally posted by: BoberFett
The Iraq war isn't an isolated incident. Our interventionism since WWI is what now has our military and economy stretched all over the world, causing millions to hate the US and tanking our economy. Everything is related.Originally posted by: m1ldslide1
Iraq wasn't interventionism - that was imperialism. There is a huge difference.Originally posted by: BoberFett
And just look where interventionism has gotten us. A fabulous war, angry Muslims with dynamite strapped to them, going broke policing the world. You're right, interventionism is wonderful! :roll:
I fail to see how pointing out Germany's success at our expense is a ringing endorsement of interventionism. Sounds to me like we'd be better off letting the terrorists win and enact the have Muhammed Plan to rebuild our country like we did for Germany. :thumbsup:
But the American conscience can't bear all of this, and so you'll never have a candidate who candidly engages these issues. Instead what passes for a straight talk express in this country is 90% bullshit, and is coming from all sides with few exceptions.