Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I hate progressives
It's a stupid fucking country.

The most enlightened most internationalist understanding that any politician in this country could ever hold would be a nationalist realism that nonetheless accepted the full moral equality of the citizens of other countries. The mixture of condescension and ignorance with which Americans respond to the rest of the world never ceases to amaze me.
I don't expect much from conservatives, but I'm ashamed for the liberals.

Other countries have traditions of self-mockery that include mockery of national characteristics, but "That's so American" seems a phrase only spoken by foreigners. "Democracy promotion" sounds like a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses knocking at my door; and I rebel against the self-serving condescension of the faithful.
I've had enough of of the Monroe Doctrine. I want democracy promoted in my own country. When this country becomes an example of what democracy should be, democracy will promote itself. In the meantime our pride goeth.

Internationalism is a personal choice. It's my choice. But it has never been the policy of a nation. To say that it is or ever has been the policy of the United States is to lie, and the world putside our borders is more than willing to say so.

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