Sunday, June 22, 2008

Exploiting Our Economic Woes

by J. R. Nyquist

Anti-Western ideology animated the Axis in World War II and the Communist Bloc during the Cold War. It animates al Qaeda and the Iranian clerical regime. If you look to American domestic politics, anti-Western ideology animated the sixties radicals as it continues to animate the anti-war movement. George W. Bush is unfairly maligned as a liar and a warmonger. In fact, he is nothing more than a well-meaning man who has been ill-served by his advisors and betrayed by his own intelligence service. His mistakes are not those of a master conspirator. The logic of totalitarian rhetoric automatically assumes that 9/11 was an inside job because it is intolerable to allow capitalism and the Republic any moral high ground whatsoever. All measures of national defense are hereby denounced as illegitimate. All U.S. officials are villains, crooks or dupes. The Republic itself is nothing more than a system of exploitation that must be overthrown. Listen for these words. Do not be taken in by the drumbeat of anti-Western propaganda.

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