Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bill Kristol Calls For Americans to be ‘Awakened and Rallied’ to War

The Neocons are clamoring for war - again:

Bill Kristol is not shy about his fetish for war. His latest piece at the neoconservative Weekly Standard borders on self-parody in the way that it openly longs for a return to a time when Americans were eager to send the U.S. military off on unnecessary, imperialistic adventures.

Kristol is frustrated by the “war-weariness” of the nation. He laments the reluctance on the part of the Republican Party to “challenge” “the idol of war-weariness.”

“A war-weary public can be awakened and rallied,” Kristol cheers. “Indeed, events are right now doing the awakening. All that’s needed is the rallying. And the turnaround can be fast.”

People like Kristol are so blinded by ideology that they breach the etiquette which calls on elite commentators to camouflage their enthusiasm for war with superficial appeals to peace. He loves death and destruction and wars of choice and he doesn’t care who knows it!
True to their Trotskyite core beliefs, Neocons seek to globalize the world under their rule. They know they cannot do this without the brute force of big government. And nothing grows big government like continuous war.

Evident in Kristol's rant against Americans' "war-weariness" is his realization that loyalty to the crusading DC Empire is fading fast. Few are cheering on "our" troops to deploy in the name of the "global democratic revolution." For many decades, our handlers in DC have been pulling our strings to reconstruct us into willing subjects of a polyglot empire. But human beings aren't wired to strive and sacrifice for airy ideals. Our allegiance is to our own people and traditions, not to all peoples in all nations.

All loyalty is local. The resurgence of historical loyalties all around the world confirms that. No wonder Bill Kristol's worried.

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At March 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The really odd thing is how "conservatives" like Kristol keep referring to the Korean and Vietnam eras, as if the population of the territory that use to be America is still the same as it was then. Our new inhabitants are here to live off of the natives, they would rather pocket the money than spend it on wars overseas alleged to be in our national interests. And even some of the remaining flag waving Free Republic dopes are beginning to tumble to the reality that we have few real national interests because we are no longer a real nation. Of course Kristol himself is mainly interested in supporting Israel, his particular local loyalty, and if that country wasn't in the equation he'd be liberal Democrat stumping for an increased invasion of America and cutting the military budget.

At March 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Tadeusz Korzeniewski said...

Old Rebel: Glad to report that back in 2009 I wrote a fairly popular piece on neoconservatism and neocons in Polish.

for Polish readers, just in case:


This game needs to be taken care of imternationally, so to speak.



At March 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous rex osborne said...

I've said this before, but I'm old and get to repeat myself: Bill is a chip off the old Irving.

At March 19, 2014 at 7:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me the gall individuals like Kristol possess in making free with OTHER peoples' blood!

David Smith

At March 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Kristol is his own favorite fetish.

At March 23, 2014 at 3:21 AM , Blogger J James said...

Don't forget that a flood of citizen emails and phone calls made Congress shy away from last years drive to step up acts of war against Syria. It does still seem to make a difference, please take the time to at least email your Senators and Representatives and demand that the US stay our of the Ukraine...and Syria...and Iraq and where ever the next Neocon crusade presumes to take us. This country is busted financially, has no coherent foreign policy, is teetering on another deep recession and is bitterly and deeply divided at home on almost any issue you can think of - we definitely have no business interfering in all of these others countries business when we are so messed up at home ourselves.


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