By Chris Rossini
Many believe (thanks to propaganda) that America is an "exceptional" nation, and a little over 100 years ago this nation would take its exceptionalism on the road. Tanks, fighter jets, and now drones would "go over there" and make those people right. We're gonna force them live like us. Their ways of life need to be abolished so that the they too could "make their voices heard" and pick their bureaucrats by vote.
Picking bureaucrats by vote became equated to (also thanks to propaganda) freedom and liberty. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. But, nevertheless, the empire would stomp around the world holding the banner of "democracy" up high.
Now that the results are in, democracy was not produced, but instead foreign nations that fell in the empire's path received the gifts of chaos, death, destruction, and millions of people migrating away to different countries.
To add further insult to the scheme, financing the empire has turned the homeland into a bankrupt mess with Americans (still clouded with their ideas of "exceptionalism") grasping for answers. Such an environment has historically acted as a red carpet for the iron-fist who rides in on his white horse.....enter Donald Trump.
How Donald Trump has been treated proves that, not only has the empire failed abroad, but its "democracy" banner is a scam at home too.
Pat Buchanan writes:
Turnout in the GOP primaries has been running at levels unseen in American history.
Americans are voting. They're "making their voices heard". This is supposed to be a great thing in the eyes of the democracy pushers, right?
The news is on a 24-hr cycle of anti-Trumpism. The television, Internet and newspapers are all on auto-pilot and hoping that something sticks between now and June.
But isn't America's ritual of 'vote for your bureaucrat' what all the wars have been for? Didn't an estimated 1 million Iraqis die so that the U.S. could impose this system on them? Aren't there American troops in 150 countries (doing whatever they're doing) for this?
Americans are voting en masse for Donald Trump. We were told that this is freedom. What's the problem?
Why is The Washington Post, which champions every disgraceful war overseas putting out headlines that say: “To defend our democracy, the GOP must aim for a brokered convention.”
Pat Buchanan quips:
Defending democracy requires Republicans to cancel the democratic decision of the largest voter turnout of any primaries in American history. And this is now a moral imperative for Republicans.
It appears that the spreading democracy thing has not only been exposed for what it is overseas, but at home as well.
Democracy does not equal liberty. It never has, and never can.
Liberty equals Liberty, and we can sure use a good dose of it right about now.