By Chris Rossini
Neocons are one-half of the neocon/Keynesian duopoly that intellectually rules the U.S. government. We didn't get into this mess by accident. It's rather a direct result of horrendous ideas.
Both sides of the duopoly need each other in order to keep fulfilling their delusions of grandeur. Neocons need the money-printing Keynesians to finance their wars. They can then pretend to run the world militarily.
Likewise, Keynesians need neocon wars in order to keep the printing presses running full speed ahead. Then they can pretend to run the U.S. economy (and world economy). Yes, the egos on both sides of the duopoly are off the charts! Those egos have produced nothing a long streak of spectacular failures both at home and abroad. Yet, because they can get away with it, they both keep sowing the seeds for more chaos in the future.
Since it's election season, neocons are looking for a new candidate to sink their fangs into. Loyalty to a political party is not necessary. As long as the new president can be used as a vehicle for more military adventurism around the world, that's all that really matters.
As of this writing, Donald Trump seems too uncontrollable for the neocons. That's not to say that they can't "strike a deal" with Trump at some point in the future, but right now, they see a better bet in Hillary Clinton. After all, Hillary has consistently proved her militarist colors.
If neocons have to "deal" with Donald "the negotiator" later, you can bet that they'll do so. Donald has in no way shown that he's a non-interventionist, so there's a good chance he could be massaged later if need be.
At this time though, neocons appear to be slithering over to Hillary. Robert Kagan, one of the co-founders of the despicable "Project For A New American Century (PNAC)" came out in the Washington Post recently with an endorsement for Hillary:
For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton. The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be.
The country will be "saved" when neoconservative and Keynesian ideas are thoroughly rejected in favor of sound money and non-interventionism overseas. Kagan merely wants his version of the country (i.e., as a military empire) to be saved.
Kagan's Clinton calculation most definitely factors in that Hillary gave Kagan's wife, Victoria Nuland, a top job in her State Department. Prior to Nuland's promotion, she was a top aide to neocon Dick Cheney.
Kagan's infamous co-founder of PNAC Bill Kristol is also sidling up to the former Secretary of State who helped to ruin Libya and much of the Middle East. Kristol is ready for Hillary to take the American crown.
It makes sense. Go with the sure bet first. Then, if need be, negotiate with "the negotiator".
Unfortunately for Kagan and Kristol, American financial bankruptcy is galloping closer and closer with each passing day. There are only so many financial crises that the duopoly will ultimately be able to handle. With each passing crisis, they both come out with more bumps and more bumps and bruises. Their ideas are dying.
By their actions, neocons and Keynesians are hastening their demise.