“We must save them from themselves!” Is the cry of the Elitists “It’s our duty!” What a bunch of hogwash! This is the mantra that has been spewing from the mouth’s and pen’s of the Imperialistic Elitists since Henry Lodge and Teddy Roosevelt and it’s as anti liberty and freedom as anything could ever be. These elitists make impassioned pleas to “greatness!”; greatness among the nations of the earth and greatness in the annuls of history but their idea of greatness is the subjugation of those beneath them for “their own good” as it were, as if subjugation is to be desired by the subjugated. Their idea of greatness is having the power to force their will upon anyone or anything that would stand in the way of their assumption to the throne of greatness all the while exclaiming that they are only trying to do what’s right and best for all concerned.
What’s most confounding is how easily the masses follow and support these elitists in their march toward “greatness” it’s as if they think that the ascendency of these psychopaths to power somehow makes them more powerful as well and they like it. It doesn’t really take much convincing, I’m afraid. It’s like leading sheep to the slaughter and unfortunately that is exactly where these self appointed do-gooders lead everyone that follows them.
I can’t suggest strongly enough that you read “The True Flag” by Stephen Kinzer. He or really history itself and their own words, knocks the demigods of American history from their lofty perches. This book makes it very easy to see where and when America really “went off the tracks” in it’s quest to “make the world safe for democracy” as it has been put and why this is such folly. While I’m all for letting one’s opinion be known and argumentation to try and convince others of why I believe my view on a subject is correct, I’m completely against the idea that it can be or should be done by force or the threat of violence. But you will see by Kinzer’s many reiterations of speeches and writings of the imperialists of the 1890’s and beyond, that those who aspired to make “America great among the nations” had no problem whatsoever using violence and subjugation as a means to their ends and ultimately many Americans bought into their rhetoric of “glory and honor” regardless of it’s vanity and in spite of the logic and eloquence of the opposition’s argumentation clearly showing the hypocrisy of a nation founded on the belief of individual liberty and independence to hold to such imperialistic ideals and ideas.