The US tortures journalists and whistleblowers, arms terrorists, kills children with starvation sanctions, wages endless wars, facilitates mass atrocities in Yemen, repeatedly used nuclear weapons on civilian populations, circles the entire planet with hundreds of military bases and bullies every nation on earth using military and economic force, but yeah we need to let them remain in charge of the world or else an evil government might take over.
You know that person in your life who’s always telling you what you should do despite the fact that their own life is a shambles and nobody likes them and they continuously make bad decisions for themselves? That’s America on the world stage.
Don’t take life advice from miserable people, don’t take creative advice from people who don’t create, don’t join religions that facilitate child rape, don’t join political parties that don’t help the public, don’t give military power to people with a history of bad military decisions.
When it first rose to power with the Bush administration the neoconservative ideology of doing whatever it takes to ensure continued US unipolar hegemony was widely criticized. Now it’s the bipartisan beltway consensus, and if you question it you’re smeared as freakish and suspicious.
Now you never even hear the word neoconservative or neocon anymore in mainstream US discourse. That’s not because it went away, it’s because it became the normalized default mainstream worldview.
Tier 1: Good people.
Tier 2: Okay people.
Tier 3: Bad people.
Tier 4: Diseases and parasites.
Tier 5: Shit.
Tier 6: The shit that would come out of shit if shit could shit.
Tier 7: People who defend acts of police brutality on the internet.
It is 2021. Biden is president. Two-thirds of my tweets about US politics are “If Trump had done this liberals would be losing their minds, eh screw it nobody cares.”
President Biden will have the most diverse, inclusive and intersectional cabinet of mass murderers ever assembled.
Think tanks are institutions which pay academics to think up reasons why it would be smart and good to do something evil and stupid,