Here’s a great editorial, sure to stir discussion. “Rogue” journalist Caitlin Johnstone says to stop the hyperbolic attacks on the Trump administration, and to tackle the real problem: Neoconservativism.
“…Let’s face it, liberals and leftists: you did not get the Hitler 2.0 you were promised. You didn’t get a bunch of goose-stepping brownshirts throwing Muslims into internment camps, killing people of color with impunity and deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. The most exciting thing you’ve seen so far is the president failing to unequivocally condemn white supremacist groups as quickly as he should have.
Let’s face it, conservatives, nationalists and libertarians: you did not get the anti-establishment revolutionary you were promised. You’re not getting your wall, it turns out Trump doesn’t give a shit about illegal immigration any more than any other president ever has, the swamp’s not draining, and the troops will remain stationed overseas for the foreseeable future…
Donald Trump is not a Nazi. Donald Trump is not a nationalist warrior against the globalist elites. Donald Trump is a neoconservative neoliberal guardian of the status quo, just like his predecessors. The few ways in which Trump differs from Obama in terms of actual policy are the same few ways that establishment Republicans differ from establishment Democrats…”
~ Caitlin Johnstone
What do you think? Is neoconservativism the worse affliction of our country? What about the corrupting influence of Big Money in politics? How might the two issues be connected? (My own opinion? No ideology works as intended once it becomes corrupt.)
Does the neoconservative emphasis on military might lead us into unnecessary wars? Does perpetual war mongering protect the United States, or does it jeopardize our security? For the sake of “following the money,” who are the financial benefactors of war? Are they ideological purists or profiteers?
Related reading links:
Neoconservatism | Encyclopaedia Britannica
Be aware. Be objective.