Wilson, WWI, Obama, ISIS, Libya, Evacuation
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Our founding fathers left the messed up world and came to this new world, to build the land of free and brave. Free meant the rights they never had in the countries they came from, and brave meant the people who dare to live at their own, not government or welfare. The whole system was built on the ideas to let messy world deal with its own problems while we build our own heaven based on the principles of individual freedom and rights, and non-interference. As long as we kept these shinning principles alive, we were well ahead on our mission to be the richest and wealthiest nation, ever.
Within two hundred years, we were there. Wow! What an achievement. This success did not just brought wealth and power, it also made us a point of attention and target for corporate greed, and jealousies around the world. Rich and powerful people, and corporations around the world wanted to take over this rapidly growing richest economy. Every one of them wanted to have a share in enormous power U.S. enjoyed which was basically backed up by its strongest economy. Strategically speaking, these conspirators never publicly admitted what they really wanted to do, to us. All their dirty games are hidden behind iron clads like “humanitarian”, “helping poor, needy and deserving”, “making world a safer and better place”, “equality and justice”, “spreading democracy”, and “protecting human rights”.
Most Americans, in their good hearts thought, since, now, we have money and power why not spread the good and stop evil. But, what these corporate media and sold out politicians never tell us is that the world is a very big and dirty place. Jumping into this mess will only make us dirty. Mainly, starting from World War 1, we gave up the policy of non-interference. British, who killed countless Americans in revolutionary war, became our, so called, allies.
War, of course, brought along the need to tax people and suppress human rights, and made us complacent to compromise the basic principles in our way of life. These included small government, limited taxation and inalienable rights of “We the people”. Once, it was clear that American people may be complacent to the violations of these basic principles, in case of a war, those became a routine. Even far bigger World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War, War on Terror, War on Drugs, wars against dictators. Every time a boogeyman was created, and countless American lives and money was wasted.
On the other hand, suppression of “inalienable rights” continued. Federal Reserve, Presidential Debates Commission, institutional and individual restrictions on participation in elections, harassment of voters, NDAA, and targeting and victimization of whistle blowers are all examples of it. Ironically, all this being done in the name of “our own safety and security”.
Unfortunately, each time we got scared by Boogeyman, and were ready to give away more to the government, and rich and powerful lobbies controlling it. The result is that we are getting squeezed more and more everyday while rich are getting richer. The worst part is that about 25% of our world’s largest and richest GDP is getting directly dumped into a huge and most inefficient government.
Abroad, one mess is leading to another. We were building Iraq by sacrificing over 2500 of our soldiers and trillions of dollars. Iraq did not even have Al-Qaeda, before we invaded it. Now, it is a far bigger mess. We funded, trained and armed, Al-Qaeda and Taliban to fight Soviet Union. They became a threat to us. We funded, trained and armed rebels in Syria, they are now in Iraq causing too many problems for us.
We funded, trained and armed, Libyan resistance against Gaddafi. Now, we cannot even have an embassy there. We used German submarines as an excuse to go to World War 1 which led to Nazism and even a bigger mess, World War 2. Still, no one seems to be ready to learn any lesson from history, remote or recent. No one is acknowledging the fact that our founders were dead right when they framed a policy of non-intervention and isolation. For over hundred years, we did trade with everyone and war with none, except in self-defense. The result was world’s richest and largest economy.
Policing the world, since beginning of last century has given us nothing except depression, recessions, economic downturns, crisis, wars and killing of our young men and women. Now, we are so over stretched. We have a direct or indirect military involvement in almost every part of the world. Spending is out of control. Taxes are crushing the economy, our way of living and future of our generations to come, is facing a real threat. Debt and deficits keep rising, government keeps growing. Where are we going to stop, take a deep breath, think and realize that we are on a path to our own destruction, very much like other great civilizations, nations and countries in past including Romans, Greeks, Muslims, ancient Egyptians, Indians and Chinese.
Are we going to wake up when we are left with nothing? When we have and irreversible crises like European economies? When big government, and ever increasing and complicating taxation starts eating hundred percent of our incomes, GDP, revenue and economy? I hope and wish, not. If you realize that there should be time to wake up, trust me, it is, right now. Even after over 16 trillion dollars in debt, over a trillion dollars annual federal deficit and a government which eats up 25% of our GDP, it may still not be too late. We probably still have an opportunity to have a real recovery, not Obama recovery.
Let’s go back to our hands-off policies. Make the world realize that we want to live our lives our way and they can live their lives their ways. Stop squeezing our citizens to fund endless and useless wars. Give them back their freedoms, guaranteed by constitution. Let us just come out of spell done by corporate media. Stop voting for so called major political parties, being controlled and run by rich and powerful corporate lobbies. Let us create a libertarian society truly based on constitutional principles of liberty, self-reliance and non-interference.