A Delusional people and nation
Excerpt, minor edit by Carolyn Bennett
“In [U.S. President Barack] Obama’s reinterpretation of World War Two the joint struggle with the Soviets to defeat Hitler’s European empire became a grand American crusade for democracy, human rights, multiculturalism and immigration,” Nebojsa Malic continues.
Is that why less than 50 years after fighting Hitler, the U.S. was helping his allies in the Balkans?
Why Washington repeated the Munich travesty seventy years later, even while trumpeting ‘No more Munichs!’ to justify its belligerence around the world?
Why sixty years after Hitler attacked Poland, NATO attacked Yugoslavia without provocation or cause?
And why ignorant Anglo-American leaders accuse Russia (!) of ‘acting like Hitler,’ even as they back Hitlerites in Ukraine?
“After all that, the Emperor has the sheer gall to say the ‘United States of America is [sic] and will remain the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known.’ Wow.…
“What is one to make of this insistence on American exceptionalism (and exemptionalism), which has long since stopped bordering on delusional and crossed right over into Behind-the-Looking-Glass land?
“…… Those who landed on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 weren’t fighting and dying for an American Empire, or the world revolution – but for an America defined by those who rebelled against King George and absolutist monarchy.
“Yet, here their country is, seven decades later ── a carnival of rust, going broke on a worldwide crusade to spread ‘democracy,’ allied with the Nazis and their heirs, being ruled by pen and by phone, and being subjected to chicken hawks croaking, ‘Empire today, Empire tomorrow, Empire forever!’”
Nebojsa Malic's words are so poignantly powerful in truth, they need no further comment.
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