…And the Empire Lives Under Obama

In my American Foreign Policy course, last class we talked about the influence of Neo-conservative in American Foreign policy. They believe in American exceptionalism, military intervention and are pure hawks. Irvon Kristol is considered the father of neo-conservatism who began the weekly standard which is run by his son today. These intellectuals often are found in various think tanks, where a primary example is Project for the New American Century.

I use to see a world that ideally should follow a democratic outlook, where certain actions fit and others deviate from this. But observing the extent of neo-cons institutionalization in American government, Bush or Obama maybe Plato was right in saying “dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”  Democracy just feels like an illusion, one that promises some kind of election-that’s where it starts and ends. Here fairness, and peace means not much. Nevertheless I still ask whether East or West, how can we dismantle Empire building agendas? How could the common people like you and I play a part in this?

And I thought Obama was likeable possibly. Ugh. 


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