Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Your Tax Dollars At Work

for anyone that still has any vestige of belief that there was any justice in our attack on Iraq and is not wearing a strait jacket or on extreme psychotropic drugs, I ask you to remember the anthrax scare.

My government, like most, purveys a lot of propaganda to convince it's citizenry that whatever policy it wishes to follow is right and good. Some of the propaganda is actually based in reality.

In my life, the anthrax scare is up there for the most transparent foolishness. I remember a local talk show host, Jay Severin shilling for the war big time. One afternoon he breathlessly intoned that it was reported that the anthrax involved in the letters had the footprint of an Iraqi lab and that if it did have that footprint, then, "We are at war with Iraq." Cut to a break.

You probably heard something similar.

Anthrax kinda sorta disappeared. It's come back, One guy got a settlement from the Leviathan rather than have the good name of Holy Mother State sullied. Another guy apparently offed himself, but it's a bit murky yet.

Does the anthrax episode make the case for neutralism. I think it helps. It certainly does not help the cause of the activist foreign policy.

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