The Neoconserative Threat to World Order: America's Perilous War for Hegemony
a book by Paul Craig Roberts
(our site's book review)
In Roberts’ assessment, "Washington's drive for hegemony is not only unnecessary but unrealistic and filled with peril for Americans and the world at large. This book is a call to awareness that ignorance and propaganda are leading the world toward unspeakable disaster."
Neoconservatives typically advocate the promotion of democracy and promotion of American national interest in international affairs, including by means of military force, and are known for espousing disdain for communism. Neoconservatism was an underlying ideology influencing U.S. administrations since the 1970s. Neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
George W. Bush—neoconservative who wants to run the world as well as own it, and his favorite word is hegemony
When Bush and Obama said their wars on terror may go on indefinitely, you can just imagine these fat cats rolling around in huge money bins laughing just like Scrooge McDuck
Neoconservatives became entrenched in successive American administrations, both Republican and Democratic. Their ideology of US global hegemony—the doctrine that no other power will be allowed to arise that could constrain US unilateral action—has become a foundational premise of US foreign policy and has led to reckless intervention in Ukraine and an irresponsible assault on Russian national interest. In pursuit of hegemony, Washington has expanded NATO to Russia’s border, instigated “color revolutions” in former constituent parts of the Soviet Union, announced a “pivot to Asia” to encircle China, orchestrated a coup in Ukraine, demonized Putin, and imposed warlike sanctions against Russia.
U.S. neocons' imperialism and warmongering is out of control yet the Congress tasked with stopping such abuses is mute—something smells rotten in Washington! The game is rigged.
Letting neocons run the decisions in Washington is like letting a fox guard a henhouse
Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist, journalist, and blogger—he warns us that U.S. neoconservatives are attempting to build an American Empire
John McGowan, a humanities professor, says that neoconservatives are attempting to build an American Empire, seen as successor to the British Empire
John McGowan, professor of humanities at the University of North Carolina, states, after an extensive review of neoconservative literature and theory, that neoconservatives are attempting to build an American Empire, seen as successor to the British Empire, its goal being to perpetuate a Pax Americana. (Beginning around the Vietnam War, the Pax Americana term had started to be used by the critics of American Imperialism.) As imperialism is largely considered unacceptable by the American media, neoconservatives do not articulate their ideas and goals in a frank manner in public discourse. (Source: Neoconservatism) See also A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption.The Bush Doctrine says that the U.S. will:
- "Make no distinction between terrorists and the nations that harbor them--and hold both to account."
- "Take the fight to the enemy overseas before they can attack us again here at home."
- "Confront threats before they fully materialize."
- "Advance liberty and hope as an alternative to the enemy's ideology of repression and fear."
Why we need to cease the U.S.'s empire building quest—here's what happened to Rome's empire; the U.S. will be collapsing as well if we don't rein in the madmen who are running things
U.S. is building an empire which they hope will outshine the 500-year reign of the British Empire—however, countries today do NOT want to be colonies
George Dubya Bush said (2001-2002) that "The United States should actively support democratic governments around the world, especially in the Middle East, as a strategy for combating the threat of terrorism, and that the United States had the right to act unilaterally in its own security interests."
The U.S. military bullies dropping a little 'democracy' on Middle Eastern citizens
And yet if you look at American attacks, imperialism, undermining of democracy in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, including assassinations and dirty CIA tricks to manipulate and undermine governments, one cannot help but notice that "white man speak with forked tongue," as Native Americans used to say of settlers in the early U.S. We talk the talk but don't walk the walk. You cannot support and undermine democracy at the same time. Decades of hostile, aggressive, corrupt, criminal, underhanded, imperialistic actions around the world have revealed the real plan, below.
If you doubt our cynical attributions of rot in high places, doubt no more! When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly dictators and supposed allies. It also discovered the dark truths of national policies, human rights violations, covert operations and cover-ups. The WikiLeaks book explores in a series of chapters covering the major regions of the world how the US Empire has imposed its will. It reveals how the US imposes its agenda on the world: a new form of imperialism that uses a variety of tactics from torture and military action, to trade deals and “soft power,” in order to expand its influence. Any American citizens who have been reluctant to see the corruption of the U.S. government out of a misplaced sense of loyalty or patriotism can now be awoken from their stupor. Folks, there is no "opinion" here. These are facts—absolute, proven facts. Our leaders wrote those cables, and they admit it. They just never thought they would get CAUGHT! (Source: The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire)
Comparing U.S. stated intentions with U.S. actions, one can only conclude that 'white man speak with forked tongue'
The Neocon plan is to pretend good intentions, speak doublespeak (e.g., Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Patriot Act), keep everyone confused, pretend to give while taking, create an empire of dependent "colonies" while having our leaders prattle on about empowering independence, freedom, and democracy. Basically, SHAKE THEIR HAND WHILE PICKING THEIR POCKET. The end result is to be world hegemony. If not, attack and rob more countries, rinse, repeat, and see if world hegemony has been attained yet. If not, attack and rob more countries, rinse, repeat, and see if world hegemony has been attained yet . . . ad infinitum.
The Neocon plan: for world hegemony, shake their hand while picking their pocket
Wouldn't it be great if our nation's citizens were allowed to have a say in their country's policies, ambitions, and military adventures? If this happened, we wouldn't be at war, wasting lives and wealth to pursue a corrupt ambition of a corrupt shadow government. So the shadow government ass clowns make damn sure we never get a say about anything. And yet here we are, forced to pay taxes to support their corrupt wet dreams of endless power and wealth.
Neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Why do necons feel they can get away with such nasty aggression? Because after WWII, when our country was very admired for saving the world from Hitler, we began to think our poop didn't stink. So when we toured the world laying crap (dirty empire building tactics) on countries, they began complaining and telling us that our poop did indeed stink. But this didn't get back to American citizens. Why? Because we inserted filters so that as the message from other countries passed over our borders, it was sanitized so that "your poop stinks bad!" became "your poop smells great!" This was mainly accomplished by shadow government control of American mainstream media. The press were told to report two things: that our poop smells great and other countries think so too. The American public drank this Kool-Aid because they couldn't conceive of their own government lying to them and especially because they couldn't conceive of their trusted anchors of nightly news lying to them.
As other countries' true attitude toward the USA passed over our borders, it was sanitized so that 'your poop stinks bad!' became 'your poop smells great!'
The only certain, irrefutable, perpetual and insidious bias in reporting comes from the neocon elites themselves, which make an all-out effort to stay covert and invisible to the unsuspecting citizen
The corporations that owned the press and mass media were run by oligarchs that cared very much about money and very little about truth. To not be marginalized into virtual demise and bankruptcy, the media had to follow orders, and to not lose their jobs, people did. Amazingly, there WERE and ARE a very few people with integrity who thought or think that truth trumps their next paycheck: e.g., Daniel Ellsberg. For his disclosure of the Pentagon Papers, Ellsberg was initially charged with conspiracy, espionage, and theft of government property, but the charges were later dropped after prosecutors investigating the Watergate Scandal discovered that the staff members in the Nixon White House had ordered the so-called White House Plumbers to engage in unlawful efforts to discredit Ellsberg. See Pentagon Papers. Edward Snowden later showed the same heroic whistleblowing courage as Ellsberg, revealing NSA spying on Americans.
Heroic NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has demonstrated the type of courage and wisdom we all need to aspire to
Some have suggested—and we agree—that the attempt to jam democracy down the throats of Iraqis—a very undemocratic people due to their very undemocratic Islamic fundamentalist beliefs—was naive at best and disingenuous at worst. (See The Rise of Global Civil Society: Building Communities and Nations from the Bottom Up.)
The attempt to jam democracy down the throats of Iraqis—a very undemocratic people due to their very undemocratic Islamic fundamentalist beliefs—was naive at best and disingenuous at worst
Our Vietnam and Iraq wars were much more about imperialism than democratization, but most of us drank the Kool-Aid
The latter—disingenuousness—refers to the fact that the end result of these cynical "pseudo-democratization" actions in Iraq—chaos in the entire Mideast region—plays right into the hands of neocons, imperialists, and empire builders of the corporatocracy's shadow government who would like nothing better than control of the world in a kind of benign (in their eyes only) imperialistic empire where, because the U.S. runs things, peace is assured, hegemony established, and rebels and dissenters and insurgents swatted down like flies. (With Predator Drones?) Not so much the peace of freedom, but at least the peace of the graveyard, for the dissenter. No more war! (Yay . . . [insert ginormous lack of enthusism here, spiced with a dollop of cynicism].)
Bush and Obama love playing God, swatting to death anyone they don't like the looks of and making the U.S. look like the Great Satan the Islamics see us as
Predator Drones would swat down any dissenters in the neoconservative's most beloved wet dream of world domination (for peaceful purposes, mind you!)
Reckless and irresponsible actions by the U.S. shadow government have "brought back the risk of nuclear war." This and the rest of the careless imperialistic empire building has impelled Roberts—following an illustrious career in government, journalism and academia—to perform the clarifying function abandoned by the mainstream media of examining the agendas at work and the risks entailed. His insightful commentary is followed all over the world.
We need more people like Roberts to help us confront the evils of a shadow government run wild
9/11 terrorist attack
Roberts says that "A number of thoughtful Americans suspect that the neoconservatives are responsible for 9/11, as that event gave the neoconservatives the 'New Pearl Harbor' that their position papers said was necessary in order to launch their wars for hegemony in the Middle East." Roberts is a serious critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policies, with special emphasis on the evil influence of the neoconservatives from the Reagan administration through the Obama administration. (No president has had the guts to "just say no" to our shadow government and its nefarious military ambitions, including sellouts Clinton and Obama.)
A catastrophic and catalyzing event (9/11), like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, came to pass at precisely the moment Bush wanted it!
A savage critic of the mainstream corporate media—he calls them “presstitutes”—he dissects their propaganda, lies, and disinformation like a truth surgeon and penetrates to the heart of matters in a flash. We need more people like Roberts to help us confront the evils of a shadow government run wild. Sometimes it feels like we are stuck in Hitler's Germany and we are helpless to stop the madman pushing the world toward disaster! Let us follow Roberts' warnings and advice.