Not unlike watching the ancients argue that those Brit mop tops (who were allegedly bigger than baby X) wiped clean and drew again the face of pop pop popular music with their "Relover" c.d. when ebberdobby knows it really was Gwenie Gwen Gwen and "Love Angel Music Baby"
LOLing 43"s Freedom Agenda is one thing, yet dissing the universal values is like wearing a thong to church. It's unthinkable, it's shocking - it's heresy!
Shooting up some professor's "Better Angels" book to high five the idea that certain cats on earth are more better designed for despotry and totally unsuited to fun and free choice is awful kinda close to racecarism.
The time has come to recognize that the principles of liberal democracy are not universal. They are embedded in unique historical and cultural conditions and cannot be pressed on other national societies that are not ready and perhaps not even interested in adopting them. Instead of embracing a futile and counterproductive mission of making the world safe for democracy, the American people and their leaders should contribute to the Enlightenment project by applying and perfecting its principles at home.Uh, duh! 1st off - democrazy has never been imposed - it's autocrazy that is always imposed.
Cheese and Rice!
Besides, peoples ae not born with innate knowledge of centureis of freedom or despotism - they live it and learn it. Revolutions just in the last 100 years proves cats are hot to decide for themselves how to live
As Uncle Tony so hotly put it -
There is a myth that though we love freedom, others don't; that our attachment to freedom is a product of our culture; that freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law are American values or Western values; that Afghan women were content under the lash of the Taliban; that Saddam was somehow beloved by his people; that Milosevic was Serbia's savior. Members of Congress, ours are not Western values. They are the universal values of the human spirit, and anywhere -- -- anywhere, any time ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
Pic - "Under unfree leadership and instruction, millions have gone to their deaths, a great many more have been forced to become refugees across the planet, and nations have been driven into poverty, famine, and despair."