Monday, August 25, 2014

Week of 08/25/2014

The World Dominionism Script
You know, I miss the old villains.
The guys wearing the uniforms, leading the armies ready to march on out there and take over the world.  The megalomaniacs with the glassy-eyed stare when they talk about how they are destined to rule the world and everything on it.  The kind of villains that we used to see in those James Bond movies or those cheesy 1980’s cartoons that were basically glorified toy commercials.
You know, the villains we used to have in World War II.  Easily identifiable.  Honest and up-front about their ambitions and their goals and in the ruthlessness they have to make those things happen.
Unfortunately for us, the vast majority of people that dream of world domination aren’t that blatant.  They don’t want to be seen as villains, even if – for all intents and purposes – they really are.  Maybe their egos prevent them from being honest about themselves.  Maybe they know that such dreams usually means putting a target on their backs.  Maybe they know that if they are honest about their dominionism that it will preclude them from having any kind of real power over others.
That’s why most dominionists are smooth and opaque in their true ambitions.  No, they supposedly don’t want to “rule” the world; just “guide” it.  Just “lead” it.  Just “save” it.  Just “protect” it from the dangers and the evils that men do.  Oh, and “they” supposedly don’t want this task.  They’re just representing a “larger entity”.  A god or a country or an institution.  It’s not “about them”, is it?  No, it is never “about them”.  Never!
Right, and if you believe their denials, then I have a bridge, some Florida swampland, and some subprime mortgages to sell you!
The best way to spot the dominionist is in their words.  It’s how they sell their quests for global domination.
The latest comes from a certain conservative columnist whining about the state of the world and how it’s all President Obama’s fault that bad things are going on.  Of course this is the same columnist that previously said that he doesn’t like the person in the White House and that he doesn’t think this person is even legally qualified to be President… even though he doesn’t come out and admit being a Birther.  (Cons and neo-cons are like that… they claim to be brave, except when it comes to their own honesty.)
Anyway, the script goes something like this: everything around the world going on today, from ISIL in Syria and Iraq, to the Hamas missile attacks against Israel, to Russia’s piecemeal re-conquest of the Ukraine, to… well pretty much to any other kind of disorder or discord in the world, all of it is supposedly Obama’s fault.  The script accuses Obama of “abandoning” the world stage and letting the world go to hell in a handbasket.  You know, because he supposedly is “apologizing to the world” (which he never did) and is supposedly kowtowing to Muslims (which is another fabricated claim).  We supposedly “lost respect” and are not “taken seriously”.  The script then says that a supposedly “qualified leader” would keep America as the so-called “global leader” and take charge so that all of these problems would either be resolved or else never happen in the first place.
And this is where I have to call out the cons and neo-cons on their scripted B.S., because that it what this script is… it is raw, unmitigated, hypocritical B.S.!
First of all, since when did the conservatives and neo-conservatives ever give a single whit what the world thought about America?  When?  Go ahead, cons and neo-cons, put up or shut up!  When did you guys ever care what the world thought of you?
They certainly didn’t give a single care what anyone thought about them when they were in charge!  They were loud, boisterous, unapologetic a-holes, and they took great pride in being that.  “Bad guys bomb us?  Bomb ‘em back!  Bomb the world!  Shock and awe!  Cart them off to Gitmo and waterboard them!”  Any of that ring a bell?
Hey, we were showing the world just how worse we could be when pissed off!  We were looking for countries to bomb and invade.  We were grabbing people everywhere and waterboarding them for any kind of supposed “actionable intelligence”.  And if a nation complained, we’d scream “Nine-Eleven” in their faces and then go find someone else to waterboard.
No, “respect” was not on the itinerary of the cons and neo-cons when their lord and savior – George W. – was in the White House, and especially not when they had control of all three branches of government!  So why is it a “concern” for them now?
Remember the last time they tried to show “leadership”?  That was when Dubya told the world that “God” wanted him to solve the issue of Israel and the Palestinians.  Yeah, how did that turn out, cons and neo-cons?  How’s that divinely-inspired peace-y thingy working for you?
Let’s get brutally honest here… when conservatives and neo-conservatives complain and whine about a supposed “lack of respect” on the global stage, what they’re really looking for is not “respect” or even “leadership”, but dominance.  They want global dominionism.
Not for “their” sake, of course.  It’s supposedly for “America”.
If they were serious about “respect” from the world, they would be doing things to earn it.  If they wanted to show “leadership”, then they would actually act like leaders.  And not just when they are in charge, but even when they’re not in power.
But cons and neo-cons don’t know how to do these things!  They only care about “respect” and “global image” when they’re not in charge.  And they certainly do not know how to show true leadership!
The truth of the matter is that the whole “world stage” bit is just a political prop that the cons and neo-cons use when they’re not in power and they want to tear down the people that are in power.  If they truly cared about what the rest of the world thought about America, then they wouldn’t be acting like boisterous schoolyard bullies when in charge.  They would be actually doing the things that would earn that respect and to show leadership.  These wouldn’t be “sometimes” things to be pulled out only when convenient and then discarded when they already have what they wanted.
It’s high time that the conservatives and neo-conservatives just stop what they are doing right this very minute and take a step back to see what they are doing to themselves and to the rest of the nation.  They need to clean up their sorry act before even considering trying to help anyone else.  The longer that they keep playing these petty political games, the more they show that they are not only unworthy of any kind of political power, but that they are behaving more and more like the very evil that we used to cross whole oceans to fight.  And at least those guys were honest about themselves and their ambitions!
I really miss those old villains.

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