Sunday, March 27, 2011


While most self proclaimed "conservatives" are acutely unaware of the hijacking of "conservatism" by Libertarians, let me once again educate you about the world of isolationism. The Republican party is the party of moderation in America. Democrats are looney lefty liberals and Libertarians are crazy loser extremists of both parties, but claim to be "conservative"...WHAT EV'S. I've said it before and for the sake of time and effort, that will be the last time I capitalize any political party again in this post. Call it intellectual laziness. You would be right...
While most conservatives are screaming isolationist ideas, they are at the same time committing ominous hypocrisy. The accusations of socialism stop at the door of isolationism. The Ming Dynasty practiced an isolationist policy, sound familiar? That's CHINA FOLKS! Here is isolationism defined:

The policy or doctrine of trying to isolate one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, and generally attempting to make one's economy entirely self-reliant; seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement, both diplomatically and economically, while remaining in a state of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities

Basically it's nation-centric and completely moronic. Now I am not saying let's enter into liberal hell by embracing a "world view" type of philosophy. Far from it. I want to puke on diversity and multilateralism. The UN can kiss this dirty mouth, but so can you isolation promoters.
There has to be an in between. I am not trying to be Miss compromise, I pee on give and take. I do think that human rights and democracy are things a strong, super-powered America should promote and that includes with fire power. Conservatives need to walk away slowly from the Ron Paul's and Glenn Beck's who smooch the rear end of Dennis Kucinich on this belief. Don't over blow and cry about America's debt so much that you forget the greater good for those struggling to attain agency in this life. America is the world policeman against oppression and dominance. Do not turn your cheeks away from Gods children around the world. The refuge they seek is only possible by America's hand and yet there are so many who preach otherwise and proclaim conservative values. Isolationism is not a conservative value. Isolationism is a communist value. Closing our borders for "self interest" is oh so North Korea. Our economy would collapse and Obama would end up looking like a genius economist.
Beware of wolves in sheep clothing who preach the ideals of dictators and profess to cling to philosophies of our founding fathers. Perhaps George Washington had this view because he did just beat down a theocratic and oppressive system. But really? Are we still under the thumb of a King? Are we not self-sufficiently in the 21st century and are we not THE super power on the world stage? It's time we start acting like bad-asses who demand dictators treat humans human-like instead of like 15th century revolutionaries who fear slippery slope theocratic ideals. We get it. We get the need for independence and self-sufficiency. America is not peeing on our founding ideals just because we help a few citizens in Libya get their freedom on....Or their Al Quaeda on. Figure it out Obama and get control of the situation. That's a different subject. sigh. Open your eyes republicans. You are about to be extinct not only as a party, but as a philosophy.
Now let the "we are broke and in debt" cries begin. I swear, conservatives bitch and moan more than gay little democrats. It's getting sickening....


namaste said...

nik, you're always taking me back to school! ming dynasty. it's been 30 years since i thought about those guys. and i had to google kucinich whose name went in one side and out the other of my ears 5 or 6 years ago when i first heard of him.

you make good points! isolationism makes about as much sense as a thriving hermit existence. a lot to chew on here. great post!

The Vineyard said...

I like Beck. I like that he holds his own and says what he means. I love his sarcasm. As far as isolation goes, I'm not sure how I feel about that. Not even sure it's possible or desirable.

I also agree that libertarians are another form of the extreme.

I'm convinced that we all operate under "liberal" and "conservative" principles all the time in our interactions with others.

Rick Frea said...

I personally think America should go back to the philosophy of the founders through WWI and not become invoved in world affairs other than to set a good example. If you mess with us we beat the shit out of you, otherwise we don't get involved -- with excepitons.