The American ‘War for Righteousness’ Is a War for Evil
Back on October 25, 2022 Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) celebrated the withdrawal by the Democratic congressional “progressive caucus” of their abortive letter (October 24) imploring the Biden administration to engage in serious negotiations with Russia and Ukraine to possibly end the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe that threatens rapidly to become a nuclear conflagration which could end life on earth as we know it.
Raskin is not just any ordinary Democratic congressman; he’s an important member of the special House commission which has been busily investigating that dire threat to “our democracy,” the January 6, 2021 “insurrection.” Yes, he’s a far Leftist and Jewish and his message is often just as frenzied and fanatical as that of any member of the Squad. But with one major difference: he’s highly placed and well connected, part of the Democrat establishment, so when he speaks, he speaks with some authority for the party and its leadership.
After praising his fellow Leftists for withdrawing their plea for negotiations to end a cruel and vicious conflict—oddly, is that not what Leftists traditionally claim they do, demand “peace” and an “end to violence”?—and jumping on the jingoist and warmongering bandwagon, a spiraling path which may well end in nuclear holocaust, Raskin uttered his most important and revealing paragraph and the real reasons the US is deeply involved in a faraway conflict in Eastern Europe.
Whether he realized it or not, it summarizes the official (if unspoken) American and NATO stance on the conflict, and more, the real issues involved. Most everyone in positions of power and authority in Washington and Brussels understands them, but far too many regular Americans do not.
Here is Raskin stating why we must be in Ukraine:
“Moscow right now is a hub of corrupt tyranny, censorship, authoritarian repression, police violence, propaganda, government lies and disinformation, and planning for war crimes. It is a world center of antifeminist, antigay, anti-trans hatred, as well as the homeland of replacement theory for export. In supporting Ukraine, we are opposing these fascist views, and supporting the urgent principles of democratic pluralism.”
Sound familiar? It should, as it is the same litany of accusations we hear constantly and hysterically spouted by most of our legacy media domestically to attack, impugn and cancel those who question and challenge the latest conquests of our “liberal democracy.” The language is nearly identical, save for the location.
Those “ultra MAGA” types must be defeated, extinguished, whether in America or in Russia….
Raskin thus reveals the template, a universal template, which is employed both domestically here in the US and also globally by NATO and the EU to justify its actions in Ukraine…and elsewhere.
And those actions parallel consistently the actions of official American foreign policy generally since the end of World War II. Certainly, we had to oppose the advance of Soviet Communism after that war, and much of the justification for our foreign policy since then was just that: we had to defeat the Soviets, we had to defend “liberty,” but, more ominously, we had to “force” (in the words of Allan Bloom in his The Closing of the American Mind) “liberal democracy” on all those recalcitrant nations around the globe, whether they wished it or not.
And so-called American “conservatives” went along, as the threat of Communism was a potential game ender which we had to stop, at all costs. Yet, in retrospect, it appears tha
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