And along the same line
Continuing from yesterday's perfect Obushma illustration.Obama speaking in Poland:
The message the White House is hoping to send is that two decades after choosing democracy, Poland has a growing economy and is a strategic partner on the world stage — and the same could happen in Tunisia and Egypt, where another longtime leader has stepped down from power.
Here's what bothers me: Bush The Son didn't know better. He grew up as a rich pampered playboy who only needed to know that Pappy was always ready to bail him out. When Bush The Son read this crap about 'Young Democracies', he had no idea what it meant.
Obama is smart enough to know better. He comes from a hard-left cultural background, and his adult training was pure Chicago gangsterism. He must know that 'democracy' is a meaningless term, and that each ethnic group has a firmly locked tradition. He must know that Egypt's 5000-year tradition is solid dictators, and that Egypt has survived on that basis. Now that Sheikh Osama's triumph has removed the Western-facing dictator, Egypt will get an inward-looking dictator.
Obama must also know that Poland's 1000-year tradition embraces a certain amount of public input and public consent, thanks to the Catholic regard for individual dignity. When the Russian occupiers released their iron grip, Poland reverted to its natural tendency toward freedom. (As did other Roman or Protestant countries like Bohemia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. The Orthodox countries like Serbia, Slovakia and Belarus continued their natural tradition of Slavic harshness.)
'Democracy' is not a factor in either of these changes. Both are a return to innate national character, and each nation has a different character. That's how they survive.
Before 1989, our interactions with foreign countries started from this basic reality. Our ego had limits. We minded our own goddamn business
and didn't try to fuck with national character.
We dealt on a hard practical gangsterish basis with existing dictators. You get money, we get support. You fail to give us support, we run a coup against you.
Under Bushobama we are Big Nanny. We are Nurse Ratched. We know what's good for everyone. Young Democracy is good for everyone. We insist that everyone must adopt Young Democracy under the tender guidance of the US Army. Result: 9/11, infinitely expanding permanent pointless wars, and infinitely expanding dictatorship within this unfortunate land.