NEOCONSERVATIVES

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Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the pacifist foreign policies of the Democratic Party. Neoconservatives view America as an empire and define it as “indispensable and exceptional.” The neocons practice hegemony by dominating the policies of Washington, DC, and seek power and wealth by deception, unfair trade, gunboat diplomacy, and regime change wars, both domestically and internationally. When a president does not cooperate, they seek a change in administration because ideology holds sway over authority. Empires typically wield their hegemony by imposing order on the vanquished; neocons, however, seek hegemony by disorder, which never ends. In the Middle East and South America, we have had chaos and confusion brought on by America’s regime-change wars. Neoconservatives always need new dragons to slay, some sovereign who does not support them, or a leader to dethrone to be replaced by their puppet. One need not look for a strategy here because geopolitics does not drive events—madness and schizophrenia cause events!

Here is how the neocons play the game. First, they fabricate a reason to accuse a country of wrongful acts. Second, they justify a regime change war, build military bases, impose sanctions, confiscate the county’s resources, and employ terrorists to support their cause. Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced the Stop Arming Terrorist Act in 2016, prohibiting the US government from funding and supplying weapons to AlQaeda, ISIL, and other terrorist groups. According to the National Priorities Project, the United States’ cost to fund these terrorist groups is north of two trillion dollars. Gabbard claims that there are covert strategies at work to keep the public in the dark concerning regime change wars.

In Stephen Kinzer’s book Overthrow, 2006, he traces the military exploits of the neocons starting with Hawaii in 1893 when they overthrew the Hawaiin monarchy. Hawaii marked the beginning of an era in which the United States has engaged in numerous regime change wars the world over. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the US repeatedly used its military power to overthrow governments, including democracies, that refused to protect American interests. The United States rose to power when multinational corporations came to expect the government to act on their behalf, including the overthrow of foreign leaders. Neocons have convinced politicians to engage in multiple regime change wars, which put them in control. In 2014, the neocons orchestrated regime change in Ukraine when they disposed of the democratically elected president that led to a civil war in which more than 13,000 people have died, according to the United Nations.

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Published by Kenneth E. Long

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