Monday, March 21, 2016

Trump Wants to End the Empire

Winners are not afraid to take risks. In American politics, one of the biggest concerns foreign policy. As someone who's made it crystal-fucking-clear that I hate Empire, I cannot help but to be thrilled to see that someone who can actually fucking win wants to end the Empire. Today, in the Washington Post, Donald Trump did just that.
Donald Trump outlined an unabashadly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday, telling The Washington Post's editorial board that he questions the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has formed the backbone of Western security policies since the Cold War.

The meeting at The Post covered a range of issues, including media libel laws, violence at his rallies, climate change, the NATO and the U.S. presence in Asia.

Speaking ahead of a major address on foreign policy later Monday in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump said he advocates an aggressive U.S. posture in the world with a light footprint. In spite of unrest abroad, especially in the Middle East, Trump said the United States must look inward and steer its resources toward rebuilding domestic infrastructure.

"I do think it’s a different world today, and I don’t think we should be nation-building anymore," Trump said. "I think it’s proven not to work, and we have a different country than we did then. We have $19 trillion in debt. We’re sitting, probably, on a bubble. And it’s a bubble that if it breaks, it’s going to be very nasty. I just think we have to rebuild our country."

He added: "I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’re blown up. We build another one, we get blown up. We rebuild it three times and yet we can’t build a school in Brooklyn. We have no money for education because we can’t build in our own country. At what point do you say, 'Hey, we have to take care of ourselves?' So, I know the outer world exists and I’ll be very cognizant of that. But at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially the inner cities."
That's fucking courageous of him to openly question the need for NATO like that. That's directly attacking the legitimacy of Empire while running for one of the key offices in it. Sure, he may well fail to deliver, but no one else is even fucking trying. Not even Sanders. (And Hillary? She wants to be Imperatrix so badly that she may yet resort to open human sacrifice of babies to get it.)

Fine, Trump. You had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.

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