One can only hope that future historians will look to Ron Suskind’s account of Bushite scorn for “reality-based communities” as an explanation for events of the early aughts. But it would be a mistake to attribute this kind of thinking to Bushites only. It is ingrained in all imperialists.
Earlier this year, mentor to the previous crop of “liberal” Imperialists and ICG founder Morton Abramowitz made an exasperated comment to a Serbian interviewer:
“My answer is that there is no entirely rational answer… you seek perfect reasoning, which does not correspond to reality on the ground.”
In other words, don’t bother with logic; there isn’t any.
Abramowitz’s acolytes (the Holbrookes and Albrights of this world) at least used the language of principles and values to sell their interventions to the world, even as they follow the same philosophy as the Bushites: power over reality.
And therein’s the clue: the Empire is Nietzschean. Its world is devoid of reason, reality or principles, and contains only power and Will to Power.
Many Imperial troops certainly see things this way:
On a fast patrol through Pristina, Pte. McWilliams of the Gloucester Regiment expressed his personal opinion on the March 17 crisis. “I don’t know why the Serbs don’t get the message. They are not wanted here, so they should go back to their own country,” he said.
When it was explained to him that Kosovo still officially remains an autonomous province of Serbia, the young British soldier replied: “You can’t claim what you can’t defend.”
(Scott Taylor, April 2004; see here)
Both Bushites and Clintonites lied as they murdered their way across the globe: Iraqi nukes were no less phantom that the “genocide” in Kosovo. But enough of the truth is out there by now. They’ve told us what they are and what they want to do.
Are we all Nietzscheans now?