Originally Posted by Severian
But I don’t think one can make the argument that strapping up to fight said “evil” with the instruments used to commit said acts is, like, *good.* Huge moral leap there. Huge logical leap top. There’s no binary logic to apply to this. Arming people to fight the armed people is not any kind of solution to any kind of problem.
and yet that myth is at the center of american ideology— especially on the right
this was the favorite tv program of leo strauss, intellectual godfather to the neocons who led both reagan’s and dubya’s foreign policies.
have you ever watched “the power of nightmares”? great documentary. a bit propaganda-style, sure, but... so eye-opening.
ronnie raygun vs the evil empire
dubya vs the axis of evil knievel