“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
It is what he said, patroling an eternal empire.
In which case the Marines are comparable to Roman Legionnaires.
Let the debate begin
"Eternal Empire" or
"Bring the boys home"
Which will the electorate choose?
"In which case the Marines are comparable to Roman Legionnaires."ReplyDelete
Self-Loathing is an ugly thing to behold, my white, Italian, Amigo.
"..patroling an eternal empire.."ReplyDelete
What are the assets that need protecting? Ashley and her jihadi tranies, err,.. tyrannies?
DR: Which will the electorate choose?ReplyDelete
The diplomats at the United Nations are accountable to no one but the dictators of their respective countries. In this way it resembles the bureaucracy of the European Union, which has a level of authority beyond the reach of the subjects of the various component countries after the initial buy-in. The UN and EU are kindred spirits, then, and natural allies. But the US government is accountable to the voters under a constitutional framework. So when the US government does something, it is an extension of the will of the populace. And if they do something wrong, the populace is shamed into doing something about it, because we can. But the EU and UN are, as indicated above, accountable to no one. When they perpetrate war crimes, there is nothing to be done.
Ayers Issue is McCARTHYISM!ReplyDelete
- Stanley Fish
...almost every comment from intentionally ignorant leftists, heavy of opinion, devoid of facts.
"But the EU and UN are, as indicated above, accountable to no one. When they perpetrate war crimes, there is nothing to be done."ReplyDelete
That's not true. A bullet to the head of an EU or UN personality can just easily penetrate his/her skull as it would a watermelon. There's absolutely no reason to be accountable to laws and political systems that are not accountable to you.
..can just ^as easily penetrate his/her skull..ReplyDelete