America the Bellicose
In a sad commentary on America’s war-like nature, President Carter points out:
The rest of the world, almost unanimously, looks at America as the No. 1 warmonger. That we revert to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat — and quite often it’s not only desired by the leaders of our country, but it’s also supported by the people of America.
Indeed, continuous war is a feature – not a bug – of U.S. policy. (As a patriotic American who was born in the U.S. and lived here my whole life, I am sad that so many Americans still fall for the myths of “American exceptionalism” and “world’s policeman”.)
Other hard-hitting Carter quotes from the last year:
- “America has no functioning democracy” in the wake of mass surveillance by the NSA
- Snowden’s revelations do not harm our national security, but are “useful”
It’s not just Carter. Conservative Justices Souter and O’Connor, intelligence agency heads and congressmen all warn that America is in real trouble.