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Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:42 PM

Embracing The Dark Side: A Short History Of The Pathological Neocon Quest For Empire

An (somewhat) entertaining history of the Neocon Warmongers:

Embracing The Dark Side: A Short History Of The Pathological Neocon Quest For Empire


When Bill Kristol watches Star Wars movies, he roots for the Galactic Empire. The leading neocon recently caused a social media disturbance in the Force when he tweeted this predilection for the Dark Side following the debut of the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Kristol sees the Empire as basically a galaxy-wide extrapolation of what he has long wanted the US to have over the Earth: what he has termed “benevolent global hegemony.

Kristol, founder and editor of neocon flagship magazine The Weekly Standard,responded to scandalized critics by linking to a 2002 essay from the Standard’s blog that justifies even the worst of Darth Vader’s atrocities. In “The Case for the Empire,” Jonathan V. Last made a Kristolian argument that you can’t make a “benevolent hegemony” omelet without breaking a few eggs.

And what if those broken eggs are civilians, like Luke Skywalker’s uncle and aunt who were gunned down by Imperial Stormtroopers in their home on the Middle Eastern-looking arid planet of Tatooine (filmed on location in Tunisia)? Well, as Last sincerely argued, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru hid Luke and harbored the fugitive droids R2D2 and C3P0; so they were “traitors” who were aiding the rebellion and deserved to be field-executed.

A year after Kristol published Last’s essay, large numbers of civilians were killed by American Imperial Stormtroopers in their actual Middle Eastern arid homeland of Iraq, thanks largely in part to the direct influence of neocons like Kristol and Last.

That war was similarly justified in part by the false allegation that Iraq ruler Saddam Hussein was harboring and aiding terrorist enemies of the empire like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The civilian-slaughtering siege of Fallujah, one of the most brutal episodes of the war, was also specifically justified by the false allegation that the town was harboring Zarqawi.

Much more at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-28/embracing-dark-side-short-history-pathological-neocon-quest-empire

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newthinking Oct 2015 OP
leveymg Oct 2015 #1
cprise Oct 2015 #2
bemildred Oct 2015 #3
cprise Oct 2015 #4
bemildred Oct 2015 #5
kairos12 Oct 2015 #6
Judi Lynn Oct 2015 #7
KoKo Oct 2015 #8
libodem Nov 2015 #9

Response to newthinking (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 08:09 PM

1. Star Wars is like the Bible, you can read anything you want into it.

Even from completely opposing viewpoints. That's the timeless allure of myth.

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 01:44 AM

2. Neocon = Leninism for capitalists

IIRC, Kristol himself was a communist in his youth.

Adherents like Karl Rove will tell you they can create a new perception of reality just by wielding their power. They manufacture approval of their own atrocities, and that becomes "reality".

Its a form of psychosis...

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Response to cprise (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:54 AM

3. Trotsky, not Lenin.

They are Trotskyites, they love "cleansing violence" and bullshit like that. It's really infantile, the stuff they believe.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:48 AM

4. Ex-Trotskyites who hated Lenin, then went over

...urm, to the dark side. I don't doubt they took their taste for violence along with them.

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Response to cprise (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:39 AM

5. Yep. nt

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:59 PM

6. Kristol Ball--the farce is strong in him.

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:44 PM

7. Very twisted, deformed man, no sensibility whatsoever. Hate-filled. Real Fox quality.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 09:05 PM

8. He LIVES! Just like Cheney and the REST!

To see his Simpering Smile devoid of all Recognition of his and the rest of his Buddies in the PNAC Revolution is disgusting! How many Hundreds of Thousands/Millions are Dead, Dislocated Fleeing with nothing left of their Lives/Livlihood in the Middle East because of these people and their Policy Papers. Yet, He still has a Gig on MSNBC where HE LIVES! Yes...MSNBC along with FAUX apparently. Two Gigs plus Speaking Tours, the Think Tanks and the rest of his privileges!

If ONLY "DU" had a VAMPIRE emoji!

"HAPPY HALLOWEEN"....to the NEOCONS. It's the best I could do.....with what DU offers in emoji selection.

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Response to newthinking (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 03:12 PM

9. Kick

For the heck of it.

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