Mind Games

How do we know that Americans aren't just pretending to be nice people to lull people into a sense of calm as a precursor to enslaving the free world? We don't! People may think I am a pacifist, but secretly I have been plotting to liberate the entire world from dictatorship (and I erroneously assumed everyone else in the free world had the same plot). What we need to do is ensure that the world is structured in such a manner that there is no risk of the Americans suddenly deciding to set themselves up as the world's dictator. This is a long-term plan though. In the short-term, we need America's clout to overthrow the remaining dictators. But in the long term, I think NATO is the solution to the problem. If America ever changes its skin, NATO should be in a position to throw them out of the alliance and reconfigure against America. And the fact that this is possible, means that America would never attempt to do such a thing in the first place. As the saying goes - if you want peace, prepare for war. I'm fully aware that this is just being extremely cautious. The real danger is that the US are too isolationist as this excellent article articulates.





A major failing in current human thought is "right to self-determination". People have interpreted that to mean that a dictator like Saddam had a right to be left alone, even though the Iraqi people actually had no right to self-determination at all! The solution to this problem is to update our brains with a new slogan. Everyone has the right to self-determination VIA A REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.




United Nations

You've probably heard the refrain "UN out of the US, US out of the UN". Is the United Nations really useless? Well, the UN is basically a collection of thugs. It is whoever controls the military. But sometimes it is necessary for thugs to sit down and talk to each other. Dictatorships were very common until recently. You can't just wish dictatorships didn't exist, you need to deal with reality on the ground. Also, because it is a collection of thugs, it does not represent the US. This is also useful, e.g. in the aftermath of the 2003 Iraq war, Al Sistani refused to talk with the coalition, but he was willing to talk to the UN. Another good thing about the UN is that some people consider it to be authorative. This proved useful in the Iraq war too, as after the war, the UN recognized the Coalition Provisional Authority. So those who were previously bleating about the absence of UN approval were now stuck with the new reality. Basically the UN still serves a purpose, and with the US, Britain and France having veto power, there is no danger of the UN doing any harm.


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