Sunday, June 10, 2007

What I'm Working On

Many years, many decades, ago when I was attending college someone would sneak a neo-Nazi newsletter into the campus library and hide it on the shelves. If I saw it, I would read it. Not because I agreed with a single word but because I believed, then as now, that the only way to defeat an enemy is to know that enemy.

Neoconservativism is not a philosophy that will wither with Republican defeat. Their sole philosophy is their firm belief that it is America's destiny rule the world for its own good. Mainly economic socialists, on things like small government or social issues, they have never been a neat fit with the Republican Party. They found fertile ground with Republicans because of that party's innate need for foreign enemies and the ease with which the Republican rank-and-file will become obsequious in support of war. While Holy Joe Lieberman is the most obvious Liberal Neoconservative, he is not alone. It is very possible that a Democratic president will bring into his or her cabinet a fresh crop of stealth neocons.

For the next few weeks or months, I intend to explore and write about the history, conscious, and goals of the neoconservative movement. They are the most dangerous political movement of our time. If I am to oppose them, I must know them.

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