Wednesday, May 20, 2015

America In Marco Rubio's
"New American Century":
Policeman Of The World,
Or Corporate Rent-A-Cop?

Go ahead & get one of these sunk saving a shipload of plastic crap, Marco.
Salon's political writer notes the usual fear-mongering & dick-swinging from the usual suspect candidates (Should have worked Lindsey Graham's threat to drone you dead for thought-crime into it.) but he missed the real point in Rubio's rather Rooseveltian "Scream hysterically/threaten & bankrupt the nation w/ wasteful defense-spending":
More to the point: Rubio’s own foreign policy is, like Bush’s, centered around the notion that America must expose itself to more risk and danger around the world. He said as much in last week’s speech laying out the “Rubio Doctrine,” which calls for aggressive interventionism:
As president, I will use American power to oppose any violations of international waters, airspace, cyberspace, or outer space. This includes the economic disruption caused when one country invades another, as well as the chaos caused by disruptions in chokepoints such as the South China Sea or the Strait of Hormuz.

Russia, China, Iran, or any other nation that attempts to block global commerce will know to expect a response from my administration. Gone will be the days of debating where a ship is flagged or whether it is our place to criticize territorial expansionism. In this century, businesses must have the freedom to operate around the world with confidence.
Sending young Americans to die for a corporation's bottom line? That's not national security, it's the theocracy of Mammon. Young Sen. Rubio's "New American Century" sounds much like forward-thinking early 20th century President Coolidge's "the chief business of the American people is business." Although we're pretty sure Silent Cal didn't mean dying for stockholder value. Except United Fruit stockholder value.

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