The Grand Dame Avatar realist Madelaine K. Albright released a heartfelt caveat to the next Pres elect that requires a willing suspension of reality and a fearless ride on realpolitik's warped worldview one wheeled wagon. The ex Sec of State's jones for a trip on the wayback machine to the really unstable swinging stability of the 90's bi polar world is easy! It's all about the fear.
"One manifestation of fear is an unwillingness to think seriously about
alternative perspectives. America's standing in the world has been in free
fall these past few years because our country is perceived as trying to
impose its own reality -- to fashion a world that is safe and comfortable
for us with little regard for the views of anyone else."
This is significant. By happy luck, serious alternatives to 60 years of sucking up to unelected leaders - benign or horrid - ours or theirs - has not brought the corrupt, amoral cult of stability's stability, peace or security. It has brought terrorism, oil embargoes, wars, disease, famine and genocide. Serious alternatives are indeed required.
Totally played and way too last millenium. America's standing in the world, instead of free falling - has actually consistently soared - like Darling Nikki's rapprochment, Deutschland's elopement and Great Britain's renewed vows.
Realistically, the views of the Great Satan are totally legit with the entire world. America's deliciously dissing debut' - disregarding deranged doofuses with red ran fake blood hands - The attractive, articulate - universally awesome Non negotiable demands of human dignity
"...the rule of law, limits on state power, free speech, religious liberty,
equal justice, property rights, tolerance of difference and respect for
women. These values are a source of success for nations across the world and they are the only ideas that can give a future of modernity with dignity. This, we believe, will ultimately defeat the ideology of violent extremism and thus ensure our security..."
The Great Satan's safe comfy zone is truly global. Downright dangerous to illegitimate, intolerant regimes that torment their own people, their neighbors and have a magical ability and affinity for sponsoring and sprouting civilian rich environments packed with rocket rich self sabotaging woman worshipping, gender apartheiding rejectionists - who may or may not be fiddling about with WMD, intolerant militias, foreign fed 'n' led missile men, and active terrorist agents of destabilization.
"We need to do a better job of seeing ourselves as others do. It strikes the
world as ludicrous that we -- with all our wealth and power -- seem so afraid of
terrorists, rogue states..."
So afraid? In the New Millenium WMD crunked up caliphates, supervillans and their logistical intolerant chaotic soul mate states should indeed be so afraid - frightened - no less - by America Unbound. There is zero worth - no reason to tolerate them. Regimes that espouse no legitmacy or share no values. Unfree, in some cases nigh unhinged regimes - cannot help but act out against any functional or semi functional democracy in the current weapons range of 2K Kilometers.
Everything in America's arsenal - communications, financial, military, overt covert ops, diplomatic meetings etc."Dialouge" should be implemented as regime killing regime changes. Sending clear signals - Universal Confrontation and Selective Intervention are key components in the New Millenium.
As Ex Sec Albright herself says
"That idea is grounded in belief in democracy and burnished by our sense of
responsibility to generations past and still to come, and to keep our
nerve in the face of adversaries far more potent than those we face today."