Thursday, December 16, 2010

Autocrazy Promotion

"There is a myth that though we love freedom, others don't; that our attachment to freedom is a product of our culture; that freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law are American values or Western values"

So sang Great Satan's coolest Uncle ever - the one and only Great Britain PM Tony "When in doubt - knock 'em out" Blair.

An article of faith among the faithless (that for decency's sake shall remain nameless) is essentially hot! sexyful fun and free choice are totally incompatible with certain elements in the world.

As previously previewed - abandoning democrazy promotion is the very same thang as promoting and protecting autocrazies 

"....A conservative American president had preached that Arabs did not have tyranny in their DNA, while his liberal successor, with fragments of m"Hammedism in his own personal background, proclaimed the ascendancy of realpolitik once again in America’s conduct in that Greater Middle East. 

"...For decades, it had been the norm in Arab intellectual and political circles to lament the bargain America had struck with the autocracies. For a fleeting moment, America had given freedom a try in the Arab lands. Then the political earth shifted again and the cause of democracy among the Arabs was up against the ways of the Arabs themselves—and the decision by the Americans that liberty does not grow on Arab soil.

Pic - "So long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place for stagnation, resentment, and violence for export.


SecondComingOfBast said...

It's not that they're Arabs, its that they're mostly Islamic. As long as that's the case, you can kiss Arab liberty goodbye. Why not, they have?

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Hmmmm - otoh - there's more m"Hammedists in Malay and India than the rest of the world combined - and both are secular democrazies.

Much could be said for Arabic Tribalism hooked up with PBUHism making a total buzzkill though...

SecondComingOfBast said...

The key word there is secular. That's a far cry from an "Islamic Republic" which has about as much in common with freedom, which after all means many different things to many different people to begin with, as a "People's Republic".

As long as clerical rulers are predominant in a given society, their freedom will have a very limited range, and shelf life.

Just my opinion, but I think if it weren't for the dictatorial nature of many past secular rulers, many of these countries would have veered quickly to shariah law and maybe even a restoration of the Caliphate.

And by the way, don't take for granted that many of these secular political movements are all about democracy. Many of them are more socialist in nature.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Iran queers the mix on estabbing a caliphate. From mismanaging the economy, dubious foreign adventures in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq, repressing and alienating a society chock full of kids, the theocrazy preacher ran regime has been totally discredited on live tv.

Instead,a caliphate may no longer be seen as an alluring mythical alternative to the wretched reality of Arab regimes in which people live - In Iran - fundamentalism IS the wretched reality in which people live.