Lefty Peter Beinart is perfectly correct at this moment, March 25, 2011. Obama’s America doesn’t matter anymore. Hasn’t the deconstruction of America been precisely the intended goal of his leftist gangs now led by President Obama? Peter Beinart is a poster boy of those who have created this Marxist gang in Washington.
I don’t believe there is a better representative of the Loony Left than college graduate, college professor, Daily Beast Marxist propagandist, Peter Beinart, forever young, forever foolish, filled with self esteem…..a clone adoring of the Peter Beinart clones before him, but empty of a critical thought of the real.
Glib, glibber, and glibbest, Jewish, isolated Leftwinger since birth, immature narcissist and errorless in life. His name could be Gerry Nadler, Charlie Schumer, Paul Krugman, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, Anthony Werner, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Abbie Hoffman, George Soros… ad infinitum. No group in American culture has been more damaging to the nation’s democratic identity than these bigots and their profiles, Marxist, Jewish, Urban, Atheist…..The cooks mouthing the poisonous recipes for America’s Marxist future. Being a Lawyer helps flavor the food.
Alan Dershowitz belongs on this list, except he suffers a split personality. He is still American enough to worry about Israel’s survival.
Hate for America was assured by birth. There was no one around to challenge the new religion.
Dear Prager Reader, please do not think ‘small’. Think of my above statement as an argument on the table for free discussion, rather than my firm understanding as a product of my observations and learnings in my lifetime.
If we didn’t have these Leftwing bigots running much in American politics these days, our democratic training and resulting practice would have permitted my stated assumption to be examined fairly for its truth or lack of it. But we are shorn of this freedom due to the product of the Beinart world’s law of the censor, Political Correctness.
One might note an irony here. With the rotting of America these Beinarts have achieved, they have introduced to our New World another infestation of bloodsuckers to aid in the obliteration of America’s search for human dignity, the VILE FANATICS OF MILITANT ISLAM. Islam and Karl Marx working together with a common goal. That has to be impressive. As Lenin explained about a time when he advocated free enterprise, occasionally a ‘step backward is necessary to take two steps forward.” Islamist and Marxists think much alike and have similar gods.
Dennis Prager has interviewed Peter Beinart on his radio show. I read Mr. Beinart regularly to learn the Leftwing mouth at Daily Beast.
I happen to agree with Mr. Beinart…..”America Doesn’t Matter Anymore”. That is what happens when a population has been programmed by the Peter Beinarts of a culture that “evil is only a matter of opinion.”
Mr. Beinart writes the following at the Daily Beast, “America doesn’t matter anymore”:
“As Europe takes the lead on the Libyan intervention, it’s a powerful signal of America’s weakening global influence. Peter Beinart on Obama’s Jeffersonian turn—and the end of an empire.
Some commentators love the Libya war; others hate it. But most agree that it’s profoundly unnatural that we were pushed into it by… France. Welcome to the post-American world. In the age we’re entering, most of the time, the choice will no longer be between humanitarian interventions controlled by the United States and humanitarian interventions where other nations take the lead. The choice will be between humanitarian interventions where other nations take the lead and no humanitarian interventions at all.
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A comparison with the 1990s illustrates the point. In the early 1990s, when the former Yugoslavia began breaking up, and Slobodan Milosevic decided to try to put it back together via genocide, the governments of Western Europe insisted that they would handle things. But they couldn’t handle things, partly because of their disunity and military weakness, and partly because they refused—in a clash of civilizations sort of way—to make clear moral distinctions between the murderers and the murdered. In the summer of 1995, when the Clinton administration—after more than two years of deference—forced the Europeans into a humanitarian war against the Serbs, then-Lieutenant General Wesley Clark exulted “The big dog barked today.”
Back then, the big dog was not fighting any other wars. It was unchallenged in East Asia; its economy was beginning to boom and its fiscal problems were melting away. And even then, Americans only supported the Bosnia war, and its kid brother Kosovo, on the condition that no Americans died.
Today, by contrast, America’s fiscal condition is terrifying and the Pentagon is fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, trying to stay out of one with Iran, and keeping one eye on a rising China. I don’t know what it took to convince an obviously reluctant Robert Gates to permit American involvement in the Libyan no-fly zone, but it’s a reasonable bet that had Barack Obama not been able to promise that it would be a mostly European affair, Gates would now be a military analyst on Fox News. It’s not the 1990s anymore. The American public’s appetite for humanitarian war has always been meager. And now the American government’s capacity for waging it is meager, too.
But in a strange twist, Europe’s appetite has grown. The continent’s military capacity is still tiny compared to America’s, and it still lacks unity, but the shame of European inaction in Bosnia lingers in British, French, Italian, and German minds. Overall, Western Europeans remain more dovish than Americans, but when it comes to genocide, the gap narrows. In the U.S., for instance, anti-terrorism is the only rationale that sustains public support for the Afghan War. In Europe, by contrast, the humanitarian argument sells best.
Libya is also a Mediterranean country. For France and Italy, it’s the equivalent of Mexico, or at least Guatemala. Economically, geopolitically, and culturally, Europe is also the dominant outside force. European countries, especially Southern European ones, have a lot more to gain, and lose, in Libya than we do, so it’s normal—indeed, healthy—that they’re trying to take the military lead.
Whether they’ll be able to—whether they have the capacity and stomach for what it would take to push Gaddafi from power—is another question. But it’s not surprising that Barack Obama is giving them a chance to try. Obama is what you might call a roundabout Jeffersonian. Jeffersonians, to borrow Walter Russell Mead’s phrase, believe that preserving America’s economic and political solvency requires reining in American empire. Presidents usually become Jeffersonian in times of economic crisis, public exhaustion, and unpopular war. The problem is that Jeffersonianism—which in different ways both Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter embraced as a result of Vietnam—is perilous politics. Retrenchment can look a lot like cynicism, if not defeatism.
The White House’s humanitarian hawks don’t want a Srebrenica on their watch, but they know they need other countries to bear more of the load. Enter Nicolas Sarkozy.
So Obama is trying to do it on the sly, to reduce the costs of American foreign policy without reining in our ambition. In Afghanistan, he’s moving inexorably toward greater reliance on drones—just as Nixon turned to air power in the latter stages of Vietnam—because it’s cheaper in blood and treasure. And he’s trying to burden-share, just as Nixon tried to get regional allies like South Vietnam and the shah’s Iran to do more of the work of containing the USSR. The Libya operation is a good example of this. The White House’s humanitarian hawks don’t want a Srebrenica on their watch, but they know they need other countries to bear more of the load. Enter Nicolas Sarkozy.
Will it work? Beats me. But it’s an illusion to believe we could have done this the old way. One of the crucial questions of our age is whether America’s liberal ideals can flourish despite the decline of American power. Libya will be one of the places we find out.”
Peter Beinart, senior political writer for The Daily Beast, is associate professor of journalism and political science at City University of New York and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
“Great civilizations are not murdered. They commit suicide.” Arnold Toynbee