A VERY REAL EVIL EXISTS IN THE WEST
It doesn’t really matter whether the genesis of the evil existing in the West is due to an ambition to have global hegemony, to exhibit its exceptional and perpetual goodness, or simply to use its hyper-capitalism to push for globalization for the expansion of its combined economy.
It doesn’t matter whether the intention is to free the world from tyranny, bring democracy so as to have the world glowing with sweetness and light, happy ever after.
The intention is the least of it. It is how that intention affects the world by its effects transforming readily to evil.
The following phrase will be well known to you no doubt: ‘The Road To Ruin Is Paved With Good Intentions’.
It can be said that the innumerable interventions the USA made in South America were all made with the very best of intentions. Yet how many died at the hands of the Contra guerillas? How many democratically elected presidents were removed from office or assassinated. How many coups were organized?
Some will make the case that everything the USA did in Vietnam was well-intended. Or Britain enticing the Chinese to smoke opium. The slave trade and the genocide of almost the entire native population of what is now called the USA are two more dubious cases. But no doubt they have their supporters.
The attacks upon and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have many supporters even now. Even after so many known lies have been exposed. Then there’s Libya. SUCH good intentions. Look at it now. A completely fractured nation where militants fight for power and a new slave trade has commenced. The watchwords freedom and democracy must ring rather hollow in all these lands when they struggle just to survive another day.
Even if you conclude that the West is simply chock full of saintly personages who wouldn’t hurt a fly and want the best for everyone you still have the hundreds of thousands of dead and the lies that brought death to them. But in the West the general approach to such matters, implied by a certain mildness, acceptance and calm shrug of the shoulders, is that it’s unfortunate but necessary, allowable somehow. Then interest passes to the next project to bring freedom, democracy (and death) to the world.
It is quite a neat psychological trick. To be responsible for decimating numerous nations, fragmenting an entire region with the deaths of hundreds of thousands based on lies... and then turn around and point at ‘bad actors’ elsewhere. Goebbels would smile in admiration at how western elites describe others committing crimes they have committed in much greater volume and extent. The sheer cynical bravado of western political elites has to be admired for the ability to keep committing the same crime time after time and making their part in that crime vanish almost immediately while preparing for the next.
Does anyone in the countries bombed and invaded care that much whether their family members were killed with good intentions in mind? That their economies were ravaged, almost reduced to the stone age the West threatened them with? Do they smile in sympathy with the “difficult decisions” that western leaders took that led to their mass slaughter?
What do YOU think? Put yourself in their shoes. Then watch the skies for the latest drone appearing overhead.
This is the reality for those “blessed” by the western kindness of war, misery and economic collapse bestowed upon them. Happy to be a candidate for the latest peace by bombing campaign? I very much doubt it.
But this keeps western populations sleeping soundly and safely in their beds some may say.
“It’s a price worth paying.”
And here we find the true evil that stretches from the elite to the lowly mentality. The we must fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here mentality. The “Kill ‘em all, let God sort them out” mentality.
This is arguably the primary, very real (and very racist) evil that exists in the West.