WE CAN COMMIT ANY CRIME WE LIKE... BECAUSE WE’RE THE GOOD GUYS!
The above covers a lot of sins. Sins that are claimed as virtues.
How does this seeming contradiction make any sense?
It makes sense when you believe only you and your people are pure of intent, forwarding a purpose that has an equally and unquestionably pure goal.
Tens of thousands of Americans working for the CIA (and many others within entities both governmental and private) appear to have no doubt whatsoever that both above are true and unquestionably so.
They clearly believe that the end justifies the means in almost every case where an obstacle to their goal is found.
The “pure” goal talked of above has the same characteristics as average Hollywood movies of all eras since the motion picture industry began.
It is to wipe out all the “bad guys”, to remove them from power wherever they find them and in doing so install the “purest” political system ever devised, that of democracy.
This is literally, a la James Bond, a license to kill. In fact, it is a license to do almost anything. As long as you are convinced your intent is pure along with the goal you seek then you can justify acts that others may consider reprehensible. Murder, torture, propaganda, disinformation, subversion, demonization, war crimes, crimes against humanity and essentially anything else across the full spectrum of deceit, violence and any wrong-doing you can imagine. Those perpetrating such acts will no doubt sleep soundly afterwards however as they are content that their intent is pure, as is the goal they seek.
What you have seen and heard over the last three decades at least which gave you the distinct feeling that something was wrong in our world came from the notion that the “good guys” should never have their hands tied but should be free to respond with whatever weapon they consider will work against their chosen foe. And no moral, ethical, social, military or political code of right conduct should interfere in any shape or form as such interference may eventuate in the evil that is being attacked to eradication may escape and the consequences of that happening are much worse.
This is the circular doublethink involved at this level of elite western thought, supported and strengthened by an environment where group-thought reinforcement is all-pervasive.
It is for these reasons that the USA can have propaganda outlets such as The Voice of America spread far and wide across the planet with the sworn mission to influence populations while at home anyone suspected of doing the same thing is condemned outright. Because we’re the good guys.
We have the right stuff. Our intentions are pure, we come like Superman to save you from the evil big boss. We’re the cavalry riding over the hill to save you from the savages. We’re the knight that rescues the fair damsel from the evil dragon spitting fire. We reflect all the heroes down through American literary, televisual and motion picture history.
No matter what we do, what chaos we cause, what civilians we kill, what prisoners we torture, what leaders we slander, what nations we invade and destroy… we remain the good guys with the best intentions for humanity that it’s possible to have.
What? You want us to stop? Are you insane? We are the only ones saving you from slavery!
That’s why we can’t allow you to hear just anything. We have the “good stuff”, the “right stuff”. Listening to us you hear the truth. All else is disinformation. So we are going to stop those creeps with some other view infecting your mind. Why would you want to read or hear the words of evil men and women anyway?
Unless you’re one of them.
You see how this works?
We are the good guys. You better believe it!
You don’t want to come to our attention, do you?
Why support the enemy?
If you do, you might be surprised what we can do to you.
Working against us is working for the enemy. That makes you a traitor and fair game for anything we might want to do to you.
Live free. Just don’t get in our way, keep your head down, believe what we say, and never look anywhere else for your information than us.
Then you'll be fine, right?