Reflexive Interventionism, senseless intrusion in wars that are not America’s concern has been the hallmark of post Breton Woods Foreign policy. They may have been presented as well intentioned and appeared as such, but were purely in the interest of Plutocratic hegemony.
A "virtuous nation" or so we are repeatedly informed: rich, powerful, god faring and above all else... we are good.
The "Axis of evil" is bad. This is our ever present policy, a "War on Terror."
The Axis apparently stumbled upon the Declaration of our Independence and went ballistic.
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
We are not hated for our principles; the "bad" people of the world hate us for our actions.
Unfortunately, we have not held true to these principles. We are instead behaving as though we are unilaterally entitled to impose our noble motives upon others whom disagree with our neo-imperialistic motivations.
If you walk upon scorpions, you are going to be stung.
America was the shimmering light, the beacon of hope, a defender of the oppressed. That image, one we earned for ourselves upon ourselves, has dissolved. People of many nations presently view the United States as an oppressive and arrogant empire; one which spreads its cultural hedonism with intemperance, propping up dictatorships in order to flaunt its power.
"the champion and vindicator only of her own." wrote John Quincy Adams.
Are Oil and Israel so vital we should risk our own peace and liberty, are there not alternatives? We have given Israel $120 Billion Dollars in US Aid and Military Armaments over the last 33 years; they posses north of 200 Ballistic Missiles, capable of rendering the Mid East uninhabitable for millennia. Israel looks after Israel first and foremost.
We are quite capable of the doing precisely the same.
Creeping annexation of lands in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem is the root cause of modern hatreds towards the "good" in a corner of the world rich in Oil. Today, Congress provided absolution for its continuance, the hubris is obvious. We are "good."
Israel is not hated for its principles, but its actions.
We are hated for supporting them. Foreign policy no longer protects our freedom, our citizens and our honor.
Thomas Jefferson wrote: "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations... entangling alliances with none."
Our founding fathers have been disgraced once again:
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The strength of Islam lay within the moral realm. The path fostered through transgressions of the material realm will be America’s greatest obstacle. Polar opposites, destined for a clash should we continue upon our present path of self-indulgent, milquetoast hypocrisy... self determination should be allowed its destiny.
Our nation should revert back to one of preservation and liberty. Equivalent justice, honest money... the unimpeded pursuit of property and happiness are assured. The fate of every other nation before who chose the material course over morality, imperialism over their republic...
It did not end well.
Hegemonic dominance cannot be sustained, empires rise and fall. Ours may end up the quickest round trip in history.