Francis Fukuyama, the apostate neoconservative, says that in the 1990s, neocons tried to manufacture an enemy, because they felt that the Republican Party "didn't do as well" when there wasn't a ruthless, monolithic pinkomuslimcommienihilist threat to America...
Fukuyama relates that the Kristolmethodists -- Bill Kristol's clique of neoconservative fucktards whose journalistic mouthpiece is the Murdoch-funded Weekly Standard, and whose particular lab-cooked product of wingnuttery Higher Republicans snort by the kilo -- decided to make China the new Monolithic Enemy. Of course, most everyone can remember the obvious desire of wingnuts to christen China as the new Evil Empire; plainly they missed the Cold War and all its attendent happy happy funtime of impending Nuclear Armaggeddon. And indeed the first foreign policy crisis of the Bush administration involved China. But then 9/11 happened, and it was a godsend for the wingnuts. No need for China now. Finally, there really was an enemy: it was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. Finally, a new Bad Guy to replace the Soviet Union! Fukuyama doesn't go much farther than that, but -- thanks, Dear Francis -- we can take over from here and apply his candid admission of wingnut strawman manufacturing to the current crisis.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Um, that's not a misprint. Sadly, no uses the phrase "monolithic enemy", but I feel like we really got hosed. Only, now, thanks to the above mentioned link, we now know for sure that we got hosed. Clip: