For decades the US Government has been liberating the living sh*t out of oppressed peoples all over the world.
It's the free market at work, you know.
To be able to deliver liberation they first need to create the market demand for liberation, of course.
And there's no reason, in their eyes, that Americans shouldn't have first dibs on liberation, right? It's even in the constitution, if I recall correctly.
They do it because they care, you know?
Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost
I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they’d stand behind me
When the game got rough
But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to call my bluff
I’m going back to New York City
I do believe I’ve had enough
-- Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
On a somewhat related note here, I'd like to nominate Gooserocks comment yesterday in Rosalie907's diary for comment of the year, or perhaps the most aware comment I may have ever read on this site.
There are real stop you cold in your tracks gems posted here occasionally...
...when a society collapses, it's very painful and ugly. All I'd suggest as consolation is to consider how much power was put into preaching insanity, so we shouldn't put the whole blame on anyone in our circles even if we need to cut them loose for our own health.