theres a huge problem in the way the american political machine spins our heads. we don't see why the people spin it, or who they really are.
for example. right now, probably the #1 hottest political issue, that speaks to the hearts of the American people is getting the fuck out of Iraq. staying the fuck out if Iran. The reason why we may not get out of it, is because we dont understand why we're there, and who out there is trying to get us out.
for example, most Americans do not realize that the CIA and certain political interest groups in America, have been spinning our heads into wars that dont affect us directly as far back as the Spanish-American War. We use sanctions to push someone into a symbolic attack, and sometimes even have used the League of Nations and the UN's peacekeeping sanctions as an excuse to "contribute" forces to a "conflict" which pretty much benefits American political interest. These are pretty much all undeclared, illegal wars, and its a loophole that has fed a military-industrial complex which pits economic and financial gain against peaceable relations.
America was an ISOLATIONIST country when we grew to be the financial, scientific, and intellectual leaders of the world. Ever since we gave this up, we have slowly deteriorated into what is becoming a totalitarian LEFTIST regime, lead by the thinking of LEO STRAUSS and TROTSKY, via the "conservative" NEOCONSERVATIVE party(republican after 1994), and their PR team called the DEMOCRATIC party, who simply whines about the NEOCONSERVATIVES being wrong, but saying that their mistakes have already been made and continuing to carry out their world policing and huge government socialist policies is "inevitable".
So when your choices are to vote for a leadership that is an imperialist power, who wants to meddle in your everyday life, and the everyday lives of everyone in the world, or to vote for a party that dislikes the fact that we have to do that, but still feels we have to, do you really have a choice?
heres how they get you. confusing humanist values, and religious special interests are there to blind you from who fights for this cause.
for example. I'll give you 3 politically active people who support isolationism. Mike Gravel, Ron Paul, and, yes, PAT BUCHANON. Mike Gravel is essentially a green party type guy who snuck in the democratic party, ron paul a libertarian(classic "small government conservative") who snuck in the republican(communist) party, and Pat Buchanon is quite possibly the most unflinching and defiant voice for the Christian Right coming from a Roman Catholic background. While i myself am not into organized religion, or having an organized religion focus, he DOES speak for that group of peoples interest, and based on principles he believes in, so much so that he left the Republican party over their INTERVENTIONIST foreign policy, which, as a Christian who believes in peace and nonviolence, he does not agree with.
Pat Buchanon's magazine the American Conservative(a small-government leaning conservative magazine, quite the opposite ideology of the NEOCONSERVATIVE Bush administration) had a quote on its cover that speaks to this, what is on the hearts of most Americans:
"In dealing with past evils and threats... we have won not by waging preemptive war for 'regime change' but by deterring opponents from aggression and relying on outliving them, proving the superiority of our own system, and ultimately inducing peaceful change"
where they trick you is liberal and conservative definition. You are being told that democrats are liberals, and republicans are conservatives. If you watch fox news and cnbc, and rely on this for political commentary, you will see republicans are hard-nosed tough guys who "dont put up with those crazy arabs" and democrats as caring environmentalists who want to have a universal love in with homosexual weddings and genderless, raceless pronomial titles for all!
essentially this is all horseshit. If you've read advanced political commentary, and are familiar with terms like neoconservative, paleoconservative, know the tenets of the green party, the history of american interventionist regime change CIA tactics in south america, the middle east, the history of the Israel/palestine conflict, prohibition, are aware of the amount of money each congressional candidate receives from lobbyists or public interest groups each year, you have a better chance of understanding the American political machine. first off, conservative is such a badly smeared term in this country, that it no longer has meaning. Our "conservatives" in the white house are an EXTREME LEFTIST group, so extreme that they bring to mind the policies and views of Stalin, though their Trostkian background would be in great opposition to Stalin, they have accidentally descended into this. They believe their leadership will bring freedom to the world, and that we have to crush all their governments to "force democracy" (funny, bc America was never even designed as, is not, and will never be a DEMOCRACY, democracy is directly voting on every issue by every citizen, we have elected representatives, which is a REPUBLIC) on them.
Here, DEMOCRACY is essentially our PROPOGANDA term, it is the CAPTAIN AMERICA of political terms, a nonexistant cartoon character who punched Adolph Hitler in the face, and is now very dead, and killed by the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
you can quote me on that shit.
bottom line. if you want out of the war in iraq, you need to do research on whose getting you out. The mormon, hillary and obama aint gonna do it.