“described fairly”

[T]hese days American self-government is indistinguishable from self-incrimination. Our domestic policy is a nest of rent-seeking corruption, our social insurance system is an act of theft against posterity. And our foreign policy, described fairly, resembles the last weeks of a bloodthirsty crime family, led to its bitter end by demented octogenarians.

Source: Michael Brendan Dougherty: Trump vs. Clinton is a verdict on America


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By CK MacLeod

Writing since ancient times, blogging, e-commercing, and site installing-designing-maintaining since 2001; WordPress theme and plugin configuring and developing since 2004 or so; a lifelong freelancer, not associated nor to be associated with any company, publication, party, university, church, or other institution. 

4 comments

  1. “And our foreign policy, described fairly, resembles the last weeks of a bloodthirsty crime family, led to its bitter end by demented octogenarians.”

    While I might sympathize with Dougherty’s negative assessments of American domestic policy, his characterization of contemporary U.S. foreign policy as bloodthirsty, criminal and demented strikes me as outlandish or even silly. Obama administration foreign policy has been relatively prudent, restrained and moderate, in my view. By highlighting “described fairly” in your heading, I take it you’re criticizing the notion that it is indeed a fair description and I concur–it isn’t.

    1. Even the guy with the Hakenkreuz avatar thinks you’re overdoing it, MBD! (Really, WM, I much preferred your prior virtual incarnations – are you really determined to cause trouble?)

      Anyway, you get me right enough on this one.

      1. I believe WM’s avatar is the erstwhile insignia of the 45th Infantry Division replaced in 1939 in response to the rise of Nazism.

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