Perspectives on U.S.A. Foreign Policy

World Power.  Enforcer of Democracy.  Capitalistic Empire Builder….  The  United States of America has been given many names by our global neighbors.  Let’s discuss U.S. foreign policy…

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2 Responses to Perspectives on U.S.A. Foreign Policy

  1. Duane Robinson says:

    Okay, I will start with the following quote from Dr. Noam Chomsky where he argues that the people that make policy do so in their own best self interest without regard for the welfare of those effected by the policy.

    “But remember that the state sector is very closely linked to concentrated private capital, to the corporate sector, industry and in recent years financial and others – military, energy corporations. I mean they’re all a linked nexus and that’s essentially where the planning is carried out. And it’s not very surprising that the planning is carried out in their interests. I mean, that’s the way it’s always been.

    So you go back to, say, Adam Smith when he talked about England. He pointed out, correctly, that the architects of policy are the people who basically own the country, in his day merchants and manufacturers. And they make policy to make sure that their own interests are very well served no matter how grievous the effect on others, including the people of England. I’m virtually quoting. And that’s a simple truism, holds for power systems generally, and it’s not a great surprise that we’re like other power systems.”

    -Noam Chomsky – Noam Chomsky on American Foreign Policy and US Politics – Noam Chomsky interviewed by Cenk Uygur – The Young Turks, October 26, 2010 – http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/20101026.htm

  2. damonsgreen says:

    Good points. Reminds me of the “golden rule” proverb: “He who has the gold makes the rules.” … World powers often seek to maintain or enlarge their sphere of influence. Economic domination is a foundation for furthering political and military domination.
    … for this reason, believers must pray for leaders AND step into leadership positions to lead by example.

    1 Timothy 2:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
    “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

    We must champion the “Servant-Leader” mindset where leaders serve their constituents and not their own self-interests.

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