Sirens Of Isolationism


“O Tay Mr Peabody! Set the dial on the Way Back Machine to 1911!”

Prob the best descrip of the recent GOP Debatery that CNN King Grunting Guy kept grunting through (yeah – it was kinda gross)

“…Mitt Romney sounded not so terribly different from Obama on Afghanistan, with the crucial difference that he wants out faster. Michele Bachmann and virtually all of them thundered that we had no need to be involved in Libya, least of all by playing second fiddle to France (a few things don’t change). Ron Paul peddled his predictable isolationist wares, and he did so to a rather robust round of applause.

“…Their message with respect to America and the world (except from Rick Santorum, who mounted a lonely defense of our worldwide military presence) was that we should just stay home and forget about it.

Yeah. Right! Such underwhelming shortsightedness may also magnetically draw in l’stache’ grand – and then feckless Foreign Policy GOPeabodies will have there hands full!

“Country First” is seductive – no doubt – yet any campaign promises or speeches will get mugged by reality.

See – thing is – as the world’s only hyperpuissant – uniquely powerful – the only one of her kind – ever – Great Satan is the indispensable nation. She alone strikes out on a globestomping scale to correct uncool behavior, rescue the perishing and care for the dying.

Regardless of the tempting temptationing sirens song of isolationism (often risibly camouflaged as something something “Off Shore Balancing”) – Great Satan essentially cannot abandon the world she herself hath wrought - no matter how refreshing a vacation holiday sounds.

Just like Spider – Man, with all this great power came great responsibilities. It’s a fact Jack – whether sought after, wanted, welcomed or not.

A lot like the armies of attention attracting sporty shorties at the mall that demand, deflect and encouragingly discourage players.

And, just like those delightfully assetted little hottie drama magnets, Great Satan will find opportunities to use it – or the world will discover opportunities for Great Satan to use it.

Pic – “Isolationist Myth”

Courtney Messerschmidt

Courtney Messerschmidt

A junior studying journalism, military history and political science, Courtney was named one of 2010's "20 Hottest Women in New Media." She also created the infamous diplomatic, military and intelligence analysis site Great Satan's Girlfriend. Her expertise includes interventions, COIN, strategic uses of American power, global democracy promotion, authoritarian marginalization, gender apartheid, international relations theory and terrorism.


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