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USA: Cornering the Market on Morality

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“We have morality on our side….”

---William Blum

Ironic words flowing from the pen of a man who has devoted forty years of his life to hard-core dissent against the United States, the most moral nation in the history of civilization.

We are a nation founded upon bedrock principles of Christianity.

Would Christ not have approved of chattel slavery, the Native American genocide, and the millions of “savages” we have slaughtered to expand our borders and to maintain “Pax Americana?” Those who have died to sustain our peace and prosperity were but martyrs for a cause greater than themselves. In a sense, each one of them was a little Jesus.

Jesus certainly would have approved of American Capitalism. He was a fisher of men. Our bourgeois are fishers of men’s wealth. Those who reach the apex of our system’s hierarchy enable Christianity to flourish. By clawing their way to the top (driven by the greed and selfishness which our cynical culture rewards), they provide a criminal ruling class for us to bestow our compassion upon. More importantly, by condemning a large percentage of the population to economic struggle or poverty, they present us with an endless supply of hungry, broken people to whom we can minister and tend.

The book of Genesis clearly states that God gave us “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” So relax. Rapacious consumption resulting in severe environmental damage, the infliction of intense suffering upon animals, and species extinction is a divine right. Who are we to argue with God’s edict that humans rule?

Jehovah set the gold standard when he deployed fire and brimstone, but we have managed to approximate his divine wrath. Just ask the people of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, North Vietnam, or a host of other malefactors we punished with a well-deserved rain of fire.

Clearly we Americans are fulfilling our divine mission to maintain the moral order of the world each day. We continue to drive a stake through the heart of Godless Communism. We torture terrorists. We execute murderers. We topple dictators, spread liberty, and punish Islamofascist nations harshly.

Yet despite all we do for the world, there are still those who hate us. Worse still, there are Americans, like William Blum, who have the audacity to bad-mouth this great nation. It is a tribute to our patience and humanity that we put up with such ingratitude and calumny. Thankfully, he represents a tiny segment of our overwhelmingly patriotic populace.

While people like him slander our magnificent country with idiotic little T-shirt slogans like, “Fighting for peace is like f*cking for virginity”, our men and women in uniform are fighting to keep the world safe for democracy.

How do such so-called progressives think? Let’s find out by eavesdropping on that incessant moralist, Jason Miller, as he questions Blum, a widely published author and scathing critic of the land of the free:

JM: You are quite a remarkable individual. False modesty aside, if you were introducing yourself to an individual who didn’t know you and giving them a summary of who William Blum is, how would that introduction go?

WB: It would of course depend largely on who the person was and what the circumstances were, but I might say that I spent the first half of my life in the "bourgeois" world, including IBM and the Department of State, and then was radicalized by Vietnam and became a drug-using, semi-hippie, underground-press writer, world traveler, book author, campus speaker, commie terrorist threat to all that is decent and holy.

JM: In early 2006, Osama bin Laden told US Americans that they needed to read your book, Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. What were the immediate effects and consequences for you?

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