U.S. FOREIGN POLICY & DEFENSE

 

Just as the very rich use the United States government to protect the wealth and privilege and power of the very rich inside the United States, they also use it to protect the wealth and privilege and power of the very rich in foreign countries. The main conflict in the world is between ordinary people with egalitarian values (regardless of their nationality or race or religion or ethnicity) and privileged ruling elites (regardless of their nationality or race or religion or ethnicity).

 

The American billionaire class's primary concern in it's foreign policy is to prevent ordinary people from taking over any part of the world, because if they did it anywhere it would inspire ordinary people to do it elsewhere. This is why the very rich use the United States government's military, economic and diplomatic power to support anti-democratic and oppressive regimes around the world. This is why the U.S. government supports ruling elites of foreign governments when they commit terrible crimes to control "their" people, such as Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians [click here to read why "The Israel Lobby's Power Comes from the American Ruling Class"], Saudi Arabia's denial of equal rights to women and harsh exploitation of foreign workers and China's brutal repression of workers in its sweat shops and violent attacks on farmers protesting how the Communist Party oppresses them.

 

When the egalitarians in the United States (the great majority of people) are finally the ones deciding how the wealth and power of the United States will be used, then for sure it will stop being used to protect the wealth and power of a privileged few and start being used to support the efforts of ordinary people around the world to make the world equal and democratic. No longer will unjust wars based on lies be waged in our name, and no longer will ethnic cleansing of Palestinians be supported in our name.

Because of the facts spelled out above, the most important and effective thing that Americans can do to help oppressed people elsewhere in the world--including Palestinians oppressed by the Israeli government that has enormous U.S. economic and military support for its ethnic cleansing project--is to remove the American ruling plutocracy from power, which can only be done with an egalitarian revolution. To build this egalitarian revolutionary movement requires that we talk to people about ALL of the reasons we need such a revolution (including things like this), not just reasons related to U.S. foreign policy.

 

An egalitarian foreign policy would:

 

#1. Have a very strong self-defense force at home against any potential invasion by enemy military forces or missiles, etc. What this would require is open to discussion, but whatever it requires we should make sure to have it.

 

#2. Give as much support (ideological and material) as possible to the pro-egalitarian forces in nations ruled by anti-egalitarian regimes, so that egalitarian revolution spreads.

 

#3. Never deliberately direct, or threaten to direct, violence against non-combatants. This means destroying our nuclear bombs unilaterally. It also means never invading other nations to direct violence against non-combatants as the U.S. did in Vietnam and Iraq.

 

#4. Be economically as self-sufficient as possible, and trade (barter) with non-egalitarian societies on the basis of mutual agreement as long as this does not contradict #2 above.

In contrast, the American ruling class is escalating the Cold War with Russia that may very well become a nuclear WWIII, as discussed here.

 

 
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