Wow! So you are suggesting tearing down the existing western governments through revolution? Now we are getting to the truth. And replace it with what?
It sure is amazing what you manage to read into a post. Even when I say the exact opposite
, you can accuse me of wanting to tear down Western governments. Do you even read what I write? And by "read" I don't mean "hit every word once with an eye", but "process the information given and understand it". If you do, I'm amazed your brain doesn't explode when I say "white" and you accuse me of saying "black".
This is the part you might have missed when your brain shut down after reading "revolution" in my post.
[...] Not that I myself believe capitalism is such a system beyond repair, but I disagree with the whole idea that revolution has to be bad.
Contrary to what you might think based on my posts on this forum, I'm neither an anarchist, a communist nor a socialist nor anything of that sort. My political ideology is somewhere between classical liberalism (the ideology that founded your country - and mine) and social liberalism. Of course on the typical Fox News scale that would be way beyond the left end, but it's actually very centrist.
There was a time when politians watched Nazi Germany rise and they tried to appease and contain them. They were not successful. So here we are repeating the same mistake by not taking the rise of Islamic Facisim seriously. You can't appease facism. If you give an inch, they take a mile. So you want the US to shut up, take it's toys and go home, and simply watch it happen.
There were many people who thought the same thing of the Nazis, just give them an inch and they'll be happy.
Firstly, the damn thing is called fas
Secondly, the US doesn't exactly have a very good track record when it comes to fighting fascism. Sure, you brought down Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in WW2, for which the Europeans will be forever grateful (or at least another 50 years...) and set up democratic countries instead, but that was 70 years ago
. Since then you haven't been known to export democracy very much. Maybe you can't appease fascism, but you sure can set it up when it fits you. Chile, anyone?
No, the sad fact is that US supported just about every "fascist" dictator if it fitted their agenda in any way. Be it for regional stability, suppressing islamists, oil, containment of neighbouring states, you name it.
Also, "Islamic Fascism"? Where? Iran? Even with that stretch it makes one country. How many others are you fighting? The ones on the Arab peninsula? I don't think so, relations seem rather cordial there...
The idea of power blocks has existed since the beginning of time. An enemy of my enemy is my friend. That isn't going away any time soon. The US has nukes in it's left pocket and diplomacy in it's right pocket. Don't put the US in a position to have to reach into it's left pocket. Even the US wasn't stupid enough to make the Russians reach into it's left pocket.
Who exactly are you threatening or not threatening with those nukes? Nobody with at least half a brain would use nuclear weapons today. Who is putting the US in a position to use nukes? What kind of hollow threat should that even be? You can bet that the US would lose just about every single ally in the western hemisphere if it did use them...
We have to ask, is there going to be a global police force? Is there some nation that will stand up and try to counter facism in any form? And what nation is most qualified to do that? If some nation invaded your nation, it would be the US that would be the first nation to stop talking and start doing to remove the invader from your nation. Don't forget that. You might despise the US, but it would be the first nation to sacrifice it's youth to free your nation. Don't forget that my allies.
I believe you're stuck in the Cold War somehow. Nonetheless, you have a point. Unfortunately the Europeans don't have enough balls yet to step in when it's really needed (rare cases of humanitarian intervention like in the Balkans in the 90s). For that kind of dirty work you need the Americans. On the other hand, the US grossly overuses its force in cases where it's highly unjustified and with little to no gain (Afghanistan, Iraq).
I do assume that after the decline of one superpower than another will rise. Which one will it be? Which one do you want?
Like I said: none.
Also, prepare for some tough decades ahead if you still don't understand the concept of multilateralism on the international stage. The time will soon come where the US can't simply say what goes. If you don't manage to balance that out with friendly relations and a very different attitude, you'll eventually be left behind.