What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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The argument that some people make that we’re in Iraq to spread democracy is often an ignorant one. Certainly if that argument were true, we would likewise be in 50 other places that merit our interventionist attention, most especially Darfur.
I have a suggestion on how to resolve the conflict in Darfur and end the genocide.
Darfur needs to strike oil. Only then will they attract the attention of the elites in the western world, who will then convince the populace that they’re going in to save the day and protect the little guy.
Time to start drilling.