30.08.2018 Author: Phil Butler

Is the Liberal Order Doomed by the General Will?


The liberal world order is writhing in pain over a world fed up with its flawed liberalism. To make matters even worse, they’re whining and bellyaching about their own failure. Populism, they say, threatens the worldwide Shangri La the architects envisioned.

Richard N. Haass, who’s been President of the Council of Foreign Relations since 2003, was also the  US Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. Talk about a position of utter failure, the future of Afghanistan looks more dismal than its past. But Haass is not worried about what’s happening in Kabul anymore; he’s busy the whaling world order crybaby for the failing empire his latest report compares with Rome. Yes, Haass and his brethren from what was once known as “The Inquiry.” (CFR circa 1918) are quivering in fear over the fate of a hegemony that has lasted over 70 years. Of course Haass and the other liberal order henchmen who’ve ruined peace for decades, they don’t think of themselves like wicked Roman senators, centurions, and soldiers. These pompous asses consider themselves the founding fathers of, let’s see, Haass puts it:

“Authoritarian systems, including China, Russia, and Turkey, have become even more top-heavy. Countries such as Hungary and Poland seem uninterested in the fate of their young democracies.”

Haass and the others cannot see themselves for what they are, or for the utter failure of their liberal order became. I’d argue with the man at CFR on the demonic successes of their system, but a gauntlet shoved in the man’s face would serve justice and the world better. With millions dead or dying on account of his order’s proxy wars, and as the legitimate grantees of Earth’s riches wallow in squalid quagmires, these psychopaths point at Putin and Crimea in order to justify their war crimes. Haass and the rest of the CFR, their World Bank, their IMF, NATO, even the UN have doomed us all to endless wars and an environment that will eventually smother our home planet. These men and women need horsewhipping as an example to their kind, an example of what “too far” means. Read the hypocrisy of this scallywag:

“The world has stood by as humanitarian nightmares play out in Syria and Yemen, doing little at the UN or elsewhere in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. Venezuela is a failing state. One in every hundred people in the world today is either a refugee or internally displaced.”

If homeless vets in America or shattered family heads in Greece want to see one of the main perpetrators of their misery, one glance inside Richard N. Haass’ book The Reluctant Sheriff (1997) convicts the man who argued that the United States should play the role of international sheriff in the world. That’s right, the same creep who criticizes Hungary and Poland for questioning his Holy American Empire, is the guy who has whispered “boots on the ground” to several presidents. Having been unfamiliar with Haass before now, I am appalled at the gall of this guy. If the conspiracy theorists are right, and if there are lizard people ruling Earth, a long green tail is bound to burst from the back of Haass’ pants any day now. What a piece of work this is. Reading on, Haass proclaims.

“The world has stood by as humanitarian nightmares play out in Syria and Yemen, doing little at the UN or elsewhere in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. Venezuela is a failing state. One in every hundred people in the world today is either a refugee or internally displaced.”

Mr. Haass needs to take a break from his posturing to consider the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s questioning of the US role in Yemen. He needs to consider the thousands of civilian deaths through reckless airstrikes and exacerbated Yemeni suffering by impeding the import of basic goods that was AIDED by his fellows in the DoD, in Congress, at the Washington think tanks, and at the big lobbying firms running amok for Israel and the Saudis. Clearly, the man has not even read the Liberal World Order’s own magazine, The Washington Post! Forget the fact there has been zero proof that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people. Don’t look at who is implicated in ruining the Venezuelan state. The US Marshall’s gun barrels are smoking and red-hot since even before 2001, and deputies like Haass have us in a real mess now.

Haass is a good focal point to show how the world really went wrong since World War II. He’s in thick with the thieves who’ve stolen the human legacy. I am sitting now looking at an image of him addressing the New America Foundation, the same group I find myself investigating each time I uncover some bullshit mess from Washington these days. There they are, all the big technocrats and the juicy US State Department bucks bankrolling world domination. And we were to be the light of the world – what a crock that is turning out to be. Thank you, Mr. Haass. Now get your pistol and meet me at dawn. Hell, meet somebody, anybody. Your Liberal World Order has to go. The Carlyle Group, BlackRock, the Clintons, Kissinger, Paulsen and the other raiders, even Coca-Cola may have to fall to rid the world of true evil. Read the roll call at the CFR and the other swamp country clubs. I cannot express enough animosity over your failures. Your sanctions as warfare, really sir, your books Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy, Intervention: The Use of American Military Force in the Post-Cold War World,  War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars? Need we look further for the gatekeeper of 21st-century human misery?

“The powers of financial capitalism had [a] far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.” – A quote from Carroll Quigley’s masterpiece Tragedy and Hope -

The problem I have with the henchmen of the power elites like Richard N. Haass is not the fact their mission is one world government. My problem is with their deception and their arrogance. I am reading a book by Richard McKenzie Neal entitled “America… Hanging by a Thread,” in which the author discusses an Anglo-American elite organization that secretly controls both the US and the UK governments through a series of roundtables. Quigly, who happened to be former President Bill Clinton’s mentor when the chief executive was in college, described an Orwellian nightmare we see having come to fruition today. With the people locked firmly inside an information bubble, the “order” sets out to finalize its unholy plan.

Returning to Haass, he preaches Russophobia as the cause of the rise of populism in Europe and the world. The reality is the rise of populist and nationalism as a natural reaction to the failed supra-capitalism and liberalism the CFR and its benefactors forced upon us. How on Earth can anyone in their right mind consider this liberal order a success, when all around people are worse off. Was it Jean-Jaques Rousseau who proclaimed “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains?” Why yes, I know he did, for I did my college dissertation on the Genevan political philosopher and his “Social Contract.” In looking at this contract, we find the utter failure of this Council of Foreign Relations. Haass and the other elites cannot or will not acquiesce to Rousseau’s concept of the “general will.” These people are elites, understand, and they have no intention of allowing society to be dictated by the general interest from which individuals gain their ultimate freedom. In brief, their mission is an impossible one, for no society can succeed without the cohesion Rousseau’s “General Will” provides. Through this ‘general will,’ Rousseau and the followers of his ideas believed the human race being alienated could eventually transform the human condition into a truly free one.

Maybe if the liberal order and the Council of Foreign Relations spent more time reading Rousseau and less taking phone calls from the banking elite, Greek debt and wars in Yemen might fade away. Maybe the ire against the breed known as Donald Trump would dissolve when better men reside in the White House? Or maybe the think tanks and all the edifices of power are willing to see themselves in ruin? But I could be wrong, after all, Mr. Haass cites the extraordinary elitist Voltaire, rather than his lowly admirer Rousseau. What irony this is, that the poet of Napoleon and Catherine the Great should be preferred to the man born poor l like Rosseau. But then, the latter’s ideas did help forge documents like our Declaration of Independence. I’ll end here Mr. Haass with a quote from Rousseau and Revolution, by Will and Ariel Durant:

“How did it come about that a man born poor, losing his mother at birth and soon deserted by his father, afflicted with a painful and humiliating disease, left to wander for twelve years among alien cities and conflicting faiths, repudiated by society and civilization, repudiating Voltaire, Diderot, the Encyclopédie and the Age of Reason, driven from place to place as a dangerous rebel, suspected of crime and insanity, and seeing, in his last months, the apotheosis of his greatest enemy–how did it come about that this man, after his death, triumphed over Voltaire, revived religion, transformed education, elevated the morals of France, inspired the Romantic movement and the French Revolution, influenced the philosophy of Kant and Schopenhauer, the plays of Schiller, the novels of Goethe, the poems of Wordsworth, Byron, and Shelley, the socialism of Marx, the ethics of Tolstoy, and, altogether, had more effect upon posterity than any other writer or thinker of that eighteenth century in which writers were more influential than they had ever been before?”

I leave you to your high minded ideals.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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