Saturday, March 26, 2011

North Africa and the Middle East

This blogger finds it frustrating how people cheer on the prospects for democracy in North Africa and the Middle East. However, it is not surprising.

Although there are significant differences between the region now under stress and the Christendom brought to an end by the Great War, there is good reason to believe that what replaces the current regimes may be even worse. This especially goes for the monarchies.

Lots of people seem to cheer on regime change, also helped by those United States and allies, militarily or by other means. Wilsonianism does not do good, whether it comes through hard or soft Wilsonianism in United States foreign policy or through self-“liberation.”

Let us remember that the forcing of democracy on Europe gave rise to Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin, and Stalin. Not only that, but having rid ourselves of those harder forms of totalitarianism, we are stuck with a very cumbersome form of government – to put it diplomatically.

As for the Northern European Oil Kingdom, the Crown Prince Regent Wednesday morning authorized Norwegian participation. Trond Norén Isaksen has more.

Here are some thoughts and other postings of a few other bloggers:

Also a couple of videos (H/T: David Kramer of LRC):

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