Mark Vogl’s latest article for his America Today column is entitled ‘The crack in globalism starts in the Middle East‘ and in short it sums up well what is wrong with the US pro-Establishment Right today. It would not be a stretch to say that this article gives voice to the perspective of someone still attached to the Empire, US military might abroad, ‘American exceptionalism’ and Dispensationalism – all things that traditional Southerners (especially Southern nationalists) reject.
Mr Vogl manages to get in most of the Neo-conservative talking points in his short piece. Iran is trying to get a nuke (even though US and Israeli intelligence say otherwise). Iran is very evil while Israel is wonderful. Israel just wants to protect itself against Iranian aggression (even though Iran hasn’t attacked anyone in hundreds of years while Israel continually threatens to attack it). As familiar as this narrative is to anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of watching Fox News or listening to Republican talk-radio, this is not the most depressing part of Vogl’s article.
After getting in some positive points about the problem of globalism, Vogl then falls into repeating GOP talking points:
2012 as an election is not an election about Obama Care. It is an election about the Christian character of America, and whether we will defend our nationality. Will we surrender our sovereignty to some world ruling class or will we stand up and say…”no, not quite, yet.”
Summary: The Democrats are very, very bad. Obama is bad. And Mitt Romney is the answer. Why is Obama bad? He’s bad because he’s anti-Christian. Somehow or other, Vogl must believe that that the New England Mormon Romney is more pro-Christian than Obama.
The other major part of Vogl’s partisan attack is to allege that the Democrats are inadequately committed to …not Georgia, Texas or Alabama but Israel. You’ll notice that when one goes down this line of thinking Israel always comes first and inevitably ‘American exceptionalism’ is invoked to support this agenda. Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol or Rich Lowry could probably not have summed up the message any better than Vogl:
Obama [sic] foreign policy has already rejected Israel. Obama Care and the bail outs are about nationalizing America’s private sector. The entire Obama presidency has been an attack on American exceptionalism! Fortunately, the American people have seen through the rhetoric. Look at the pitiful responses to the Democrats, look at the election results since 2008! Americans made a mistake and they know it. And come election day they are going to do what Clint Eastwood said we must do, “let him go.” There is too much at stake, too many lives in the balance.
…We can fix this. The problem can be solved. It starts on election day. Removing President Obama from office on election day won’t be the solution. But, it will demonstrate that this nation [sic] knows what the real problem is….
In short, Mr Vogl’s article is simply a bit of US Republican partisanship. It is full of Neo-con rhetoric. It offers nothing to those of us who have for so long witnessed the complete failure of the two major US parties and the US political system and Federal Government. We’ve been down this path before. More militarism is not the answer. Electing a Republican won’t change anything (they are every bit as committed to our demographic replacement as are Democrats). Hating one US party or the other will get us nowhere. Sending more of our young people to die (and killing more foreigners) in another needless foreign war for Israel is the last thing we need.
The Neo-cons are correct on one point. There is a stark choice this Fall. We can continue supporting the failed status quo as we slide further into a Third World abyss or we can reject the Empire, its partisan politics and ‘American exceptionalism’ nonsense. Unlike the status quo that Mark Vogl, Mitt Romney and the Republicans are selling, Southern nationalism is dedicated to our survival, well-being and independence. That’s the choice: the continued transformation of the South into a Third World land or self-determination.