Most Americans are aware that the NeoCons TALK a fiery war, but they never intend for themselves or their children to get muddy or bloody in the process. They want lesser people to do that-the ill-defined and expendable “masses.”
What most Americans do not realize is this is a “revolutionary” tradition from the French to the Russian revolutions, with a smattering of even the militaristic Fascists.
The NeoCons started out as fans of Trotsky, that Communist advocate of permanent revolution and they have remained true to those ideals, while claiming to be on the opposite side of the ideological divide, the “conservative” side. This is just smoke and mirrors. Are they right or left? They are a combo. It is irrelevant to them and should be irrelevant to us. What is relevant is that they are very dangerous men.
Fire in the Minds of Men is an excellent study of the minds of revolutionaries, their essentially spiritual (and therefore powerful) desire to destroy everything and watch a new world magically arise from the ashes, a world with a New Man, a world with themselves, the elite vanguard, in control. Then utopia will arrive. These men are very, very dangerous. Think Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler. But wait! Communists and Fascists hated each other!
Indeed they did, but they did not differ in their Immortality Quest: to destroy everything and behold a new world arise from the ashes, a world with a New Man, a world with themselves, the elite vanguard, in complete control. Utopia.
How many millions of human sacrifices perished on their altars before they failed? They destroyed much, but they did not bring in Utopia, and they never will. NeoCon philosopher Michael Ledeen said in his book The War against the Terror Masters,
“Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law… They cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence—our existence, not our politics—threatens their legitimacy. They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission. (Emphasis mine)
This is EXACTLY what Lenin, Trotsky, Mussolini and Hitler said. Who is “they” to whom Ledeen refers? Who is this enemy? It is anyone who opposes their vision. It is you and I and anyone whose mind is not ablaze with the absurd notion that chaos, death and destruction inevitably leads to a better world.
Their path to Utopia is strewn with dead men’s bones. They are very dangerous men.