**Video version of the interview https://sdgacademylibrary.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Conversation+with+John+Mearsheimer%2C+How+States+Think/1_cm91bhan/199826673
The banksters need a war desperately right now. They’ve tried so hard in Syria, and it just hasn’t worked. Then they got crazy Trump actually saying we should stay out of the Middle East and focus on our own problems, and people were listening . . .
“The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush.” — Donald Trump
What’s a self-respecting globalist financier to do?
So, they sent their puppets like McCain, Romney, Clinton, and Biden out to talk up the fight against “evil” and threaten Russia, hoping to fool those dumb white ‘Murkins one more time into sending their sons off to die for God and Country and Goldman Sachs.
The recently ousted Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy, who took at least a dozen votes to get elected speaker, traveled to Israel immediately upon his election, declaring to the Israeli Knesset that the USA is steadfastly committed to supporting Ukraine in their war against Russia.
It has become so painfully obvious, especially where you have someone like Nikki Haley wagging her finger and shouting down Vivek Ramaswamy in a presidential debate on live national television when the questions of this Ukrainian war against Russia and any mention of Israel are concerned, that the United States government has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Israeli Political Action Committee.
I smell trotskyshites
Outstanding -- thank you. As thoughtful Putin stated -- US, the Empire of Lies, is a source of evil.
Ruled by a small group of greedy sociopaths.
I don't believe that the USA has a crusader mentality, in the sense that it wants to bring a holy spirit to the entire world. I believe the USA is guided by a small, greedy collection of scoundrels seeking to control all the world's power and wealth. Their propaganda machine uses appealing words such as "liberal" and "democracy", but they have goals that are totally ignoble and are entirely unscrupulous in what they are willing to do to make their control global.
I notice that usually Prof Mearsheimer is careful to define the terms he uses in presenting his argument. One term he uses very frequently but seldom defines is "liberal democracy". It is a potent term because it is composed of two words, each with very positive connotations for US (and other Western) audiences. They are potent in propaganda, as in: The West is composed of many "liberal democracies", whereas Russia and China are authoritarian states. It is highly potent because, in the case of my country, the USA, it is called a "liberal democracy" when, in truth, it is an authoritarian state. It has the trappings of democracy, an 18th century constiution, with a separation of powers, and a Bill of Rights that includes freedom of speech and a system of elected officers of government. In practice, it is still authoritarian, because its elections are a sham - offering no choice on the principal affairs of government, such as war and peace and control of the budget. Choice is denied by control of the information media and control of institutions such as the public schools. It is authoritarian with a soft glove - most of the time!
So I find that key countries that are called authoritarian in the West, Russia and China, paradoxically, have governments that are more mindful of their peoples' needs and concerns than does our American "liberal democracy", or those of the UK, the German Federal Republis, France, and other countries of NATO. The latter pursue policies that assist the USA's foreign policy and bring great harm to their own people and economies.
For this reason, I want to know what Prof Mearsheimer means by "liberal democracy".
Why not pull a powerful limited neo-isolationism and pan americanism? Basically the USA is gonna have crusader mentality, universalism, the idea that it can/should/must become the world. But that can be stopped with neo-isolationism. For the ambitious it could be combined with "America from pole to pole". Does anyone think China could successfully dominate East Asia? That is unlikely given chinese history. Anyway, you under-estimate the importance of ideology in how states behave. Its a blind spot you share with Peter Zeihan. Lucky for me, I know ideology is a great influencer of State action and know the competing ideologies at least as well as Wang Huning. You also under-estimate liberal peace through trade theory. Basically when you have States with the same ideology and engaged in open trade and investment they do not go to war. You ignore that, probably chalking it up to something like "false consciousness". Also you should watch Kraut on Youtube, his critique of you is incisive and accurate. You DO ask the right questions and HAVE correctly noticed the neocons lies. But to "put the ball in the hole" you need to bash books about ideology into the brainbox. Your theory is 80% correct in other words 20% wrong. Hey, i am a perfectionist especially when it comes to killing!