THE ONLY REAL CHOICE IS BETWEEN NATIONAL SELF-INTEREST AND COLONIALISM | 2001-11-17
Too many people insist that American foreign policy should sacrifice our own interests for the interests of others. That sounds too sweet to be wrong.
But there is a murderous Catch-22 that comes in when you decide to forget your own interests and devote your foreign policy to the interests of others.
In order to pursue the interests of other people, you have to decide what their interests really are. When you start deciding what the true interests of a foreign country are, you have switched into an imperialist mentality.
Leftist thinking does not consider this because leftism is always colonial. Leftists talk about self-determination and freedom but they don't mean a word of it. In fact, they don't understand that freedom means that you are free to go one's own way, even if leftists think that way is bad for you.
Besides, the whole basis of American liberalism is self-hatred on the part of Americans and especially of white people. A foreign policy based on national self-interest would be a complete impossibility for our leftist foreign policy establishment even to understand.
In order to allow other nations to exist, you have to be a nationalist yourself. The instant you go beyond your national self-interest in actions abroad, you begin being an imperialist.