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July 17, 2009

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The US priority is one thing: increasing, protecting, and projecting its self interests. Unfortunately, after WW2, this has been interpreted by most presidents to be an aggressive and often oppressive foreign policy. It is much easier to control foreign governments when they do not allow democratic freedoms.

If the US was interested in democracy for other people, why haven't we tried to make the UN more democratic? Why don't we encourage our totalitarian allies to make real moves towards democracy? The answer, in my opinion, is very simple. We don't want democracy for the world. We want control. The only times we have actually encouraged democracy to any substantial extent, was after destroying the infrastructure of conquered nations. I think the only reason we establish democratic governments in these cases, is it would be too obvious if we didn't.

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