Is Samantha Power the fabled Beast from Revelations?
That something as rotten, evil, and shifty as Samantha Power exists is nearly unfathomable to the normal human mind which allows her to get away with exploiting genocide to justify further military aggression.
Someone like her would have done very well during the British occupation of India and today probably wishes she was working under Putin. It would have been a much better niche for her.
In the past, when a conservative faction like the one “led” by George W. Bush behaved too aggressively outright, the “antidote” was for a “softer” liberal faction to come into power, gain popularity and give the false impression that they have made things right again only by padding all the brutality with lip-service to humanitarianism. This is the way it was in India during British occupation. However, nearing the end of Britain’s rule in India, we also began seeing problems that false-liberalism couldn’t fix.
Right now, Obama and the liberals are showing us they may be the more aggressive and less honest faction in reality. The current conservatives aren’t going to be any “softer.”
Again, it’ll be interesting to see what transpires from here on out.
(Amy Chua had no problem expounding on this conservative-liberal pendulum-swing that accompanies the demise of a hegemon in her book “Day of Empire.” Ironically (and perhaps not so ironically,) Chua herself is archetypal of this type of fake-liberalism and intellectualism. She only discussed this scenario in relation to British India and made absolutely no mention of any US imperialistic crimes in the same book. How will she discuss this problem for contemporary Western society when she is a part of the problem herself?
In the past, someone like Samantha Power would not have been judged for her crimes until long after her death.
John Stuart Mill supported the British raping of India for humanitarian reasons · arguing that the Indian people were no better than animals and, thus, required hegemonic subordination in order to be helped and civilized.
Nowadays, an interesting dynamic has emerged where the intellectual class, whose biological niche is to give humanitarian precedence for ruthless imperialism, are being judged in their current era by a rising faction of independents from different sectors of society (including more honest sectors of academia itself.) It’ll be interesting to see where things go from here as a result.