Monday, January 17, 2011

C. Rice.

I went to see Condoleezza Rice last week at BYU's Mariott Center. As a person, she (or her speechwriter) seems wise and witty, but I will never agree with her ideologically.

“The only legitimate government, the only form of government that is true to the non-negotiable demands of human dignity is democracy. So the United States has to advocate for it.”

While we all love democracy, is it our place to spread it around the world by force? And even if it were, we aren't doing a very good job of it. Taking out authoritarian leaders and replacing them with our own cronies while leaving the country in complete shambles isn't a better situation than leaving them as they were. Besides, no country, especially not the United States, is as disinterested and altruistic as vouched to be. We have our reasons and they aren't to make the world a better place. Miss Rice knows this and is either cruel or ignorant. You decide.

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