global struggle between three systems:
violent, extreme, corrupt socialism to the left
violent, extreme, corrupt nationalism to the right
liberal democracy/republic/oligarchy in the middle
we teamed up with the soviets and beat the nazis, so then it was
global struggle between two systems
but we kind of edged to the right as we polarized against the evil soviets, and so we actually supported some command-economy dictatorships in the interest of coalition and stability. now that the soviets cried uncle, we are in a new phase.
libertarian monocultural empire
and now we’re teetering, adopting once again some of the traits of our enemies*, while still representing about the best option available (especially if we factor in some aspects of europe as our “system”) where was i going with this?
* “The meter reader is supposed to SPY on me to find out if I’m a terrorist? If the whole country is going to play ‘Behind the Iron Curtain,’ there better be some fine fucking state-subsidized alcohol! And our power-lifting team better kick ass!”
–the inimitable get your war on