Trusting the masses: US tiptoes into democracy in Pakistan
“We fear the multitudes on two fronts. One is that we conceive of them as masses without politics – forever hostage to gross religious and ideological provocations. Masses which do not constitute a body politic or act with an interest in self-preservation or self-growth. Faced with that absence of reason, we are forced to support native royals to do the job (from Egypt to Pakistan). We justify it by stressing that we may not like these dictators but we know that if we did not have them, the masses would instantly betray us to the very forces of extremism that we seek to destroy,” he wrote.
“Second is that these masses are Muslim. This fear grounded in our history can, at best, be understood as the fear of the “Other” and, at worst, as the Lewis/Huntington model of civilization clash. Either case, it is borne out of our inherent belief in ‘difference’. They are not like us. They do not possess reason, etc.”
Why is the only form of politics acceptable to the USA , politics which agrees with American plans for the region, surely its liberalism used as a cloak for colonialism, on one hand they herald the removal of Gaddafi, then on the other talk about the necessity of supporting dictators.
Political Islam would liberate this land, and give the people direction based upon their own view point upon life.