Godfather of Neoconservatism

Irving Kristol.jpgThe man who accepted the label “godfather of neoconservatism” was Irving Kristol. In his 1995 book Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, he wrote that the “small but talented group” of which he was a part “accepted the New Deal in principle and had little affection for the kind of isolationism that then permeated American conservatism.” There you have a definition of neoconservatism. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal is socialism, the very antithesis of Americanism as defined by the U.S. Constitution. And their dislike for “isolationism” means enthusiastic support for employing America’s military might in undeclared wars to police the world and spread “democracy.”

In his book, Kristol praised the idea of a “conservative welfare state” that included social security, Medicare, food stamps, even a cash allowance for unwed mothers. Neoconservative Charles Krauthammer once urged the “conscious depreciation not only of American sovereignty but of sovereignty in general.” The late columnist Sam Francis, an ardent foe of neoconservatism, correctly indicted “their almost universal support for NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and United Nations peacekeeping missions.”

Kristol proudly identified the hero of neoconservatism when he stated, “I regard myself as lucky to have been a young Trotskyite and I have not a single bitter memory.”

Better known and more current neocons include Richard Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Gates.

Neoconservatism means socialistic big government and internationalism. As an ideological force, it dislikes national independence and favors world government under the United Nations. It urges the use of U.S. military might in UN peacekeeping missions and undeclared wars. It champions amultiplicity of entangling alliances including the new drive to create a North American Union. Neocons regularly use such terms as democracy, globalism, and compassion.

Understanding who they are and what they stand for is essential…..

Thanks to John McManus

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