The Joys of Non Intervention

May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Constant propaganda from imperialist and warmongering politicians of all stripes (with a few notable exceptions) has them claiming that a non-interventionist foreign policy is equal to ‘isolationism’. This is false simply because no country can in this day and age isolate itself from the world. In a by gone era both Japan and China did exactly that and history shows that they fared badly because of it. Also, no one actually wants to sever all ties with the rest of the world.

So what would be the benefits of non-interventionism then?

Well for starters countries would be saving boatloads of money and debt that could either be saved, not borrowed at all, or utilized domestically. Actually, the best possibility would be to have that money returned directly to the taxpayer. Next, worldwide conflicts would dissipate more quickly or simply become irrelevant to the vast majority of people; the situations in the Middle East and Central Asia, or even more specifically, the ongoing and tedious conflict in the Holy Land.

Further, the global image of that country that chooses peace, trade, and communication over guns, bombs, and never ending wars would increase dramatically. No more dealing with terrorists hell bent on killing their enemy either in their country or abroad.

My personal favorite is that one wouldn’t have to bother keeping up with events in countries most other people have never heard of simply because their government thought that it looked like a decent target in a moment of martial unthinkingness (which seems to happen quite often these days).

In short a foreign policy of non-intervention means there is more peace, prosperity, and liberty all over the world. What could possibly be wrong with that?

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