If we could sell non-interventionism, then we might winSubmitted by 1440 minutes on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 08:48
In this interview, Ron Paul says that Russia may have the law on its side and that the the West may have undermined the previous Ukraine government.
If these things are true, then they are not going to convince the American public. When a Vladimir Putin or a nihilist terrorist group pushes our buttons, the casual viewer will be offended by a nuanced argument about the aggressor.
The problem is that Putin actually is a thug. So was Bin Ladin. How do we persuade the public that it's a bad idea to go out and stop these thugs? Is this a time to start connecting dots, one simple argument at a time? If so, then how?
Is there any chance that the public could believe that Bin Ladin would have been a nobody if the USA had not helped him fight the Soviet Union?
Is there a way to show Americans that if they support interventionism, then NSA surveillance will become even worse?
Could Americans be persuaded that we will destroy our economy if we intervene everywhere in the world?
Can we persuade Americans that the best way to spread freedom around the world is to create a shining free society that is the envy of the world?
Bottom line. Some of our adversaries are thugs. How do we sell non-interventionism anyway?