Anton was a part of the Bush administration and he knows the thinking that went into the awful idea of turning Afghanistan and Iraq into democracies. He lays out the mindset that went into it and then describes how all that played out over the last twenty years. Once again we see the fear of admitting that not all people are exactly alike causing untold damage. Saying that Arabs and Afghans don’t care about democracy but do care about their traditional beliefs might have saved us from wasting thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Hopefully the next president will hold up the Bush and Obama administrations as examples of how allowing nonsense to be the basis of foreign policy is too dangerous to allow. Trying to turn Afghans into woke westerners who fly rainbow flags and believe in transgender rights is just about the stupidest thing imaginable. All our experiment is going to achieve is cause untold thousands of young Afghans to be whiplashed by the change from American progressive mindset to medieval Muslim practices. Many of them will be lucky to get off with some whip marks on their backs. The unlucky ones may get stoned or beheaded.
- Curtis Yarvin Muses on the Lessons of Afghanistan, But Not the Way You Think
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