February 1, 2008

A World without US - The Trailer

Totally left and disturbing! This is the sort of Politician that must never be allowed to gain traction ...

Has anyone seen this film?


"The world is not a naturally peaceful organized place, it has to be made peaceful ... my great fear is that of the U.S. opt out" ...
A different trailer of the same film can be seen here...
Comments welcome...

19 comments:

Karen said...

Well, I'm glad I took my blood pressure med before I watched this. Sadly, it just sounds like the typical pap we hear every day from the Democrat party here. In the debate last night between Clinton and Obama, the war on terror was not even mentioned as an issue question.

The distinctions between the Republican and Democrat parties has not been this clear in quite some time.

WomanHonorThyself said...

what a total sickness..Liberalism yes a mental disorder indeed!

American Interests said...

Karen: Glad you mentioned the BP med so others may ensure they too, take theirs before viewing...

angel: mental disorder! Code Pink mentality...

heidianne jackson said...

sounded sort of like a cross be obama and ron paul. i've ordered a copy so if anyone is interested, let me know... maybe we can do sort of a round-robin thingy with it... thanks for making us aware of this, otto!

subadei said...

I haven't seen it but I think the comments here are speaking to the fictional President elect (a Ron Paul sort) and his stump speech and perhaps missed the context around his isolationist rhetoric.

From what I read at their website the movie isn't preaching the isolationist agenda, rather takes a long look at what the world would be like without America's oft referred to "Imperialism." Probably a good watch for some of our more vocal European critics.

Jeff said...

Welcome back, Otto!

Niall Ferguson is, I think, the main commentator in the full length version. Ferguson supports the spread of a "liberal" American empire. What he fears, as Tony Blair did, is that America will decide to opt out; withdraw from its stabilization missions around the world, that its public will grow tired of policing the world and being criticized for it. Of course, then, who fills the void left by the loss of American power. Maybe China or Russia? Ferguson thinks, as I do, the worlds best choice is America. But America, with its financial, manpower, and attention deficits may not be up to the job. Even though America is an empire in all but name, it is an empire in denial. And, of course, this denial is the number one reason Ferguson thinks America is not as effective as it could be. Denying your an empire means America does not commit the requisite time, resources and manpower to imperial projects like nation building.

American Interests said...

heidianne: Should make for interesting viewing, I am interested in what, if any, conclusions are drawn by the documentary's producers.

subadei: I'd say your are right...thanks for stopping by...

jeff: Appreciate the analysis, I have oft read about this empire in denial thing..

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for posting this, Ottavio!

Aurora said...

Jeff said Of course, then, who fills the void left by the loss of American power. Maybe China or Russia?

I'm positive it will be the new, improved E.U.S.S.R. Only they'll use the PC name 'peace-keeping' forces rather than military troops. It's kind of the anti-military if you like.

As Otto says on his sidebar...present “World Order” is stable and predictable in part due to the economic, technological, military and diplomatic superpower we know as The United States.

Unfortunately, they're ushering in the New World Order and the concept that sometimes dynamic military confrontation is necessary to correct rogue entities and maintain a stable world will be considered obsolete. That's my prediction.

American Interests said...

Don Douglas: Thanx for the support...

aurora: Kudos

MK said...

The world without America would indeed be a dark and dangerous place. It's not really a question of who can step up if the US opt out, no one else can.

But the way some folks carry on, perhaps America should back off, so that some of us might learn from the painful consequences of our foolish ideas.

subadei said...

Hi MK,

Sorry, but I disagree. There are states that would step forward in light of US isolationism. We're already seeing a growing economic footprint in Africa via China. The projection of influence isn't unique to American geo-policy. Quite the contrary.

Your "tough love" approach is certainly understandable given the vast amount of international vitriol layed upon American "Imperialism" but in the long haul such an approach would likely be as detrimental to US concerns as it would those of the pompous detractors.

I suspect a rise of Russian influence in eastern Europe (the idea that losing the Cold War has permanently cowed Russia is shortsighted) and abroad (Iran, for example) might prove to reverse the rhetoric regarding American Imperialism.

Tapline said...

Otto, Good Post as ususal.....What is the answer? sounds like Obama's retoric, although I don't think he would be an isolationist, especially when it comes to Africa, In other area's I feel he would be. I don't think he thinks much of our military and therefore would gut its funding as did Clinton, as for the clips, I think they both carried a message and If one looks at the Roman Empire, I think we have a lot of belt tightening to get things right again....stay well....

American Interests said...

mk: I see you're not mixing words. Sure would be a different place, I don't want to go there...

subadei: A plausible arguement...

American Interests said...

tap: I don't believe even Obama would be an isolationist, but you are quite correct about his lack of sympathy toward the armed services. Be interesting to acrually view the doco; I may yet visit Amazon...

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Its amazing the very country the films condemns is the same country that has the freedoms which allow films like this to be made!

Aurora said...

Otto, have linked to you.

American Interests said...

Ken Taylor The Liberal Lie the conservative truth:

Thanks for visiting! That was a great "Sunday commentary" at your end.

Aurora: I appreciate it, thank you... Keep up the great work at:
http://www.themidnightsun.org/

MK said...

Subadei, forgive me if i'm skeptical of the positive influence of a communist nation that kills it's dissidents and sells their organs to the world. Or have i read your comments wrong? i have a feeling you think that i was for an isolationist policy from America, which i'm not for the very reason you stated, in which case we might be in furious agreement. :)

I just get so sick to the back teeth of people banging on about the evil America.