The ”Creative Destruction” of War …

See this artice from the Asia Times:

“…the Israeli military thought that by destroying thousands of Lebanese lives and buildings it could take out Hezbollah, and in so doing create a new and more favorable regional balance of power. What it didn’t count on was that Hezbollah was using the same principle of violence as the instigator of social and political change, only in reverse: each bombed-out building and lifeless baby created another opportunity for Hezbollah to show its patriotism, charity and efficiency …

“What can the US and Israel learn from the past five weeks? Well, they’ve been pretty creative about destroying things, as a tour of Iraq, Lebanon or Gaza makes clear, and in the process unleashing waves of chaos that they assumed could be managed to their advantage. But Nasrallah’s strategy has shown him to be a true master of both sides of the creative-destruction equation. That is, he understands that creative destruction must create a viable system that gives people a stake in their future if the process is to be completed …”

This faddish nonsense about “creative destruction” is, of course, just another way to say that war is politics by other means … But for those unfamiliar with the term, I offer the following from Michael Leeden, a man Mussolini himself might have deemed a bit too enthusiastic.

Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace. … They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission.”

SO the problem the world faces today is “Islamic fascism” … yeah, right … Along those lines, I think it is probably disingenuous and inaccurate to charge America’s current War Party with “neoconservativism …” More accurately, that voodoo that they do is plain old, non-denominational warmongering …


One Reply to “The ”Creative Destruction” of War …”

  1. thanks. yeah i though it didn’t sound quite like him but i saw the comment of the editor and dismissed my doubt. but now i even checked ‘their’ website and they didn’t mention it so it has to be fake.
    sounded so good though..

    i still would love to see that debate.

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