"The underlying presupposition is the old one: under our skin, if we scratch the surface, we are all Americans, that is our true desire - so all that is needed is just to give people a chance, liberate them from their imposed constraints, and they will join us in our ideological dream… No wonder that, in February 2003, an American representative used the word “capitalist revolution” to describe what Americans are now doing: exporting their revolution all around the world. No wonder they moved from “containing” the enemy to a more aggressive stance. It is the US which is now, as the defunct USSR was decades ago, the subversive agent of a world revolution. When Bush recently said “Freedom is not America’s gift to other nations, it is god’s gift to humanity,” this apparent modesty nonetheless, in the best totalitarian fashion, conceals its opposite: yes, BUT it is nonetheless the US which perceives itself as the chosen instrument of distributing this gift to all the nations of the world!"
Slavoj Zizek, The Iraq War: Where is the True Danger? (via arielnietzsche)
(Source: jayaprada, via solitarysocialist-deactivated20)