Will the Next Adolf Hitler Please Stand Up: America’s Peculiar Genocide Fetish from Manifest Destiny to the New Nakba

Source: exile in happy valley
by Nicky Reid

“Not to be rude but America really does love to get all hot and bothered about genocide. From the news to the Hill, there seems to be a constant hunt for the next big holocaust that only America can stop with all its omnipotent exceptionalism. Another ‘good war’ to prove to the world that we’re still really the good guys after all. With this quest in mind, every two-bit, tinpot despot seems to get hyped as the next Hitler on the brink of another Final Solution. Saddam Hussein must be stopped before he can gas the rest of the Kurds. Muammar Gaddafi must be stopped before he can turn Benghazi into Buchenwald. Bashar al-Assad must be stopped before Vladimir Putin must be stopped before Xi Jinping must be stopped … There are just so many goddamn Hitlers to be stopped and so little time.” (11/19/23)