Watch Out for “Blobaganda”

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“When skepticism of an activist U.S. role is frequently dismissed as ‘isolationism’ or an abandonment of American ‘leadership,’ it becomes a lot easier for many people either to keep their heads down or to endorse the consensus view. Speak up too loudly against a consensus position, and you are liable to be attacked as a ‘regime apologist’ or possibly even an agent of another government. There isn’t likely to be much accountability for failure under these conditions, and it should come as no surprise that there isn’t any in practice. As we have seen in the backlash to withdrawal from Afghanistan, the establishment’s preferred policies cannot fail, they can only be failed.” (09/12/21)