You Might Be a Blobster If …

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“1) If you think that the U.S. is the ‘indispensable nation’ and therefore must involve itself in virtually every quarrel all around the world, you might be a Blobster. 2) If you find yourself defining anything other than military action as ‘inaction’ or ‘doing nothing,’ you might be a Blobster. See the debate over U.S. Syria policy for the most obvious examples. 3) If you tend to characterize any military withdrawal anywhere as evidence of America’s ‘turning inward’ or ‘isolationist streak,’ you are definitely a Blobster. Just think back to the arguments over withdrawing from Afghanistan to get an idea of what I mean. 4) If you believe that the U.S. only acts defensively in the world and that it is never responsible for provoking hostility from other states and peoples, you are a Blobster.” (10/13/21)