The Biggest Earmark is Empire

Second of two links this morning, posted this time because I totally agree with the point of this video. Maybe I should make that “totally agree with what I (perhaps) deconstruct this video to intend.”

What this video means to me (he wrote, self-mockingly) is that Empire must be “on the table.” Our efforts to police the world are hugely expensive, and the rationales uttered publicly are so hubristic that one must question the sanity of the utterers. I strongly suspect something that the video didn’t seem to suggest: the world might hate us less if we weren’t so full our vaunted exceptionalism and indispensability.