He has said so repeatedly. He believes that freedom is God’s gift to everyone, everywhere. In order to actualize that freedom, he wants to install democracy in Iraq, Afghanistan, and any other place that doesn’t already have it.
Except for Europe. Europe evidently does not deserve democracy.
If the people in the member nations of the European Union were able to express their democratic opinion, they would vote overwhelmingly not to admit Turkey to the EU.
But that opinion does not accord with the intentions of the elite technocrats running the show, so they simply ignore it. And Mr. Bush seems to agree with them: sometimes the will of the people is of no consequence.
According to ANSAmed:
Turkey Should Become EU Member, Bush- - - - - - - - -
Ljubljana, June 10 — U.S. President George W. Bush said today in Ljubljana that the United States strongly believed Turkey should become a member of the European Union. Bush spoke at a news conference at the end of the EU-US summit in Ljubljana.
Here’s the way the system works: Yes, the voice of the people must be heard. However, when the voice of the people disagrees with the policies of the nomenklatura (who know what’s best for us), then the people must be encouraged to change their opinion.
The state brings all its powers of persuasion to bear — the media, propaganda in the state organs, large signs on the sides of buses and public buildings, the directing of funds to those who toe the line and withholding of funds from those who don’t — and if the people are good little boys and girls, they come to their senses and accept correction at the hands of their betters.
If, however, those pesky people prove recalcitrant, and persist in the error of their ways, then the voice of the people is obviously expressing itself in hate speech in one or more of its many forms — racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, disrespect for the State, etc. — and must be silenced.
Peoples of Europe, make no mistake about it: the majority of you are at best misguided, and at worst evil.
Your opinions will be changed, whether you like it or not.
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
Hat tip: insubria.