Is ‘Autocracy’ America’s Mortal Enemy?

If Pelosi and Biden see the world struggle as between autocracy and democracy, a question arises: As leader of the democracy camp in this world struggle, why do we not insist that our allies in places like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, the UAE and Oman begin to hold regular elections to bring to power legitimate democratic rulers, rather than the autocrats that currently occupy the seats of power?

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden declared to the nation and world: “We are engaged anew in a great battle for freedom. A battle between democracy and autocracy.”

On her trip to Taiwan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed Biden: “Today, the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy. America’s determination to preserve democracy here in Taiwan and in the world remains iron-clad.”

But is this truly the world struggle America is in today?

Is this the great challenge and threat to the United States?

Are autocracy and democracy in a climactic ideological crusade to determine the destiny of mankind?

For if that is the future, it is surely not America’s past.

Indeed, in the two-century rise of the United States to world preeminence and power, autocrats have proven invaluable allies.

When the fate of the Revolution hung in the balance in 1778, the decision of an autocratic French king to enter the war on America’s side elated Gen. George Washington, and French intervention proved decisive in the 1781 Battle of Yorktown that secured our independence.

A decade later, King Louis XVI would be overthrown in the French Revolution and guillotined along with Queen Marie Antoinette.

In World War I in 1918, the U.S. sent millions of troops into battle in France. They proved decisive in the victory over the kaiser’s Germany.

Our allies in that Great War?

The British, French, Russian, Italian and Japanese empires, the greatest imperial and colonial powers of that day.

In our war with Japan from 1941 to 1945, our foremost Asian ally was the autocrat Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek of China.

In our war with Hitler’s Germany, America’s crucial ally who did more fighting than any other to ensure victory, the USSR’s Joseph Stalin, was the greatest tyrant of his age.

During the Korean War of 1950 to 1953, the leader of the South Korean regime was the dictator-autocrat Syngman Rhee.

During four decades of Cold War before the collapse and breakup of the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union, autocrats were allies of the United States. The shah of Iran. Gen. Augusto Pinochet of Chile. Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua. Gen. Francisco Franco of Spain. Anwar Sadat of Egypt. The kings and princes of Saudi Arabia.

During that Cold War, India was the world’s largest democracy and sided most often with Communist Russia rather than the United States. Autocratic Pakistan was our ally.

Gary Powers’ U-2 flight, shot down over the Soviet Union, initiated in Pakistan, as did Henry Kissinger’s secret mission to China in 1971 to set up the historic Nixon-Mao meeting of 1972.

Across the Arab and Muslim world during the Cold War, many of our foremost friends and allies were kings, emirs and sultans — autocrats all.

The seven-year war in Yemen, in which U.S. air support has been indispensable, was waged by the Saudi monarchy to prevent Houthi rebels from retaining the power they seized in a revolution.

U.S.-Saudi goal: restore a deposed autocrat.

This recitation is not to argue that autocracy is superior to democracy, but to demonstrate that the internal politics of foreign lands, especially in wartime, have rarely been America’s primary concern.

The crucial question, and rightly so, is usually this: Is this autocrat enlisted in the same cause as we, and fighting alongside us? If so, the autocrat has almost always been welcome.

When the Arab Spring erupted, and the dictatorial President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of rule came to an end, we cheered the free elections that brought to power Mohamed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A year later, Morsi was ousted in a military coup and power seized by Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, causing Secretary of State John Kerry to cheer that Egypt’s military was “restoring democracy.”

Kerry explained that Morsi’s removal was at the request of “millions and millions of people.”

Since then, the number of political prisoners held by Sisi has run into the tens of thousands.

If Pelosi and Biden see the world struggle as between autocracy and democracy, a question arises: As leader of the democracy camp in this world struggle, why do we not insist that our allies in places like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, the UAE and Oman begin to hold regular elections to bring to power legitimate democratic rulers, rather than the autocrats that currently occupy the seats of power?

And there is a historical question about the Biden-Pelosi description of the global struggle for the future between autocracy and democracy.

When did the internal political arrangements of foreign nations — there are 194 now — become a primary concern of a country whose Founding Fathers wanted it to stay out of foreign quarrels and foreign wars?

America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” said Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. “She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”

And so it once was, long ago.

10 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    Always loved Pat. But, he will not talk about the Jewlephant in the room. He did say that the US Congress is Israeli occupied territory. Everything that Pat stated in his article is a symptom of Jew control. Pat should have unleashed on the Jews years ago. Pat should understand that Jews will NEVER like him no matter what he does.

    • Weaver
      Weaver says:

      I was in denial until I saw Ukraine. I guess you were right all these years. But they manipulate other Jews. They rely on others hating Jews, to unite Jews.

      The holo myth is key to everything. We have to get Jews to realise they’ve been in power and have done bad things, have them realise guilt. Then, things change.

      Once Jews know guilt, once the myth is proven false, most of them won’t hate us anymore. They’ll be too ashamed. Then, everything changes. However, we might have lost our nations already. So, we might in a sense be zombies already, but the myth is key, might at least help other peoples avoid our fate.

  2. WCH
    WCH says:

    The US is not a democracy. Allowing the citizens, and some non-citizens, to vote for one of two corrupt talking heads every four years provides the illusion of choice. The US is run by billionaire oligarchs.

    • Weaver
      Weaver says:

      America is Plato’s Cave or Richard Weaver’s “Great Stereopticon.” The mass media, academia, most of our information: is controlled, filtered. The Internet, ironically, has changed things.

      Sometimes “leftists” admit this. This is what they mean by the US would change under real free speech. Controlled opposition is another feature, used also by the Soviets.

  3. Sam Owen
    Sam Owen says:

    “Democracy” is and has always just been code for whatever represents the US interests. “Autocracy” or “dictatorship” is conversely whoever the US doesn’t like at that moment. Guys like Putin and Lukashenko were democratically elected but are “dictators”. Stalin was even called “Uncle Joe” and treated warmly by the US media during WWII before they abruptly told everyone to hate him all of a sudden. There are many more examples than Pat hasn’t even listed here.

  4. Dixie Serb
    Dixie Serb says:

    Americans don’t have a problem using autocratic regimes to attempt to continue their primacy in the world. They also don’t have a problem using terrorists like ISIS and Ukrainian extremists for their projects directed at the designated “enemy state.”

    • Weaver
      Weaver says:

      But that’s the government. It doesnt serve the interests of the American nation. It serves those in power.

      The US is a machine. Some choose to use the machine; others choose to believe in and serve the machine. America is a military with workers who pay taxes to it, to support it.

  5. Mad World
    Mad World says:

    Named after the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, the prize Merkel is now to receive has been awarded annually since 1989 to individuals, organizations or institutions that have made “special efforts to promote and secure peace” in the world.

  6. Mad World
    Mad World says:

    “Jews have the income of Presbyterians, and yet vote
    like Puerto Ricans.” How is that possible, Mr. (((Block?)))

    It’s all just anti-Semitic resentment.

    “Streicher took particularly harsh action against Jews, including early and demonstrative use of outwardly visible signs of anti-Semitism. At his instigation, a young woman who had been friends with a Nuremberg Jew was publicly denounced in Nuremberg in 1933. This procedure against so-called ‘race defilers’ and ‘dishonorable’ women was practiced throughout the Reich in the summer months of 1935 until the promulgation of the Nuremberg Blood Protection Laws. The background was the so-called impregnation theory, which Streicher had adopted and radicalized from the völkisch writer Artur Dinter. In a speech on December 1, 1934, Streicher explained that the sperm of a Jew was “protein foreign to the species” which, during sexual intercourse with an ‘Aryan’ woman, entered her blood and from there poisoned her soul: after only one such sexual contact, she was already quasi Jewishly impregnated and could no longer bear ‘Aryan’ children, but only ‘bastards’. The NSDAP’s Office of Racial Policy called this theory ‘false doctrine’ and set out to prevent supposedly mixed-race offspring. The disputes between these two racist convictions within the NSDAP dragged on from the Nuremberg Laws to the Wannsee Conference in 1942.” (German Wikipedia)

    “A variant of anti-Semitic parasitology was offered by the völkisch writer Artur Dinter, who in 1917 developed the so-called impregnation theory in his novel ‘The Sin Against the Blood’, according to which Jews were also ‘pests on the German body of the people’, meaning non-Jewish women who had once been pregnant by a Jew were no longer able to ‘give birth to children of their own race’, even with a non-Jewish partner. This theory was later taken up and further developed by the Nazis and played an important role in the discussions that preceded the 1935 Nuremberg Race Laws.”

    This insight, defamed until today by “anti-racists” as a “delusional Nazi theory”, was already partially confirmed as true by science some years ago. The question would be what influence both the mass rape of millions of German women at the end of World War II and the “one-night-stand” unculture that has been rampant for decades have on the genetics of our descendants.

  7. Mad World
    Mad World says:

    Btw., especially credible in the wiki article “Money
    Jew” are the statements of the “historian” Toch wi-
    dely inserted in it. If you think Jews have evil inten-
    tiones, ask the Jews themselves! After all, they must
    know whether they themselves have evil intentions!

    “How Fritz Lang Trolled the Nazis”
    One month later:
    “Did Fritz Lang Lie About Escaping Germany?”

    In a German interview: “Goebbels offered me the
    leadership of the German film.” That even though
    this guy had a Jewish mother. How is that possible?

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