IF MODERN CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS LOVE IT, SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG WITH IT | 2002-07-27
So after we destroyed Germany and Japan in the name of Freedom, how did Freedom come out of World War II?
Before World War II Germany, Japan, Italy and -- my apologies to leftists for saying it -- the Soviet Union, were absolute tyrannies. But the first three constituted the Anti-Cominterm Axis. Three of the world's absolute ideological tyrannies were enemies of the fourth.
As a result of World War II, a third of the world ended up under the absolute tyranny of Communism, a third of the world was free, and a third was neutral and stagnating under third-world socialism.
And, unlike the situation before World War II, the tyrannies were all on one side.
This is the result that conservatives brag on when they glory over World War II.
Why do conservatives glory in this? Because liberals glory in this result, and in order to be respectable, conservatives have to approve of history that liberals like.
World War II not only saved Stalin, it made him an American Hero. Liberals and conservatives now agree that the war was not fought for Freedom, but against Racism and Rightism.
Before America's entry into WW2, conservatives opposed America's entry into it, and Roosevelt told Churchill that, if they found out what he had done to get the United States into the war, he would have gone to jail. But now Roosevelt is a conservative hero for wanting Americans to fight against the Axis -- and FOR the world's left.