We are, I hope, a Christian nation. We are therefore supposed to convert the heathens to Christianity. THEN, the ex-murderous savages, having been saved, can better find find democracy on their own. This where GW and the Bushes went wrong.
Example: Islam and democracy are not compatible.
“This urge to spread democracy is, IMNVHO, a perversion of Christian Evangelism”
You’ve described the problem exactly.
It’s an Idol for a number of people, Democracy as the Messiah that will bring peace to the whole world.
But democracy as we practice it is a product of America’s British culture, the Magna Carta and all that, meeting the necessity for self government out in the hinterlands of North America. It developed out of the culture that grew here in the colonial era.
The idea that it can be transferred to any country on Earth is a peculiarly modern belief held by people who have no understanding of how powerful religion and culture are in shaping of societies and how they govern themselves.
Even our German cousins didn’t take to democracy when it was imposed on them after WWI. They were used to having a strong leader, and it didn’t take them long to jettison the Weimar Republic in favor of a strongman.
You have to be a real true believer to buy the idea that Islam, an even more alien environment where religion and government and culture are all one, can become a liberal democracy.
Wrong. This neo-con urge to spread democracy is precisely the Trotskyite doctrine of using socialism, globally, to incrementally morph into communism.
Any mention of Christianity in politics is to manipulate the support of idiots.