Western elites have constructed an unquestioned, impermeable and impregnable group-thought reality for themselves that informs all they do.
Within this mind boundary, certain concepts are sacrosanct. The thought of dislodging these concepts within this cult-like group is unthinkable.
The all-permeating reality is held firmly in place by its overwhelming necessity to the entire western elite structure which would immediately begin to collapse without it.
The concepts within this reality have become an unquestioned dogma that no single individual or grouping within the whole is allowed in any way to undermine. Any individual or group seeking to do so would suffer immediate ejection from the group-thought bubble the remaining elites exist within.
The concepts within the western elite belief bubble and group-thought boundary are well known, hardly requiring delineation. Concepts regarding exceptionality, superiority, freedom and democracy, the aura of being imbued with a grave responsibility to enlighten, influence, convince and coerce others to their way of thinking that comes from wielding the enlightened power that entitles them to carry the torch of impeccable western liberal values before them.
With these concepts, precepts and principles imbuing them with virtual perfection, why would western elites conceive of other realities as to some degree valid? This, however, is the most vital requirement of the diplomatic approach where the possibility of a negotiated compromise becomes possible. When you consider the reality of your mode of existence and political environment to be perfect and universally applicable as a dogmatic tenet requiring distribution globally, would you alloy it by any form of compromise?
This mode of thought, if it can even be called rational thought at this stage of unquestioned belief in the reality required by all western elite participants, delivers the present geopolitical war we see reflected in the western approach to those it targets for change. It sees no benefit except in the short term to compromise en route to the ultimate goal, the transformation, by force if necessary, of all others to its own virtually holy standard.
This evangelical requirement to convert others and bring them into the holy fold of perfection makes unthinking zealots of its leaders and of those within the belief bubble in their cult-like status. All those outside their sphere of perfection are seen as unclean heretics who may have to be humoured before their ultimate conversion in these modern times rather than simply put to death as in times past.
What role can true diplomacy play when you conceive yourself to be perfect and that a vital necessity and existential requirement exists to convert all others? How can you bring yourself to negotiate a lesser outcome than the total submission of the heretics to your requirements? A pretence of diplomacy can be allowed to be used as a snare, being an unpleasant necessity but for a temporary period only while the ultimate goal of complete dissolution and conversion of the heretics is achieved. Nothing approaching true diplomacy can be contemplated that might risk leaving the evildoers able to continue their devilish activities unhindered. To engage in such an activity would be seen as a totally iniquitous ‘Devil’s Bargain’ in the current western elite mindset.
As the most zealous of the zealots occupy the most powerful positions within the church of the perfect system the most common features will be a stream of lectures and demands aimed at the impure below them. The dogmatic thought processes revealed in those moments show just how impossibly impermeable to true reason and willingness to compromise the cult-like reality within the western elite has become.
Just as in evangelical Christianity where its primary adherents and advocates likened themselves to soldiers vanquishing the minions of the Devil to save the souls of humankind, so too do western political elites see themselves in a similar light. They conceive themselves as carrying the light of democracy before them, all imbued with the solemn and holy mission to bring down those denying that holy light to others. How in heaven’s name could they bring themselves to compromise in this task and so leave some poor souls in the dark? So, they too are soldiers, and have accustomed themselves to fighting the ‘long war’ using all means deemed necessary.
War mode allows almost anything to be said about an enemy and anything done to that enemy in light of the vital end goal conceived of. All ethical values can be put to one side for the greater good of that ultimate goal. All ethical and moral concerns such as those concerning truth and lies can be set to one side while the war mode prevails. All is fair in love and war and when you love yourself conceiving yourself and your systems to be the holiest and most perfect of all then all your actions become fair, even at the cost of millions of lives. Kidnap and torture then become ‘unfortunate necessities’, as do the dirtiest tricks of covert subversion along with the manufacture of useful lies with the distortion and undermining of journalistic integrity.
The smiting of those heretics refusing all attempts at “diplomatic” conversion to the obvious “truth” of western superiority are seen in acts of mass murder. All fully justified as seen through the eyes of those with the unquestionable and largely unquestioned goal of creating the best of all possible worlds.