By pointing out these people’s blatant neoconservatism, which has no moral qualms about ripping apart children with Reaper drones in order to disrupt the interests of potential rival nations, I am simply pointing out where the left is and where it is not.
So, as you’ve come to realize, I’m (a) a conservative, and (b) in agreement with you more than I am not. To Joy Reid’s point, I suppose.
Conservativism, it should be mentioned, is just as distant from neoconservativism as liberalism is. A conservative foreign policy, understanding that the need to spend on military resources is an inefficient use of capital (and requires a higher level of personal taxation), would essentially be one living under the Oath of Hippocrates, e.g. “do no harm.” It would be modest in its scope, defensively minded, and would eschew any thought of “projection of power” abroad.
It’s good here to remember that the entire neoconservative philosophy was birthed by leftists, which then created a entirely new governance philosophy in the wake of the New Deal. There isn’t much that is textbook “conservative” about them. OR liberal, anymore, in the way their views have evolved.
If there is to be a third party in America, it shouldn’t be the “Greens” or the “Teas”; it should be the “Neocons”, who believe in massive military spending, the creation of the Pax Americana, and when it comes to any other social or econonomic issue, it’s “yea, well, whatever you rubes want is fine with us, as long as we get our Empire.”