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Jason Holliston
 
Thursday, May 27, 2004  
Dictionary. Jacksonian. This Guy.

So, in my last post, I pointed to the four dominant schools of thought in American foreign policy, and pointed to an essay about how the Jacksonians are the most powerful of the group, when it's all said and done. If you're still wondering what a dyed-in-the-wool Jacksonian is, look no further than this post: "Advice to the terrorists", on Blaster's Blog. An excerpt:

You may have a pretty fine gig over there in Iraq, skulking from one old septic tank to another in the garden spot of Fallujah, and you're seeing how your folks over there are getting shot to shit when they take on the US Marines head on. You might think, man, I'll go get me some of those guys without the body armor and guns.

Well, that was with us holding back. Bring something big over here again. I think you'll find that our balance has shifted on what is acceptable to us. And a whole lot of us have guns, here. We're tired of this crap already - been tired. But give us a big ugly reason, and we'll take the lazy way out. Just kill you all, let Allah sort it out. You think WMD is cool? We invented them. You ever nuked anybody? We have. That's what happens when our patience just runs out on fanatics who want to kill us.


Scary, but all too true. If they pulled off anything like 9/11 again on our soil (or God forbid, worse), the Jacksonians would be screaming for blood. And they'd get it.

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