Of lately, the political buzz phrase that has
captured the attention of the MSM, is Unintended Consequences. This
misnomer is contrived to deceive the naive who walk among us. Politicians to
frequently use it as a get out of jail free card, which they cast out as a smug
way of saying they are sorry for the inherent bad consequences surrounding
their failure to craft good policy with poor judgment.
It is a phrase tailored for pragmatists who make
arbitrary decisions based on subjective whims for immediate gratification. All
actions have consequences. Good consequences are always intended and are readily
claimed by those responsible. Unintended consequences are bad consequences
period. Pleading ignorance and calling a bad consequence unintended doesn’t
mitigate the damage, yet that is exactly how the phrase has been manipulated by
the American politic. Those bureaucrats and politicians’ who lack critical
thinking skills (assessing various outcomes based on reality, over a period of
time) should be held accountable for the havoc they reap.
This exemplifies America’s pragmatic foreign policy
failures over the last fifty years. Libya is a sterling example; whereby a
president circumvented congress to kill a dictator and topple a regime, while pleading
humanitarian sympathy. Dropping bombs on a sovereign country is an act of war
which compounded the humanitarian crisis. Toppling a dictator in the name of
democracy empowered a mob of terrorist whom promptly declared Sharia the law of
the land. Terrorists whom now fly an al-Qaida flag over Benghazi, while
smuggling thousands of handheld surface to air missiles to Hamas. This is not the
work of critical thinking. This is our state department at its finest.
Oooops! Who would have thought this could happen? We
are reminded, “This is the unintended consequence of democracy.” The Third Reich
was also the unintended consequence of democracy.