Supposedly, the old cultural imperialism was greedy corporatism, such as Disneyland, McDonald’s, and Starbucks popping up around the world to replace local competitors.
These businesses spread abroad because they catered to the free will of consumers. These businesses were not top-down imposed.
In August 2021, the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan will collapse amid the most humiliating American military defeat in modern history. The new billion-dollar embassy was abandoned. The massive Bagram Airbase has been stripped of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of new infrastructure.
It is still unknown how many billions in sophisticated weapons left the Taliban, and are now making their way to terrorists’ markets around the world.
Our new Kabul Embassy still displayed the LGBTQ flag despite our hasty retreat. On city streets, a George Floyd mural stood out.
Kabul University in Afghanistan, one of the most conservative Islamic nations in the world, showcased gender studies programs funded by $787 million of American subsidy.
Our embassy in South Korea has hung Rainbow flags and Black Lives Matter Banners.
This kind of partisan culture activism is a first in diplomatic history.
The woke Left is now using the diplomatic missions of the United States to promote highly partisan, controversial agendas. These agendas can offend the host country and are not representative of the majority of American voters.
The American foreign policy towards other countries seems to be based on their position on transgenders, LGBTQ issues, climate change, abortion, and a range of woke topics, from using multiple pronouns in passports to showcasing the work of transgender ambassadors.
In January 2022, the Biden administration stopped the EastMed Pipeline. The joint effort by our allies Cyprus Greece and Israel sought clean-burning Mediterranean gas for southern Europe.
Our diplomats apparently felt that it violated the orthodoxies of our New Green Deal. We imperialists intervened to undermine a vital project by our closest allies.
The White House’s “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality”, also known as the White House Manifesto, offers a guide on how to get other nations to accept American values which are at odds with many others around the world.
Are Americans truly convinced that drag queen shows on military bases, abortion up to the moment the baby is born, transgender males competing in women’s sports, and the promise to ban internal combustion engines are effective ways to maintain good relations with America?
It’s no wonder that the Biden Administration is experiencing a cultural imperialism disaster for many reasons.
First, these imperialist and chauvinistic policies are promoted abroad just as respect for the U.S. Military is at an all-time low. In Afghanistan, it was humiliated. Now, it is unable to find enough qualified soldiers. The stocks of vital weapons have been depleted.
The Pentagon leadership of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley, along with Joe Biden, do not radiate competence.
They do not exude any woken pieties.
China is allied with Russia and Iran, while we are offending Middle East oil exporters as well as Central Europeans. India and Turkey form a triangle to avoid the United States. It is bad to be sanctimonious and appear weak at the same time.
These warped standards, however, are not coherent. Is a totalitarian China that offers abortion on demand an ally? How could we condemn a Saudi Arabia that was allegedly not woke while we begged them to pump more non-green oil by the midterm elections of 2022?
Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic are among our closest allies in Eastern Europe. These countries are a result of turbulent history, having been on the front line against Ottoman Islamic expansionism, Soviet and czarist aggression, as well as German Nazi invasion and bullying.
They are pro-American and democratic. They are the most traditional and religious of all our European Allies. Yet, they have been targeted by our woken imperialists.
These nations are more likely to send credible forces to NATO’s defense than our many left-wing and woke Western European nations, who are less militarily capable.
Three, the majority of the 7,9 billion people on the planet are not woke. They aspire to a small amount of the wealth and luxury that Americans take for granted.
The rest of the world is worried about whether they will have enough energy, food, shelter, and security to survive another day. The constant, woke virtue signaling from the affluent Americans is perceived by many as the whiny, self-righteous, and increasingly neurotic, imperialists.
Four, the party in control of the State Department traditionally does not use wedge issues to weaponize their embassies. These are issues that do not have majority support from Americans.
This kind of blatant politicization irritates and alienates other nations. They don’t want to be drawn in by the American Left, whose internal propaganda they know is highly controversial within the United States.
It is strange that the Left, who once decried “American Imperialism”, is now the biggest imperialist.