I’m very critical of liberalism.
In reality, I am something of a cultural liberal myself though, as I enjoy things like free speech and civil liberties. I like to read a wide range of perspectives. I have far more tolerance for people who I disagree with than most people who would call themselves “liberals.”
Many years ago, I read Noam Chomsky and the most persuasive argument that he made that stuck with me was his take on NATO. Chomsky argued that the true purpose of NATO was never to “contain communism” and win the Cold War. This was a myth. NATO was created before the Warsaw Pact. Rather, the purpose of NATO was to keep the American Empire in Western Europe after World War II.
The collapse of the Soviet Union put this hypothesis to the test. The Soviets abandoned communism and gave up their vast empire. The ostensible rationale for NATO’s existence ended. Instead of disbanding though, NATO simply expanded into eastern Europe. More tellingly, the NATO interventions in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Libya proved that NATO wasn’t merely a “defensive alliance.”
What is the purpose of NATO in our Second Cold War? Vladimir Putin isn’t a communist. The Kremlin’s official state ideology has completely changed. Russia is now an inward looking Great Power focused on reasserting control over the “Russian World.” It shouldn’t be a threat to us.
The purpose of NATO is to protect neoliberalism and foster cultural degeneration under its military umbrella. This is what has been going on in Kyiv/Kiev in recent years. George Soros and BHL want NATO to protect the “Open Society” that has been created in Ukraine since 2014.