Arguably, if one is in a position where they are above the law, then one is in a position to apply the law as well. After all, law is a tool or instrument of political will and political power in the bigger scheme of things. At the heart of law is the “balance of power” principle, and as a result, law is largely political. The idea that law is political is also reflected in the “Legal Realism” tradition of American law. Also, if one cannot simplify a problem or a situation, then one does not understand the problem or situation properly. “So much for your money” and “so much for your strategy.”
As one former Israeli Prime Minister said at a bar in 1990 when his inhibitions were off:
“America is a golden calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control…This is what we do to the countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly.”
But if America becomes a welfare state, then one would assume that someone has to pay for it. As mentioned before, Washington is different than old world countries and capitals in the sense that Washington lacks situational awareness. Moreover, the all-too American insistence on “law and order” is coupled with a lack of awareness at it pertains to its own laws. If one insists on law and order, then apply your laws.
In turn, freedom and sovereignty cannot be coupled with servitude and subservience. If Yair Lapid wants to attack other countries, then he should do it himself. There is absolutely no reason why an American should bow to the will of someone whom many thought would be a good alternative to the previous prime ministers, but ended up being even more genocidal and twisted than the ones before. Plus, the time is ripe to adopt innovative ideas and to change course. As Victor Hugo said: “More powerful than the might of all the armies on Earth is an idea whose time has come.”
But as suggested before, the sense of entitlement and the sense of racial and religious superiority which then translates into tyranny – which one must note are qualities that Israel and Saudi Arabia both have – stems from something very basic, namely, property and wealth. As Aristotle said, tyranny does not stem from poverty. Rather, tyranny stems from being rich and wealthy. Property and wealth harden the heart of a person, to the point where they become blind to the extent of their own moral and legal transgressions. Then, the hardening of the heart as a result of property and wealth manifests into social perversions such as racism and misogyny which are far too common amongst the elites, in addition to their moral and legal transgressions.
Interest came from other human beings, and oil comes from the ground. Thus, there is absolutely nothing from which the sense of entitlement and sense of racial and religious superiority can be derived. If Washington is stupid enough to allow another’s sense of entitlement and sense of racial and religious superiority to trample over its own freedom and sovereignty, then that is another issue. But that is the whole idea behind the world system, namely, to play Joe Biden and many others in Washington like a fiddle. As Jean-Jacques Rousseau said: “The first man, who, after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, ‘This is mine,’ and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society.”