Fox’s Dr. Keith Ablow may have just outdone himself with the crazy. Yesterday, he penned a column on FoxNews.com calling for “an American jihad” to work toward making the U.S. Constitution the rule of law in every country – via “an international mercenary force for good” and having retired members of Congress get dual citizenship and run for office in other countries. Today, he got a friendly perch on Fox & Friends to promote his plan.
In his column, Ablow took the oft-touted-by-conservatives meme of “American exceptionalism” to a whole new level:
An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place. And an American jihad would not only hope for this outcome, but work toward it.
…We would not only allow, but teach, Americans — including American children — to internalize and project their justifiable feelings of pride in our democracy as superior to all other forms of government. In grade schools we would teach the truth that the founding of our nation and its survival in the face of communism and fascism weren’t just good luck or good planning, but preordained by our commitment to the truth about the essential nature of man. And we would embrace the certain knowledge that history will eventually spread our values all over the globe.
We would tie American aid to incremental changes not just in the attitudes, but in the fundamental structures, of countries. These changes would move those countries, slowly but inexorably, toward reflecting our Constitution in their own charters. We would unabashedly fund pro-democracy movements around the world, partly with government funding and partly with donations from American citizens. Through these donations we would seek to double the budgets of the CIA and our Special Forces, seek to fund an international mercenary force for good and provide our veterans unparalleled health care.
We would urge our leaders, after their service in the U.S. Senate and Congress, to seek dual citizenship in other nations, like France and Italy and Sweden and Argentina and Brazil and Germany, and work to influence those nations to adopt laws very much like our own. We might even fund our leaders’ campaigns for office in these other nations.
We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding. Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe.
This morning, Ablow visited Fox & Friends where he further promoted his plan without challenge.
ABLOW: Those who don’t believe in freedom, who don’t believe in autonomy and liberty are our natural enemies. And we need to again embrace the fact that we have Manifest Destiny… to not only remain American, fundamentally, in our own national character, but to spread our national character to other nations, such that they would model ours.
Co-host Anna Kooiman said, “Hmm.” She wondered whether radical Islamists would “understand” such a message.
ABLOW: I think cancer understands chemotherapy and surgery (co-host Steve Doocy nodded) and ISIS should understand America re-emboldened and throwing off the terrible sort of backlash that President Obama represented when he told us to be embarrassed of our national character…
…Let's re-embrace the brand from on high, which is the United States of America and our commitment to liberty.
At the end of the interview, co-host Brian Kilmeade said, “Dr. Keith, you have some, definitely some views that need to be discussed.”
“What’s to discuss?” Ablow retorted.
There was hearty laughter from the Curvy Couch. Kilmeade said, “I think you have to be open to new ideas.”
You may recall that Ablow is also the psychiatrist who has psychoanalyzed President Obama’s supposed hatred of America without benefit of an examination (among other dubious “diagnoses” of Democrats). He is a member of the "Fox News Medical A-Team."
Watch him below.
" “Dr” Allblow is beyond wacko. I vote to put his boots on the ground in Iraq or Afghanistan."
And the boots of his MILITARY AGED LOVED ONES!
Democracy is wonderful, but only if you’re prepared for it, and only if you accept that the results might not turn out the way you want them to.
Once he’s victorious perhaps he can use the theme from Looney Tunes for his National Anthem.
And I suppose you’ll be willing to JOIN this “international mercenary force” yourself — right, “Dr” Ablowme?
No? Didn’t think so . . .