…with adults somewhere in the background pulling the strings.
What’s that saying again about being liberal and idealistic in our youth and then later growing up and seeing things conservatively?
Useful idiots… propping up those whose only quest is power and control. Not foreseeing the unintended consequences of their idealism.
Youthful idealistic intentions never seem to really fathom or appreciate the harsh realities of the world.
Poking into the borders of sovereign nations and interfering with the self-determination of other peoples.
They might want to be mindful of the future backlashes that can be brought about. History shows it happens. Being an architect of those disasterous backlashes isn’t something to be proud of.
It tends to relegate one’s role in history as inconsequential, a footnote or forever marked as a “villain” in the eyes of the decent people in the world.
In the eyes of others? You could be branded as a Human Rights Abuser or, worse yet, branded for crimes against humanity.